2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting
2017 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting 

What to do in Oklahoma City

Below is just a short list of things to do and see while you enjoy the Convention and your time in Oklahoma City.  We are looking forward to hosting you this Fall!

 

 

DOWNTOWN AND ENVIRONS:

The Oklahoma City National Museum and Memorial

Just 6 blocks north of the Renaissance Hotel, this National Memorial honors the victims, survivors, rescuers and all changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing.   In the face of unspeakable evil, Oklahomans banded together and created a new standard in search/rescue/recovery, known as “The Oklahoma Standard”. Discount tickets available.  

 

            Contact:

            https://oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/

            620 North Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

            (405) 235-3313

 

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Just 6 blocks away from the Renaissance Hotel, the OKCMOA is home to a beautiful collection of Chihuly glass, the largest of which can be seen in the fifty five foot Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower located in the reception atrium.   Closed Mondays. Buy one, get one free admission tickets available.

 

            Contact:

            http://www.okcmoa.com/

            415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

(405) 236-3100

 

The Red Earth Museum

One block from the Renaissance Hotel, this multi-cultural museum highlights the rich traditions of American Indian Arts & Culture.  Monday-Friday 10am to 5pm. 

 

            Contact:

            https://www.redearth.org/

6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

(405) 427-5228

 

The American Banjo Museum

Just 2 blocks away from the Renaissance Hotel, this museum is a must for anyone who plays, enjoys or wants to play a banjo!  Discount tickets are available.

 

            Contact:

            http://www.americanbanjomuseum.com/

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73014

            (405) 604-2793

 

The Oklahoma Museum of Telephone History

            Just 4 blocks away from the Renaissance Hotel, this museum is home to more than 100 years of  telephone history.   Admission is Free!

 

            Contact:

            https://www.visitokc.com/listings/oklahoma-museum-of-telephone-history/806/

            111 Dean A. McGee Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102

            (405) 236-6153

 

The Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge

At the corner of Reno & Robinson, this 15 acre garden houses the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, home to thousands of tropical and desert plantings.   Open Monday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm, Sunday 11 am-5pm.  Take your camera!! Discount tickets are available.

 

            Contact:

            http://oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com/

            301 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

(405) 445-7080

 

 

BRICKTOWN

Home for more than 45 restaurants, bars, hotels and retail, this area is just east of downtown and has a vibrant night scene as well as a movie theatre, the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark and Bass Pro Shop.  Take a water taxi for a fun ride, or stroll the canal on a moonlit night. 

 

            Contact:

            http://www.bricktownokc.com/index.php

            (405)-236-4143

 

Riversport Rapids

            Need a water adventure?  Try your skills at Riversport Rapids with whitewater rafting,

            kayaking, water tubing, the Sky Zip line, climbing walls, and much more in the

            Boathouse District.

 

            Contact:

             www.riversportokc.org

             (405)-552-4040

 

           

 

FURTHER AFIELD:

 

Science Museum Oklahoma

Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the wonders and fun of science at this amazing museum!  Visit CurioCity, a 20,000 square foot village featuring eight whimsical neighborhoods:  BrainiAct, Pi Shop, Tinker Works, Odd a See Tower, Wunderground and MORE!

Discount tickets are available. 

 

            Contact:

            https://www.sciencemuseumok.org/explore-museum 

          405-602-6664

            2020 Remington Place

 

 

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture, this museum is a must for anyone interested the enduring legacy of the American West.  From fine art, pop culture and firearms to Native American culture, this museum tells the story.

 

            Contact:        

          https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/ 

            1700 N. E. 63rd Street

            405-478-2250

 

The Oklahoma History Center

            This architectural masterpiece, ten years in the making, focuses on Oklahoma’s history of

              Geology, transporation, commerce, culture, aviation and more. 

             

              Contact:

            http://www.okhistory.org/historycenter/

            800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

            (405) 521-2491

 

The Paseo Arts District

This district was built in 1929 as the first commercial shopping district north of downtown.  Today it is home to over twenty galleries and eighty artists, with restaurants, bars, art galleries, studios and shops tucked into this charming street.  Located at NW 20th & Walker Avenue.

 

            Contact:

            http://thepaseo.org/

            3022 Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK 73103

            (405) 525-2688

 

The Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens

It is all happening at the zoo!  Our zoo covers 119 acres and is home to more than 1,900 animals.  Elephants, tigers and bears, oh my!

            Contact:

            http://www.okczoo.org/

            2101 NE 50th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73111

            (405) 424-3344

 

The Harn Homestead Museum

Step back in time at the historic Harn Homestead museum located on original Land Run property and learn about Oklahoma’s territorial life.

            Contact:

            http://www.harnhomestead.com/

            1721 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105

            (405) 235-4058

 

The Oklahoma State Capitol

Located on one hundred acres in northeast Oklahoma City, the Capitol building features Greco-Roman architecture with murals, stained glass and changing art exhibits.  The dome, which was originally planned but never completed, was added in 2002. 

 

            Contact:

              http://www.okhouse.gov/information/CapitolTours.aspx

            2300 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105

            (405) 521-3356


The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

          This natural history museum is located on the beautiful campus of the University of

            Oklahoma and traces over 500 million years of Oklahoma’s natural and cultural history.

 

            Contact:

            http://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/

            2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

            (405) 325-4712

 

Stockyards City

Need some new boots?  A Western style belt?  How about a delicious steak at the Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, a one hundred seven year old restaurant that serves up award winning steaks?  You will find that and more in the city’s historical Stockyard City.

 

Contact: 

http://www.stockyardscity.org/home

1307 Agnew Avenue, Oklahoma City OK 73108

(405) 235-7267

 

 

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