Oklahoma City might be home to the (technically) newest NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder, but it’s also living proof that Oklahoma was ahead of the curve, in general. That’s right, many cities and towns overlooked the opportunity to build up districts with their own unique feel and style. Bricktown was always a go-to spot for those visiting as well as the locals, and it’s one of the best spots for family bonding to boot.
A visit to Oklahoma City’s Bricktown will offer you the chance to go on a deep dive into a unique and interesting history. This doesn’t mean that it’s a part of a town stuck in time. It has a great balance when it comes to historical and modern attractions.
What makes Bricktown so great for families?
OKC is a big place and this also means that there are many other options available to you for family outings. There are other cool places in Oklahoma City, like Deep Deuce, the Arts District, The Paseo, and Midtown. So why go to Bricktown for the day over the other parts of Oklahoma City?
Like a lot of the up-and-coming districts in Oklahoma, it once was an industrial area that not only housed facilities but warehouses as well. As the economy changed and different people and businesses moved in and out, this led to the transformation from the industrialist life it once has into the entertainment district it is today. This gives Bricktown a unique look and feel for a family-friendly destination. It’s also attracted some really cool businesses and places of interest.
Below are some of the most popular among locals and visitors alike.
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
What better place to learn about cowboys than in the heart of Oklahoma? This is probably what pushed the creation of the National Cowboy Museum in OKC, which also boasts a selection of some of the richest pieces of western history ever seen.
- Myriad Botanical Gardens
When you want a walk outdoors that can also provide an educational opportunity for the family, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is the place to go. It’s more than just a park. It’s loaded with some of the most beautiful pieces of nature for those just looking to get away and relax.
- Brickopolis: The Ultimate Family Fun Venue
With over 3 stories dedicated to family fun, it’s definitely a leader when it comes to family entertainment in Oklahoma City. From miniature golf to video games to laser tag, there’s a little bit of everything to ensure your family will enjoy their visit. Don’t worry, if you get hungry, they have a restaurant there as well, so you don’t have to leave the fun just to go grab lunch.
If you need lodging accommodations, you’re covered.
Not only is Bricktown full of fun that can last for days and great food sure to make memories, but it’s also home to some of the finest hotels in Oklahoma City. This is one district that makes the hospitality industry really work for their money.
Of the ones that stand out, Hyatt Place Oklahoma City/Bricktown is one of the more popular options. It offers a solid breakfast to get you the needed energy to start the day off with a bang. Not to mention, a fitness center, high-speed internet, and a modern look and feel. The AC Hotel by Marriot offers a boutique-style hotel experience and offers members free Wi-Fi.