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Old 10-20-2008, 05:38 AM
 
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Hello! We are from the UK and are coming to the US on a house hunting expedition. We were planning on being in the Norman area on October 31. Firstly, is something going on in Norman that weekend as I am having a difficult time finding somewhere to stay? Secondly . . . if we do find a place to stop, we have a 9 year old daughter and would hate for her to miss out on Halloween. Is there somewhere safe to take her trick-or-treating or some other Halloween festivities? Finally . . . if there are no rooms that weekend in Norman, can anyone suggest anywhere near by to stay? Thank you!!!
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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The 31st is a Friday. Saturday, OU is hosting Nebraska. Rooms were sold out last year. Fortunately there are a lot of hotels in Moore, OKC, etc that won't be full. I will leave it to the locals there to suggest one. I never stay in OKC....it's too close to home.

Overall EVERY neighborhood in Norman is going to be pretty safe, and your daughter can trick or treat just about anywhere. For more formal activities, just about any church will be providing alternatives and they almost always welcome guests with open arms......the large mainstream churches will have more activities for the public.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Thanks for the info! Moore was also booked up. We've found places in Chickasha and Shawnee. Is either of those any better than the other as far as taking our daughter around on Halloween? Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:37 PM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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Thanks for the info! Moore was also booked up. We've found places in Chickasha and Shawnee. Is either of those any better than the other as far as taking our daughter around on Halloween? Thanks!
I'm not familiar with Chickasha or Shawnee, but if you travel about 20 minutes west from downtown OKC on Rt. 40, you will find a hotel in either Yukon or Mustang (I live in Mustang). Any one of the neighborhoods in either town would be good for your daughter. Also, a lot of the churches in Mustang have events going on that night. Also, one of my co-workers said both the zoo and malls have things going on as well. Welcome!

Mustang and Yukon are about 20-30 minutes from Norman -- depending on how you go, and how close to the game you're travelling. LOL

If you want more info, just dm me.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Thanks for the info! Moore was also booked up. We've found places in Chickasha and Shawnee. Is either of those any better than the other as far as taking our daughter around on Halloween? Thanks!
Chickasha and Shawnee are about 35-45 minutes from Norman...to far IMO. I would suggest just staying in OKC. It's only a 20 minute trip down I-35 to get to Norman.

I grew up in Norman and there will be many opportunities on Halloween for your daughter. The churches are a great idea, which have already been suggested. First Baptist Norman (Comanche Ave. and University Ave.) have a thing called "Funny Face"....it's a lot of fun....all sorts of games and bounce houses, food, etc. Another alternative is just finding one of the nicer neighborhoods in Norman (Brookhaven and the Trails come to mind) and allow your daughter to go door-to-door. If none of those sound good, I think Sooner Fashion Mall (right off of the highway in Norman) also has activities, games, and candy of course for children on Halloween.

Have a great trip and I hope you enjoy Oklahoma! Blessings.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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Well everyone, we are back from our trip. Thanks to everyone who gave us advice before we went but I'm afraid the area around Norman is just what we are trying to get away from . . . too big, too much traffic, and too many people. We talked to several people while we were there and it sounds like almost everyone commutes into OKC for work and that traffic is bad. We were hoping for something a little slower and quieter. We'll keep searching!!
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