great things to do in Oklahoma City

Make the Most of Your Visit to Oklahoma City!

Select Registry - August 26, 2021

great things to do in Oklahoma City

One of the things we love most about getting to know our Select Registry members is learning more about the incredible cities and towns across the country that make for sometimes surprisingly great getaways.  One such place is Oklahoma City.  Whether you’re in town on business, visiting a student at the University of Oklahoma in Nearby Norman, or just visiting on pleasure, there are so many incredible things to do in Oklahoma City!

Did you know that Oklahoma City was actually named one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 by Travel + Leisure? It’s true, and it’s thanks in part to many wonderful things to do in Oklahoma City. From an exciting culture and great food to world-class attractions and unique cowboy culture, there’s really no shortage of things to do in Oklahoma City. 

We’d love to share it all with you, too, which is all the more reason to come for a visit and stay at a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast nearby.  In fact, just outside of Oklahoma City, you’ll find the charming suburb of Norman, home to the outstanding University of Oklahoma. Norman is also home to our lodging partner, Montford Inn.

Spend a few days with us in the charmingly historic town of Norman, and have all of the fun and exciting things to do in Oklahoma City at your fingertips!


10 Best Things to do in Oklahoma City

If you’ve never been to the exciting metropolis of Oklahoma City, you’re in for a real treat!  Whether you’re looking for a rich cultural experience filled with the arts or a more adventure-filled getaway in the great outdoors, you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do in Oklahoma City. There are even plenty of quirky hidden gems throughout the city, where much of its charm comes from.

Whatever it is you’d like to do, we’d love to show you the very best of this amazing city.  Here are 10 of the best things to do in Oklahoma City next time you visit. 

  1. Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, a monument to the horrific terrorist attack here in 1995. There’s a new 40-foot glass overlook that offers beautiful views over the ever-changing Oklahoma City skyline. 
  2. Head to Scissortail Park, right in the heart of the city. There are beautiful gardens to walk through, as well as a lake you can kayak or standup paddleboard on. 
  3. Embracing the cowboy vibe is one of the top things to do in Oklahoma City, and you can do just that at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
  4. Head to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, which is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of Dale Chihuly Glass. This includes the including the 55-foot Elenor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the museum’s atrium.
  5. Take a water taxi through the charming Bricktown Canal, where you’ll learn more about the history and businesses of this charming part of Oklahoma City. 
  6. A visit to Factory Obscura is certainly one of the most interesting things to do in Oklahoma City. This unique attraction is part art gallery and part immersive experience. It’s an ongoing project, but the first permanent exhibit is an interesting homage to the mixtape. 
  7. There are 400 miles of drivable route 66 near Oklahoma City, where you’ll find plenty of wonderful historical attractions worth exploring.
  8. For a fascinating glimpse into Oklahoma’s past, head to the Oklahoma National Stockyards. It’s The world’s largest stocker and feeder cattle market and hosts public auctions every Monday and Tuesday. 
  9. Check out the beautiful murals on the Plaza Walls of the Plaza District in downtown Oklahoma City. 
  10. Who knew Oklahoma City was so water-centric? A great way to experience watersports in the area is at Riversports in the Boathouse District. Here, you’ll find a thrilling zip line across the river, a surfing simulator, stand-up paddleboards, kayaking, and Riversport Rapids, featuring Class II-IV whitewater rafting. 
great things to do in Oklahoma City

Relax and Unwind in Norman, OK

About 20 minutes outside of downtown Oklahoma City, you’ll find the charming, historic town of Norman, Oklahoma.  Norman is best known as the home of the University of Oklahoma, but it’s also a wonderful town to explore all on its own. Thanks to the Select Registry Bed and Breakfast located here, it’s also a great place to stay.  

While you’re in Norman, take the time to explore the town’s historic neighborhoods, and enjoy shopping, dining, and more in historic downtown Norman. Norman is also home to Lake Thunderbird State Park, a great place to hike, bike, sail, and relax.

Aside from being a great place to explore, Norman is the perfect place to stay. You’re close to all of the exciting things to do in Oklahoma City but far enough away to truly relax and enjoy the quiet evenings you crave. 

And, of course, staying in Norman affords you the luxury of choosing a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast, where we offer uncompromised excellence and a steadfast commitment to personal service. What are you waiting for? Explore the exciting world of Oklahoma City with us this fall!

Lodging Near Oklahoma City

Montford Inn

Nestled in the heart of Norman, Oklahoma’s Historic District, this Prairie-style inn envelopes travelers in a relaxing atmosphere. You will find our carefully designed rooms and cottages offer the amenities and hospitality that are sure to make your stay comfortable and relaxing.

Awaken to rich coffees and a gourmet breakfast served in the beautifully appointed Oklahoma bed and breakfast dining room or in the more intimate setting of the cottage suites. Escape in luxurious whirlpool bathtubs. Unwind in elegant cottage suites. Stroll the beautiful gardens.

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