Things to Do in Oklahoma City
From go-carts and farm fun to musical performances and NBA basketball, the South Oklahoma City area offers many activities to keep you busy and entertained.
Andy Alligator’s Fun Park
Whether on a water slide, in the batting cage or at the arcade, your family will have plenty of exciting things to do at Andy Alligator’s in nearby Norman, Oklahoma. The park covers 8 acres and features a 12,000-square-foot building that includes arcade games, miniature bowling, bumper cars and private party rooms. Outside activities include a Skycoaster, miniature golf, a climbing mountain and batting cages. There is also a café and pizzeria on site.
During warm weather days, Andy Alligator’s Waterpark offers more than 4 acres of aquatic activity. Features include the Paradise River, Cowabunga Cove, Banzai Pipeline, Riptide Racer and Bubbler’s Beach.
Hidden Trails Country Club
The private club is an ideal place to escape the everyday, providing a picturesque 18-hole golf course with plenty of water features as well as challenging traps and bunkers. The club also offers indoor and outdoor tennis, pickleball and a swimming pool with pool-side service. The facility includes a grill, a full-service bar and full-service restaurant. It is an ideal place for business meetings and luncheons and also offers affordable corporate golfing memberships.
Orr Family Farm
The Orr Family Farm is a family-friendly getaway within Oklahoma City. Visitors can enjoy a variety of rides, activities, food
- The barnyard, which features sheep, ponies, goats and much more.
- Barrel train that traverses the farm and is geared toward younger visitors.
- Fall maze, which is a challenge that’s ideal for families and groups as well as a pumpkin patch and hayrides during the fall season.
- Hay mountain and super slides.
- Train ride that takes visitors around the property.
- Vintage 1974 carousel and Farm Fun Yard with games for all ages.
- The farm’s seasons run from March-June (spring) and mid-September to mid-November (fall), with some activities exclusive to the fall season.
There are many places to enjoy fine dining or a casual meal in the South Oklahoma City area. Offerings include small bistros, steakhouses and a variety of ethnic restaurants.
One of the best times to visit the area’s top restaurants is during #FeastOKC, which is designed to drive traffic to the establishments during the nearby Oklahoma State Fair. About 12 participated in September 2018, offering an exclusive offer such as a buy one, get one free entrée. For more information about #FeastOKC, please visit www.LiveSouthokc.com.
There is an eclectic mix of businesses to shop at in the South Oklahoma City area, including:
This women’s resale store at 1609 Penn Park Blvd. is designed for all women – sizes 0-26 and petites. The store offers business and casual clothes, shoes, handbags and accessories. The well-organized store features brand-name items that are gently used.
You can find just the right item to decorate your home at the Enchanted Cottage, 10600 South Pennsylvania Ave. You’ll find knickknacks and small furniture, plus seasonal items.
The Ritzy Gypsy
The store at 11707 South Western Ave. has trendy clothing for women with a variety of items.
The boutique at 3006 Northwest 23rd St. offers vintage resale items and also includes a workshop.
Kaye’s Gift Shop
You can find gift ideas for any occasion, including gourmet foods and gift baskets, at Kaye’s. New location coming soon!
Visual and Performing Arts Center at OCCC
National, international and regional performers in theater, music and dance are featured at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. The facility, which opened in 2014, fits more than 1,000 visitors. Dozens of shows take place each year, giving area residents plenty of reasons to take a night out on the town.
Earlywine Park YMCA
The Earlywine Park YMCA offers exercise opportunities for young and old, including a 25-yard lap pool and a zero-entry family play pool; youth sports programs; active older adult opportunities; and special events. In addition, participants may choose to enjoy basketball and a variety of exercise equipment to stay active and in shape.
Oklahoma City Thunder
This professional basketball team competes in the National Basketball Association and plays its home games at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder is the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues based in Oklahoma. The team has the fourth-highest all-time NBA win-loss record percentage in the regular season. Led by head coach Billy Donovan, the team is also known for its loud and loyal fans.
Oklahoma City Energy FC
Oklahoma City Energy FC is a men’s soccer club that was created as a community asset and to support the growth of soccer and its associated culture. The club offers the opportunity for all to enjoy the game, no matter what age or ability level, and serves to cultivate character, integrity and personal growth for youth players, athletes and future leaders. Oklahoma City Energy FC, coached by Steve Cooke, plays in the United Soccer League and is affiliated with FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.
Oklahoma City Dodgers
The Oklahoma City Dodgers baseball team plays in the Pacific Coast League and are the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.