There’s nothing like exploring an energized city, uncovering all of its rich history, unique landmarks and local treasures. First-time visitors and long-time residents alike find unexpected adventures around every corner of Oklahoma City as its skyline, and its offerings, continually expand. It’s time to see for yourself why this city is on the rise.
Uncover one of the city’s most formidable events on the sacred ground of the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, rated No. 1 on Tripadvisor.
From bustling districts to signature attractions, this capital city has something for everyone.
The Wheeler District is a burgeoning new area of OKC located just west of the Boathouse District. Featuring a grand Ferris Wheel, games, hammocks, food trucks and more, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with family and friends!
Stockyards City lets you experience the old-time spirit of the American West in the middle of modern-day Oklahoma. Enjoy shopping for a new pair of boots, take in some country music, witness a live cattle auction, or take in a meal at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, an Oklahoma City favorite for over 100 years and recognized by both “Bon Appetit” and “Southern Living” magazines.
Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District stands apart as one of the most unique attractions in the region. Here, you can get out on the water on a kayak, canoe, dragon boat, stand-up paddle board and more, plus quick lessons on the dock mean you’re sure to have fun.
Tour the city from the calm waters of the Oklahoma River! Choose from among the daytime ferry service, specialty and themed cruises in the evenings or book a private charter! Oklahoma River Cruises offers access to four major OKC districts and memorable views.
If it's entertainment you're looking for, then there's no better place than Bricktown. This former warehouse district now features the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, a mile-long canal with water taxis and dozens of restaurants, clubs and venues.
Home to the Oklahoma City Thunder and a wide range of live entertainment from concerts and comedians to Olympic athletes and monster trucks. It’s one of the most popular venues in the state, welcoming over 1 million guests per year.
Set in the heart of downtown, Oklahoma City, this beautiful gathering space features 70 acres of lush gardens, fun on the water, kid-friendly activities and exciting events. Whether you come for a live concert or the weekly farmer’s market, there’s always more to discover at Scissortail Park.
In the 1930s, Oklahoma City's Film Row was a hotbed of cinematic happenings, with film exchanges from major Hollywood studios like Warner Brothers, Paramount and MGM calling the area home. Today, Film Row still stays true to its creative roots and is a thriving center of artistry, design and local entrepreneurship.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.
Downtown Oklahoma City continues to thrive and evolve. This walkable urban area includes everything from museums, parks, shops and restaurants to sports, festivals and water adventures. Explore the uniqueness of each of its seven districts.
This breathtaking memorial honors the lives lost in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Inside the Museum, walk through the events of, and response following, that fateful morning, and leave knowing the world holds far more good than bad. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial, from the Survivor Tree to the Reflecting Pool to the 168 empty chairs in memory of the fallen, is a moving piece of American History that must be experienced.
Oklahoma City's Deep Deuce district, a hotbed of jazz music and African-American culture in the mid-20th century, has since transformed into a true downtown neighborhood of restaurants, late night hot spots, retail shops, art galleries and more. Paying tribute to the area's roots, the annual Deep Deuce Music Festival features renowned jazz and blues bands and local performing and visual artists.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Neighborhoods, Automobile Alley, once known for its abundance of car dealerships, is now an upscale, urban district featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shops and more.
Located just north of downtown Oklahoma City, Midtown is home to a diverse collection of restaurants, residences, businesses and more. It’s one of the coolest places in the city to live, work and play, with new offerings popping up often.
The Plaza District is a budding area in Oklahoma City that continues to evolve through revitalization efforts, with some of the most popular restaurants, bars and retail spaces calling it home. The area also hosts Live! on the Plaza on the 2nd Friday of each month, where live music and fresh food abounds, as well as the Plaza District Festival in the fall.
Through major revitalization efforts, Uptown 23rd has become one of Oklahoma City's premier business, arts and entertainment districts. Visitors to 23rd St. will be greeted by the historic Tower Theater's neon sign, beckoning them into an array of locally-owned restaurants, bars and eclectic boutiques that especially buzz with activity once the sun sets.
The Paseo area was developed in 1929 as the first shopping district in the state, and gradually became home to local artists and musicians. Today, the Paseo's Spanish revival buildings are home to 22 galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Be sure to visit for First Friday, the Paseo's monthly art walk, featuring dozens of artists and several opening receptions held in participating district galleries. The Paseo Arts Festival is also held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, combining art, food, music and family fun.
History buffs shouldn’t miss the 215,000-square-foot Oklahoma History Center. Situated on 18 acres in Oklahoma City, this learning center displays over 2,000 artifacts exploring Oklahoma’s unique heritage, from the state’s rich Native American culture to the land run days to the thriving present day.
Oklahoma City's Adventure District is home to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. Hear the thunder of the thoroughbreds at Remington Park, make memories at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex, journey through the wild at the OKC Zoo, honor the legacy of the American cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and step into scientific wonders at Science Museum Oklahoma.
Witness the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art and artifacts that preserve the history and cultures of the American West. Be sure to check out the variety of works by renowned American artist Frederic Remington, as well as the massive “End of the Trail” sculpture that greets visitors upon arrival.
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