Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain, is a diamond in the rough. Take a closer look and you'll find natural wonders, children's museums and zoos where animals and space are the stars, cultural centers for history buffs, and ... see more »
Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain, is a diamond in the rough. Take a closer look and you'll find natural wonders, children's museums and zoos where animals and space are the stars, cultural centers for history buffs, and amusement parks where fun has no limits.
Play in the sunshine at Myriad Botanical Gardens, the best place to be during the summer. Let the kids experience a the frolicking Thunder Fountain of mixed with color, light, sound, and water as they stare in amazement. Go underground for more natural wonders with a cave tour. This is a remarkable experience through the largest gypsum caves in the nation. The paths are well-lit and suitable for children who want to explore the world below.
Learn through a hands-on approach at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum, where touching and petting are encouraged. Check out the elephant habitat and children’s zoo, or help your kids feed giraffes and lorikeets for an additional fee. You can guarantee any child will enjoy the skeletal replicas at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, where you can view 4 billion years of Oklahoma natural history in a remarkable collection of paleontological specimens. The Tulsa Air & Space Museum displays an iconic aviation heritage with hot air balloons and vintage air crafts such as fighter jets and space modules. Two excitement-filled children’s museums, the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum and Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse have unique exhibits allowing kids to get lost in a gigantic castle maze or fly a space shuttle! There's bound to be a museum to engage your children, no matter their interests.
If coming face to face with animals isn't thrilling enough, visit Frontier City, Oklahoma’s largest amusement park with 30 attractions and even a small water park area. Your kids will thoroughly enjoy a day spent zipping up and down, and spinning all around on the various rides. Switch gears and study up on your history at Chickasaw Cultural Center. The largest tribal cultural center in the U.S., they offer families a glimpse into the day and life of the Chickasaw's culture. Children can gaze at the Spirit Forest or watch daily Stomp Competitions by tribal dancers.
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