Oklahoma City is different from what you'd expect. Neither Western nor Midwestern-- and yet, it's both-- OKC manages to combine the many parts of its heritage into a multicultural, surprisingly sophisticated city that always remains a good place to live, work, and raise a family. Discover that city with us. Let's take a look.
Who knew that Oklahoma had such a presence in the art world? The Oklahoma Museum of Art is your best bet to see the full variety of the city's artistic side. Stunning Chihuly glass designs feature prominently in a collection of American and European art. However, Oklahoma City artists recognize that not all art can survive in a glass case. At Myriad Botanical Gardens, the focus is on "art" that lives and breathes-- over 17 acres of tropical and native greenery.
Music also played a role in forming OKC's culture and atmosphere. To find out more, pay a visit to the American Banjo Museum. A powerful symbol of Oklahoma's past, slaves, sharecroppers, and poor farmers used this instrument to tell their stories. The museum features 300 handcrafted banjos and, often, live music performances, to allow visitors to get a sense for the instrument and the music that shaped Oklahoma. To learn more about your new home, there are a host of other museums we recommend. The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will give you background on the Western part of Oklahoma City's heritage, while the Red Earth Museum will help you understand the way in which 39 Native tribes shaped the life, art, and culture of OKC.
Simply walking around downtown can be entertainment enough for the afternoon. Long-time residents agree that one of the most fun districts downtown is known as "Bricktown." While there are a lot of restaurants, pubs, and other amenities in this area, which you'll soon discover, we want to point out a few you won't want to miss. The Wedge Pizzeria is an OKC classic, serving mouth-watering pizza with fresh, local ingredients. Earl's Rib Palace is where long-time residents get their barbeque fix. For a more upscale evening out, try the Mantel Wine Bar and Bistro. The folks here know wine and food pairings from back to front, and can make your special evening that much more memorable.
As much as you may (or may not) love urban life, sometimes you've just got to get out of town. Kick back and relax on the lake. Oklahoma City has a few of them: Arcadia Lake and Lake Thunderbird State Park are two of the big ones. Go boating, water-skiing, or fishing for a day and you'll return, rejuvenated, to the city.
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