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Old 12-26-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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Hey! My family and I are thinking of going to Oklahoma City for vacation in late March for 5 nights. Has anyone been there before? Is it a "boring" city? I don't know much about Oklahoma City or the great plains region so maybe someone who has been to OK City could tell me what there is to do there. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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If you insist on going to OK why don't you go to eastern OK where there are a bunch of beautiful lakes and mountains? Plenty to do there. If you insist on visiting OK City, they do have an amusement park. NW of OK City (a pretty good drive) is the great salt plain where you can mine selenite but I don't think it opens until April. I am sure there are folks here that are more familiar with the area, I just happen to be partial to eastern OK, but then I am a rockhound so it figures.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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You must be kidding me! Boring would be an understatement. Dead is more like it. If you wish to vacation in Oklahoma, go to the NE part of the state to Grand Lake and to places like Bartlesville and the Osage Indian nation.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: SD
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We contemplated moving to OKC but decided against it. My husband prefers Tulsa to OKC. Why don't you try to look into Tulsa? As for activities, I used to google OKC and get some great activities pages--it's a college town so if you during Spring Break, it might be very quiet. The suburbs surrounding the city, including Edmond have lots to do for families.
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:37 PM
 
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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You might want to try asking on the Oklahoma board (or the Oklahoma City subforum if there is one). OKC seems like a city to me where whatever there is to do, isn't readily apparent to outsiders, and it may take some locals to guide you.

I've been to Oklahoma City once. Well, through might be a better description. I wasn't really impressed. I've heard the Bricktown part of town is nice but I didn't make it down there. For me, I think I'd have a difficult time keeping myself entertained for five days.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:51 AM
 
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hmmmm First prize is one week in OKC....second prize is 2 weeks in OKC
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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There are many things to do in OKC. More than in Tulsa. Its a larger city and is on the verge of getting a NBA team...No city sucks that has a NBA team.
I am from OKC and live here. It still has a bad stereotype but has quickly gained great national recognition for its changes. Also are you kidding yourself about if there is a a sub forum for OKC...LOL.

Overall guide to Dtown OKC
www.downtownokc.com/ - 28k -

Here is Western Ave. Its grown so it does get confusing! Has a map ect...
website...
www.visitwesternavenue.com/business.php (broken link) - 60k -

Paseo has grown also.
website...
www.thepaseo.com/ - 25k -

Fastest growing entertainment district in SWest.
www.bricktownokc.com/ - 16k -

Here is a basic list I found off another forum that might be helpful. But the menu would obviously be short because of the cold weather.
www.downtownindecember.com/ - 24k -

super cool...
www.bowlredpin.com/ - 5k -

OKCMOA has a great exhibit coming along with independent films!
exhibit...
http://www.okcmoa.com/Default.aspx?p=13013 (broken link)
films...
http://www.okcmoa.com/p/6802/Default.aspx (broken link)

Cool exhibit at Science Museum Oklahoma (its a Smithsonian affiliate museum now) which has gone through major changes. Formerly known as the Omniplex...

exhibit...
www.ourbodytheuniversewithin.com/ - 25k -
You also might want to check out the omnidome.

Article about exhibit...
http://newsok.com/article/3168314/1194954167



http://www.legendsofamerica.com/OK-OklahomaCity.html
http://www.legendsofamerica.com/OK-OklahomaCity4.html (broken link)

Bricktown (canal rides, street performers, land run monument, annual festivals, dozens of bars, dozens of restaurants, dozens of clubs, retail, movie theatre, bowling lounge, AAA baseball)

Oklahoma City Museum of Art (largest collection of Chihuly glass in the world, art film theatre, traveling exhibits including art from the Lourve this year)

Paseo Arts District (several blocks of working galleries/studios as well as gift shops and restaurants, indie live theatre)

Bike/Running trails on Lake Hefner and the Oklahoma River

Crew Rowing on the Oklahoma River (iconic Chesapeake Boathouse, 3 collegiate boathouses being built)

Sailing on Lake Hefner

Mountain Biking at Lake Arcadia

ATV trails at Lake Stanley Draper

Hiking at Martin Nature Park and Lake Arcadia

Redhawks Baseball, Blazer's Hockey (AAA sports teams)

NBA basketball (returning soon)

Downtown Guthrie (suburb, largest contiguous area on Historic Preservation protection)

Norman (diverse college town, University of Oklahoma, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, OU football, Campus Corner entertainment district)

Oklahoma City University (renown performing arts programs, American Spirit Dance Company, Oklahoma Opera)

Science Museum Oklahoma (interactive exhibits, IWERKS dome theatre, traveling exhibitions--right now BODIES)

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (fine western art)

International Photography Hall of Fame (permanent and traveling exhibits)

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden (oldest in the Southwest)

Oak Tree Country Club, Gaillardia Country Club (tournament hosting courses)

Celebrity Attractions (traveling Broadway tours, Spamalot in May)

Lyric Theatre (top regional musical theatre company)

Shakespeare in the Park (downtown at the Myriad Gardens water stage)

Carpenter Square Theatre (edgy productions)

Oklahoma City Theatre Company, City Rep Theatre, Pollard Theatre, Jewel Box Theatre, Sooner Theatre, Summerstock Productions, Stage Door Theatre (mainstream/classical productions)

Ballet Oklahoma

Canterbury Choral Society

Oklahoma City Philharmonic

The Looney Bin, Stooges Comedy Club (live comedy)

Little Saigon/Asian District (authentic restaurants, Chinese New Year parade, largest asian market in the Midwest)

Red Prime Steak, The Metro, Boulevard Steakhouse, The Mantel, Nonna's, Deep Fork Grill, Coach House (a few fine dining choices)

Zorba's Mediterranean, Sushi Neko, Mushashi's, Keller in the Kastle, Cafe do Brasil, Mariscos de la Costa (a few ethnic dining choices)

LIT, Cafe Nova, XO, Red Piano, City Walk, SkkyBar Ultralounge, Halo (a few upscale nightlife choices)

HiLo, Edna's, Sidecar, The Park, The Wreck Room, Speakeasy, **** o' the Walk, Angles (a few alternative nightlife options)

Pole Position Raceway (indoor go-carts)

Myriad Botanical Gardens (Crystal Bridge indoor tropical conservatory and outdoor gardens downtown)

Ford Center, Zoo Ampitheatre, The Blue Note, The Conservatory, VZD's, Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill, Coca-Cola Center, Riverwind Casino (a few live music venues)

Remington Park (racetrack and casino)

Riverwind, Fire Lake Grand (upscale casinos)

DeadCenter Film Festival (5-day multi-venue event)

Festival of the Arts (artists from nationwide, week-long, 150,000+ attend)

Women's College World Series (annually)

Big XII Tournaments (annually)

NCAA Tournaments (annually)

Opening Night (New Years Eve festivities downtown, multiple live music stages, Flaming Lips performing)

Downtown in December (outdoor ice skating, snowtubing slide, free museum admission)

Of course....The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.
http://www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/

Couple of new museums...
Oklahoma History Center
www.okhistorycenter.org/ - 12k -
Oklahoma Heritage Museum...Boone Pickens popped money into this one.
http://www.oklahomaheritage.com/Okla...7/Default.aspx (broken link) - 38k -

OKC has a small Chinatown called Little Saigon which offers authentic asian cuisine.

OKC is just 20 mins from OU/Norman which has a lot to offer.

Future initiatives for quality of life...Basically OKC is completely changing itself. More than 3 billion has been pumped into its lively Downtown.
http://okc.gov/planning/coretoshore/...%20Meeting.pdf

Banta which is a local investor has changed Midtown. Press tour Midtown.
http://www.thebantacompanies.com/

Just a few Pics of OKC...
//www.city-data.com/forum/oklah...-okc-pics.html

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Old 01-19-2008, 02:54 AM
 
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Thumbs down lol OKC!!! lololololololololol!!!!!!!!!

Vacation To Okc!!!!!!??? Are You All On Some Extra Small Budget!!!! Okc Are You Serious? Okc Out Of All Places In The World! Vacation In Okc? I Never Heard Anyone Say They're Vacationing In Okc!!!! Vacationing In Okc Is Like Saying I Wanna Go And Hang Out In Hell For 5 Days!!!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:31 AM
 
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Heck Ive been there a few times and loved it. There are smaller towns surrounding OKC where its not so populated and was amazed at the serenity. We went to Tulsa while we were there last time and thats another fascinating city, but something about those southerners, seem so 'down home'.
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