A day exploring Oklahoma City

We started the day with breakfast at the hotel (all you can eat cinnabuns!) and chatted to a lovely old man from South Carolina who had come to Bricktown to order a beaver felt cowboy hat. He has wanted one for 30 years and finally saved up enough money to come here and buy one which I thought was such a sweet story.

Our first stop was the Myriad Botanical Gardens which is a gorgeous 15 acres of parkland. We walked around the grounds, sat by the lake, watched the ducks play and went into the Crystal Bridge Conservatory. Since our trip to Oklahoma the Conservatory was closed for renovations so I’d love to hear from anyone who has seen the new building.

After a morning outdoors we went to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. I thought it was a well curated museum that immersed you in the feeling of the city at the time, which of course is quite sad and confronting too. Being from Australia these tragedies are not talked about as much so I appreciated being able to learn about what happened and pay my respects to those who lost their lives.

For lunch we went across the road to Blu’s BBQ & Burgers as it was so highly recommended on Trip Advisor, and lucky for us it lived up to it’s reputation. We then walked back to Bricktown checking out some street art along the way.

In the afternoon we played a game of mini golf and got dinner at Fuzzy’s Tacos before going to our last baseball game of the trip – Oklahoma City Dodgers vs Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Once again we found a friendly man and his grandson who chatted to us during the game and gave us some tips for things to see while we were in town.

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