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Review by Karyn C.5 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!
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Review by Julie S.6 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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