Relocating to Oklahoma’s capital? You’ll find that Oklahoma City is filled with plenty of adventures for you to cherish, all wrapped in deep-rooted Southern Charm. Become a part of the action and see why Oklahoma City’s is moniker “The Big Friendly” when you see these five sights.
1. Lose Yourself in the Bricktown Entertainment District
Take a stroll on the district’s brick-lined street and see why this revitalized downtown warehouse district is one of the most booming areas in the metro. Located east of downtown, it’s a destination where the city’s rousing nightlife is filled with entertainment at every corner, a hub where self-proclaimed foodies dine at some of the city’s delectable establishments, and a place where shoppers’ dreams come true. Take in all that Bricktown has to offer from a water taxi on Bricktown Canal to hitting the dance floor all night long. Don’t be surprised if you come back to the “The Brick” for more.
2. Learn about the Wild West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Tap into your inner cowboy spirit and go and witness the saga of the American cowboy come to life. This internationally renowned museum inspires visitors with an abundant variety of Western art, American Indian and Frontier artifacts, galleries of Western firearms, and more.
3. Be a Cowboy at Historic Stockyard City
Now that you’ve learn a bit about cowboys, grab your boots and head over to Oklahoma City’s Historic Stockyards City, one of the largest livestock markets in the world. Dive into the authentic cowboy culture as you loom over shops in search for Western wear or Native American art. Walk away with the ultimate souvenir, a custom cowboy hat at Shorty’s Caboy Hattery. And when hunger strikes, head over to Cattlemen’s Steakhouse while dining with real cowboys. And if you got some love for country music, complete your evening with a live show at the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry.
4. Feel the Fandom at the Chesapeake Energy Arena
Home of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the energy at the arena is second to none. Since basketball season isn’t year-round, the arena also hosts a variety of other events throughout the year such as concerts, monster trucks, and family shows. If you do happen to attend a Thunder game, don’t be taken aback by the boisterous roars of loyal Thunder fans as their cheers rip through “The Peake.” You’ll quickly come to realize why OKC is named “Loud City.”
5. Visit the Blue Note Lounge on Route 66
Both the music and the history of this mellow watering hole will entice you to come back again and again. Located off of Route 66, the Blue Note Lounge was opened for travelers to stop in to listen to live music with a cold drink at hand. Today, the spirit of the bar is still alive and kicking for local and national bands. It’s also the place where the Flaming Lips debuted in ‘83.
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