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A trip to OKC isn’t complete without trying the lamb fries at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, Oklahoma City’s oldest continuously operated restaurant. A specialty at Cattlemen’s, they’ve been frying them up for more than 100 years, feeding the faces of movie stars, rodeo legends and politicians such as Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
The fried onion burger is an Oklahoma original, created in the 1920s by frugal chefs that used shredded onions pressed into their patties as a way to make their beef stretch farther. Today it’s just a delicious OKC staple. Ask a local where to grab one and chances are they will tell you Tucker’s Onion Burgers. There, you can get a single, a double or, if you dare, triple the beef with the Mother Tucker. Each comes with a mound of perfectly caramelized onions and your choice of additional toppings.
The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory at the Myriad Botanical Gardens is a beautiful oasis downtown with a unique design that has earned global attention and praise. It is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter and is covered by 3,028 translucent acrylic panels. Once inside, you can see multiple waterfalls and 750 varieties of plant life in two distinct climates: a tropical wet zone at the south end and a tropical dry zone at the north end.
Take a seat and enjoy the sites of OKC’s Entertainment District on the Bricktown Water Taxi. Once on board a water taxi, you’ll be entertained as you learn all about our city’s unique history and recent renaissance. Boats run continuously every 10-15 minutes and tickets are all-day passes. You can ride round trip, which takes approximately 40 minutes, or you can board and exit at any of the docking locations along the canal to get you through Bricktown and to the Boathouse District.