Downtown Oklahoma City and the Surrounding Area
Oklahoma City has undergone a dramatic transformation in the last 20+ years. Through more than $5B in public and private investment, downtown Oklahoma City is now a dynamic and renewed environment for business, leisure, history, culture, and nightlife. Conference organizers and attendees are pleasantly surprised by the quality, value, friendliness, and opportunity that OKC provides.
There are many local attractions to enjoy during a visit to OKC. The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the largest collections of glass sculpture by noted artist Dale Chihuly. The Myriad Botanical Gardens feature 17 acres of walking paths, splash fountains, and gardens featuring plants from climates ranging from rainforests to deserts. The Boathouse District hosts a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site for rowing and canoe/kayaking; in addition, the district’s Riversport Adventures has opportunities to try your own hand at rowing or kayaking, a 700-ft zipline across the Oklahoma River, and a 6-story sky trail. If you are interested in local history and/or western culture, try the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Red Earth Museum and Gallery, or the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. The Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum is a short drive; otherwise, these destinations and many others are within easy walking distance of the hotel and convention center.
The revitalized Bricktown Entertainment District is adjacent to the conference venue and offers a variety of canal-side restaurants, bars, music and sports venues, and other attractions for your dining and entertainment pursuits. Places such as Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse, Bricktown Brewery, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grille, and dozens of other options are a short walk away from the hotel. The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark features the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA minor league affiliate of the LA Dodgers), and Chesapeake Arena features the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA franchise.
Local Attractions and Suggested Activities
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- Bricktown Entertainment District
- Red Earth Museum and Gallery
- Experience the authentic American West in Historic Stockyards City
- Live cattle auctions (Mondays)
- Horse shows (barrel racing, roping, etc.)
- Authentic western wear
- Native American and western art
- Cattlemen’s Steakhouse
- Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
- Oklahoma City Museum of Art
- Oklahoma City Dodgers at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
- Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Arena
- Myriad Botanical Gardens
- Visit the Deep Deuce District for jazz and local art culture
- Check out 17 art galleries, more than 60 local artists, and live music in the nearby Paseo Arts District
- Boathouse District
- Chesapeake & Devon Boathouses, Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking Center, Olympic Training Facility, Riversport Adventures
- 45th Infantry Division Museum
- Harn Homestead & 1889ers Museum
- Oklahoma History Center
- Learn about oil barons, pioneers, and Native American Indians
- Centennial Land Run Monument
... and more.
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