Summer has arrived! Children are out of school, parents are submitting their vacation plans to their employers, and everyone is getting ready for summer fun. Whether you’re heading outdoors this summer or plan to beat the heat in indoor, air-conditioned settings, Oklahoma City offers endless opportunities for summer fun. Below are the top spots you don’t want to miss, courtesy of TripAdvisor.com.
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
Ranked #1 of 121 attractions in the Oklahoma City area by TripAdvisor, the National Memorial and Museum were erected in the wake of the 1995 federal building bombing in Oklahoma City. Visitors can learn not only about the history surrounding the bombing, but can also learn ways to promote peace and safety in their own communities.
Museum of Osteology
If you’re looking for a museum that’s off the beaten path, try the Museum of Osteology. Known as “America’s Only Skeleton Museum,” this 7,000 square foot space contains bones and skeletons from species found all over the world. It offers scavenger hunts, programs, and other exciting and educational adventures for kids and adults.
Oklahoma City Zoo
Go on safari without ever leaving the city limits! The Oklahoma City Zoo offers free and discount days for families who are new to the experience, as well as a yearly pass for true zoo fans. Rides, attractions, walking trails, a behind-the-scenes tour, and adjacent botanical gardens round out the experience.
Arctic Edge Ice Arena (Edmond) and Blazers Ice Centre (South OKC)
What better way to beat the summer heat than by hitting the ice? Both Arctic Edge and Blazers offer ice skating times throughout the summer, along with beginner skating lessons, figure skating, and hockey. Learn new skills, have exercise, and enjoy a great time in refrigerated comfort.
For a fun group experience like no other, check out Trapped OKC. You get a group of 2-10 players, one room, and sixty minutes. Your mission: decipher the clues to obtain the four-digit code that allows you to unlock the door. Assistance from a real-time game master (and an “exit now” button in case of emergency) help ensure the game offers the challenge you’re looking for.
Attorney Ray Maples wishes everyone in Oklahoma City a safe, fun, and happy summer season!