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Downtown Oklahoma CityOklahoma City

Explore the lively heart of Oklahoma City in this buzzing district, where many businesses, hotels, restaurants and museums are concentrated. 

Downtown Oklahoma City is the commercial and cultural heart of the state capital. Wander around this part of town to encounter museums, shops, leafy parks, entertainment venues and restaurants and bars.

The downtown area of Oklahoma City was subject to regeneration efforts in the latter half of the 20th century and early 21st century. The results are very visible today. Stroll around the former warehouse district of Bricktown to see the 1999-built Bricktown Canal and the 1998-built Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team. In addition, the area also features a large entertainment complex known as Brickopolis and lots of waterside restaurants and bars. Come to this area in the evening to experience it at its liveliest.

Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum to pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the infamous Oklahoma City bombing. Venture inside the museum to learn about the tragic events that unfolded on April 19, 1995 before reflecting on this tragedy at the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial.

Culture-seeking travelers should make their way to the downtown Arts District. This quarter has some of the city’s key cultural attractions, including the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Browse the exhibitions at the latter to examine works including glass sculptures by the renowned American artist Dale Chihuly. Elsewhere in downtown’s Bricktown neighborhood sits the American Banjo Museum, which chronicles the history of the stringed instrument.

When you need a break from urban surroundings, visit downtown’s Myriad Botanical Gardens. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that pervades inside this 15-acre (6-hectare) space, which encompasses a conservatory with tropical and desert plants, a dog run, a playground, grassy lawns, jogging paths and planted outdoor gardens.

To get to Downtown from Will Rogers World Airport, take a cab. City buses serve the downtown area although most of it can be traversed easily enough on foot.


Popular places to visit in Downtown Oklahoma City

Chesapeake Energy Arena
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Chesapeake Energy Arena

4.5/5(545 reviews)

Catch an event at Chesapeake Energy Arena during your trip to Oklahoma City. Amble within picturesque gardens or visit the shops in this vibrant area.

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
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Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

5/5(405 reviews)

Reflect on the history of the city at this sprawling park, which commemorates the victims, survivors and rescue teams involved in the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.

Myriad Botanical Gardens
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Myriad Botanical Gardens

4.5/5(336 reviews)

A large public space, this lush, verdant park is much loved by Oklahoma residents who flock here to stroll along its paths and relax among its blooms.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art
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Oklahoma City Museum of Art

4.5/5(82 reviews)

Get insight into five centuries of artistic highlights this downtown museum showcasing European and American masterpieces, including works by Georgia O’Keeffe and Dale Chihuly.

Oklahoma City Zoo
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Oklahoma City Zoo

4.5/5(307 reviews)

Be entertained at the city’s prime destination for animal encounters. Meet creatures from around the world in themed enclosures and a botanical garden.

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
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National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

4.5/5(204 reviews)

Saddle up and explore this museum dedicated to the American West, where artworks and displays celebrate American Indian and cowboy culture.

Top things to do in Downtown Oklahoma City

City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Oklahoma
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Oklahoma

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Oklahoma
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Oklahoma

$20
Per adult
Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Oklahoma
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Crazy Dash Walking Adventure of Oklahoma

$10
Per adult
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Oklahoma
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3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Oklahoma

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Oklahoma
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Oklahoma

$10
Per adult
Oklahoma City - Will Rogers Airport One Way Transfer
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Oklahoma City - Will Rogers Airport One Way Transfer

$64
Per adult

Top Hotels in Downtown Oklahoma City

Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown
3 out of 5
20 Russell M. Perry Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $77 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 24

Located in Bricktown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and OU Medical Center. Oklahoma City National ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (738 reviews)

"The hotel was very nice. Rooms were clean and spacious. The prepackaged breakfast option was not all that great. Wish there were more things to choice from. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and would stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
4 out of 5
1 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $109 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Red Earth Museum, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Oklahoma ...

4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"location was good, hotel was clean, bed was comfortable ,staff was friendly, checkout was easy"…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
Colcord Hotel
Colcord Hotel
4.5 out of 5
15 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $158 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma State Fair Arena (The Big House), and Cox ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (957 reviews)

"The room was quite nice and spacious. Beds not super comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Colcord Hotel
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
4 out of 5
1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $106 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this historic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Red Earth Museum and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Chesapeake ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (952 reviews)

"Great hotel with a lot of charm. Beds were really comfy"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City
Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown
Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown
2.5 out of 5
300 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
The price is $99 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Bricktown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Oklahoma ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (954 reviews)

"It was basically in the heart of the party. Easy access to everything in Bricktown. Was worried about it being too loud, but never really heard any excess noise. Room was very spacious."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown
Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown
Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown
3 out of 5
328 East Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Located in Bricktown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chesapeake Energy Arena, Myriad Botanical Gardens, and Cox Convention Center. Oklahoma City National ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)

"Loved that we could walk to everything we wanted to."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown
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Other neighborhoods in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City featuring a city and a garden

Business District

When in Business District, you can plan a visit to Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Business District
Bricktown featuring a bridge, a river or creek and flowers

Bricktown

Travelers come to Bricktown for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and American Banjo Museum while you're in town.

Bricktown
This is the worlds tallest slide. The Boathouse District is not finished yet but when it is it's likely going to be Oklahoma's key attraction for summer fun.  Read more below as listed on their website.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in Oklahoma City, the Boathouse District offers some of OKC’s top attractions. Get on the water with rowing, kayaking, dragon boating or stand up paddle boarding. Reach for the sky with RIVERSPORT Adventures where you’ll find the 700-foot SandRidge Sky Zip across the Oklahoma River, the six-story SandRidge Sky Trail, the 80-ft Rumble Drop free fall, a high speed spiral slide and more!
Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, the Boathouse District also offers the city’s most unique event spaces for corporate events, parties and picnics. Make your event even more memorable when you add team building or dragon boating. Whenever you visit the river, watch for the Olympic hopefuls in rowing and canoe/kayak training on the Oklahoma River, an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site.

Oklahoma City Boathouse District

When in Oklahoma City Boathouse District, you can plan a visit to Chesapeake Energy Arena and Myriad Botanical Gardens, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Oklahoma City Boathouse District
Paseo Arts District featuring a garden and outdoor art

Mesta Park

While Mesta Park might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

Mesta Park
Saigon Baguette is a Vitnamese deli inside this strange building. The buliding is located in the middle of three intersecting streets. The building has been a local landmark for decades. Locals call it the braums milk bottle.

Asian District

While there might not be top attractions in Asian District, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Penn Square Mall and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

Asian District
Oklahoma City featuring a city and a garden

Central Oklahoma City

3.5/5Good!(2,276 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Central Oklahoma City, Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Central Oklahoma City

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