Oklahoma City Journals

Things to do in OK City

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A June 2000 trip to Oklahoma City by camera-gal

Quote: Oklahoma is HOT. But don't let it stop you from seeing the sights. Hold onto your hat too. It's windy.

Things to do in OK City

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We visited Oklahoma City during the late afternoon at the beginning of June. It was HOT! Sweat poured down my forehead and my shirt stuck to my back. I suggest getting an early start on the outside sights or visiting in the evening after the sun sets so you won't have the sun beating down. The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge add a lot of color to Oklahoma City. My camera didn't rest for a moment while inside the half tropical/half desert plant bridge. The grounds are spectacular too. The Oklahoma City National Memorial was somber. Mixed feelings because I felt I was intruding on someone else's wounds, but also ...Read More

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

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Attraction | "Route 66 Museum"

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What a phenomenon Route 66 has become in America! In Clinton, just a small way from Oklahoma City, you can visit the Route 66 Museum. It's dedicated entirely to the memories and paraphanalia associated with the historic highway. With the small price of admission, you don headsets and hear a narrator explain the story of how Route 66 came to be. Several rooms display the phases and eras of the infamous 66. At the end, you'll watch a short movie about how the byway is now crumbling and fading out of sight. The most interesting part to me was the stories people shared about the old Route 66. Some traveled along it to visit family, others rode to s...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 31, 2000

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
2129 Gary Boulevard
Clinton, Oklahoma 73601-5304
580-323-7866

National Lighter Museum

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Attraction | "*National Lighter Museum*"

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The biggest attraction in Guthrie is the National Lighter Museum. Stop in to see the largest collection in the world and chat with owner Ted Ballard.

Featured in many publications as an unusual museum, the National Lighter Museum in Guthrie, Oklahoma is a treat. The museum is located next to the fire station downtown

I checked the museum's website just the other day and Ted says that he's in the process of relocating. You can visit the National Lighter Museum website too and see what's in store.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 1, 2000

National Lighter Museum
5715 South Sooner Road
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73044
(405) 282-3025

Myriad Botanical Gardens

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Attraction | "Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge"

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The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge are a tropical oasis smack dab in the middle of bustling Oklahoma City. We arrived late in the afternoon on a blistering summer day, but this would have been the perfect place for a picnic lunch. The grounds are beautiful--blooming flowers, ducks along the fountains, scattered sculptures. The cost to enter the Crystal Bridge is about $3.00, but well worth it. I bet you could sneak inside without paying because no one really monitors if you've got a ticket. But don't tell them I told you that. The Crystal Bridge is an enclosed walkway across the pond/lake at the botanical gardens. The cylindrical bridge houses both a tropical environm...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
(405) 297 3995

Oklahoma City National Memorial

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Seeing a place where so many people died isn't exactly a pleasure sight. However, I went because I wanted to know more about this historic event. The Oklahoma National Memorial is a tribute to those who died on April 19, 1995. What was once the Murrah Building is now a reminder of how powerful one devastating event can change so many lifes. We entered from the East Gate Entrance and looked across the reflecting pool to the other gate. The gates are large bronze rectangles with smaller rectangles cut out to allow people to enter. Etched on the east gate is 9:01 and on the west, 9:03. T...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 2, 2000

Oklahoma City National Memorial
620 North Harvey Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73101
(405) 235-3313