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Oklahoma City's Boathouse District offers something for everyone, from families and kids to athletes and loafers. Located on the Oklahoma River, there are over 12 miles of beautiful trails for running, walking or cycling. The boathouses that line the river here house a variety of rowing teams and training centers, as this portion of the river hosts a variety of races throughout the year. Boat and canoe rentals are also available.
This home was built for one of the Oklahoma City's most beloved benefactors, William Overholser. Now nearly a century old, this residence that's reminiscent of a French chateau gives visitors a glimpse into Oklahoma's early development. Overholser was a successful businessman and the first president of the city's chamber of commerce. The interior of the home retains its original antique furnishings and some of the other highlights include imported rugs and decorative stained glass windows. Tours are given every hour starting at 10.
This museum is housed in the ornate Mid-Continent Life Insurance building and its primary goal is to inform visitors about the many contributions that Oklahomans have provided to their state and country. Some of the highlights are the 'Bust Gallery', which displays the sculptured likenesses of famous Oklahomans like Maria Tallchief, Ralph Ellison and Mickey Mantle. There is also an interactive exhibit about the Chickasaw Nation and the Chesapeake Oklahoma Theater is located inside. Additionally, the museum provides a backdrop for other events such as field trips, workshops, weddings, etc.
Set in a historic building, The Auditorium at The Douglass is an auditorium featuring cultural arts performances and live music concerts. The auditorium is spacious and can accommodate up to 725 people. Well-equipped with LED lit stage and impressive sound system, this venue is ideal for hosting live theatre, concerts, corporate events or any large scale events.
The Harn Homestead and 1889ers Museum is where city benefactor William Fremont Harn developed this quintessential frontier homestead. The estate contains a one-room schoolhouse, a grandiose Victorian mansion and a petting-zoo/farm on the grounds. The land was claimed during the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 and today the complex offers hands-on education about the work ethic during the late 19th Century as well as providing field trips and day camps. The 9.4 acre facility is also available for corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, etc.