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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Give thanks for locally brewed beer

Friends Cheersing

Turkey turkey turkey, can’t you see, sometimes your tryptophan just hypnotizes me. However, if you’re among the sort whose holiday family dinners typically incite imbibing a beer or two rather than a nap (no judging, we feel ya), consider checking out some of OKC’s fantastic locally-produced beer at a brewery or restaurant near you. Here are just some of the options:

ANTHEM BREWING COMPANY, LLC [MORE]
Breweries
908 SW 4th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109-1012
Phone: (405) 604-0446
Website | Map | More Info

COOP ALE WORKS [MORE]
Breweries
4745 Council Heights Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73179
Phone: (405) 842-2667
Website | Map | More Info

BELLE ISLE RESTAURANT & BREWING CO. [MORE]
Restaurants
50 Penn Place
1900 N.W. Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 840-1911
Map | More Info

BRICKTOWN BREWERY [MORE]
Restaurants
1 N. Oklahoma Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 232-2739
Website | Map | More Info

And don’t forget about the “’Miracle on the Canal’ Festive, Pop-Up Bar” coming to downtown in December. Speaking of Downtown in December…

local goods, restaurants, beer, breweries
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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These are a few of our favorite Downtown in December events

Santa Run

Your friendly neighborhood TBL writers do love us some Downtown in December events, and not just ‘cause we happen to be downtown… in December (and the other 11 months of the year, for that matter, not only because we work here, but also because downtown is awesome. But we digress.) Anyway, here are some of our favs (but of course, don’t limit yourself to just these— there are heaps!).

Bricktown Tree Lighting Festival Presented by Sonic
Mayor Cornett teams up with Santa Claus himself to fire up your holiday spirits as well as the lights on the big Christmas tree. Head to the 3rd Base Plaza at the ballpark (2 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.) on Friday, Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. to enjoy live music, face painting, food trucks, conversations with Santa (maybe ask what he wants for a change?) and general merriment. More info: downtownindecember.com/bricktown-tree-lighting/

Snow Tubing Winter Festival at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Get ready to snow tube your colorful woolen socks off starting Saturday, Nov. 26. In addition to two slides (big and little), other perks including Santa’s Workshop, a children’s train and plenty of holiday décor dictate that the Festival promises fun for all. Check hours and prices here: downtownindecember.com/snow-tubing-winter-festival/

Devon Ice Rink
The ice rink is open at Myriad Botanical Gardens and is ready for you and your friends, family and/or honey lambs to make some memories whilst making lazy circles in the ice  and doing your level best to stay level and off your backside. Check out downtownindecember.com/devon-ice-rink/ for schedule and prices.

SandRidge Santa Run / ego boost
A race with Santa? We’re betting you got this one in the bag. I mean, we’re not sure what kind of shape you’re in, but frankly, Santa just doesn’t look that fast. Anyway, run a 5K with various Santas, elves, reindeer and other assorted Christmasy characters as you work off some of that cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole (either in or out of a costume). It’s an all-ages event, with a Kid’s Dash and 1-mile Fun Run part of the festivities as well. Saturday, Dec. 10 is the day and activities begin at 8:45 at SandRidge Energy, 123 Robert S. Kerr. More info: downtownindecember.com/sandridge-santa-run/

Check out all the events at downtownindecember.com/.

festivals, holiday, running, downtown, family-friendly
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: November 22 - November 28, 2016

Tuesday, November 22
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, November 23
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Carrie Underwood; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, November 24
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, November 25
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Eats on 8th; 7 to 11 p.m.; 8th and Harvey; 234-7960; Event is free.

Saturday, November 26
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Detroit Pistons vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 27
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Holiday Pop-Up Shops at Midtown; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Midtown; Event is free.
Winter Shoppes; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Myriad Gardens, Great Event Lawn and Band Shell; 708-6499; Event is free.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra; 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, November 28
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
2016 NRHA Futurity; All day; State Fair Park; 946-7400.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Get involved

Regional Food Bank

It’s time to break out those carving skills because the holidays are nearly upon us. Great food, family, friends and a little football are pretty hard to beat. Of course the holiday season is not all about eating – it is also about giving thanks. We are thankful that we have so many great organizations in our community who are constantly working to make a difference. If you are looking for ways to get involved in OKC, but don’t know where to start, click here to find all the Chamber members that are nonprofits.

But we’ll give you some ideas here:

  • Give a gift to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Through Jan. 15, every gift received will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $600,000 thanks to APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. You can also sign up your family to volunteer in Food Bank warehouse.
  • Donate to Allied Arts to support more than 40 local arts organizations including the Lyric Theater, deadCenter film festival, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art as well as many more.
  • Donate your time to Habitat for Humanity. Hands-on helpers are always needed to assist with new home construction, critical home repairs and at the Habitat ReStore. 
  • Buy something from the wish list of Infant Crisis Services, Inc., which provides formula, food, diapers and other needs to babies and toddlers in crisis.
  • Donate your time or pet supplies to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society. This great nonprofit has found homes for more than 14,000 cats and dogs.
community, volunteer
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Lend a helping hand

United Way Volunteers

Oklahoma and specifically Oklahoma City is renowned not only nationally but worldwide as a community who comes together to help each other in times of need. These acts of giving and helping our neighbors are evident in our everyday lives. In fact, nearly 800,000 Oklahomans donate 84.9 million hours annually in their communities.

As #GivingTuesday approaches, consider lending a helping hand. Oklahoma has more than 17,000 nonprofit groups in the state, so no matter your passion, there are many ways you can get involved. Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is always a great resource for the state’s nonprofit groups.

These organizations need our help year-round so keep them in your thoughts even after the holidays. If you are new to our city there is no better way to connect with people than by volunteering your time.  Do you know of a nonprofit that could use some help in the coming weeks? Let us know in the comments below.

Also be sure to check out the volunteerism page on our site for more causes and ways to get involved.

volunteer, community, nonprofit
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Enrich OKC

Volunteer reading to children

If you are overwhelmed by the number of causes to which you can contribute your time or money, take a look at all the good that the United Way of Central Oklahoma does in our community.

This organization has formed partnerships with more than 60 organizations that contribute to the area’s health, safety, education or economic well-being of families, according to the United Way’s mission. A donation to the United Way will help fund these valuable programs that are held accountable by the United Way.

The United Way picks its partner organizations according to five identified “Focus Areas”: Strong Families, Successful Kids, Healthy Citizens, Independent Living and Community Preparedness. Each year, the organization raises millions of dollars to help fund these nonprofit agencies’ programs.

If you’re interested in finding ways to volunteer for these organizations, check out the United Way’s Volunteer Center.

The United Way has been serving the community for more than 90 years, and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is proud that it had a role in its creation decades ago.

volunteer, community, nonprofit
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: November 15 - November 21, 2016

OKC Thunder Fans

Tuesday, November 15
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Salt Lake City Stars vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Wednesday, November 16
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, November 17
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Erie Bayhawks vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.

Friday, November 18
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, November 19
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Pentatonix: The World Tour 2016; 8 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Classics 3- Alexander Mickelthwate; 8 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 20
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 6 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, November 21
Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 9 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical; 7:30 p.m.; Oklahoma City Civic Center; 297-2264; Ticket prices vary.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Military ties in OKC

Tinker AWACS

It’s no secret that Oklahoma City has strong connections to the U.S. military. Tinker Air Force Base has been part of the Oklahoma City community since 1941 and frequent readers of our blog know how the base plays an important role to the region. Not only is it the largest single-site employer in the state, it is also one of the largest Air Force bases in the nation. Currently, Tinker’s estimated economic impact to the region is $3.41 billion annually.

Not only have brave Oklahomans served in all branches of the military spanning several decades, but the state of Oklahoma is home to several military bases, including Altus Air Force Base, Vance Air Force Base, Fort Sill Army Base, McAlester Army Ammunition Army Base, and Oklahoma City’s own Tinker Air Force Base.

To all who have served and to the families who support them – thank you for your sacrifice.

Tinker, employment, military
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Brush up on OKCís military history

45th Infantry Division Museum

Because of OKC’s ongoing ties to the U.S. military, you can learn about this community’s history with the U.S. Armed Services year round.

The 45th Infantry Museum is dedicated to telling the story of the “Thunderbirds” of the 45th Infantry Division. This group of was formed during the National Defense Act of 1920 and spent their first years maintaining order in times of disaster and political unrest. Before deploying during World War II, the Thunderbirds trained at five bases, including Fort Sill in Oklahoma. They participated in four amphibious landings and saw 511 days in combat, and were described as “one of the best, if not the best division in the history of American arms” by General George S. Patton.

The Thunderbirds continued to serve after WWII until January 1969, and their legacy lives on today at the museum honoring the accomplishments of the division. Admission is free to this 27,000-square-foot attraction. Exhibits include Reaves Military Weapons Collection, which features firearms and related artifacts dating as far back as the Revolutionary War. Thunderbird Park also features tanks, artillery and aircraft onsite. 

You can also head out to the 99s Museum of Women Pilots to learn more about the history of women in aviation, including an exhibit on female military pilots. Read more about the 99s Museum here.

If the history of America’s military aviation is more to your liking, then visit the Charles B. Hall Air Park near Tinker Air Force Base on Interstate 40 East. The park is rich in the history of Tinker Air Force Base and in the aircraft that have been part of Tinker’s operations for more than seven decades.

aviation, history, military, museums, Tinker
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Saluting those who served

45th Infantry Division Museum Veteran\'s Day Ceremony

Events across Oklahoma City will give you plenty of opportunities to celebrate America’s armed forces and honor those who have served.

  • The Norman Veterans Committee will host their 2016 Veteran’s Day and Memorial Ceremony at Reaves Park in Norman on Nov. 11. Static displays open at 10 a.m., the ceremony begins at 11 a.m. More information.
  • The annual Veterans Day service at the 45th Infantry Division Museum will take place at 10 a.m., on Nov. 11. Pay tribute to the men and women of the military at this patriotic ceremony, which includes a helicopter flyover, massing of the colors and guest speakers. More information.
  • Midwest City will hold their annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Century Boulevard and Southeast 15th Street. More information.

If you know of any events we didn’t mention please include them in the comments or give us a shout on Facebook or Twitter.

festivals, military, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Donít forget to vote

Voting Booths

There’s no better way to honor our democracy than by acting on your right to vote! Today is Election Day, and it’s not too late to make your way to your polling location. Visit the Oklahoma State Election Board to confirm your registration, find your polling place and view sample ballots.

The League of Women Voters of Oklahoma and several community partners have compiled a nonpartisan voters guide to federal and state elections and the seven state questions that will appear on today’s ballot. View the guide here.

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Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Things to Do & See: November 8 - November 14, 2016

Devon Ice Rink

Tuesday, November 8
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.

Wednesday, November 9
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Toronto Raptors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Thursday, November 10
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Mistletoe Market; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 843-5668; Ticket prices vary.
OKBio Brewfest; 5 p.m.; Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark; Admission is $35.

Friday, November 11
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Mistletoe Market; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 843-5668; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 3 to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Harry Potter Science Overnight; 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Admission prices vary.
Live on the Plaza; 7 p.m.; Plaza District; 367-9403; Free.
L.A. Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.
Maine Red Claws vs. Oklahoma City Blue; 7 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 208-4667; Ticket prices vary.
Lucius; 8 p.m.; ACM@UCO Performance Lab; 974-4700; Ticket prices vary.

Saturday, November 12
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Mistletoe Market; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Cox Convention Center; 843-5668; Ticket prices vary.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Sunday, November 13
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; Regular museum hours; Science Museum Oklahoma; 602-6664; Regular museum admission.
Devon Ice Rink; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Devon Ice Rink; 708-6499; Ticket prices vary.
Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; 7 p.m.; Chesapeake Energy Arena; 800-745-3000; Ticket prices vary.

Monday, November 14
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.
Da Vinci- The Genius; 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, November 1, 2016

Digging downtown

Downtown Housing

With entertainment, arts, sporting events and nightlife all in your backyard, it is no surprise that downtown Oklahoma City living is booming. With housing options as diverse as the individuals that live in them, downtown Oklahoma City dwelling will give you the urban adventure that you’ve always wanted.

In downtown Oklahoma City, there are a total of 2,880 housing units, with nearly 2,000 more under construction or announced. Most of the construction is rental, but there are a few ownership units under construction as well. (Rental prices will range anywhere from $784-$3,000, while for-sale options start at around $180,000 for a one-bedroom condo.) For those with children, living in downtown Oklahoma City allows you to have first dibs on entrance to John Rex Charter Elementary School, a tuition-free elementary school that currently offers pre-K through third grade instruction. By the fall of 2018, the school will offer pre-K through sixth grade.

Below is a breakdown of downtown’s hottest spots for housing. For more on downtown living visit our website.

Central Business District/Bricktown/Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City’s renaissance is on display in the core of downtown, making it a perfect place to call home. Attractive to the young, the old and families in between, downtown offers plenty of choices and value for those looking for a true urban experience without much of the traditional hassle. Whether you choose to live in the heart of Oklahoma City in the central business district or you embrace the history and culture of the Deep Deuce neighborhood, new condos and apartments abound, as do newly-renovated rental units and fresh loft spaces. Whether you're looking to rent or to buy, downtown offers something for everyone in a hip, sophisticated upscale urban setting.

Midtown
One of the newest areas on the scene, Midtown is truly making a splash as a revitalization effort has taken hold and created multiple success stories. Full of fantastic housing options – from revitalized historic buildings to new developments – plus local restaurants and bars, Midtown is a great place to discover what’s new and hip on the OKC scene.

Bricktown, Deep Deuce, downtown, housing, Midtown
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Blast from the past

House in Heritage Hills

You already know that Oklahoma City has plenty of character, and that is especially evident in the historic neighborhoods throughout the city. Tree-lined streets, peaceful front-porches and beautiful architecture all abound within close proximity to downtown and to several of Oklahoma City’s most popular districts.

Crown Heights
Crown Heights is an attractive Historic Preservation District consisting of homes dating from the 30s. Its mix of Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival, Mission-Spanish, Monterey, French Eclectic, Minimal Traditional and Art Deco styles combine with characteristic landscaping and a trendy location (bordering Western Avenue shopping and dining, near Asian District, midtown, downtown) to create one of Oklahoma City's premier historic neighborhoods.

Mesta Park/Heritage Hills
Home to many of Oklahoma City's founding elite, the neighborhoods just north of downtown, Mesta Park and Heritage Hills, are among the first Historic Preservation Districts in the state. With development starting just after the turn of the century, these neighborhoods feature a wealth of local history and intrigue, with the Overholser Mansion (Heritage Hills), one of the finest house museums in the world, and home of the legendary Perle Mesta (Mesta Park) joining the former Georgian "Oil Mansions," Prairie School / Foursquare, and Craftsman-style homes typical of the area.

Jefferson Park
The bungalow neighborhood of Jefferson Park is located two miles north of downtown and a mile west of the State Capitol. Neighbored by some of Oklahoma City’s other historic neighborhoods, Jefferson Park is filled with smaller bungalows that are big on historic charm. 

Historic Capitol Hill
Historic Capitol Hill is located just south of downtown Oklahoma City and was once slated to be the location of the capitol of Oklahoma – thus giving it the source of its name. Years ago, the district was a thriving commercial area and since the creation of Capitol Hill Main Street in 1997, it has experienced a rebirth.

Read more about Oklahoma City’s historic preservation districts and find more neighborhood options.

Crown Heights, Heritage Hills, Historic Capitol Hill, housing, Jefferson Park, Mesta Park
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Rocking the suburbs

House in Edmond

In Oklahoma City, living in the suburbs doesn’t mean that you are too far away from the action. The city’s large land area allows you plenty of options, while Oklahoma City’s low commute times make getting where you need to go a breeze. Oklahoma City has plenty of options for a suburban paradise in all directions from city center

Near Northwest OKC
Situated in the northwest quadrant of Oklahoma City near scenic Lake Hefner, the enduring popularity of these neighborhoods surprises no one. A variety of residences can be found, ranging from 30s-platted mansions to 50s-built ranch-style to 80s-developed subdivisions with larger footage. Close to shopping and recreation and sporting easy interstate access, this area is an enclave for those desiring suburban living without the commute. Subdivisions and cities include Nichols Hills, Lakeshore, Lansbrook, The Village, Warr Acres and more.

Northwest OKC/Edmond
Recent construction, a growing amount of retail offerings and larger homes are typically what you will find in this area. Some communities are gated and all offer outstanding neighborhood involvement. Good highway and turnpike access comes standard, as does excellent public schools. Subdivisions include Blue Stem, Warwick, Val Verde, Bocage, Summerfield, The Greens, Glen Eagles, Englewood Manor, Gaillardia, Oak Tree, Quail Creek, Silverhawk, Whitehall, Rose Creek, Oak Cliff Estates, Stone Creek Canyon, Highland Trails, Fairfax, Kingsbury Ridge, The Bluffs, Arbor Creek, La Sonata, The Grove South, Montague, Sonador, Heritage Oaks and many others.

South OKC/Moore/Norman
South Oklahoma City boasts more room, more new subdivisions, more new retail, more diversity, more value and more excitement than ever before. Similar to its counterparts in the northwest, newer construction and larger floorplans come standard, as do excellent public schools and interstate access. Subdivisions include Pepperwell Oaks, Rivendell, The Vineyard, Talavera, Brookhaven, Hallbrooke, Blue Creek, Classen Miller, Crossroads, Carrington Place, Summit Lakes, Eagles Cove, Lost Creek, The Willows, The Apples, Deerfield, Park Place, Eagle Cliff South and more.

Edmond, housing, Moore, Norman
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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.

Bethany, Choctaw, Deer Creek, housing, Jones, Lake Aluma, Midwest City, Mustang, Nicoma Park, Piedmont, Yukon
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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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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.

Adventure District, family-friendly, holiday, zoo
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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.

holiday, nightlife, Oklahoma River
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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.

family-friendly, holiday, outdoor recreation
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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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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!

family-friendly, holiday, outdoor recreation, parks, water sports
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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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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.

day-trip, free, history, live music, Rayo, soccer, Yukon
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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.

day-trip, food, free, Tuttle
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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.

day-trip, El Reno, festivals, history, museums, restaurants
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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.

day-trip, history, Kingfisher, movies, museums
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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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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.
arts and culture, Automobile Alley, Bricktown, downtown, Film Row, museums, nightlife, restaurants, retail, streetcar
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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!

bar, nightlife, restaurants, Uptown 23
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