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Old 02-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Question What should I see and do in Oklahoma City next weekend

Since it's Presidents Day, we are planning a 3 day trip to somewhere we have never been...a little adventure.
Can you tell me how to make the most of this trip?
What do I want to see while I am in Oklahoma City?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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Bombing Memorial and Museum, Baron's hockey, Bricktown, Science Museum, Arts Museum, Myriad Gardens, Firefighter's Museum, Softball Museum, Western Heritage Hall of Fame (formerly Cowboy Hall of Fame), Penn Square Mall, Quail Springs Mall, Outlet Mall Shoppes, Cattlemen's Restaurant for the best steaks, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, Hideaway Pizza. Just to name a few things.
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Bombing Memorial and Museum, Baron's hockey, Bricktown, Science Museum, Arts Museum, Myriad Gardens, Firefighter's Museum, Softball Museum, Western Heritage Hall of Fame (formerly Cowboy Hall of Fame), Penn Square Mall, Quail Springs Mall, Outlet Mall Shoppes, Cattlemen's Restaurant for the best steaks, Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, Hideaway Pizza. Just to name a few things.
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Oh how I wish The Thunder happen to be playing The Celtics that weekend.
The Brickyard sounds fun!
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there's a really nice zoo in Oklahoma City, but this time of the year you never know about the weather.

if you've never been there i'd think the bombing memorial would have to be high on the list of things to see, Bricktown's nice, again don't know if the canal is open running the boats or not.... we've stayed awa from downtown where the Memorial and Bricktown are for a long time, one of the oil companies is building a new skyscraper (tallest building in OKC) and from what i've heard the road detours and closure's have been a mess.... at least for a country boy like me to navigate.

two nice malls, Quail and Penn Square, we prefer Quail just because there are a lot more eating places around the area.

we've always enjoyed the Cowboy Hall of Fame, only been there 2 or 3 times, things don't change that much but you'd enjoy it if you've never been.
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there's a really nice zoo in Oklahoma City, but this time of the year you never know about the weather.

if you've never been there i'd think the bombing memorial would have to be high on the list of things to see, Bricktown's nice, again don't know if the canal is open running the boats or not.... we've stayed awa from downtown where the Memorial and Bricktown are for a long time, one of the oil companies is building a new skyscraper (tallest building in OKC) and from what i've heard the road detours and closure's have been a mess.... at least for a country boy like me to navigate.

two nice malls, Quail and Penn Square, we prefer Quail just because there are a lot more eating places around the area.

we've always enjoyed the Cowboy Hall of Fame, only been there 2 or 3 times, things don't change that much but you'd enjoy it if you've never been.
Thank you for those tips, Okie.
I called in 'Brickyard' above, didn't I?
I must have been thinking about our trip to Daytona Beach a few months ago and the Racing and all.
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We went here
http://www.snomnh.ou.edu/

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave. Norman, OK 73072-7029
(ph) 405.325.4712 (fax) 405.325.7699

it is on The University of Oklahoma campus
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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua Ave. Norman, OK 73072-7029
(ph) 405.325.4712 (fax) 405.325.7699

it is on The University of Oklahoma campus
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To quote 'Route 66', "Oklahoma City is mighty pretty!"
We had a wonderful time and I would like to return because there is too much to see and do in only 3 days time.
I could have spent all my time at Bricktown....loved it there.
Saw the Thunder beat the Nuggets.
The Celtics are there tonight...I am going to watch the game on TV so I can say "I've been there!" ( a family phase we had used since the kids were small)
Visited the National Museum where the bombing happened and came back to see it in the evening...very impressive Memorial, but touring the museum is a very emotional experience.
We saw working oil wells.
We ate well....too well.
Our next trip will be to St.Louis in a few weeks so I must exercise now so I can eat well then.
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If you can only see one Thunder game, you picked a pretty darned good one!
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To quote 'Route 66', "Oklahoma City is mighty pretty!"
We had a wonderful time and I would like to return because there is too much to see and do in only 3 days time.
I could have spent all my time at Bricktown....loved it there.
Saw the Thunder beat the Nuggets.
The Celtics are there tonight...I am going to watch the game on TV so I can say "I've been there!" ( a family phase we had used since the kids were small)
Visited the National Museum where the bombing happened and came back to see it in the evening...very impressive Memorial, but touring the museum is a very emotional experience.
We saw working oil wells.
We ate well....too well.
Our next trip will be to St.Louis in a few weeks so I must exercise now so I can eat well then.
Glad you had a good time we went to the bombing Memorial and we had the same feelings very Emotional in fact we didn't talk on the ride back to the hotel it effected us all greatly everyone should see it at least once maybe twice a lot to take in
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Glad you had a good time we went to the bombing Memorial and we had the same feelings very Emotional in fact we didn't talk on the ride back to the hotel it effected us all greatly everyone should see it at least once maybe twice a lot to take in

Halfway though, I felt wiped out.
I kept thinking of those little children.
I think the Museum did an excellent job of not only showing what happened and how it impacted the whole city and our country...they also handled the part about who did this and how they were captured without glamorizing them or making them into folk heroes.
You leave clearly knowing who the Real heroes were.
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Halfway though, I felt wiped out.
I kept thinking of those little children.
I think the Museum did an excellent job of not only showing what happened and how it impacted the whole city and our country...they also handled the part about who did this and how they were captured without glamorizing them or making them into folk heroes.
You leave clearly knowing who the Real heroes were.
I agree 100% well said
the thing with our trip I was taking my girls to see there favorite rock band the next day and before we got there (the museum) they where all full of energy and talking a lot and just like you said takes the wind out of you it really moved us they did a awesome job makes you really think...
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