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Enjoy an evening of great baseball at Oklahoma City's Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, home of the Redhawks. With a capacity of 13,066 and a unique seating plan, fans get closer to the game than ever before. The ballpark is modern and has top-of-the-line features, like a million-dollar marquee, a state-of-the-art video board and television monitors throughout the park. Guests can munch on a bag of freshly roasted peanuts or have a full meal at Coach's, the restaurant overlooking the field.
For all the baseball card traders out there, and for those of you who want to be, check out this 2,000 square foot, almost 20-year-old sports memorabilia shop in the northwest part of town. You will find autographed balls and trading cards, photos and more honoring your favorite sports heroes. If you love sports, but your kid is into Pokemon, you can satisfy both of your passions at this shop, which also carries Beanies for the babies.
For those that love trains, the OKC Railway Museum is the perfect place to visit. Here, train enthusiasts can see anachronistic dining or Pullman cars, freight cars, steam engines and everything that has to do with the great American railways. From April to September, visitors can take an actual train from Oakwood Depot to the nearby Zoo or towards downtown and rides usually take about 35 minutes. The museum can also be used as a venue for birthday parties and other themed events, especially during the holidays, Halloween, etc.
Since being created in 1932, children around the world have grown up building and playing with LEGOs. The Oklahoma City store is filled with hundreds of different LEGOs sets, from models that kids can put together to buckets of the building blocks that they can use to build what they please. Collectors also may want to pick up some of the limited edition pieces that make their way into the shop.
The Will Rogers Park & Garden Center contains the Ed Lycan Conservatory, the Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden, the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum and the Will Rogers Exhibition Center. The entire park is truly a sight to behold with its lush green fields that cover over 130 acres and tons of botanical wonders spread throughout its trails. Visitors and residents are always here on balmy summer evenings to watch the sunset or to take a leisurely stroll. For more sporty activities, the park also contains a Frisbee-golf course and it is the location for the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
This zoo in OKC is consistently rated as one of the best zoos in the United States, home to nearly 3,000 animals, it definitely is one of the largest. Some featured exhibits include the Cat Forest and Lion Overlook, in which you can see lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards. The 'Great Escape' showcases gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and other primate life. One of the zoo's most popular attractions is 'Aquaticus', an aquarium extravaganza that features a dolphin and sea lion spectacle. The zoo is also very active in the community, it provides nature classes, labs, tours and 'Zoomobiles' for all ages. At the end of the day, guests usually catch the show under the stars at the Zoo Amphitheater.
Galaxy touts itself as an upscale toy store for big kids, and boy, do they have a variety of toys to tempt you. Pool tables are the most popular item sold here, with more than 30 styles of tables from which to choose, including Hanover, Palladian, Bentley and Chippendale. Lots of accessories are also on hand, like pool ball sets done in fun novelty designs and specialty cues. There are foosball and air hockey tables for the sports fan, pinball and dartboards for the traditionalist, and even retro pieces like old-fashioned jukeboxes and a vintage Coca-Cola dispenser.
Science Museum Oklahoma is a center for learning with its Planetarium and a massive 70-foot (21 meter) diameter Dome Theater in addition to other hands-on, interactive galleries. Some of the museum galleries include the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, the Kirkpatrick Air and Space Museum and the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The Air and Space museum has one of the most complete collections of historic aviation memorabilia in the country. In addition to displays, the museum is available for birthday parties, corporate events and it even hosts several excursions and day-camps for students throughout the year.
At Sonesta ES Suites Oklahoma City, guest can expect spacious apartment-style suites with hotel services including a full-size kitchen, full hot breakfast, and free WiFi. Oklahoma City city centre is 10.5 km away. Breakfast is served buffet-style and offers hot and cold options such as eggs, breads, and oatmeal alongside fresh fruit and yoghurt. An evening social is hosted Monday through Wednesday. In-room extras include a seating area, dining area, and cable TV with premium movie channels. Suites with a sofa bed and 2-bedroom suites are also available. The fitness centre is open 24 hours, and there is on-site laundry and free parking. OKC Outlet Mall Shoppes is 7 minutes’ drive from this Sonesta ES Suites Oklahoma City, while the State Fair Park horse show venue is 5.1 km away. Will Rogers World Airport is only 7 km away. Tinker Air Force Base is 25 minutes’ drive by car.
Located right on Northwest Expressway, this hotel is close to I-44, Hefner Parkway, Broadway Extension and I-35. With excellent business facilities and services, it is a great place for businesspeople to stay. Each of the rooms is elegantly, yet comfortably decorated and come with all the modern conveniences. You could hang out at the restaurants and bar on-site, a popular hangout for the locals.
Toy-mania is in the air at this large, upscale toy store in Nichols Hills. The two owners are Montessori teachers dedicated to educating youngsters, and the products they choose to carry reflect that. You will not find anything mind-numbing here, just great toys to spark your children's imaginations. The loyal clientele love the way the store is organized by age group, and they love the unusual brands they can find here. From arts and crafts to puzzles and games, from science and nature products to dolls and puppets, this shop carries it all.
Get out and experience Oklahoma's beautiful weather at Earlywine Park. Families can spend the afternoon picnicking and playing on the playground. For sporting enthusiasts, a highly regarded golf course presents a welcome challenge. In addition, a tennis center and a soccer and softball field are located on the grounds. If you prefer solitary activities, suit up for a jog on the park's one-and-a-half mile trail. If exercise is not on your mind, just get comfortable and enjoy a southwestern sunset. Kids will enjoy the Earlywine pool and water park that are located inside the park as well.