Oklahoma is a state many seem to overlook when it comes to fun. This plains land area isn’t as simple as many would lead you to believe. There’s tons of life, vitality, and fun to be found if you’re willing to look a little deeper. A vacation, or staycation, in Oklahoma, could turn your whole life around! Here are four of the most unique and entertaining things you can do while you visit.
Cowboy culture in Oklahoma is still alive and well. Every city has a handful of high-end cowboy boot shops and every outing is guaranteed to have at least one cowboy hat sighting. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum exists to keep this lively part of the state’s past at the forefront of our memory. Offering exhibits that walk you through how real cowboys and settlers lived on these lands and walking you forward into the films that popularized the genre in the 1950s and 1960s, this museum has everything.
If you’re a big cowboy fan or new to that lifestyle and have questions, this is the place to learn more. There’s a lot of pride in this museum, and every visitor can feel it.
Getting out and enjoying some fresh air has never been as beautiful as it is in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. This seven-acre lot in Oklahoma City is full of life and nature. Offering views inside a gorgeous greenhouse and outside, you’ll forget you’re in the middle of a big city and will feel like you’ve escaped away to some green and beautiful forest. While you’re visiting the gardens, you can enjoy learning more about local and foreign plant life and conservation of the things that make our worlds so beautiful.
Oklahoma City Zoo
Another hit in Oklahoma city is their spectacular zoo! This sprawling zoo offers sights like giraffes and Bostridge’s while also offering a glimpse at highly endangered species like the Grevy’s zebra. This is a great trip destination for any family since your kids will beg you to start looking at Oklahoma City houses for sale the moment you arrive! There’s also food, fun, and games for kids to keep them entertained and excited. This chance is the closest and personal you can get to some of these animals, so get ready for a life-changing experience.
The Oklahoma Science Museum is a must-go-to location tucked in right next to the Oklahoma City Zoo. This expansive and beautiful museum offers a chance to walk through the challenges and successes of those from and in Oklahoma, as well as a glimpse at some of the fantastic things happening currently in the state. There are more hands-on exhibits than nearly any other museum in the United States, which ensures that visitors of any age will get to engage with and enjoy the wild world of discoveries and exciting scientific knowledge. If you’re going to the zoo, you should follow up with the museum! It’ll give you a chance to cool down and enjoy learning more.