Thw Bricktown Water Taxi runs a continual service like a bus. All Water Taxi Ambassadors narrate points of interest along the way. A round trip takes about 40 minutes. During our regular season, you can board a Water Taxi every 10-15 minutes at our landing on the Bricktown Riverwalk.
The premier sport and recreation destination in Oklahoma City is the Chesapeake Boathouse. The facility's landmark building is one of the city's most stunning architectural designs. Metro residents enjoy everything from water sports like rowing, kayaking, and dragon boating, to fitness sports like running, cycling, advanced cardio and weight training. There are even yoga classes and bicycle rentals offered to visitors.
The Harn Homestead is an Oklahoma treasure that celebrates the territorial history of Oklahoma offering a “hands-on” and “minds-on” experience. Visitors share in the abundance of a territorial farm, the brilliance of a one-room school house, the grace of a Victorian home, and the waste-not want-not ethic of a territorial farm family. There is no place else in Oklahoma that can offer this experience which captures the spirit of the brave men, women, and children who settled this state.
Spend a day outdoors under the Oklahoma City sun on Lake Hefner, rated one of the best lakes for sail boarding. You'll enjoy all the adventure this lake has to offer, whether you like to sail board, boat, fish, hike or bike the surrounding Bert Cooper Trails - fun in the sun is active here.
Nature is calling at OKC's Martin Park Nature Center. The 140 acre wildlife sanctuary offers an opportunity to observe birds, butterflies, squirrels, fox and reptiles in their natural habitat. Take one of three hiking trails, where you'll travel around a pond and a creek, beside wildflower meadows, and through the park's woodlands. After your journey outdoors, the hands-on nature museum will teach you about the nature you saw throughout the day.
Experience a tropical outdoor paradise at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, located in downtown Oklahoma City. Take a walk through the Tropical Rain Forest Zone where you'll see towering palms and hear the crashing waterfalls, and discover over 1,000 different species of plants from 6 different continents. After you explore the grounds you can register for ecology classes.
Truly great outdoor kayak adventures are something to brag about at the Oklahoma Kayak. Imagine yourself in Baja California on the Sea of Cortez while kayaking or on a guided wildlife and river tour of Lake Hefner. Sign up today for your private lesson, trip or local tour. This experience is what we like to call wet and wild!
OKC's newest parks and recreation hot spot, Route 66 Park, is family friendly outdoor fun on the city's Lake Overholser. Kids can play on the playground, see a live performance at the amphitheatre, climb to the top of the three story observation tower, skate around at the skate park, stroll along on the walking trails and more.