We have several amazing museums. First, there is the Oklahoma Court Museum of Art. It's a very good museum. It brings in exhibits that are amazing and has exposed me to artists like Chihuly.
We have the Oklahoma City Thunder. This is an awesome NBA team and I had the opportunity to see Kobe Bryant's second to his last game
We have several history museums. We have a great zoo. We have great food. We have Bricktown, which is an older part of the city that has been renovated with food, a canal, bars, etc.
We have a couple of great venues for music and shows. None of the places are the best I've ever been to, but it's all really good,
I have made this home
Review by Charmalo Triston9 months ago
About 2.5 weeks ago I stopped at a Johnnie's charbroiled burger place on Nw Expressway it eased for a client. They messed up the order and I called they told me to come back by my next time over there and they'd replace it. The next week I called and the manager on duty told me she wasn't replacing it and she didn't care that my client wad losing almost 14 bucks it wasn't her problem. She was rude and very nasty about it and so I called the corporate office. As of today I still heard nothing back I called they had the owner Rick to call me. He accused me of being a liar and just trying to get her free food, and that his managers would never do that or lie to him. They are all sticking up for each other and saying that this manager was never rude. They replaced the order after it was said and done but not only did they deliberately burn the burger they gave her old fries that were also almost burnt and cold, no sauce for her burger, etc. So again they screwed up the order this time on purpose. Advice and moral of this story, don't do business with this company especially this location, but the fact the actual owner was just as nasty and rude senched it.
Review by Starsh Matulessya9 months ago
OKC, not bad, not bad at all.
Hubby worked in OKC for the last 5 years till his company was bought. We have now relocated back home to Dallas.
I have lived in many many places, so many, I stopped counting years ago. But, I don't think I have ever lived anywhere quite like OKC.
Oklahoma is a very unique state, having their partnerships with the American Indian tribes, Oklahoma laws are very unique. Which is what got me interested in Real Estate Law in the first place.
I also think it's one of the most beautiful states in America as I still own property in Southern Oklahoma, as I have for many many years.
What's great about OKC is it's located right in the middle of the Country. If you like to travel like we do, its so easy to just get in the car & drive anywhere you like in under 10 hours. Santa Fe, Taos, Denver, Boulder, Hot Springs, New Orleans, Padre Island, Pensacola Beach, Kansas, Tennessee etc., we enjoyed the convenience of traveling from OKC to many places quickly & cheaply.
OKC is a very cute little city & it's very cheap to live there. There are several tiny little neighborhoods surrounding downtown to choose from. All so picturesque, you would think it's right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
Downtown OKC has many cool buildings that I LOVE. Bricktown is very cool with its historic brick buildings like the "Deep Deuce" where Jazz was born.
The Skirvin hotel, the only great hotel in OKC, is one of my favorite hotels in the country. They also have one big skyscraper called "The big penis." You can't miss it. It's the only one.
When we first arrived, asking directions was hilarious. People would say things like, "go down this street & turn by "the big penis" or he works in "the big penis" or meet us on top of "the big penis" LOL There is a cafe/restaurant on top of "the big penis" but it sucks, pun intended.
The story behind "the big penis" is that there was suppose to be two buildings but they couldn't afford to build the other one so they just have the one "big penis" protruding into the sky.
There are not very many great restaurants or much nightlife everything closes by 10pm pretty much. If you are used to living in a big city like Dallas, like we are, you will have to travel to find great shopping & dining. The shopping is terrible. No good clothing stores or grocery stores. Period. Make Amazon your friend.
There are at least 5 great restaurants & this last year things were getting even better in the restaurant scene. I have high hopes in the near future for OKC's restaurant scene.
I have to be honest & admit it was quite boring to live in OKC, however, bc there were not many places to go or eat out very much we did save like a gazillionTrillion pesos. I saved so much moo-la that I even took a 8 month vacation in Mexico.
Most places we have lived we hated. OKC was a pleasant surprise. A great little city that seems to have a great future ahead of it. With the new Convention Center being built & further downtown development in the works, my prediction is it's going to be BOMB in 10 years.
In the meantime, if you like to stay home & save tons of money, this is a great little city to live in.
Good Luck OKC! Thanks for having us, it was very lucrative indeed, but our home, like our hearts, will forever be in Texas.
God bless y'all & God bless Oklahoma.
Review by Jopen1 year ago
In 1999, I went to Oklahoma City. "Why the hell did you go to Oklahoma City?!" you're probably asking yourself. Good question. I went with my mom because my uncle -- her brother -- was having health problems and my mom had to go and sort things out, and I went with her because I had nothing better to do and had only met my uncle once before. We were only supposed to be there for two weeks, but ended staying for a month -- I was not happy about that!
I'm sure OKC has changed considerably over the past 20 years, but when I was there, there wasn't much to do. I recall that downtown pretty much shut down by 7pm, and the bus service was awful -- but at least a ticket was only $1.
My mom, who has travelled back to OKC several times since then to visit my uncle (the most recent time being this past spring after he passed away exactly one year ago today, January 1, 2018), said that OKC is much better now and there are plenty of interesting museums. I'm not sure if these museums were there when we went, but we certainly didn't see any museums in 1999. However, we did go to the zoo and I recall the Oklahoma Zoo being pretty good.
While in Oklahoma, I was miserable and dying of boredom. Aside from the zoo and going to Braum's for burgers and ice cream, there wasn't much to do (no internet in 1999!), and I hated being there. But on May 3, 1999, there was finally some excitement -- a tornado!
That evening, my mom and I went to see a hockey game with some neighbours. Before the game began, there was a tornado warning and we were all ushered into the underground parkade for about half an hour or so until it was safe. The area where we were staying was thankfully untouched, but the tornado devastated the town of Moore, less than 20 km from where we were. The tornado, at 484 km/hour, has the fastest recorded wind speed on earth, and it killed 36 people, destroyed thousands of homes, and caused $1 billion in damage. It was badass, and it made international headlines.
So, that was my experience of Oklahoma City in 1999 -- it took a tornado to break the boredom.
[Yelp collections: Cities; Blast from the past]
Review by Jesenka2 years ago
Do you like big city infrastructure without any of the traffic?
Do you like having a city lifestyle without any of the population?
Do you enjoy having a rich cultural heritage of oil, gold, and Native Americans?
Come give them a try!
I've never seen a city that should be by a river but isn't until I've been to OKC.
Was impressed at how big and how dead it is. Maybe when the Thunder is away, so are the people who live in Oklahoma city.
Not sure but had a good time.
Review by Jahvet2 years ago
My grandma wanted me to say: I'm from California, we have heard about the school systems in Oklahoma. It's a disgrace to the human race about how money is being mishandled. They're in much need and Donald J. Trump needs to step in and take care of this because where there's people that are not educated there will be a lot of poverty and where there is poverty there is crime. So they better plan on building 15 or 20 more prisons for the uneducated children that live there and will grow up to be criminals because their state let them down. Where does the money go? The court system seems to have plenty. Somebody needs to look into the mishandling of funds within the Oklahoma State government. If someone doenst act quickly, the whole state will be going under. Why make innocent people suffer under poverty because a few people want it all? There is at least a third of Oklahoma's population incarcerated, something is wrong with this picture. This government need to be investigated before its too late because no teacher should be on welfare. They need to read the constitution because everything that they do is against God's laws and people have rights that oklahoma takes away from them. Taking someone's livlihood and then imprisoning them over petty things due to not having appropriate counsel is unconstitutional. You can't make your own laws as you go, human beings have rights.
Review by KayhKCMO5 years ago
Hope this is under right category for CITYOF OKLAHOMA CITY! Anyway, this what I seen of fun child friendly OKC all times I visited! Always stay at Sheraton OKC, in 2004 was actaully a Westin Hotel! There of course the Visitor Center! First time I go in for year 2004, the lady I ask of Salvation Army! "They very close to here," she draws me map! She right, walking of the hotel! Anytime I go into Salvation Army, say my name, cannot get pass that! They always know what Corps of Salvation Army in California I from! Theresa (2004) of Salvation Army says, "Is this your art," I say yes! I send animal pictures with my coupon donations! This particular one, I drew state icons of both states, Sooner State and Golden State! I ask if accurate, for ones I know of Oklahoma, she say yes!
There also Ray Ackerman Dancing Waters in Bricktown Area, Capitol building, Cox Convention Center, some kind cowboy musuem, zoo (RECIPROCAL with Oakland/Sacramento Zoos), History Museum (RECIPROCAL with Sacra History Museum), a science museum, OCTC theater! At OCTC theater, saw Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead! Yes, OKC very child friendly!
Review by Waitangi6 years ago
For the past six or seven years, I've felt like being from here gave me this weird advantage, this sort of insider information. I feel I'm in on a very well-kept secret: Oklahoma City is one of the best places to live in the United States. I hesitate to tell all of our secrets. I know, eventually, the word will get out, and we'll miss these days of zero traffic, easy urban parking and affordable housing, of being the biggest small town in the world, but I can't help but share our little city.
This city is a laughing drawl, a pair of nice boots. A city where if you time it just right, you can watch a ballet, see the rodeo world championships, and catch the tail end of a rock concert... all on the same night. We can Thunder Up and we can two-step, but a lot of us can rap too. We have beautiful couples who decided to start organic farms together, but we also have app developers and comic book writers. We have a kindie rock music festival and one of the top Western Heritage museums in the world.
We have a stunning Boathouse District, with world-class rowing and youth programs, bike trails and an eighty foot tall Sky Trail ropes course. This is the epicenter of our growing health and wellness movement, which has our citizens running marathons and riding bikes and kayaking and bootcamping like never before. Our city has responded in kind with thousands of miles of sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, with more in the works.
We have Bricktown, with a world class baseball park, half a hundred excellent restaurants, bars and live music venues. A bona fide school of rock, a Water Taxi. I'm thankful for someone who could see all the charm that would grow up and around the millions of brick pavers and original warehouses.
Maybe it's Downtown. Seventeen acres of botanical gardens, the OKC Memorial and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art with the tallest permanent Chihuly in the world. Boutiques, shops, restaurants, some tucked away inside the towers. This is a city that decided to embrace food trucks, invest in a state-of-the-art library and build an elementary school in the heart of Downtown.
But our Downtown isn't the buildings, it's the people: running independent film festivals, planning and performing outdoor concerts on the Myriad lawn or a hundred different holiday activities for families. It's the people who are investing their time, their money or their livelihoods in cool districts like Film Row, Midtown, Automobile Alley and Deep Deuce, in parklets and street festivals and community events. It is longtime local businesses using their dollars to positively impact social change. It is the small business owners working tirelessly in restaurants, wine bars, boutiques.
If you can live in Mesta Park or Heritage Hills or Crown Heights, you probably already do. But there's an affordable home for most in Paseo, Jefferson Park, Douglas Edgemere or Putnam Heights. Any of these neighborhoods will keep you close enough to the action and are fun for singles, couples, and families with kiddos. Beyond these areas, it is a wildly varied and far-flung city, home to countless neighborhoods and pockets of cool. Western Ave with loads of local shopping and dining, Classen Curve giving us great big city shopping. Plaza District feeling like our very own little Brooklyn, but with the world's most polite and community-minded hipsters. Paseo with its galleries and studios, now home to a fine millinery and some of the best patios in town.
Add in public golf courses and lakes, neighborhood festivals happening all over town, thousands of entrepreneurs flipping houses and opening shops. It's still a city where you smile at strangers and make new acquaintances easily. Men hold the door, remove hats, and let the ladies off the elevator first. But it's also a city where diversity is valued: our 2014 Pride festival had 32,000 attendees.
You can live here, work hard, have a nice life, and still have enough time to be creative, or travel, or volunteer, or, as is the case for many of us, all of the above. I feel so fortunate to live here, and to know so many of the people who continue to make it such a wonderful place to live.
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