We took a short trip to Oklahoma City to visit some friends. Since our friends had only been living there for a short period of time, they didn't mind being "touristy" with us in their own city. We were only there for a few days, so we packed in as much as we could. Check out some of the highlights below!
Myriad Botanical Gardens
Downtown you can find a beautiful botanical garden. The Myriad Botanical Gardens Outdoor Grounds is open to the public free of charge. There is also the indoor Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory ($) you can visit as well.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Also downtown is a monument and museum commemorating the tragedy in 1995. Both the memorial and the museum were both very well put together and is a humbling experience for visitors. You'll want to plan to spend at least an hour and a half here.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Maybe I'm unsophisticated but I (Karson) love photography in art museums and this one had a good bit of that. I believe the exhibits change frequently so it's a place you can visit multiple times.
A beautiful building that's worth checking out.
OKC has a neat, active downtown with various stores and restaurants. It's worth walking around. The lobby of the Skirvin Hotel is a particularly beautiful stop. Check out the photographs on the wall of those who have stayed at the hotel. There is also an underground tunnel system downtown with access to restaurants, businesses, hotels, etc. There's unique, neon lighting in many of the hallways.
Wet Your Whistle
Great coffee shop atmosphere. You can also see their roasting set up.
Originally a stop on Route 66, this store is home to a giant soda can and every variety of soda you can think of (and even ones you couldn't even possibly think of).
Great tea house vibes. I guess OKC is known for variety because once again, this is the place to go for every variety of tea can think of (and even ones you couldn't even possibly think of).
A pano of the interior of Pops 66