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Oklahoma City Zoo

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

More than 1,400 animals live in the Oklahoma City Zoo, which spans 120 acres (49 hectares) in the city’s Adventure District. Go on a whirlwind trip around the world when you come face to face with exotic creatures and stroll through the botanical garden. Check out live presentations, zookeeper talks and exciting rides suitable for visitors of all ages.

One of the zoo’s highlights is the Sanctuary Asia section, which features Asian-themed habitats, pools, a waterfall and a boardwalk. Make your way to the tropical rainforests of the Great EscAPE section, which contains gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees.

Go island hopping at the Island Life exhibit. You might see Galapagos tortoises, Caribbean flamingos and Abaco Island boas. Visit Aquaticus, where more than 1,500 marine creatures live in specially designed tanks. California sea lions are the stars of the show at this enclosure.

Follow the Oklahoma Trails for a showcase of native wildlife. See black bears, alligators, beavers and a variety of reptiles and birds here. Experience the tranquility of the Butterfly Garden, where rare and exotic insects flutter around the tropical foliage.

Connect the kids to nature at the Children’s Zoo, which features flamingos, goats, monkeys and colorful lorikeets. Children will also enjoy the Jungle Gym Playground and the carousel ride. Take a trip on the swan-shaped paddleboats or climb aboard the Safari Voyage. Ride the Safari Tram or the 1863 replica Centennial Choo Choo for easy access between exhibits. Check the zoo’s program to find out about presentations, feeding times and amphitheater shows. The plaza near the zoo’s entrance has shops and restaurants.

The Oklahoma Zoo is located in the Adventure District northeast of the city. Admission is discounted for children, seniors and military. Park on site for free or take the bus from downtown Oklahoma City. The zoo is open daily and has a seasonal schedule of animal-related experiences.


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Park Hill Inn and Suites $49
Park Hill Inn and Suites

Park Hill Inn and Suites

1400 North East 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Oklahoma City, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Gymnastics Hall of Fame and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Oklahoma City Zoo and ASA Hall of Fame Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14
    Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14

    Justlikehome Okc-50th Street Luxury Stay for up to 14

    Oklahoma City, OK
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Central Oklahoma City, this vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Black Liberated Arts Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oklahoma City Zoo and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and Penn Square Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Lincoln Inn Express Hotel and Suites $47
      Lincoln Inn Express Hotel and Suites

      Lincoln Inn Express Hotel and Suites

      5405 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Central Oklahoma City, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Black Liberated Arts Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oklahoma City Zoo and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and Penn Square Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        OYO Hotel Oklahoma City Lincoln Blvd $41
        OYO Hotel Oklahoma City Lincoln Blvd

        OYO Hotel Oklahoma City Lincoln Blvd

        5301 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Central Oklahoma City, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Black Liberated Arts Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oklahoma City Zoo and National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. ASA Hall of Fame Stadium and Penn Square Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Oklahoma City North $49
          SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Oklahoma City North

          SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Oklahoma City North

          6101 N Santa Fe Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Oklahoma City, this hotel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Remington Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Cox Convention Center and Chesapeake Energy Arena. Frontier City is 7 mi (11.2 km) away.

            Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel $101
            Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel

            Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel

            6300 Waterford Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Central Oklahoma City, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Penn Square Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oklahoma City University and Oklahoma City Zoo. OU Medical Center and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 9 mi (15 km).

              Hyatt Place Oklahoma City - Northwest $76
              Hyatt Place Oklahoma City - Northwest

              Hyatt Place Oklahoma City - Northwest

              1511 Nw Expressway St, Oklahoma City, OK
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Central Oklahoma City, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Penn Square Mall and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Oklahoma City University. Memorial Park and Western Avenue are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North $80
                Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North

                Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Oklahoma City North

                6200 North Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Oklahoma City hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Penn Square Mall and Omniplex Science Museum. Oklahoma City Zoo and The Zoo Amphitheatre are also within 6 mi (10 km).