Oklahoma City Journals

Fun in Oklahoma City

Best of IgoUgo

An April 2006 trip to Oklahoma City by VanessaK

Quote: Oklahoma City is a fun and diverse city. From the cowboy/western history to the water parks, there is always something to do.

Chelinos Mexican Restaurant

Best Of IgoUgo

Restaurant | "Always great Mexican fare"

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When I’m in Oklahoma City I love to have a taste of home with Mexican food. No I’m not Mexican nor have I lived in Mexico but growing up in Oklahoma we have quite a few Tex-Mex restaurants and it was a favorite as a child and young adult. One of my fondest memories is of Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant. It was a staple of my diet as a college student working downtown OKC. I still love to visit even today.Chelino Garcia came to the US in 1979 and began working in Mexican restaurants as a dishwasher. He worked his way up the ranks to manager while saving his money, one day he wanted to have his own restaurant. Today he owns 12 restaurants in the OKC area as well as a Mexican import store, torti...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2011

Chelinos Mexican Restaurant
1612 S Boulevard
Edmond 73013
(405) 340-3620

Best Western Edmond Inn and Suites

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Hotel | "Hot Day in Edmond"

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We drive the 2 hours to Oklahoma City every month to visit family and for a business meeting. We usually spend the weekend with my parents but with my sister and her family staying there over the summer we decided to stay in a hotel. This summer has been extremely hot this summer with temps hitting 101-110 degrees every afternoon much too hot for our two dogs and myself to wait in the car while my husband is in his hour long business meeting. For these two reasons we decided to get a hotel room closer to the meeting rather than my family. Edmond is a suburb north of Oklahoma City but about a 40 minute drive to my parents’ home. We found a room for rent just a mile west of the meeting place at the Bes...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2011

Best Western Edmond Inn and Suites
2700 East Second Street
Edmond, OK 73034
(405) 216-0300

Best Western Greentree Inn And Suites

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Hotel | "The right fit for our weekend trip"

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My sister and her family are in town for the summer and staying with my parents. Having 6 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs in small house is just too much, so we decided to find a hotel for the two of us and the 2 dogs. Finding a nice hotel that accepts pets can be quite the feat. Finding a 4 or 5 star that accepts pets you just cannot find, so we usually settle for a 2 or 3 star hotel when we have our babies. With my parents living about 30 miles outside of Oklahoma City, I wanted to find something close so we wouldn’t spend the weekend driving but spending time with family. I also wanted something with a nice indoor pool so my twin 6 year old nephews could visit, swim and stay out of the 100 degree heat....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 17, 2011

Best Western Greentree Inn And Suites
1811 N Moore Ave
Moore 73160
405-912-8882

Van's Pig Stand

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Restaurant | "Where's the good BBQ?"

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I had heard about Van’s Pig Stand BBQ on a local TV show, Discover Oklahoma. It was said to be some of the best BBQ around so when we stayed in Moore, OK on the July 4th weekend, we stopped by to give it a try. Being from Oklahoma and travelling to Kansas City quite a bit, I have had bad, good, and awesome BBQ. Van’s Pig Stand is somewhere in between the good and bad category. The first thing I noticed was how hot the restaurant was, I mean it was probably 80+ degrees in there. I understand that the outside temperature was over 100 degrees, but you should not sweat and be uncomfortable while you eat dinner. The building was old and small. The décor was rustic but probably 25 years old. Not quaint at ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 17, 2011

Van's Pig Stand
516 SW 4th St
Moore, Oklahoma 73160
4057938267

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We chose the Best Western Saddleback Inn because of the close proximetry to the downtown area and the fact that they allow pets. The price for a king, non-smoking room was $115. We found a hotel room that was very clean and what you expect of a budget hotel. Nothing special. There was a small table with 2 chairs, a bed, and dresser with TV. There were two refrigerators, but only one worked. The bathroom was large with a big, deep tub with unending hot water. So wonderful! The bed was a big disappointment. The mattress was hard and the pillows were small and lumpy. The hotel offered a fitness room, an outdoor heated pool, a sauna, and a hot tub. The hot tub was wonderful after a lo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 19, 2008

Best Western Saddleback Inn
4300 S W 3RD ST
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73108
1-405-9477000

Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill

Restaurant | "Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill"

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Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill offers an atmosphere of the true fishing lodge, including its very own 12 foot bear and live alligators. We happened upon this restaurant was was pleasently surprised. My husband is not a seafood lover, so he was a little uneasy about trying a "seafood restaurant".As soon as you walk into the place you feel welcome and at ease. The wait staff was attentive and jonny on the spot. The atmosphere is very similar to staying in a northern mountain lodge, very homey. The decorations included fishing poles, canoes, deer heads and a live alligator display.My husband and I both had the Prime Rib. I have to say, we have eaten our share of Prime Rib around the count...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 19, 2008

Trapper's Fishcamp & Grill
4300 West Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
+1 405 943 9111

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This is one of the wonders of Oklahoma City. An oasis in the middle of the honking traffic and towering buildings. From the skyline, you see a large glass and white cylinder but as you arrive you find a green garden filled with flowers, small ponds, and wildlife (ducks and birds). The small entrance fee of $3-5 is worth the moments of peace you will find inside. First you are met with a tropical climate that shows you a waterfall and many looming trees shielding you from the mist that fills the air. The butterflies meet you as they find blooms of orchids and other species of flowers. You may even see a salamander to two. As you walk through the gardens the climates change from lush to more a...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 25, 2006

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