You won't fiddle around at the American Banjo Museum. String along the museum to see banjos made in the Old South, Minstrel Age, Post WWII and the highly prized collection of ornately decorated banjos made during the Jazz Age. When you finish your tour, walk to one of the popular downtown Bricktown shops or restaurants
The Centennial Land Run Monument, located in downtown Oklahoma City’s Bricktown District, commemorates the opening of Indian land in Oklahoma Territory created by artist Paul Moore. The sculpture-in-progress will feature 45 heroic (life and one-half size) figures of land run participants, frozen in motion as they race to claim new homesteads.
Spend a day at the oldest farmers market in the state, Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market. Shop the marketplace's unique blend of local vendors like the Pink Poodle for vintage apparel and Yesterday and Today for Mid-century modern furniture, record albums and Rock 'N Roll memorabilia. Be sure to check the events calendar for the next concert, boxing match or roller derby game.
Dine at an Oklahoma legend, Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse #7, located in the heart of Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district. Dine in a 10,000-square-foot restaurant that sizzles with classic steakhouse authority, famous sport's memorabilia, and celebrity and athlete diners. After dinner, walk outside and hail a water taxi to float down the scenic Bricktown canal.
Cowboys and Indians take center stage at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Tour the American Cowboy Gallery, Children's Cowboy Corral, the American Rodeo Gallery, and the 14,000 square foot authentic Western town, Prosperity Junction where you'll experience western life. Be sure to visit the museum store, botanical garden, and restaurant before you leave.
Travel back in time and into the home of the "Father of Oklahoma City" at the Overholser Mansion. Walk through the halls of the family mansion to experience first hand what life was like for the Overholser family over one hundred years ago. Discover why Mr. Overholser was an important contributor to the development of Oklahoma City.
There aren't many zoos that offer the opportunity to spend the night after a long day with the animals, but Tiger Safari isn't your average zoo. This zoological park takes your experience a step further, allowing you to feed the animals – even the tigers, take pictures with lemurs, and if snakes don't make your skin crawl, you can hold one that's probably bigger than you. And after you experience all this and more, Tiger Safari has a place for you to sleep! The park boasts indoor and outdoor accommodations so if you're interested in having a sleepover with the animals, check out their reasonable camping deals.
Check out the hottest bands at Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City's premier outdoor live concert venue. The Zoo Amphitheater brings the bigger names in popular rock, country, and classic rock. In 2011 you'll see Kid Rock, Maroon5, Journey, Train, Tim McGraw and Styx - making the zoo the perfect setting for expanding your appreciation of live stage performances and nature.