Centennial Land Run Monument


Four dozen huge bronze sculptures, spread across several hundred feet of open land near Bricktown, capture the chaos and drama of the 1889 land rush that settled a large part of the future state – and dispossessed Native Americans from their lands. Despite the enduring controversy, the land rushes remain etched in Oklahoma's soul.

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1. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

0.34 MILES

The highlight of this attraction in the ballpark complex is the museum dedicated to the athletic exploits of Jim Thorpe (Olympic gold medals plus…

2. Myriad Botanical Gardens

0.74 MILES

Right in the city center, these 15 acres of gardens are home to thousands of plants and many elaborate landscapes. Water features abound and there are…

4. Henry Overholser Mansion

1.81 MILES

Fittingly, Henry Overholser, known as the 'Father of Oklahoma City,' lived with his wife Anna in what remains Oklahoma City's grandest mansion. This three…

5. Oklahoma Hall of Fame


A who's who of famous Oklahomans (including several famous country music stars), this three-story museum gets new inductees each year. Download coupons…

6. State Capitol

2.11 MILES

Built in 1917 (though it only got its dome in 2002), this Greco-Roman building has large murals, beautiful stained-glass windows, a tribal flag plaza and…

7. Oklahoma History Center

2.29 MILES

Near the capitol building, this museum makes people the focus as it tells the story of the Sooner State through interactive exhibits. There are good…

8. Milk Bottle Grocery

2.72 MILES

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