• Oklahoma City, which combines country with cosmopolitan, comes to life after dark.

  • The Oklahoma City skyline as seen from downtown's Bricktown Entertainment District.

  • Vibrant Oklahoma City lights up the plains of central Oklahoma.

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Western charm goes metropolitan in Oklahoma's capital city. Oklahoma City offers plenty of interesting things to do and boasts big-league attractions, including the OKC Thunder NBA team and a revitalized downtown area starring the Bricktown Entertainment District, Chesapeake Energy Arena and top-notch museums, including the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Rope up some fun at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and other Adventure District destinations. Learn Oklahoma's story at the Oklahoma State Capitol and nearby History Center. Go kid-friendly at the OKC Zoo, Science Museum Oklahoma, Frontier City and White Water Bay, and escape to the outdoors at the Oklahoma River, Myriad Botanical Gardens and Lake Hefner.

Oklahoma City offers a thriving nightlife scene with concentrations of popular spots for music, dancing and drinks in the Bricktown Entertainment District, the Paseo Arts District, and Western Avenue area. The arts abound and culture flourishes with options such as the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Ballet, vibrant art districts and plentiful galleries, a diverse music scene that produces national stars in multiple genres, bountiful drama productions and an acclaimed arts festival that draws nearly 1 million visitors each year.

Discover the top 10 things to do in Oklahoma City by reading the article below, or explore your options and plan your own visit using the icons below to research your interests. The photo and video galleries shown here will also help you choose things to do during your Oklahoma City vacation.

 
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Explore the best Oklahoma City has to offer with this list of OKC's top attractions ranging from the bustling Bricktown Entertainment District to world-class museums, a top-rated zoo and more. read more

Oklahoma City is brought to life each year during the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, when more than 1,200 American Indian dancers and visual artists gather to celebrate their renowned art and culture. read more

Sharpen your chopstick skills and take a culinary tour of Oklahoma City’s lively Asian food scene including the city’s “Little Saigon” for flavorful dishes that will satisfy any palate. read more

Don your green attire, raise a glass and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Oklahoma at one of these festive celebrations. read more

Route 66 in Oklahoma connects two of Oklahoma's largest cities: Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Along this nostalgic 90-mile stretch you'll encounter remnants of the past, as well as unique attractions that are just as busy now as they were in the Mother Road's heyday. read more

Discover a flourishing oasis tucked within the heart of downtown Oklahoma City at the Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. read more


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