I've lived in Oklahoma City for nearly 20 years, and when most people hear the name "Oklahoma", they think of dull, rural farmland with little to do and sparse options when it comes to entertainment and vacation possibilities, but the truth is that Oklahoma City is an energetic, bustling metropolis with loads of restaurants, stores, and attraction to choose from. What I love the most about OKC is that we have the advantage of living in an urban environment without the attitude that people usually associate with city-slickers. Oklahoma citizens are down-to-earth, kind, and overall just some of the friendliest you'll meet. Our city embraces it's Western heritage and blends that passion for its roots and love of culture with entertainment to host a variety of different events throughout the year as well as incredible and engaging museums and festivals. The Oklahoma Science Museum, for example, is located on North East 52nd Street and boasts over eight acres of enticing exhibits, hands-on experiments, a Planetarium Theater, and incredible IMAX film shows, it's one of the best destinations for families to go for an afternoon filled with learning and nonstop fun.
There's the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, as well as several heritage museums such as the Gaylord Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. There are even some more unique choices for those looking for a truly one-of-a-kind trip, like the American Bango Museum for country music lovers, the 99s Museum of Women Pilots, and even the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, all of which are located conveniently near one another.
Aside from museums and cultural events, Oklahoma City also boasts a large variety of different shops and restaurants, from family-friendly, cozy Italian eateries to Japanese steakhouses and even uniquely OKC joints like Big Truck Tacos and Cafe 501.
Whatever your style, OKC has something to offer. It's a city seeped in culture, proud of its heritage, yet still ever changing and modernizing with the times, giving it a unique and must-see atmosphere.