Comfort Inn at Founders Tower
5704 Mosteller Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-4130
Phone: (405) 810-1100
Fax: (405) 810-1106
Paw Park is located right by Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner and its the definitive favorite of the canine population of the city. This park has everything a dog could want (and its owner) with two different fenced in free run spaces for large and small dogs, trees, a swimming pond, water stations and even a fire hydrant. Paw Park is repeatedly voted one of the Best Dog Parks in the United States by various reputable publications.
The Will Rogers Park & Garden Center contains the Ed Lycan Conservatory, the Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden, the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum and the Will Rogers Exhibition Center. The entire park is truly a sight to behold with its lush green fields that cover over 130 acres and tons of botanical wonders spread throughout its trails. Visitors and residents are always here on balmy summer evenings to watch the sunset or to take a leisurely stroll. For more sporty activities, the park also contains a Frisbee-golf course and it is the location for the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
City dwellers consider this park to be one of their favorites and it is always bursting at the seams with people. This place has it all, there are playgrounds, picnic tables, soccer and softball fields, a golf course, and a nine-mile jogging and biking trail, it is easy to see why it's so packed. Most afternoons you can see kites or model airplanes flying high overhead and colorful sailboats cruising along Lake Hefner, which is adjacent to the park.
Oklahoma has some of the most prohibitive and strict regulations on liquor in the entire country. Any alcohol with a content above 4%ABV (alcohol by volume) is sold at room temperature in state-licensed stores. So, the Coop Ale Works has to sell its beers at this temp because the ABV is over the limit. Unfortunately, you cannot buy these cold, but at the brewery located just north of downtown, visitors can come and taste some of the quality, handcrafted beers that are sold cold throughout restaurants and bars around the city. One other note, you cannot buy these beers in bulk here, to find them, check their website for a list of state-licensed retailers.
Located north of downtown Oklahoma City, this stretch of Western Avenue features a dizzying array of restaurants, shops and entertainment options. There are also multiple antique shops and art galleries in which you will probably find that unique item to add to your home or garden. Be sure to take advantage of their 'Wednesdays on Western' promotion, during which many merchants offer special deals and discounts to customers.
Summertime brings shows under the stars at this community theater. The talented local actors perform classics such as "Oklahoma!" and originals like the musical "Razzle Dazzle." In cooler weather, the shows move inside. You will enjoy the snack bar, but no alcohol is served.
What started out as one of the first shopping districts in 1929 gradually evolved to become a haven for jazz musicians, students and small businesses by the end of the 1950s. The end of this era brought with it the counter-culture which determined the atmosphere of the Paseo in the 60's, but it was only until the next decade that it became one of the country's finest art districts. It fell into some decay through the 80's, however today it has been revitalized and the shops host food, art and music festivals year-round. Don't forget the district's 'First Friday Art Walk', where everyone comes out to buy and sell local wares.
Langston University at Oklahoma City is a prestigious body that serves as a great learning center for its students. The university campus offers programs and courses in an environment conducive to the over-all development of each student. The campus also holds group discussions, meetings and conferences, as also it rents its auditorium and conference rooms for the same.
This museum is housed in the ornate Mid-Continent Life Insurance building and its primary goal is to inform visitors about the many contributions that Oklahomans have provided to their state and country. Some of the highlights are the 'Bust Gallery', which displays the sculptured likenesses of famous Oklahomans like Maria Tallchief, Ralph Ellison and Mickey Mantle. There is also an interactive exhibit about the Chickasaw Nation and the Chesapeake Oklahoma Theater is located inside. Additionally, the museum provides a backdrop for other events such as field trips, workshops, weddings, etc. Check website for more details and information.
The Oklahoma State Capitol, constructed between 1915 and 1917 after the state capitol was moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. Sitting on 100 acres, it is the only state capitol to be on and surrounded by active oil fields and rigs. The Greco-Roman Capitol Building is made of limestone and features a magnificent dome which, although part of the original building plans, was not added until 2002. in addition to the Capitol Building itself, the campus houses the Oklahoma History Center, the Oklahoma Veterans' Memorial, the Judicial Center and the Governor's Mansion. Tours are available.
Hot, humid and sticky summer afternoons in Oklahoma are brutal and consistent. To cool off, bring the family to White Water Bay, the city's largest and most popular water park. The park is fun for all ages, where little tykes can splash around in the shallow 'Kids Kove' and the bigger kids (adults included) take the scarier rides like the 'Acapulco Cliff Dive', 'Pirates Plunge' and 'Cannonball Falls'. For those who aren't in search of thrills, a tranquil inner tube ride down the 'Lazy River' or a comfy beach chair to catch some rays are also perfect options to while away the time. The park is open seasonally; check the website for opening details and calendar.
When President Teddy Roosevelt signed Oklahoma into statehood in the fall of 1907, its original capitol was in Guthrie. Three years later the capitol moved to Oklahoma City and strangely enough it is the only one with working oil rigs on the grounds. This building is the centerpiece of the entire Capitol Campus and both representative chambers are located in the east and west wings, respectively. The capitol historical society offers tours on the hour from 9am-3pm and reservations are highly recommended. Admission is free, and when your done with the campus and capitol, the trendy neighborhoods of Lincoln Terrace and Capitol View have many restaurants and bars that provide perfect places to rest your feet.