Oklahoma City Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Oklahoma City

Looking for free things to do? Here's our ranking of the best free activities in Oklahoma City. Popular attractions include Bricktownand Myriad Botanical Gardens.
  • #4
    Things to do in Oklahoma City
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    #4 in Oklahoma City
    0.6 miles to city center
    Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    0.6 miles to city center
    Entertainment and Nightlife, Shopping, Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    Bricktown's red brick buildings first appeared at the turn of the 20th century as warehouses. Now, in the 21st century, this area is a bustling entertainment district with restaurants, bars, shops, hotels and even the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and the Cox Convention Center. There's also a canal, which visitors can enjoy via water taxi.

    Recent visitors said Bricktown provided a nice pre- or post-dinner stroll and were impressed with the amount of nightlife offered here. If you can, reviewers suggest leaving your car at your hotel and enjoying this area with your own two feet as parking around here can be difficult, especially on the weekends. For more information on Bricktown, visit the area's website.

  • #6
    Myriad Botanical Gardens
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    #6 in Oklahoma City
    0.3 miles to city center
    Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    0.3 miles to city center
    Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Situated downtown, the Myriad Botanical Gardens sprawl across 17 acres and feature outdoor and indoor spaces for year-round fun. Among the gardens' many paved paths are two interactive water features popular with little ones, including the Thunder Fountain, which mimics a thunderstorm with light and noise. But the gardens' star attraction is undoubtedly the Crystal Bridge Conservatory, which houses thousands of tropical and desert plants across its 13,000 square feet.

    Recent visitors used phrases like "hidden gem" and "city jewel" to describe the gardens. Reviewers suggest bringing a lunch to make a day of your visit. Travelers also say the fee to see the conservatory is completely worth it, calling it a beautiful oasis.

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