For those looking for a southern, combined with a western experience, BBonline recommends a stop in Oklahoma City. The visitor will not be disappointed with the many Oklahoma City things to do. Despite the tragedy that fell upon the residents in 1995, the city has resurrected itself and become a wonderful stop for tourists both young and old.
The Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum
620 N. Harvey Street
Oklahoma City, OK
For one of the most moving landmarks in Oklahoma and the United States, BBonline recommends a visit to The Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum. Created as a dedication to those that lived, died and whose lives were permanently altered during the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah building in 1995, this memorial serves as a constant way for all of us to remember the tragedy and heroism of that eventful day. The memorial is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year with National Parks Rangers onsite and available to answer questions daily from 9-5. The museum is open to the public from 9am-6pm Monday to Saturday and Sundays from 1pm-6pm. Even the staunchest of hearts cannot help but be moved by the display marking the moment that disaster struck this city, at 9:03am on April 19, 1995 claiming 168 lives and injuring hundreds of others. Both the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum are located in the downtown section close to many of Oklahoma City Inn and Oklahoma City’s Bed and Breakfasts.
Martin Park Nature Center
5000 West Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK
For a wonderful family day out BBonline recommends the Martin Park Nature Center. Martin Park is open Wednesdays to Sundays 9am-6pm, 51 weeks per year. The park is closed the week between Christmas and New Years Day. Several different types of animal make their home in the Martin Park Nature Center. Walking the miles of nature trails one can easily spot anything from deer, to coyote, to the resident armadillos that frequently show themselves. There is a hands on museum as well as a library available to all visitors. Rangers offer tours and talks every Sunday at 2:30pm at no extra cost however reservations are required. Martin Park Nature Center is located in the northwest section of Oklahoma City Close to many of Oklahoma City Bed and Breakfast.
Rocktown Climbing Gym
200 SE 4th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
For the more adventurous at heart BBonline recommends the indoor rock climbing course at Rocktown Climbing gym. Featuring a 90 foot climbing structure this facility caters to all levels from absolute beginner to die hard rock climber and adventurer. Individuals and families are always welcome making it the perfect day outing despite your level of expertise. The center is open Monday to Friday 2pm-10pm, Saturdays 10 am to 8pm and Sundays 1 pm-6pm. Special classes are available for those trying the center out for the first time. The Rocktown Climbing gym is conveniently located near many of Oklahoma City’s Inns.