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Things to do in Oklahoma City

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The top 22 attractions in Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
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Oklahoma City Zoo is located just west of the Noble Aquatic Center. The space was specially designed to house some of the most delicate creatures in the world. The garden is a great display of color and texture, with numerous species of plants from around the world. The Oklahoma City Zoological Park and Botanical Garden is one of the world's premiere zoos and provides visitors with educational information and a variety of recreational activities.
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Melton Art Reference Library
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The Melton Art Reference Library is an advanced research center located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and has a comprehensive cache of information artists from the US and abroad, especially those less known to the general public.
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Central High School Museum
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In 1957, Central was the largest American high school. It´s also a landmark in the history of the United States as the first black students enrolled here and entered under the protection of federal troops. The Vintage Mobil is a gas station that serves as the Central High Museum Center.
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International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
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The International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City has collections of three components, photographic equipment, photographic images and a library of monographs and photography periodicals. The collection of photographic equipment boasts a variety of cameras, a darkroom and studio equipment mainly from the 20th century. This collection includes a wide range of Graflex, Kodak and Polaroid cameras.
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State Museum of History
The State Museum of History (Oklahoma City) is an architectural masterpiece that took a decade to build. It's a learning center exploring the history of Oklahoma's geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation and heritage. You'll find it opposite the governor's mansion.
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Harn Homestead and 1889ers Museum
Harn Homestead and the 1889ers Museum gives you the chance to learn about the the territory of Oklahoma. This beautiful open-air museum is home to some of the most unique treasures from Oklahoma's past. Schedule your visit today and re-live the experiences of the early settlers of Oklahoma.
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Contemporary Art Gallery
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The Contemporary Art Gallery is located in Oklahoma City and has galleries displaying contemporary and traditional works of art glass, engraving, sculpture, and photography, among others. It also features a library that has a great selection of art books, magazines and DVD's. It is open 7 days a week.
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Del City Historical Society
Del City Historical Society in Oklahoma City was created in 1934 and has a collection of 3.5 million documents belonging to the 67 tribes native to Oklahoma, or that were forcibly expelled from Mississippi. The Photographic Archive contains over 630,000 black and white and color photos from 1846 to the present.
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Red Earth Festival
The Red Earth Museum organizes a diverse program and changing exhibits. It features a permanent collection of over 1400 art, pottery, basketry, bead work and fabric pieces - including the crib collection, one of the best individual collections of its kind in North America. The Red Earth Museum, located in the Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, has been visited by more than 130,000 people annually.
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World Organization of China Painters
The World Organization of China Painters, which is based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a nonprofit organization. It aims to preserve fine works of art on porcelain and ceramic. Each year, artists from all over the world paint their samples and exhibit them.
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Black Liberated Arts Center
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The Black Liberated Arts Center in Oklahoma City aims to provide the community of Oklahoma exposure to African and Afro-American culture with an emphasis on youth education. The center offers education programs focusing on the arts, as well as lectures, poetry readings, plays and presentations.
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Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
The Oklahoma Heritage Association aims to preserve Oklahoma's unique history while promoting state pride. Through its programs and the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, the Oklahoma Heritage Association honors the state's rich heritage by telling the story of Oklahoma through its citizens. It offers guided tours and brochures.
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Oklahoma City Museum of Art
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has a complicated history that began in the 20th century with the creation of the Oklahoma League of Art. Its expansion and importance continued to grow through through the 1930s until the 1950s. The conservative movement eventually converted it into the the Art Museum of Oklahoma in 1989.
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Frontier Drugstore Museum
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The Frontier Drugstore Museum is located in the city of Oklahoma City. This is the Museum of Pharmacy. Here you can discover the fascinating world of pharmacy in America, and discover the story of the days before chemistry, before the advent of the scientific method and the large-scale manufacturing of drugs.
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National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
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The Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1955 from an idea proposed by Chester A. Reynolds to honor the cowboy and his era. Later that same year, the name was changed to the National Cowboy Hall of fame. In 1960 the name was changed again to the "National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center." The American Association of Museums gave the museum full accreditation in 2000, the same year the museum acquired its current name.
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At the Museum of Science, materials collected by professionals over decades are exhibited. Civic leaders in Oklahoma City (like Kirkpatrick) have given a lot to the community and to the state of Oklahoma since 1940. Their generosity and philanthropy allows for many art and educational organizations. He continues to give today through the Kirkpatrick Foundation.
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Classen High School Museum
Classen High School Museum is in the oldest high school building in Oklahoma City. Classen opened as a secondary school in 1919. The land was part of an area that is being developed by the first real estate developer in Oklahoma City, Anton H. Classen. Tours are available.
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International Gymnastics Hall of Fame
The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame is located in downtown Oklahoma City. It is a dynamic site, celebrating excellence and successful athletes, as well as connecting to future generations of young gymnasts and fans around the world.

The best things to do in Oklahoma City

If you are planning your vacation and are wondering what to do in Oklahoma City, don't worry...the state capital is a modern, colorful cities and there are loads of interesting places to visit in Oklahoma City. There are places for every type of traveler, so you will always find new and fun stuff to do in Oklahoma City.

The financial center of the city is the most modern and avant-garde. In fact, the city skyline and its skyscrapers are some of the more interesting attractions in Oklahoma City. When you wander among the tall buildings, you can't help but feel dwarfed by the immensity of the towers. In contrast to the modernity of this area, the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the American Indian Cultural Center are Oklahoma City attractions that show the city's rich heritage. Both make very interesting visits, and you can learn a little more about the history of the country.

If you are travelling with children, the Frontier City amusement park, set in the Wild West, or the interactive Science Museum are among the most family-friendly Oklahoma City activities. Art lovers also have no shortage of things to do in Oklahoma City. The city's Art Museum houses one of the most important collections of American art in the nation. The city also has an array of theaters that host daily performances. For music fans, you can't miss a visit to the American Banjo Museum, a place where
you can learn about this interesting instrument as well as local music history.

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