Oklahoma City relishes its status as an original frontier town, but its wide-ranging list of attractions may be what visitors appreciate most. Oklahoma City hotels, dining venues and sites offer residents and travelers an amazing amount of diversity for a capital of its size.
This city dates back to the settlers of the 1889 Great Land Run, and by 1909, Oklahoma City had one hotel, a bank and school and phone service. These roots created a proud legacy that can now be explored at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame & Western Heritage Center and the annual Red Earth festival, the biggest and most extravagant Native American festival in the US.
Those wanting present-day relaxation should visit Myriad Gardens and the Oklahoma City Zoo, one of the nation’s finest. Both are easily reachable from your hotel in Oklahoma City, as is the compelling Science Museum Oklahoma.
Restaurants in the city offer plenty of variety, but as a former “cow-town,” steaks are always on the menu. Try Cattleman’s Steakhouse or BlueFire Grille for a mouth-watering cut of beef. Afterwards, walk or ride from your Oklahoma City Marriott hotel to the popular Bricktown District for shopping, nightlife and a water taxi along the canal.