Bricktown Canal, Oklahoma © Serge Melki
Oklahoma City has an incredibly rich history, with
visitors likely encountering it throughout all the sites in the
state. Today, the state capital stretches across more than 600
miles (965 square km) and is one of the country's major
perpetrators of urban sprawl.
But in recent years, the city has been working to
reinvent itself and focusing on downtown revitalization with great
success. Most attractions of interest to tourists are located in
the inner city districts, beginning with Bricktown.
Once a clump of old warehouses, Bricktown is now a
vibrant collection of trendy condos, shops, restaurants, bars, and
clubs situated along a picturesque canal. Visitors can satisfy
their every craving for hardy American fare like steak and barbecue
Built in the 1920s, the Paseo Arts District boasts a
few upmarket cafes, cocktail lounges, and the main draws of
galleries and studios. Other attractions include Stockyard City,
the largest cattle market in the world. Here, visitors can buy
authentic Western attire, watch live auctions, and sample delicious
Oklahoma City also has plenty of fun attractions for
children and families too. Its parks system is one of the most
extensive in the country, and its three nearby lakes are lovely
spots for camping, fishing, and water sports.
The city's equestrian events and museums make for
enjoyable family outings. There are many memorable activities,
including watching the weekend regattas at Lake Hefner in the
summer and ice-skating in the winter beneath Christmas lights at
Bricktown's outdoor rink.
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