What To Do In Oklahoma City
If you've never been inside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, or it has been years since your last visit, it's definitely worth a stop. Last year the Memorial went through a $10 million renovation upgrading the museum with state-of-the-art technology, hands-on exhibits and new displays of artifacts. Detailed information on the investigation as well as the trails of evidence that were left behind are all a part of the new enhancements. Also added to the museum is a 40-foot glass overlook creating a seamless connection between the museum and the memorial outside.
Conquer your fear of heights on the tallest adventure course of its kind, the Sandridge Sky Trail in the Boathouse District. The 80-foot structure features six levels of challenges, and the higher you climb the harder it gets. After you make your way through the rope bridges and balance beams, you can speed down 72-foot Sky Slide - America's tallest dry slide - or free fall 80-feet down on the Rumble Drop. You can also zip across the Oklahoma River and back again along the Sandridge Sky Zip, a 700-foot zip line.
The Buffalo Bill statue at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is perched on the southeast ridge of Persimmon Hill. The statue has been located at the museum since 1977 and serves as a tribute to the spirit of the West and to the man who embodied this spirit. The statue is one of the largest bronze sculptures west of the Mississippi and is surrounded by acres of beautiful landscape outside the museum. Experience the history and artistic beauty that more than 12 million visitors have seen at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Dale Chihuly glass sculptures in the world, including the 55-foot Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the atrium of the museum. More works can be seen in the permanent exhibit, which is full of colorful glass and drawings. Chihuly is widely heralded as the most important artist working in glass since Louis Comfort Tiffany, and the museum’s collection represents more than three decades of his finest work. Be sure to take a selfie when you’re in the hall of Chihuly glass — it’s the perfect backdrop.