“Oklahoma city looks mighty pretty.” When you think of Oklahoma City, you can’t help hear the famous lyrics in your head that Nat King Cole sang in 1946. This capitol city along the famous route was founded in 1889 in a single day, April 22. Oklahoma City is the headquarters of Sonic Drive-In and features the only capitol building in the world sitting on top of an oil well. If you are planning to “motor west” be sure to check these OKC attractions.
Bricktown is the entertainment district of Oklahoma City. Restaurants, shops, and museums line the streets of this former warehouse district. Some of the most popular attractions in Bricktown include the American Banjo Museum, The Cake Nightclub, and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. If you are planning a trip to Oklahoma, you may want to look for hotels in Bricktown, OKC so you can be right where the action is at night. Bricktown is a great place to catch a movie at the Hawkins 16-screen theater!
- Oklahoma History Center
This museum is associated with the Smithsonian. It is a center for all things related to Oklahoma’s history. Here, you can take a look back in time at Native American life, pioneers, and cowboys. From the gallery, you can spot the Capitol building. Sculptures and plants can be seen on the Red River Journey. The Oklahoma History Center is home to many archives and other research documents.
- The Pritchard
The Pritchard is an upscale wine bar and restaurant. If you are looking for a fine dining or Sunday brunch experience while visiting Oklahoma City, the Pritchard offers small plates, cheeses, charcuterie, and wine from all over the world. They also have craft cocktails, beer, and delicious desserts. The upbeat atmosphere and great music compliments the tasty food and wine that make the Pritchard one of OKC’s top eateries.
- Stockyards City
The Oklahoma National Stockyards started out in 1910 as a livestock market. Since then, it has grown into a uniquely Western district. Stockyards City is home to over 70 shops that offer Western-style clothing, furniture, and ranching staples. Stockyard City is home to the famous Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. Brick buildings house businesses that have stood the test of time. If you have ever wanted to go to a livestock auction, they are held Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 in the morning.
- Automobile Alley
In 1920, entrepreneurs brought automobile dealerships to Oklahoma City. They took over Broadway, and opened up their businesses in buildings with large bay windows. Since its decline in the 1980’s, restoration efforts have been made to revitalize the district. Now, Automobile Alley is home to many nice shops and eateries, as well as a host to services like yoga, banking, tattoos, fitness, and more. Be sure to take a cruise down Automobile Alley when you visit Oklahoma City.
Some of the best experiences one can have are in Oklahoma City where contemporary life and the Old West meet. OKC is the best place to immerse yourself in the history of different districts while enjoying fine cuisines made by Oklahoma restaurateurs.