State Capitol


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 rotating art exhibits. Appropriately, it's the only state capitol surrounded by working oil wells.

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1. Oklahoma History Center

0.25 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…

2. Henry Overholser Mansion

1.01 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…

3. Paseo Arts District

1.22 MILES

With its Spanish Revival architecture, lively bars and over 20 funky art galleries, this is Oklahoma City's most bohemian corner.

4. 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. Milk Bottle Grocery

1.62 MILES

Route 66 took many different roads through Oklahoma City over the five decades when it was the transcontinental highway. For many years it passed by this…

7. Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

1.83 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…

8. Myriad Botanical Gardens

2.01 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…