When you leave our hotel next to the airport, go out and explore some exciting things to do in Oklahoma. OKC is located on one of the primary travel corridors in the South, the I-34 Corridor, and is a city founded in 1889 during the Oklahoma Land Rush. This was the first land rush into the Unassigned Lands allowing legal settlers to claim lots at noon on April 22, 1889.
Looking for excitement in Oklahoma City? SandRidge Sky Trail is the tallest adventure course of its kind, standing 80 feet tall in the Boathouse District. The Sky Trail has six levels of increasing challenges, for those who dare and are secured with a safety cable. Take the 72 foot Sky Slide from the top or free fall 80 feet on the Rumble Drop with powerful fans simulating a sky dive. You can also zip-line across the Oklahoma River, taking your tour of OKC to new heights.
The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory is another breathtaking sight, located within the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The gardens contain 15 acres of flowers, but the Crystal Bridge has received global attention for its beautiful design. The conservatory is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter, and made up of 3,028 translucent acrylic panels. Inside, there are waterfalls and 750 varieties of plant life to explore. The Crystal Bridge features two distinct climates with a tropical wet area in south end and tropical dry zone at north end.
The Oklahoma City Zoo is a family-friendly activity lets everyone go wild! Explore the Cat Forest for snow leopards, jaguars, and tigers all in forest-like trails and glass enclosures. Visit the great apes at Great EscApe or the variety of reptiles in the Herpetarium. The Children’s zoo lets kids interact with barnyard animals and playful lorikeets. The Endangered Species Carousel is another great way to teach kids about wildlife conservation. Come venture into the wild today, and visit the OKC Zoo while you’re here! Check out more fun things to do here in Oklahoma City!
Our hotel is near the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, a one-of-a-kind gallery full of artwork and artifacts that will take you back to the American West. The West is full of stories from a unique blend of cultures that inspire visitors from around the world. Explore the West through:
Dine at the Museum Grill overlooking sculpture gardens for distinctly American fare. Shop a selection of jewelry, books, and gifts at the Museum Store to remember your visit. Visit between 10am-5pm from Monday to Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The biggest end-of-summer party is held every year in Oklahoma State Park near our hotel! Over one million people attend the fair every year. Come out for carnival rides, such as North America’s largest traveling Ferris Wheel, and fair food that is traditionally something-on-a-stick. The Oklahoma State Fair is full of thrilling events, including:
Every year, there are new things to see at the Oklahoma State Fair and acres of free parking available! Use the internal State Fair Tram for free if you get tired of walking between booths. Don’t forget to check out Oklahoma Expo Hall, the Bennett Event Center, and the Oklahoma Frontier Experience for more exciting exhibits. OKC feels like everybody’s home town during the annual State Fair!
Stay at our hotel near Heritage Place OKC if racing is in your blood. Heritage Place is a premier horse sales venue in Oklahoma City, with 640 stalls and arena. Come out to the club and restaurant for a delicious meal while talking horse racing. There is an off track betting parlor with simulcast racing and a theater style auditorium with comfortable seating for buyers.
Since 1978, the Heritage Place has been a first class facility for buyers and sellers to showcase their horses, from Thoroughbred yearlings to mixed age horses. Check out their website for the Sale Schedule and bookings for the Event Center. They update regularly with AGHA Racing National Polls so take a look at how winners are moving through the ranks.