Most tourists who stay in Yukon, Oklahoma will make a trip to Oklahoma City. The town is located only 10 miles away from Oklahoma City, and it provides a great opportunity for you to visit some of the finest attractions in the state. You will find endless things to do in Oklahoma City, ranging from having fun in amusement centers to visiting museums. Here are some popular Oklahoma City attractions that you should visit when you're in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
620 North Harvey Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
The Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City was the site of a tragic bombing in 1995. The bombing took 168 lives and injured more than 680 people, and it is considered one of the worst terrorist acts ever committed on American soil. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum was built in 1997 to honor all those who died and suffered because of the incident. It covers an area of 3.3 acres in downtown Oklahoma City, and it consists of the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and the Memorial Museum. The highlights of the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial include The Gates of Time, Field of Empty Chairs, Reflecting Pool, The Survivor Tree, Survivor's Wall, The Memorial Fence and Rescuers' Orchard. The Memorial Museum offers an interactive audio-visual experience of the events that occurred on the day of the bombing.
If you are planning to drive to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum from your Yukon bed and breakfast, you can go east on the Historic US 66, and then travel south on the Centennial Expressway. This expressway will take you to the downtown area.
Frontier City Amusement Park
11501 N I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73131
Frontier City Amusement Park is another attraction that you must visit when you're vacationing in Yukon, Oklahoma. This wild-west themed amusement park offers great fun and excitement for both adults and children, through a wide range of thrill rides as well as games and concerts. The most exciting rides in the park include the 51-foot-high Mindbender roller coaster, the 45 mph Silver Bullet roller coaster, Tomahawk, Renegade Rapids, Wildcat and Steel Lasso. There are also tamer rides for children, such as the Rio Grande, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Boats and the O.K. Kids Corral. The park has a number of food vendors serving a wide selection of food, ranging from burgers to Tex-Mex dishes. Before you return to your Yukon inn, it's recommended that you get a portrait in an Old West outfit at Matthew Brady's Old Time Photography.
Oklahoma City Zoo
2101 NE 50th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the most visited family attractions in the city. It is situated in the Adventure District in the northeastern part of the city. The zoo encompasses an area of 110 acres, and it houses more than 1,700 animals from around the world. Its main exhibits are the Cat Forest, Great EscAPE, Oklahoma Trails, Island Life, Butterfly Garden and Aquaticus. Some of the animals that you can see in these exhibits include tigers, lions, snow leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, Galapagos tortoises, flamingos, alligators and black bears. The zoo also features a sea lion show, amphitheater, safari tram, paddleboats, carousel and a climbing wall.