Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Oklahoma City? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Oklahoma City?”
They say Oklahoma City was built in a day, and that’s no joke. The Land Rush of 1889 sent thousands of homesteaders racing to lay their claims. And by the end of a single 24 hours, OKC was a city of 10,000 (or so) tents. More than 130 years later, Oklahomans still have that “go for it spirit,” that free-wheeling dash into the unknown. And it’s formed OKC into a culinary destination and an emerging hub of push-the-boundaries art, but one that hasn’t lost its roots either. Wander from country-Western Stockyard City to hip, urban Bricktown and you’ll see what we mean. The pioneer underpinning of Oklahoma City culture lends inspiration to the tastemakers and courses through the city’s more progressive districts. And you can experience it all. Here are the best things to do in Oklahoma City right now.