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Top 6 Things to Do the Next Time You Visit Oklahoma City

Posted on February 22, 2023

Top 6 Things to Do the Next Time You Visit Oklahoma City

Are you looking for a new and exciting adventure? Then, Oklahoma City is the perfect destination to satisfy your wanderlust! Check out the six best things to do the next time you visit, whether you're just passing through the city on an RV road trip or staying in town for a bit longer.

See the sights along Historic Route 66

When visiting Oklahoma City, exploring the sites along Historic Route 66 is a must-do. It is one of the most famous highways in America and 2,500 miles long, making it the longest road ever constructed.

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The landmarks you won't want to miss along Historic Route 66 in Oklahoma City include:

  • Tower Theatre.
  • Will Rogers Theatre.
  • Milk Bottle Grocery.
  • Oklahoma State Capitol.
  • Gold Dome Building.
  • Owl Court Suites.
  • Route 66 Bowl.
  • Lake Overholser Bridge.

Visit a museum or historical attraction

Oklahoma City has a variety of museums and historical attractions that are perfect for people looking for something to do on their RV road trip to the city.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Discover the rich history and culture of the American West at this museum. The museum has a large collection of artifacts, artwork, and interactive exhibits that will fascinate the whole family.

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

This memorial museum honors the victims and survivors of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. You can learn more about the tragic event during your visit through interactive displays and audio-visual exhibits.

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Science Museum Oklahoma

This science museum is perfect for families who want to explore the wonders of science, technology, and engineering. It offers interactive exhibits and live demonstrations that will help teach kids (and adults) about the world around them.

Historic Fort Reno

Visit this historic fort to learn about the history and culture of the area. There are guided tours, reenactments, and special events throughout the year.

Attend an event

Take in the action at the Lazy E Arena or the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. Events like rodeos, horse shows, festivals, auto expos, the state fair, and more make for fun times in Oklahoma City.

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Rodeos and horse shows

The city hosts several professional and youth rodeo, bull riding, and equestrian events over the year, bringing thousands of locals and visitors to Oklahoma City as participants and patrons.

Festivals and expos

Oklahoma City hosts a wide range of annual festivals and events that celebrate everything from food, culture, art, music, and more.

The Oklahoma State Fair

The annual Oklahoma State Fair is one of the biggest things to do in Oklahoma City. It's a ten-day event filled with carnival rides, games, concerts, food, and other attractions. In addition, visitors can watch monster truck shows and demolition derbies, test their skills at the Midway, and play carnival games.

Want to make things easy when you attend an event in Oklahoma City? Rent an RV and camp at one of the many RV sites located on the fairgrounds.  

Spend time outside in Oklahoma City

From the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to the Martin Park Nature Center, Oklahoma City provides a host of educational programs and activities for people of all ages.

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Take a stroll through the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to learn about animals, plants, and nature. The zoo is home to over a thousand species of animals, and it has everything from Camel rides and guided tram tours to giraffe and sting ray feeding.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 15-acre park with walking trails, waterfalls, and sculptures surrounded by fragrant flower beds and lush greenery.

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Martin Park Nature Center

Learn more about Oklahoma's natural environment at the Martin Park Nature Center. The center offers educational programs, wildlife exhibits, guided hikes, a nature-themed playground, and a picnic pavilion.

Visit Oklahoma City's top-rated places

Six Flags at Frontier City

Six Flags at Frontier City is the perfect destination for thrill-seekers looking for an adrenaline rush. This amusement park features dozens of rides, live shows and entertainment, water activities, dining, and shopping. Don't worry if you're not into roller coasters; this park has family-friendly rides, too.

Bricktown Entertainment District

Explore Bricktown, an area known for its entertainment, culture, food, and fun. Take a walk through the historic Bricktown Canal or catch a ball game at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark before stopping to fuel up at the area's best restaurants, breweries, or clubs.

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Play at the Boathouse District

The Boathouse District is the place to go for outdoor adventure and fun. The Oklahoma River is known for its white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, and tubing, and the Boathouse District has all that and more. If water activities are not for you, try the zip line, climbing wall, bike park, or youth zone.

Find a place to camp in Oklahoma City

For those looking to explore Oklahoma City and all its attractions during your RV trip, there are many campgrounds located close to the action.

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Lake Thunderbird State Park

Lake Thunderbird State Park has RV and tent camping, a picnic pavilion, a playground, a volleyball court, a swimming pool, and much more. For people who like outdoor activities, the park has nine miles of trails for hiking and biking, a fishing lake, and a swimming beach.

Oklahoma City East KOA

The Oklahoma City East KOA has everything an RVer needs to feel comfortable and have fun. This campground has several types of RV sites, a recreation hall, playground, heated pool and hot tub, and a campground store stocked with camping supplies and snacks.

Twin Fountains RV Resort

Twin Fountains RV Resort is the place to stay to enjoy nature while still having access to modern amenities. The resort has a variety of activities to keep you entertained, such as a swimming pool, splash pad, mini-golf course, and a play area. The RV resort also has a dog groomer, convenience store, gift shop, and a bar and grill, so you won't have to leave the campground unless you want to!

Arena and fairground campsites

The best place to stay if you're attending an event at the Lazy E Arena or the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds is at either facility's RV park. Both the Lazy E Arena and the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds have RV sites with electrical and water hookups, and both campgrounds have a dump station onsite. Rates and other amenities will vary by location.

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