With so much to do in Oklahoma City, it’s easy to have a staycation and still enjoy world-class activities and events. This year, spring break includes celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as well, so be sure to include those events in your plans.
For the first time ever, Frontier City is opening its gates during the week off from school. From March 14 to March 22, take your family on high-flying thrill rides like the Diamondback, the Silver Bullet or the Steel Lasso. In between the rides – and if you can stomach it – grab a carnival classic treat such as a corn dog or funnel cake.
Our friends at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum are offering a sneak peek of their new children’s area, Liichokoshkomo’. The $15 million project offers 100,000 square feet of play area, featuring an intertribal village that represents seven tribes (Caddo, Chickasaw, Hopi, Kiowa, Navajo, Pawnee and Ancient Puebloan), rail car and train depot, trading post, pioneer wagon, sod house, playground, waterfall and much more.
If you’d prefer an indoor activity, or something with more of an art flair, take your family to Factory Obscura. A family pass is good all year and with all the new things planned for the immersive art experience, you’re going to want to visit again. You can also check out the brand new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, where admission to the exhibitions is always free. While you’re there, check out all the classes and upcoming events, then sign up for one. You never know what artistic talents you have until you try.
But that’s only a small taste of all the fun you can have and still sleep in your own bed. Check out the complete list of ideas from our friends at the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, then start making those plans.