The Sooner Experience in a Day


There's no better place to enjoy the Sooner Experience than in Norman, the home of the OU Sooners.  Start your day off with a visit the National Weather Center on the University of Oklahoma campus.  The National Weather Center in Norman is responsible for issuing every severe storm warning in the United States and tracking storm systems around the world.  Glimpse state-of-the-art technology in the National Severe Storms Laboratory, one of the few buildings in the world where computer monitors outnumber people ten to one.


Then visit the nearby Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History where you can walk through over 500 million years of prehistoric creatures in the Hall of Ancient Life and come face to face with the world's largest dinosaur skull.  In addition to the many dinosaur exhibits, the museum also features realistic nature dioramas such as a walk-through limestone cave, Native American artifacts, and vast collections of biological specimens from across Oklahoma.



Enjoy lunch at one of the many eateries in the historic Campus Corner area where you'll find shopping, dining, live music, and dancing in over 75 establishments.  This popular foot traffic area offer everything from unique boutique shopping to nightlife hot spots.


Take a tour of the University of Oklahoma campus and discover prairie Gothic architecture, tree-lined pathways, public art and crimson and cream flower beds.  OU's Western History Collection is one of the largest in the U.S. and the History of Science Collection contains original works by Galileo.



Enjoy dinner and the unique University of Oklahoma decor at Coach's while sipping on one of many freshly crafted beers.  The pizza at Coach's is rumored to be among the best in the region.


Round out your day by experiencing OU's fine arts through contemporary dance, a symphonic concert or an extraordinary theater performance. 


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