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live like a local in oklahoma city

Oklahoma City is a thriving blend of art, culture, history and entertainment. Known for its vibrant nightlife, fashionable dining and water taxis, the Bricktown district is the hottest entertainment strip in the city.
 
Go downtown to cheer for the Oklahoma City Thunder at an NBA game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Wash off the high-adrenaline rush and explore the beautiful banks of the Oklahoma River. Browse local galleries and boutiques, visit Film Row, or check out the Oklahoma Arts District. 
 
The state's bustling biodiversity can be witnessed at any of its nature retreats like Scissortail Park, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, or the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. And of course, don't forget to visit the origins of western culture at nearby museums.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum at Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Experience hope in face of adversity at the memorial site of 1995's infamous bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Walk through the Field of Empty Chairs and the massive bronze Gates of Time commemorating the time of the bombing. Watch powerful video narrations and historic accounts leading to the event. The on-site museum of damaged artifacts as well as the adjacent reflecting pool and Survivor Tree (best to visit at night) are living testimonials of the city's resilient spirit.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum at Oklahoma
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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Home to the firsts of the cattle trails and ranches in the west, Oklahoma City boasts an elite seat at the cowboy country table. The National Cowboy Museum celebrates this proud southern heritage with award winning exhibits of American artistry, Indian and frontier artifacts and a fully operable turn-of-the-century cattle town.
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden at Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

Rated as one of top three family-friendly zoos in US, it's the perfect place for your family and kids to go on some untamed adventure. Plan a Great EscApe with the mighty gorillas or snap a pic with the Asian elephant calf Achara. Kids are in for a treat at the Children's Zoo featuring interactive exhibits, climbing areas and even spider monkeys.
Science Museum Oklahoma at Oklahoma
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Science Museum Oklahoma

Explore the farthest reaches of space at the Kirkpatric Planetarium and star exhibits at night. Designed to poke curious minds, the Science Museum is filled with myriad exhibits featuring aircrafts and deep space models to simple garden items. Its expansive workshops and seasonal camps are ideal for young ones to hone their skills of exploring. The campus also includes a large cafeteria with great food options.
Bricktown Canal at Oklahoma
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Bricktown Canal

The repurposed industrial warehouses in the chic Bricktown district host the most elegant dining spots, piano lounges and wine bars in the entire city. Take your partner out for a night to remember along the Bricktown Canal in a water taxi or on a dinner cruise. Choose from eclectic shops to buy signature gourmet condiments or handmade chocolates.
Chesapeake Energy Center at Oklahoma
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Chesapeake Energy Center

Home court to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chesapeake Energy Arena plays venue to most big-ticket NBA games in the state, live concerts and popular events in the city. Along with other sporting arenas like Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and Pribil Stadium, these sporting venues are conveniently located in downtown OKC, close to the thriving nightlife, dining, accommodations and major sightseeing spots.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art at Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Upon entering, be greeted by a 55 ft tower of twisting, curving and brilliantly dazzling display of glass by Dale Chihuly. It's bold expressions like these that make the OKC Museum of Art shine in the vibrant downtown district. Be ready to get your mind blown with three floors of displays of sculptures, 19th century European Art, Latin American paintings, and many more. Please your other senses with delectable French-fusion cuisine at the Museum Café.
Myriad Botanical Garden at Oklahoma
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Myriad Botanical Gardens

Find tranquility in the middle of the chaos of Oklahoma's City bustling downtown district. The Myriad Gardens feels like a small oasis nestled between OKC's tallest skyscrapers and the iconic Business District, filled with vast green spaces, streams, interactive playgrounds, and soothing live music. Each season having its own attractions, the Gardens is a favorite amongst residents and tourists alike throughout the year.
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