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Free in OKC: Spring Edition

Vacationing shouldn't have to be expensive, and OKC offers an abundance of free opportunities to see the Modern Frontier.

We've rounded up all there is to do this Spring at no cost to you. Here are some free activities to experience and places you can explore.


Learning Adventures

The 45th Infantry Division Museum is dedicated to Oklahoma military history with a focus on World War II. It houses the country’s third-largest collection of historic U.S. military firearms.

Located outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial stands on the now-sacred ground where the events of April 19, 1995 unfolded. 

When railroads were used for transportation, people traveled by train. You can see locomotives, passenger cars, and motor cars from that era at the Oklahoma Railway Museum.

Explore the diverse and authentic pieces of artwork created by First American artists in Bricktown at Exhibit C Native Gallery & Gifts.

National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum is the place to learn about the sport’s greatest athletes, coaches and umpires.

Be inspired by Oklahoma athletes and learn about sports history at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum.

Explore the rotating and permanent exhibits at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. Admission to the museum is always free, but be sure to reserve a time slot before you visit. 

Featuring a selection of rattlesnakes, venomous snakes and lizards of Oklahoma, the OKC Rattlesnake Museum offers a safe opportunity to view these amazing animals up close.

Enjoying the Outdoors

Take a walk down Automobile Alley and be on the lookout for Factory Obscura--a quirky, brightly painted building with an interactive boom box that is visible from the street. It has large, working buttons and can be used all day long. A quirky, brightly painted building with an interactive boom box that is visible from the street. It has large, working buttons and can be used all day long. 

For outdoor mural viewing, the Plaza Walls project in the Plaza District makes for a great spot for an art walk. Visit this blog to discover OKC's most Instagramable spots. 

Scissortail Park is an urban oasis, offering endless opportunities to roam, exercise, relax, play and enjoy nature. The children’s areas invite imagination and exploration with opportunities to climb, crawl, jump, splash and spin.  Lake Hefner is another beautiful spot to walk and enjoy the scenery.

Grab your friends and head out to the Myriad Gardens for a serine walking tour offered on the last Saturday of every month. You can also participate in Myriad in Motion which is a place for enthusiasts of all levels to center, recharge and reconnect with nature. offered on the last Saturday of every month. You can also participate in Myriad in Motion which is a place for enthusiasts of all levels to center, recharge and reconnect with nature.

Oklahoma City has a network of 10 interconnected trails that lead to nearly every part of the city, totaling up to 80 miles of non-motorized trails. Check out our list of top trails in OKC to explore. 

Will Rogers Gardens is a city park and educational center offering family-friendly workshops and classes on gardening and horticulture as well as boasting a large variety of plant species for you to view.

For skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX riders of all skill levels, the Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park offers both a bowl and street course. For beginning and intermediate skateboarders and skaters, the Route 66 Skate Court and South Lakes Skate Courtprovide rails, slides and above-ground ramps.


By Hayden Bryanon Mar. 03, 2023 of vistokc.com

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