Comfort Inn & Suites Quail Springs
13501 N. Highland Park Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Phone: (405) 286-2700
Fax: (405) 286-2720
Martin Park provides a little natural respite for Oklahoma City's denizens with its nearly three miles of foot trails amongst thick foliage and plenty of local fauna. Visitors can reserve nature guides who describe the region's natural history or they can come alone to enjoy the tranquility. Either option notwithstanding, the park has informational stands along the way that tell you about native plants and animals. A couple of other relaxing activities include feeding turtles in the freshwater pond or taking a moment to bird watch. Highlights for the kids include 'Prairie Dog-Town' and the 'Squirrel Observatory', both are informative and fun. Whether you are alone or with the family, an afternoon strolling through the park is a great way to unwind. Admission is free.
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.
This family amusement park offers an array of activities including a nine hole, par three golf course, batting cages, an arcade, and go-carts.
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.
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.
Originally built in 1972, this busy library carries approximately 122,000 fiction and nonfiction items such as hardback and paperback books, newspapers, magazines, audio and video cassettes, and CDs. A large children's section is also part of the library and many special services are available.
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.
Beautifully manicured lawns and eye catching beds of flowers are something you will find at the Hambrick Botanical Gardens. This garden is a part of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and has three other gardens adjacent to it. This charming little green space is nice and shady with huge trees in it and the streams that flow by give the garden a soothing effect.
At this western-themed amusement park, there are rides and attractions galore for the whole family. From thrill-rides to water slides, shows, games and concerts, this park does not leave any fun stone unturned. Let the wee ones play in Paul Bunyan's Tiny Timber Town, while the adults go wild on one of the four roller coasters or take the whole family down 'Renegade Rapids' in unison. Check website to find out who is playing in its outdoor concert series which features legendary artists every summer and for other seasonal events.
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.
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.
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.