Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the capital and principal city of the state of Oklahoma, located in the Frontier Country region of the state. Oklahoma City is the primary city of the Oklahoma City-Shawnee-Stillwater Combined Statistical Area containing most of central Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

The outdoor memorial is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year and security is always on-site. A three-acre site memorializing the 1995 bombing of the Alfred F. Murrah Federal Building--the most devastating act of terrorism on US soil until September 11th, 2001--the memorial includes the remnants of the federal building, as well as a reflecting pool, a collection of 168 hand-cast bronze chairs (one for each person who died in the blast), and the Survivor Tree, a 100-year-old American elm that survived the blast. Admission to the outdoor memorial is free. The museum, which boasts an impressive collection of artifacts pertaining to the Murrah building site, the bombing, and the investigation and recovery efforts.

Book Beat and Company

Describes itself as "an independent bookstore. specializing in Beat Generation And Counter Culture Books, High & Low-Brow Art Books, Political Thought, Radicalism, Anarchism, Communist & Socialist Literature, Poetry, Philosophy, Sci-Fi, Metaphysical Studies, Classics, Avant-Garde Literature, Fiction, Eastern Religion, T-Shirts, Compact Discs, Vinyl, Videos & DVDs, Posters & Prints, as well as unique handcrafted gift items from the local artists of Oklahoma."

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Cafe Bella

Coffee, tea, bubble teas, and Vietnamese sandwiches, po' boys, red beans & rice from their New Orleans family recipes. Proudly serving fine, locally roasted, certified organic fair trade espresso & coffees. Also featuring a selection of teas and a bubble tea bar. They also serve vacuum brewed siphon pots of coffee. Free Wi-Fi.

Frontier City

Saddle up for some good ol' Wild West fun at Frontier City. You'll find over 50 thrilling rides and attractions to explore, featuring ErUPtion!, Oklahoma's tallest thrill ride, four nail-biting roller coasters, fantastic water rides, and hours of fun for tthe kids.

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American Banjo Museum

The American Banjo Museum's interpretive exhibits tell the history of the banjo which included its African roots, jazz era, Bluegrass, and folk. The American Banjo Museum houses one of the largest collections of banjos on public display anywhere in the world.

Cafe Oasis

Next to the Super Cao Nguyen Asian grocery. This cafe is really more of a bubble tea house although they serve coffee as well. They also serve a variety of Chinese food. It feels like you are stepping into a modern Japanese hot spot. Free Wi-Fi.

DRINK   —  1135 NW 25th St

Catchers Sports Bar & Grill

Serving greater Oklahoma City metro with every televised sport on lots of big screens, live music, full bar, tasty menu, dancing, juke box, karaoke, pool, darts, poker tournaments, and friendly staff and crowd.

DRINK   —  501 N. Mustang Rd

Bohemian Spirit Vintage

Miss Amy has been providing locals with vintage wearables and wares and art for over 24 years and is now able to offer new lower pricing. C.1900's thru 1980's - the real deal!

Village Park South

Located on North May Avenue, between hefner and Britton. It has the best resale shop in the village, a local Curves, Hi Performance Sporting goods, and many other shops.

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Will's Coffee Shop

Inside the art deco Will Rogers Theater complex. Features locally roasted fair trade and organic coffee. Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free Wi-Fi.

DRINK   —  4322 N. Western Ave

The Colonial Art Gallery and Co.

Open since 1919, Colonial is a full-service gallery, buying and selling investment-quality artwork, as well as framing, restoring, and appraising art.

BUY   —  1336 N.W. 1st St

Henry Hudson's

Locations throughout OKC and surrounding suburbs offers a casual bar atmosphere with occasional karaoke. Also, monthly drink and appetizer specials.

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Route 66

Rare and hard to find gifts and personal care products as well as several lines of women's clothing. Also located at (Penn and North West Expressway)

BUY   —  50 Penn Pl

Full Circle Bookstore

A great local independent book seller. They have great service and a very decent selection of everything from children's books to the latest news.

BUY   —  50 Penn Pl

Luby's Cafeteria

Beautifully prepared entrees beef, chicken and fish with a wide variety of salads, sides, and gorgeous desserts. To go and catering available.

EAT   —  9410 N. May Ave

Margarita's Mexican Restaurant

Not the fanciest dining experience in the city, but it's an absolute hidden gem. Quality, delicious food with a friendly staff.

EAT   —  7800 N May Ave

Elemental Coffee

High quality coffees roasted in-house, espresso bar, pour overs, vegan pastries, breakfast and lunch served 7 days a week

DRINK   —  815 N Hudson

Grand House

A classy and authentic Chinese restaurant in the heart of Oklahoma City/Asia District. Features Dim Sum on the weekends.

EAT   —  2701 N. Classen

Wilshire Village

Located on Western, north of 63rd, at the intersection of Wilshire and Western. Has a great variety of shops, such as:

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Strongest drinks on the gay strip (and likely the entire city), with pool, great jukebox and drag shows. Lots of fun!

DRINK   —  2201 NW 39th St

The Makeup Bar

Good makeup that you might not be able to find in Dillard's at any of the malls. Very popular for boutique buyers.

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Ted's Cafe Escondito

You may have to wait to get into Ted's, but it is worth the wait. Some of the best Mexican food in Oklahoma City.

Galileo Bar and Grill

Galileo's is closed now, but has been replaced by the Picasso Cafe-similar vibe but new menu and new owners.

DRINK   —  3009 Paseo

The Conservatory

Punk club, featuring out of town acts, as well as local. And an amazing record store next door.Size Records.

DRINK   —  8911 N. Western Ave

Java Dave's

6025 W. Reno Ave. Suite C., 7936 N. May, 9101 S. May. Big, with a diner atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi.

DRINK   —  10 NE 10th St

Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery

Art gallery on the campus of Oklahoma City University. See website for current exhibitions.

Fung's Kitchen

Across from Oklahoma City University, has become very popular for the college crowd.

EAT   —  1500 Nw 23rd St

Sala Thai

This is one of the city's finest restaurant, and is completely vegetarian-friendly.

EAT   —  1614 N.W. 23rd St

Italian Jim's Pizzeria

Of I-40 on Mustang Rd about 3 blocks - Great Pizza and pasta - Lots of Blown glass!

Earl's Rib Palace

A local favorite, voted Best BBQ by readers of Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma Gazette

EAT   —  6816 N. Western

Rococo Restaurant and Fine Wine

2824 N. Pennsylvania, also new location in Northpark Mall at NW 122nd & May Ave

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Excellent buffet with many vegetarian options. North and South Indian cuisine.

EAT   —  4900 N. May Ave

Coffee Slingers

Coffees roasted in-house, espresso bar and french pressed coffee 7 days a week

DRINK   —  1015 N Broadway

TapWerks Ale House & Cafe

5 stars. Want to try a new drink or an unsual beer, this is the place for you.

Museum of Osteology

The Museum of Osteology displays over 300 real animal skulls and skeletons!

Audio Dimensions

Set up your home theater and sound systems with the best in Oklahoma City.

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The Lingerie Store

Carries good brands of lingerie, very soft bathrobes, and good pajamas.

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Chen's Buffet

Windsor Hills Shopping Center, N.W. 23rd and Meridian. A full buffet.

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Royal Bavaria Restaurant and Brewery

Unique atmosphere, with large, shared tables and live Bavarian music.

DRINK   —  3401 S. Sooner Rd

Mail Room

Send mail, and pick up your drivers license and tags at one location.

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Full Circle Bookstore Cafe

Nice cafe with free Wi-Fi inside an excellent independent bookstore.

DRINK   —  1900 NW Expressway

Cattlemen's Steakhouse

Listed in Patricia Schultz's 1,000 Places To See Before You Die.

EAT   —  1309 S. Agnew


Great place for a pint of Guinness, and listening to live music.

DRINK   —  4200 N. Western Ave


And throughout city. Get the ice cream; skip the French fries.

EAT   —  4335 NW 23RD ST


Specializing in American cuisine with Southwestern influences.

Hi Performance

Scuba Diving Gear, and other high performance sportting goods.

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Known for their 'lunchboxes' and for the owner's dance moves.

DRINK   —  5137 Classen Cir

The Learning Tree

Toy store offering lots of educational toys and much more.

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The Red Cup

Funky atmosphere, veggie food and free Wi-Fi. An OKC gem.

Mr. Pho Noodle House

Next to Super Cao Nguyen asian grocery in Asia District.

EAT   —  1133 NW 25th St


Indian cuisine, themed dining rooms, and belly dancing.

Pho Hoa

You will find this spot crowded with local Vietnamese.

EAT   —  NW 23rd St

Cafe Do Brasil

Brazilian bakery and deli with live jazz on Saturdays.

Blue Seven

Modern furniture, unique gifts, and vintage clothes.

BUY   —  5028 N May Ave

San Marcos Mexican Restaurant

Includes live music on some Fridays and Saturdays.

EAT   —  12201 N Rockwell Ave

Dot Wo

Great Chinese restaurant specializing in seafood.

EAT   —  3101 N. Portland Ave

Jo Ann''s Classic Consignment

Great Clothing and accessories. Say Hi to Jo Ann!

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Size Records

Oklahoma City's best independent record store.

BUY   —  8915 N. Western

Deep Fork Grille

Excellent upscale seafood, steaks, and pasta.

EAT   —  5418 N. Western


Hip, modern clothing. Great jeans selection.

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Reduxion Theatre Company

Classical and contemporary theater company.

Zio's Italian Grill

South of Reno and Meridian or in Bricktown

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Tacos San Pedro

This is real Mexican food, not Taco Bell.

EAT   —  2301 S.W. 44th

Thai House

Serves the best crab fried rice in town.

EAT   —  4548 NW 23rd St

Okura Sushi and Grill

In the old Samurai Sake House building.

EAT   —  7502 N. May Ave

Queen of Sheba

Great selection of vegetarian options.

Sean Cummings' Pub

Great pub food, beer, and live music!

EAT   —  9610 N. May Ave

Chuck House

The best chicken fried steak in town.

EAT   —  4430 NW 10th St

Blue Sage Studios - Glass Works and Gallery

Glassblowing demonstrations and more.

Guestroom Records

Another good independent record store

BUY   —  3701 N Western Ave

The Wedge Pizzeria

Gourmet Pizza in a brick oven style

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Cuppies & Joe

Great coffee and tons of cupcakes.

DRINK   —  727 NW 23rd

Rib Crib

Various locations. Excellent BBQ.

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A great local Italian restaurant.

EAT   —  7628 N. May Ave

Golden Dragon

Authentic Chinese Restaurant.

EAT   —  5934 NW 122nd St

Beef & Bun-Mr Catfish

Awesome locally owned joint.

EAT   —  2741 NE 23rd St

Fish & Pies

Great family owned place.

EAT   —  1309 NE 23rd St

Chelino's Mexican Restaurant

1 of 10 metro locations.

EAT   —  5900 N. May Ave

30 Penn Books

A great used book store.

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Freddie's Frozen Custard

Multiple locations.

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Coop Ale Works

Tours available

DRINK   —  4745 Council Heights Rd

Hemi's Pizza

Delivery area.

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Belle Isle Brewery

Free Wi-Fi

DRINK   —  +1 405 840-1911 —  50 Penn Mall


EAT   —  2912 Paseo

Joey's Pizzaria

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DRINK   —  5500 N. Western

Hi-Lo Club

DRINK   —  1221 NW 50th

The Lime Leopard

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About Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the largest city in the state, as well as its political, cultural, and economic engine. The city is the nation's third largest city in land area (608 sq miles), just behind Jacksonville FL (759 sq miles) and way behind Anchorage AK (1698 sq miles). The city is the 29th largest city in population in the nation (506,132 in the 2000 census), and the largest city in the 5 "plains states" (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota). After decades of suburban sprawl and an ill-fated downtown "urban renewal", a 'sudden' burst of investment in the 1990s has given the city additional big city attractions and a pleasant quality of life that often is the envy if not surprise of visitors from other cities, making Oklahoma City more of a tourist destination in itself. Oklahoma's state capitol building is the only capitol in the world with an oil well under it. Although its legal description is Capitol Site #1, it is referred to as Petunia #1 because it was drilled in the middle of a flower bed.

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