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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Want a little room to stretch your legs?

Home with land

Looking for a little more room to roam? Living on the outskirts of Oklahoma City has never been more attractive. You’ll have all the peace that pastoral living provides, with much shorter commute times than you expect and still the same access to amenities.

Surrey Hills/Piedmont/Deer Creek
These communities located in far northwest Oklahoma City offer bigger lots and a definite change of pace. Subdivisions include Surrey Hills, Antler Ridge, Anderson Acres and more.

West Bethany/Mustang/Yukon
Large, unplatted residences on lots of land near traditional subdivisions offer all the traditional amenities alongside sought-after public schools. Easy highway access gives you a great way to live the lifestyle you want in the west Oklahoma City metro area. Subdivisions include Brownsville, Westport, Kingsridge, Magnolia Trace, Savannah Lakes, Walnut Manor, Hunters Glen, Canyon Lakes and more.

Midwest City/ Choctaw/ Jones/Nicoma Park/ Lake Aluma
The combination of small-town goodness and the close comforts of a metropolitan area can't be beat! Near Tinker AFB and great outdoors activities, eastern Oklahoma county has lots with lots of room, and lots to offer. Subdivisions include Asheville, Frolich Meadows, Riverwind Estates, Burtondale, Hickory Forest, The Timbers, Mill Creek Pond, Edgewater, and more.

Deer Creek, housing, Jones, Lake Aluma, Midwest City, Mustang, Nicoma Park, Piedmont, Yukon, Bethany, Choctaw
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: November 1 - November 7, 2016

Horse show

Tuesday, November 1
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Wednesday, November 2
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.

Thursday, November 3
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Rocky Horror Show; 7:30 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, November 4
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; Event is free.
The Comedy Get Down; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Pops 1 – The Music of the Rolling Stones; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 8 & 11:50 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, November 5
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Pops 1 – The Music of the Rolling Stones; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 8 & 11:50 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.
Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival; 8:15 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 6
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Monday, November 7
AQHA World Championship Show; All Day; State Fair Park; 806-376-4811.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Haunt the Zoo

Dog in a pumpkin Costume

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this trick-or-treating would be a lot better if it were amongst wild animals,” you’re in luck. But the Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Haunt the Zoo” is great for a lot of reasons besides the simple addition of fauna. For one, it’s six nights long, so you have six chances to trick-or-treat among the creatures. Second, you can be sure your kiddos are getting their hands on some safe treats. Third, you don’t have to worry about traffic or ill-tempered youths or other neighborhood shenanigans. Fourth, if you’re scared of animals, then it’s your one chance to get back at them by wearing a scary outfit and making them wonder what the heck they are looking at for a change! Get your tickets to Haunt the Zoo and have some animal-inspired Halloween fun.

Haunt the Zoo
October 26 – Oct 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

holiday, zoo, Adventure District, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Haunt the River River Cruises

Oklahoma River Curise

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this Halloween party would be a lot better if it were on a boat,” you’re in luck. Consider the Haunt the River river cruises, leaving from the Exchange boathouse and arriving at scary-but-fun town, baby. Check out the schedule, grab your costume (or not), have your ID handy (it’s 21 and up) and get ready for a cruisin’ good time down at the river.

Oklahoma River, holiday, nightlife
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Haunt the River RIVERSPORT Adventures

Route 66 boathouse Kayaking

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this adventure course and zip line would be a lot better with a Halloween theme,” you’re in luck. Consider the Haunt the River course at RIVERSPORT Adventures at Lake Overholser. In addition to the “Sky Scream” (a double zip line), you’re also in line for the “Candy Corn Climb” (YUM), the “Screamin’ Swing” (which is good because regular swings are pretty boring, TBH), something called the “Dead Man’s Drop,” Spooky SUPs, Kreepy Kayaks and more. In fact, that “more” includes s’mores available for purchase and pumpkins for decorating, among other offerings, S’get on out to the lake on Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 from 12 – 6 p.m.

If you have any little Pirates in your crew check out Pirate Island, Saturday, October 29 from 12 – 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 30 from 12 – 6 p.m., for pumpkin painting, candy and even a little treasure hunting.

outdoor recreation, family-friendly, holiday
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Haunt your own neighborhood

Halloween costumes

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this trick-or-treating would be a lot better if it were actually on Halloween instead of some other night that was rather arbitrarily deemed to be more convenient by my local municipal body,” you’re in luck. The official trick-or-treat night in OKC this year is on Monday, Oct. 31st. If you’re a traditionalist, you’re undoubtedly stoked about this development. If you’re a kid, you’re probably indifferent so long as you get your candy, and if you’re a parent or early-to-bed homeowner, you’re probably not too happy, but hey, those are the breaks. Get the candy ready and your doorbell all oiled up, it’s going to be a busy night!

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family-friendly, holiday
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Haunt a bunch of other places

Kids playing in hay

If you’ve ever thought, “Hey, this Halloween spirit I am fomenting within myself and my children would be a lot better if it were accompanied by a whole bunch of city-sponsored events,” you’re in luck. The city’s Parks & Recreation Department have heaps of Halloween-themed events on the slate, including “Halloween on the Green” at Will Rogers Gardens, “Haunted Hikes” at Martin Nature Park and “Halloween Glow Swim” at the Foster Indoor Pool, among others. Check it out and really stoke the Halloween mood!

outdoor recreation, parks, water sports, family-friendly, holiday
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: October 25 - October 31, 2016

Halloween Parade

Tuesday, October 25
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Brick-or-Treat; 4 to 7 p.m.; Bricktown; 236-8666; Event is free.
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
NEEDTOBREATHE; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $38.50.

Wednesday, October 26
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.
Haunt the Zoo; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; 425-0262; Entry prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 7:30 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, October 27
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Haunt the Zoo; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; 425-0262; Entry prices vary.
Troy Sivan; 7:30 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $29.50.
Straight No Chaser; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 7:30 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, October 28
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Haunt the Zoo; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; 425-0262; Entry prices vary.
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Eats on 8th; 7 to 11 p.m.; 8th and Harvey; 234-7960; Event is free.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 8 & 11:59 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 29
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Spooky Pooch Parade; 1 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Event Lawn; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Haunt the Zoo; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; 425-0262; Entry prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 7 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Killer Joe; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
WHY NOT?? Head 2 OKC Comedy Show; 8:15 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 30
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Haunt the Phil; 1 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Day of the Dead Festival; 1 to 8 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; This event is free.
Haunt the Zoo; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; 425-0262; Entry prices vary.
L.A. Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 7 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, October 31
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Haunt the Zoo; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Zoo; 425-0262; Entry prices vary.
The Rocky Horror Show; 9 p.m.; Lyric’s Plaza Theatre; 524-9312; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Go West

Are you looking for a little adventure just outside OKC? Head west for exciting, hands-on family fun.  We’ll start our tour just west of OKC in Yukon.

Get up close and personal with majestic Clydesdale horses at the Express Clydesdales Ranch in Yukon. Take a free tour of the working ranch and learn about these magnificent purebred horses. Not only do these beauties meet thousands of visitors each year at home, but they travel across North America as ambassadors for Express Employment Professionals and help raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other charities. Each year, the Clydesdales are invited to take part in some of the world’s most famous parades like Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Tournament of Roses Parade and the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade, just to name a few. While you’re in Yukon, Czech out the historic Czech Hall, which is a on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1925, the hall has hosted Czech dances each Saturday night, complete with a live band. Fun, family-friendly community events are also held throughout the year at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm, one of the oldest pieces of continually owned family real estate in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City’s newest professional soccer team, Rayo OKC, also plays at Miller Stadium at Yukon High School. Catch their last home game of the season on Oct. 30.

history, live music, Rayo, soccer, Yukon, day-trip, free
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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We scream for ice cream

couple eating ice cream

Hop aboard a cow-painted bus and watch the magic happen at Braum’s Dairy Farm in Tuttle. Anyone who’s had Braum’s ice cream can attest to his magical properties. Here’s a fun fact: each day, Braum’s produces enough fresh raw milk to fill more than a million glasses. In fact, Braum’s is one of the largest dairy operations in the world and a showplace in the industry. Get a front row seat to see the process for making ice cream, ice cream cones, cookies, milk and more. The tours are free, but reservations are required.

free, Tuttle, day-trip, food
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Step back in time

El Reno Trolley

While some may know El Reno simply for its famous annual Fried Onion Burger Day Festival, the city has quite an intriguing past.

The city was originally located about five miles north of its present location, on the banks of the North Canadian River and was known as Reno City. After the second time the town flooded, it was moved to its present location and changed its name to El Reno. Visitors can step back in time at Fort Reno, a 6,000 acre site that began as a military camp in 1874. The Officer’s Duplex now houses the U.S. Cavalry Museum and Research Library while the chapel still serves as a popular wedding site.

While you’re visiting, climb aboard the Heritage Express trolley and explore the city’s historic downtown.  And once you’ve worked up an appetite, give the onion burger a try. Sid's Diner has been lauded as having one of the nation’s best burgers by the Food Network. The restaurant has also has been featured on Man v. Food on the Travel Channel.

El Reno, festivals, history, museums, restaurants, day-trip
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Pioneers at heart

Kingfisher Seay House

Just slightly northwest of Oklahoma City you will find Kingfisher. Settled as part of the Land Run, Kingfisher has a rich history.  The city was located right on the Chisholm Trail, where millions of cows were driven from Texas to Kansas. You can learn all about this fascinating time in America’s history at the Chisholm Trail Museum. The museum features one-of-a-kind artifacts from that time period including Native American, farm and pioneer implements. While you’re visiting, check out the 89er Theater. Once a Masonic Temple, this century-old Main Street building has since been resurrected as a movie theater.

A few other interesting tidbits about Kingfisher, Walmart founder Sam Walton was born there in 1918 and the Coleman Company (think camping gear and sports equipment) was founded there in 1900.

Kingfisher, movies, museums, day-trip, history
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: October 18 - October 24, 2016

An Affair of the Heart OKC Fairgrounds

Tuesday, October 18
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, October 19
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.

Thursday, October 20
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Friday, October 21
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
An Affair of the Heart; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; State Fair Park; 632-2652; Tickets are $7.
Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Rodeo- A Triple Bill; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Saturday, October 22
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
An Affair of the Heart; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; State Fair Park; 632-2652; Tickets are $7.
Midtown Walkabout; 4 p.m.; Midtown; 235-3500; Event is free.
Garden Monsters Halloween Party; 6:30 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Rodeo- A Triple Bill; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Sunday, October 23
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
An Affair of the Heart; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; State Fair Park; 632-2652; Tickets are $7.
Open Streets; 1 to 5 p.m.; Wiley Post Park; 419-4166; Event is free.
The Woman in Black; 2 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Rodeo- A Triple Bill; 2 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Monday, October 24
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Distinct downtown districts

Film Row

Fancy a night out on the town or local shopping just steps away from the central business district? Oklahoma City’s downtown area is made up of districts that each have their own unique flavor and fun.

  • Bricktown - Showcasing Oklahoma City’s renaissance comes naturally to this entertainment district. The former warehouses that once housed industrial goods now offer some of Oklahoma City’s best restaurants and nightlife. The easiest way to see all this district has to offer is by way of the MAPS-funded canal. This time of year, canal rides on the Bricktown Water Taxi take place every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (weather permitting).
  • Film Row - Film Row is just west of downtown and is on the cutting-edge of Oklahoma City developments. Equal parts historic and revitalized, Film Row was once home to the film distribution offices for Hollywood’s major studios. It’s now a mix of artistic businesses, locally-own restaurants and more. Be sure to check out the eclectic art collection of the recently-opened 21c Museum Hotel.
  • Automobile Alley - Located north of downtown along Broadway Avenue, Automobile Alley got its name from the number of automobile dealerships that were originally located here in the first half of the 20th century. Now local shops and restaurants make up this effortlessly walkable district. And the fact that the future Oklahoma City Streetcar will stretch through this district makes it even more exciting.
Bricktown, downtown, Film Row, museums, nightlife, restaurants, retail, streetcar, arts and culture, Automobile Alley
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Uptown funk

Uptown 23rd

Uptown 23rd is home to one of the latest neighborhood revitalizations in Oklahoma City and is gaining a well-deserved reputation for a fun place to dine, drink and shop. The attractions in Uptown are casual, accessible and largely owned by local proprietors. Architecture buffs should also note that it is home to the historic Gold Dome building, a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome on the border of Classen Avenue and Northwest 23rd Street.

Must-visit bars and restaurants in the area include Pizzeria Gusto, known for their authentic Neapolitan pizza; The Drake, a seafood restaurant served family style; the Pump Bar, a former Texaco station turned bar that serves up drinks in a friendly atmosphere; and the 70s-themed Rockford Cocktail Den. You can also test your detective skills at The Escape OKC, a live-escape game where you have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles of a locked room.

Have additional recommendations for the Uptown 23rd District? Let us know in the comments!

restaurants, Uptown 23, bar, nightlife
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Go West(ern)

Western Avenue

Ranging from contemporary to classic, the Western Avenue district has a little something for everyone. From local dives on Western Avenue to the chic shops along Classen Curve, this district has you covered for shopping and eating.

Classen Curve, located at the northern edge of the Western Avenue district, contains some of OKC’s most fashionable shops. National retailers lululemon athletica, Anthropologie and West Elm call the stretch of Western between Northwest Grand and Classen boulevards home. If local retail therapy is more your style, Balliets, On a Whim and Liberté provide good options. This area is also known as a destination for curated treasure hunting in its many antique shops. Guestroom Records is ideal for audiophiles, offering new and old vinyl albums for your listening pleasure.

Foodies will also rejoice at the restaurant options dotting the district, including upscale options like West, fast-casual concepts like All About Cha, Tucker’s Onion Burgers and Café 501, and local favorites like The Drum Room, The Drunken Fry and The Sandwich Club. There are plenty more ways to experience all that Western Avenue has to offer, so get out and explore!

nightlife, restaurants, retail, shopping, Western Avenue, bar, Classen Curve
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: October 11 - October 17, 2016

Live! on the Plaza

Tuesday, October 11
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Sound of Music; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Wednesday, October 12
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.
The Sound of Music; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Thursday, October 13
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Sound of Music; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, October 14
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Live! on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
The Sound of Music; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Whiskey Myers; 9:30 p.m.; Wormy Dog Saloon; 601-6276; Tickets are 20.

Saturday, October 15
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Sound of Music; 2 & 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
The Woman in Black; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Sunday, October 16
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Sound of Music; 2 & 7 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Full Moon Bike Ride & Run; 7 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Band Shell; 445-7080; $5 donation encouraged.

Monday, October 17
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Itís Thunder season

Russell Westbrook shoots against Cavs (cropped)

In Russ we trust! With some new faces like Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis, Ersan Ilyasova and Alex Abrines joining our guys Westbrook, Adams, Kanter, Payne, Collison and the rest, OKC’s NBA hoopsters look to defend their Northwest Division title with the same old Thunder toughness and grit in head coach Billy Donovan’s second season. The Thunder tip off their 2016-17 campaign with preseason games across the pond (see below) and in Dallas and Tulsa, in addition to home games at Chesapeake Arena on Sunday, Oct. 16 vs. the Timberwolves and Tuesday, Oct. 18 vs the Nuggets. The regular season begins on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at Philadelphia, followed by the first home contest on Friday, Oct. 28 vs. Phoenix. After quite the tumultuous offseason, we’re just so glad actual basketball is finally back. Thunder Up!

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Letís rally in Thunder Alley

One of the coolest parts of coming downtown before a Thunder game (even if you don’t have tickets!) is the Thunder Alley experience, especially if you’ve got your little hoopsters in tow. Shoot some free throws, hear some tunes, bounce in an inflatable house, cavort with Rumble, or try out a number of other family-friendly pregame activities which await you just outside Chesapeake Energy Arena along Reno Avenue. Check here for a list of games that will be preceded by Thunder Alley early this season. We’ll see you there opening night, Friday Oct. 28.

festivals, free, Thunder, basketball, family-friendly
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Play basketball downtown

If all this basketball talk makes you remember the days when you were runnin’ and gunnin’, throwin’ down dunks and droppin’ sick dimes, you’re in luck. You can easily recapture the remembered form of your youth (OK, that’s absolutely not true, but you can still have fun, and isn’t that what it’s all about?) by playing some pickup ball down at the Downtown Community Basketball Court. The blacktop at the corner of Reno and Hudson is waiting to make those hoop dreams a reality, so put on your goofiest shorts, throw on a tie-dyed hat, and lace (and pump!) up those Air Command Force high-tops because it’s going down downtown, regardless of whether or not you can jump.

basketball, outdoor recreation
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Preseason Spanish style

Xavi Pascual donant indicacions a l'equip
If you’ve been hearing shouts of “¡Thunder Arriba!” then you may already know that our hoops squad officially began their preseason campaign yesterday across the Atlantic on the Iberian Peninsula, taking on Real Madrid on their home court at the Barclaycard Center in the Spanish capital. Tomorrow, “El Thunder” face FC Barcelona at Palau Sant Jordi. New Thunder hoopster Alex Abrines’ former squad is one of the tops in the EuroLeague and will provide another great challenge to our guys, so tune in at 1:30 p.m. to get a dessert dose of hoops right after lunch.

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Things to Do & See: October 4 - October 10, 2016

Pumpkinville in Myriad Gardens

Tuesday, October 4
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
The Head and The Heart; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $34.50.

Wednesday, October 5
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Make America Rock Again; 7 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $30.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.
The Struts; 7 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; 866-977-6849; Tickets are $16 in advance.

Thursday, October 6
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live; 6:30 p.m.; Rose State College Hudiburg Chevrolet Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Pryor Rendering; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, October 7
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk; 6 p.m.; Paseo Arts District; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Saturday, October 8
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Pryor Rendering; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Sunday, October 9
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Pryor Rendering; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Monday, October 10
Pumpkinville; All Day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Children’s Garden; 445-7080; Ticket prices vary.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Elvis Costello; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Chevy Bricktown Events Center; 866-977-6849; Ticket prices vary.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boats and rows

Regatta Festival

Some of the best riversport athletes in the world will be in Oklahoma City on Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 as the Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes over the Oklahoma River. For four days, 2,500 athletes will compete in rowing, kayaking, dragon boating and whitewater rafting during the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma Race and the OGE NightSprints.

The OCU Head of the Oklahoma races will include 2.5 mile races against the clock each day where participants compete for the best time. The 500-meter night sprints Saturday evening will surely be a sight not to miss. Events are held in different categories including collegiate, masters and junior rowing as well as kayak and dragon boat racing.

But the fun isn’t just limited to participants. In addition to the racing, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival will include a family festival with food trucks and beer gardens – all with a first-rate view of the racing and the traditional post-race fireworks.

View the schedule at riversportokc.org.

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With (or without) a paddle

Whitewater rafting

In addition to hosting the Regatta annually, the Oklahoma City Boathouse District serves as a U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Site year-round. But it also a place for a ton of family fun and adventure.

The newest addition to the river is RIVERSPORT Rapids, a MAPS 3-funded whitewater center that offers rafting, kayaking and tubing. The center opened in May and hosted the 2016 Olympic trials for canoe/kayak slalom.

You can also take your adventurous spirit to new heights with the Rumble Drop or SandRidge Sky Trail, the tallest adventure course of its kind in the world! Both the 700-feet zip line across the Oklahoma River and the 72-foot sky slide from atop the sky trail will make you feel like a kid again. For tamer entertainment, rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board for the day or test your skills on the climbing walls. There is even a youth zone for the kiddos. And certainly anyone who appreciates the great outdoors will love the 13 miles of scenic trails that meander along the Oklahoma River.

outdoor recreation, water sports, family-friendly, Oklahoma River
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The river that OKC built

OKC Boathouse District at night

What would you do if you had a dry riverbed that needed to be mowed periodically? If your answer is not “transform it into a world-class venue for rowing, canoeing and kayaking,” then you aren’t thinking like the leaders of Oklahoma River’s recent renaissance.

The seven-mile stretch of the North Canadian River, known today as the Oklahoma River, was part of the original MAPS projects and was completed in 2004, a mere 11 years ago. Prior to MAPS, the area had been a dry riverbed whose water was redirected to avoid flooding downtown Oklahoma City. Thanks to residents’ approval of a one-cent sales tax in 1993 and again in 2009, the Oklahoma River is now a premiere center for riversports that attracts visitors from around the world.  

If you take a stroll through this area, prepare to see world-class boathouses with stunning architecture from Oklahoma City companies and universities. The recent addition of RIVERSPORT Rapids and the developing 70-acre downtown park which will stretch from the heart of downtown OKC to the Oklahoma River will only add to the excitement of this unique area. If you haven’t, pack up the family and make the short trek to explore this growing area. We can promise you will be glad you did.

Oklahoma City history, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, water sports, family-friendly, MAPS
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Things to Do & See: September 27 - October 3, 2016

Criterion

Tuesday, September 27
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Picnics on the Great Lawn; 5 to 9 p.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Great Lawn; 445-7080; Event is free.

Wednesday, September 28
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Reading Wednesdays; 10 a.m.; Myriad Botanical Gardens, Crystal Bridge; 445-7080; Event is free.

Thursday, September 29
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.

Friday, September 30
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Eats on 8th; 7 p.m.; 8th and Harvey; 234-7960; Event is free.
The Lumineers; Gates open at 7 p.m.; The Zoo Amphitheatre; 602-0683; Ticket prices vary.
Pryor Rendering; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Slipknot; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; (800) 745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Kip Moore & Jon Pardi; 8:30 p.m.; Diamond Ballroom; 866-977-6849; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, October 1
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 1:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Classics 2; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Peter Robinson w. Robotaki; 7:30 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $30.
I Love the 90s; 8 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 602-8500; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, October 2
Oklahoma Regatta Festival; All Day; Boathouse District; 552-4040; Admission is free.
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.
Pryor Rendering; 1:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Tickets prices vary.
Carolina RailHawks vs. Rayo OKC; 6 p.m.; Miller Stadium; Ticket prices vary.
Schoolboy Q w/ Joes Bada$$; 8 p.m.; The Criterion; 840-5500; Tickets are $35.

Monday, October 3
Hell on Wheels: Uniting a Nation by Rail; Regular museum hours; 478-2250; National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; Regular museum admission.
Art Gone Wild: Paintings by the OKC Zoo Animals; All day; Myriad Botanical Gardens, South Lobby; 445-7080; Event is free.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

There is more than meets the eye in the OKC economy

OKC Skyline

While energy jobs are the first thing that pops into most people’s mind when talking about the Oklahoma City economy, most new residents (and even some longtime residents) are surprised to find out how big industries like aerospace, biotech and technology are in the metro. Ever wonder why Oklahoma City ranks so high as a place for job seekers? The growth and stability of these industries are definite contributors to our success.

Aerospace
With recent announcements of job growth from Boeing and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry is soaring, pun intended. Greater Oklahoma City’s aerospace industry represents more than 36,000 jobs at more than 230 public- and private-sector firms. The state of Oklahoma ranks 12th nationally in the number of aerospace engineers, fifth in aircraft mechanics and service technicians, and eighth in avionic technicians. Aerospace firms now produce $4.9 billion in goods and services locally, up from $4.3 billion as of 2011.

Biotechnology
With the Oklahoma Health Center just north of downtown, Oklahoma City has long been a hub of biotech research. In recent years, Oklahoma City’s own research institutions have made significant advances in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and septicemia, to name a few. Firms in Greater Oklahoma City’s biotech sector boast annual revenues of more than $6.7 billion and employ more than 51,000 workers.

Technology and entrepreneurship
It is no secret that Oklahoma City’s pioneers, both in the past and present, have carried a spirit of entrepreneurship into their business and civic ventures. That spirit is very much alive today in Oklahoma City’s growing entrepreneurship community. From successful tech startups to the inventor’s workbench, OKC is a place where your ideas can get off the ground. (Looking for entrepreneurial resources? Visit www.greateroklahomacity.com [especially the EDIS and LBI tools] and www.i2e.org.). For more on the entrepreneur scene in Oklahoma City check out http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/35fc33e7#/35fc33e7/1.

Energy
Oklahoma City has long been considered a global oil capital, and with good reason. Oklahoma has a rich history of growing successful energy companies, and our state Capitol even has a working oil rig on its grounds. But a lot has changed since the early wildcatter days of Oklahoma’s past. Oklahoma energy companies work in petroleum, compressed natural gas, wind power and solar energy, and they use state-of-the-art technology. In fact, GE Research’s first industry-specific research center recently opened in Oklahoma City and will bring the most updated oil and gas technology to Oklahoma City’s energy companies. 

employment, energy, entrepreneur, jobs, tech, aerospace, bioscience
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Rankings round up

Civic Center Lawn

We aren’t the only people to brag about OKC. In fact, organizations all over the nation are naming Oklahoma City as one of the top cities for its residents’ purchasing power, its housing market and its job market. Read on to hear what people are saying about Oklahoma City.

OKC Among the Top Cities Rebounding from the Great Recession – CNBC
OKC Ranks No. 1 for Quality of Life – Business Facilities
Oklahoma City Ranked as One of the Best Cities for 20-Somethings – Angie’s List
Best Cities for Jobs? You know OKC Makes the List – Glassdoor
OKC Ranked in Top 10 for Best Cities to Start a Career - WalletHub
OKC Named Most Affordable Metro for Young Adults - CareerTrends
OKC is the No. 1 Place in America for First-Time Homebuyers – SmartAssest
New Study: OKC Ranks No. 1 for Women Entrepreneurs – Merchant Cash USA
You Get More Apartment for Your Buck in OKC – Forbes

OKC’s accolades are too lengthy to list here, but you can read them all at A Better Life OKC.

housing, jobs, Oklahoma City, cost of living, entrepreneur
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Get to work on your future in OKC

Better Life website

Has all this talk about OKC’s strengths inspired you to look at your career options in Oklahoma City? We don’t blame you. And we have all the resources you need to start your job search on A Better Life OKC. Your best career move is just a few clicks away!

A Better Life’s employment resources can help you find your fit in Oklahoma City’s job market. Resources include links to job boards, internship listings, staffing agencies and industry-specific tools. You can also find links to Oklahoma City’s major employers and profiles of Oklahoma City’s major industries.

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VeloCity

Now that you are up to speed on what makes the Oklahoma City economy tick, aren’t you ready to tell your friends, family and coworkers all about what makes OKC great? Of course you are and here at the Better Life Headquarters, we want to make it easier for you. Let us introduce you to VeloCity, Oklahoma City’s digital magazine. Some of you have already read an issue of VeloCity, if so give yourself a high five while no one is looking, but if not, each issue is jam packed with stories and dynamic video that help tell our city’s stories. The most recent issue is all about our city’s amazing food culture, but be sure to click on the archives to take a gander at past issues. VeloCity is a great tool to pass along to anyone who you think might need some more information on OKC. 

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