50 Things To Do in Oklahoma City

  1. Frontier City This opened in 1958 and is the only theme park in Oklahoma. It makes for an excellent outing for couples of all ages. The prices are decent given the fact you have access to over 40 rides on 60 acres. They have rides that include the Geronimo Skycoaster, Centennial Ferris Wheel, and a Log Flume among many others. Quite possibly one of the best things to do is take in one of several concerts put on by big name acts such as Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, or Third Day.
  2. Oklahoma City Zoo For many years the zoo has proved to be a wonderful first date or outing with the kids. The Oklahoma City Zoo would be no exception with its 110 acres of wildlife. This zoo features fun for all ages and includes many types of animals. Here you will find such animals as elephants, monkeys, dolphin, big cats, and many more. Admission is just $8 per adult of $5 for children over the age of 2.
  3. Wormy Dog Saloon This a great bar for the younger crowd looking for a good time with live music. They have a very laid back atmosphere and usually feature local or unsigned artists performing most nights.
  4. Oklahoma Opry For any country or gospel fans, this venue offers great live performances every Saturday night. The performers come from Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma and represent what is said to be the future of country music.
  5. Bricktown This location makes for an excellent day or night activity with many great places to eat, listen to music, shop, or see the riverwalk, among many other enjoyable things to do. Couples will find many things to do in this lively and vibrant neighborhood that is well worth a visit for an evening of fun.
  6. Red Earth Festival In Oklahoma there are many descendents of Native Americans. It is only fitting this festival and museum is located there. If you are looking for a unique outing in early June, you should consider attending the festival. The show is dedicated to the traditions of the Native American people and is filled with native music and dancing.
  7. Bricktown Water Taxi Couples will find the Water Taxi to be a nice relaxing outing that is unique and interesting. A round trip ride takes about 40 minutes and costs roughly $17 for two all-day passes. You will enjoy seeing Oklahoma City in a new way while learning new things through the narrated tour while enjoying a whole new way to travel by Taxi.
  8. Museum of Osteology Oklahoma City’s Museum of Osteology is a one of a kind museum that features up to 300 skeletons on display from all over the world. This is an excellent museum to visit if you are interested in a quiet, educational outing at a rather inexpensive cost; at only $6 per person this leaves you extra money to spare!
  9. Martin Park Nature Center Adventurous and nature-loving couples will find a hike in the Martin Park Nature Center to be a very fun outing. This park is open 51 week of the year and is situated on 144 acres in the City’s NW section. Here you will be able to hike many trails and see various types of birds, insects, mammals, and other wildlife.
  10. National Softball Hall of Fame Sports oriented couples will find a stroll through the National Softball Hall of Fame to be a nice stop on a date. This is one of the hardest sports halls to gain membership to with only about 360 inductees. Admission will cost $6 for each adult and offers detailed information about the game and the inductees.
  11. Will Rogers Park This is one of the City’s most enchanting parks that makes a great location for a picnic date. The park offers historical gardens and is home to the Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden, Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Center, Ed Lycan Conservatory, and the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum. Here you will enjoy many acres of trees, wildlife, and many varieties of flowers.
  12. 1889er Museum The 1889er or Harm Homestead Museum has history dating back over 100 years. This is the perfect day trip for tourists and native Oklahomans as it shows old time heritage from the state. This is a minds-on and hands-on experience; you will both have a blast and be happy you decided to take a step back in time to the 1889er Museum.
  13. National Stockyard Exchange This is not an attraction for everyone, but for the more farm-living type couples will find a morning at the National Stockyard Exchange to be a neat experience. Here you will listen to auctioneers, see cattle go through the sale rings, and see people bidding on many types of cattle. This Exchange was opened in 1910 to serve as the nation’s number one supplier for meat processing and packaging. In the 1960s the stockyards were overhauled and meat processing was ended. It was replaced by a popular auction spot to buy and sell cattle.
  14. Earlywine Park This is the perfect park for athletic couples looking for a nice outdoor place to jog or perform other physical activities. Here you can enjoy Oklahoma’s gorgeous weather while picnicking, playing soccer, tennis, or golf. If these sports are not for you, there is plenty of space to take a jog on the park’s mile and a half long trail.
  15. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum This is a unique experience where couples can spend a couple hours looking over pieces of damage from the Oklahoma City bombing while paying tribute to those who lost their lives. Here you will learn important information pertaining to one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil. They have media, audio clips, and special effects that will allow you to re-enact that chaotic day in 1995.
  16. McFinns Pub This makes for a wonderful date that will include a relaxed, fun atmosphere with good food and service. This pub is owned by locals and is a great place to let loose and enjoy an evening of drinks and chatting together.
  17. AT&T Bricktown Ballpark This ballpark is an excellent place for baseball lovers to take in a game of the Texas Rangers’ farm team called the Oklahoma Redhawks. The ticket prices are quite reasonable and there are plenty of places to grab drinks and snacks throughout the game.
  18. Overholser Mansion For a mere $7 per person, you can tour the 11,000 square foot Overholser Mansion. The home is three stories and was built in 1903 for one of Oklahoma City’s most remarkable families. The mansion still features lavish fixtures, stained glass windows, hand-painted canvas wall, and the original furnishings.
  19. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Couples that enjoy the country and western theme will love this museum as it will take you through an entire world of all things cowboy related. You will see one of the world’s largest collections of western art and many other exhibits. At $12.50 an adult, you can’t beat spending a day looking around.
  20. Carpenter Square Theatre at Stage Center This small stage theatre can provide a wonderful backdrop for an intimate date. This theatre features musicals put on by some of the City’s finest local talents. They offer many types of productions including drama and comedy. They have different price packages beginning at $5 per show for students with a valid ID and going up to $90 for season tickets.
  21. Centennial Land Run Monument Some of the most fun dates can include afternoons spent taking pictures together. One of the most unique places in Oklahoma City to snap some scrapbook worthy photos is at the Centennial Land Run Monument. The monument is located in Bricktown and was created to celebrate the entrance into Indian land into the Oklahoma Territory. The Monument features a line of statues depicting people racing to their new homes. Upon completion in 2015 it will be roughly 365 feet long, 36 feet wide, and 16 feet tall; however, the first couple pieces are already in place.
  22. Pole Position Raceway This raceway provides a fun, intense place to race go-karts head-to-head. This is a wonderful activity for various types of parties or first dates. You will be able to drive your own go-kart with a maximum speed of 45 mph that will allow you the closest thing to real racing you’ve ever experienced. Race prices start at $19.95 per person and they are open most days.
  23. Governor’s Mansion This splendid mansion is home to the Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin and was built in 1928. The home is gorgeous and features a swimming pool shaped like the state of Oklahoma. If you are looking for an interesting outing on a Wednesday afternoon, the mansion is open for tours and worth seeing.
  24. Rocktown Climbing Gym Athletic and adventurous couples will enjoy spending a day together at the Rocktown Climbing Gym. You will find this gym located in old grain silos barely south of the downtown area, right around Bricktown. These silos are nearly 90 feet tall and are considered some of the highest climbs in America. This activity is wonderful climbers of all expertise; from beginners to expert climbers.
  25. Western Avenue If you are looking for a unique dining, entertainment, and shopping district, then you are looking for the Western Avenue section of the city. This makes a wonderful date regardless if it’s during the day or at night. This road has a collection of nice clubs, restaurants, spas, and other shops.
  26. Chesapeake Energy Arena This Arena is home to NBA’s Thunder. Here you will be able to turn basketball games into dates. If basketball is not your style, other big-name venues such as stand-up comedians and musicians also perform from time to time.
  27. Bricktown Brewery The Bricktown Brewery is a wonderful place to find freshly in-house brewed beer varieties and good food. This place offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere that will suit all types of dates from the fist to the fortieth. So, if you are looking for a reasonably priced restaurant that offers generous proportions, this is your place.
  28. Oklahoma History Center The History Center will allow you and your date to see the state’s past come alive. Here you will discover stories of people who help make the state of Oklahoma unique. The museum covers many topics such as the Dust Bowl, Route 66, Native Americans, and the Land Run among many others. They currently have over 200 interactive exhibits that span over 50 subjects. The Center is open most days and admission is just $7 for each adult.
  29. White Water Bay This is a water park that is a sister park of Frontier City. It makes for a fun outing on a hot day that offers many different rides including slide rides, raft rides, and other family rides. Tickets are just $32.99 per adult and are good for an all-day pass. This is considered Oklahoma’s largest water park, so they truly have something for everyone.
  30. Science Museum Oklahoma Any science lovers looking for hands-on fun should check out Oklahoma City’s premier spot for family fun. At this location you will find over eight acres of science exhibits that cover many topics such as: aviation, cultural artifacts, science experiments, and they even have an IMAX theatre. To make the Museum even better, it is a member of the Smithsonian family of museums. They have three ticket packages depending which attractions you want to see out of the Dome theatre ($8.95 per adult), museum only ($11.95 per adult), or the dome and museum ($15.95).
  31. Riverwind Casino Located just south of Oklahoma City the Riverwind Casino is the state’s largest and newest casino. A casino always makes a wonderful place for a date because they offer much fun with an opportunity to take home a jackpot of money if you get lucky. This casino offers nearly 3,000 games ranging from electronic slot machines to off-track horse betting and poker tables.
  32. American Banjo Museum Found in the downtown area of Bricktown, the American Banjo Museum is a wonderful find. They have over 300 banjos on display from all over the world. This is the only museum in the country that is dedicated to the preservation of the music and the native musical instrument known as the banjo. This museum is a great place to go on a date with prices starting at only $6 per adult you will both enjoy learning the history surrounding the banjo.
  33. Black Liberated Arts Center This arts center was created with a mission of providing the community with a place to take in shows promoting the African and African-American culture. There are many theatres in Oklahoma City, but only one like this. The theatre is known for providing a relaxed atmosphere full of soul music. The dinner theatres that are offered occasionally make wonderful date-night ideas for younger couples.
  34. Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum This self-guided museum will allow couples an opportunity to spend time together while looking at exhibits designed to the state of Oklahoma’s history through its people. They are open most days, and adult admission is a mere $7.
  35. Oklahoma City Museum of Art The City Museum of Art is a great place to enjoy wonderful pieces of artwork. They have an option called “Dinner and a Movie” that costs $28 per person but makes for a wonderful, romantic date. The cost for the package above does not include entrance to the art galleries, but for an additional $12 per person you can gain entrance to them.
  36. Paseo Arts District In 1929 the area began as a shopping district, by the 1950s it had grown to a haven for small businesses, students, and black jazz musicians. The end of World War II brought on hippie flavor which is what really influenced the Paseo Arts District into what it is today. By the 1970s the area was one of America’s greatest art districts as it hosted great food, music and art festivals all year. This is a great place for a couple to take in historic sites and partake in many different activities.
  37. 45th Infantry Division Museum This museum features free admission and plenty of information on WWII and the Korean War. This is a great place for all current and past military personnel and their descendants to reflect on the war and learn about the people involved in it. This is also a great museum for antique weapon enthusiasts as they have an extensive collection.
  38. Coyote Ugly Saloon The famed Coyote Ugly Saloon has a location in Oklahoma City that is a great place for a nighttime outing. Here you will enjoy as many rounds of drinks as you can handle in addition to beautiful women dancing on the bar. This is the perfect date spot for all couples who are interested in getting wild and having fun.
  39. Club Albee Those couples looking to go to a club and have a night full of dancing and fun should check out Club Albee. This is the only club in Oklahoma City that features a Cigar bar and Hookah lounge. If you are into Hookahs or Cigar bars, this is the best place in the city to enjoy. Club Albee can serve as a very intimate place to take a date.
  40. Pearl’s Crabtown Anybody in Oklahoma City looking for a fun, exciting place to get good seafood should go to Pearl’s Crabtown. They not only have great food, but they also seem to make the perfect stop for couples attending dinner and a movie together. They are located in Bricktown and also offer great Cajun dishes, hearty proportions, and reasonable prices.
  41. Remington Park This Park is the City’s #1 spot for sporting entertainment. Unlike most area casinos who only offer gambling, Remington Park offers fine dining, live music, continually updated casino games, live and simulated horse racing. This is a popular destination for couples of all ages who enjoy some good old fashioned gambling. In addition, if you want live horse racing, this is the only place in the city you will find it.
  42. Cinemark Tinsel Town USA One of America’s favorite date night formats include taking in a movie, and the Cinemark Tinsel Town USA in Oklahoma City is a wonderful place to do so. This theatre is large and features several screen types including traditional types, IMAX, XD, Real 3D, and Cinearts with more still to come.
  43. Myriad Botanical Gardens In the heart of downtown Oklahoma City you will find the Myriad Botanical Gardens nestled away. The gardens are home to 17 acres that are beautifully landscaped grounds that surround the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. The venue is home to over 1,000 plant species, skywalks, and waterfalls. Admission is only $6 per adult which makes it an affordable place for a day outing.
  44. Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos Bar This piano bar features one of the most admired Rock and Roll Dueling Piano shows in the country. If you are tired of traditional clubs and bars that feature spinning DJs and singers covering famous songs, then Michael Murphy’s is the place for you. Each night they have at least three piano players but it is sure to be a unique experience that will have you dancing, laughing, and just plain enjoying yourself.  
  45. Trosper Park Golf Course Any couples looking to double or single date and take in a game of golf should try this course. It is most certainly one of the favorite courses by local Oklahoma City residents. You will find this to be a rather heavily wooded course where you will face water on 8 holes or bunkered greens on 17 other challenging holes.
  46. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grille Toby Keith’s restaurant offers great food, wonderful service, and a fun atmosphere. Some nights they offer live music and you will be dining that the only location actually owned by Toby! The restaurant features over 12,000 square feet with the ability to hold up to 450 customers. This location is found in Bricktown, so once you’ve finished your meal here, you can continue on with your date in Oklahoma City’s entertainment district.  
  47. Hefner Lake & Park This Park makes a wonderful place to exercise or just use the time to get some fresh air.  Hefner Lake is large and sits right in the middle of the Park; on the Lake you can fish, sail, or sail board. This makes a wonderful place for a date with plenty of space for picnics. You will also find playgrounds, benches, ball fields, and a 12-foot wide, 9-mile long path that is paved for use as a multi-purpose trail.
  48. Pino’s Palette in Bricktown offers painting classes with wine sipping for date night and girls’ nights out. But classes fill rapidly – book ahead.
  49. Love Chinese food? Try dining at Chen’s Buffet, which also features an all-you-can-eat sushi bar and even pizza and tamales.
  50. The Boathouse District offers rowing, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding, a zip line and a rumble drop — just to name a few of the activities on the Oklahoma River and nearby venues.

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