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A Day in Oklahoma City

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Bored of your diurnal activities? Want to get rid of your monotonous schedule and tasks? Well, it's time to hop across the long distance between you and OKC and have the time of your life. Yes! Oklahoma City is such scenic place that will let you leave all your worries behind, and will give you memories that stand the test of time. If you don't have a lot of time on your hands, then follow the below-mentioned itinerary to chalk out a perfect day in The Big Friendly.

Image by Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau via Wikimedia Commons

8:00 am: Yummy breakfast at Mimi's Cafe

Roll out with some irresistible sustenance and crafted dishes made up of fresh and authentic ingredients at Mimi's Cafe which is located at 3015 West Memorial Road.

9:00 am: Historical visit to Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
After a scrumptious breakfast, jump onto John Kilpatrick Turnpike from West Memorial Road to reach North Harvey Avenue, and stop by Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. This remarkable site was constructed to pay a tribute to the victims and survivors of devastating April 19, 1995, bombing on Murrah Building. The principle components of this museum are: Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and The Memorial Museum.

Address: 620 North Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405.235.3313
Website: www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (9:00 am-6:00 pm); Sunday (12:00 pm-6 pm)
Distance and time from Mimi's Cafe: 13.9 miles or 18 mins drive

10:30 am: Get acquainted with BANJO
After leaving Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, head south on North Harvey Avenue towards Northwest 4th Street and swing by American Banjo Museum which is located at East Sheridan Avenue. This museum is a treasure locked in the store of OKC and dedicated to America's primitive banjos made by African slaves. It showcases the splendid collection of replicas of age-old banjos that speak volume about post WWII music history and 1920’s Jazz Era.

Address: 9 East Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405.604.2793
Website: www.americanbanjomuseum.com
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Saturday (11 am-6 pm); Sunday (12 pm-5 pm); remains closed on Mondays
Distance and time from Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum: 0.8 miles or 15 mins drive

11:30 am: Know about Mr. William Fremont Harn
After catching a glimpse of musical history at American Banjo Museum, get on East Sheridan Avenue and head towards Oklahoma Aveue to venture into Harn Homestead. This Victorian house preserves historic homestead belong to Mr. William Fremont Harn who was appointed as a land commissioner by President Benjamin Harrison to look into the disputes over land run of of April 22, 1889.

Address:  1721 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405.235.4058
Website: www.harnhomestead.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-2:00 pm); remains closed on Saturday and Sunday
Distance and time from American Banjo Museum: 1.9 miles or 7 mins drive

12:30 pm: Celebration Station-ideal place for adventure buffs
Move south on North Lincoln Boulevard towards Northeast 16th Street and drop by Celebration Station. This amusement park is packed with a lot of indoor and outdoor fun activities, e,g., bumper boats, arcade games, go-karts, batting cages, and miniature golf. Someone will definitely wanna go here with one's bells on.

Clock strikes 2 'o' clock, and you must be starving by this time. Don't panic. Restaurant at Celebration Station serves a variety of luscious food item to satisfy your palette. Be it pizzas, burgers, fries, sandwiches, salad, or cakes, you are going to get something you will fight with your pals for it's last bite.

Address: 509 Westline Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: 405.942.7888
Website: www.celebrationstation.com/index.cfm
Operation Hours: Monday-Thursday and Sunday (11:00 am-9:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (11:00 am-11:00 pm) 
Distance and time from Harn Homestead: 8.2 miles or 12 mins drive

3:00 pm: Gratify your hunger at Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill
After an adventurous trip to Celebration Station, you can walk north on Westline Drive towards West I-40 Service Road and reach Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill. No other restaurant in Oklahoma serves ribs as delicious as Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill does. Not only prime ribs, but this place is also specialized in serving delectable mesquite grilled steaks, quail, mesquite grilled seafood dishes, and prime pork chops.

Address: 4300 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.943.9111
Website: www.pearlsokc.com/restaurants/trappers-fishcamp-grill/#
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (11:00 am-10:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-9:00 pm)
Distance and time from Celebration Station: 0.7 mile or 14 mins drive

4:00 pm: Unearth the history of Oklahoma
After satiating your gluttony, it's time to take a plunge into the history, culture and exploration of Oklahoma and its people. Swing by Oklahoma Historical Society Center will educate you how this beautiful land evolved so gracefully with the passage of time.

Phone: 405.521.2491
Website: www.okhistory.org/index.php?full
Operation Hours: Mon-Sat- 10am-5pm; remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill: 10.3 miles or 16 mins drive

5:00 pm: Shopping time
Now, it's time to pop in The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City to buy some of the top-end fashion collection of clothes, beauty products, housewares, footwear, accessories, apparels and other goods. This place is marked with some of OKC's finest and upscale stores to check out. Moreover, it incorporates a cordon bleau food court where you can sit and enjoy numerous of mouth-watering delicacies. It's modern decor and serene ambiance will blow your mind for sure.  

Address: 7624 West Reno Avenue #380, Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Phone: 405.787.3700
Website: www.theoutletshoppesatoklahomacity.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Saturday (10:00 am-9:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-7:00 pm)
Distance and time from Oklahoma Historical Society Center: 12.8 miles or 16 mins drive

7:00 pm: Satiate your hunger pang
Low on energy? Don't panic. The Outlet Shoppes is marked with some of the finest eateries in OKC. Grab a bite of mouth-drooling snacks served at below-mentioned restaurants.

Orange Leaf Yogurt
Chao Praya
Auntie Anne's
City Bites

8:00 pm: Saunter around the city with Heartland Charter & Tours
While munching on your snacks, you can enjoy the city tour with Heartland Charter & Tours. They will take you to the most renowned and astonishing spots in Oklahoma City. Enjoy the splendid night view of the city with Heartland Charter & Tours.

Address: 3300 Northwest 38th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Phone: 405.942.8880
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (8:30 am-7:00 am); Saturday (9:45 am-5:00 am); remains closed on Sundays
Distance and time from The Outlet Shoppes: 8 miles or 11 mins drive

10:00 pm: Gorge on aromatic dinner at Ya Hala and Wingstop
It's time to fill your belly space. You can stop by Ya Hala (3655 Northwest 39th Street) to gorge on its finger-licking kebabs, falafel and hummus. Or, you can also try delectable hot-served chicken wings & sides from the kitchen of Wingstop (4100 North Portland Avenue). This aviation-themed restaurant is simply eye-rolling.

11:00 pm: Drink and Dance at Graham's
After a delicious dinner, start moving towards North Portland Avenue and swing by Graham's which is situated at West Reno Avenue. This upbeat cowboy bar is famed for its country-western music and varied fresh and chilled beers. You will fail to hold yourself back once its bopping music will pierce your eardrums. Its flashy and inviting dance floors won't let you stick to your couches.

Address:  3700 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone: 405.949.1117
Website: www.grahamcentralstationoklahomacity.com/index.php
Operation Hours: Thursday-Saturday (7:00 pm-2:00 am); remains closed on Monday-Wednesday and Sunday

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