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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.
The Orr Family Farm is an actual working farm that has a wide variety of attractions perfect for the whole family. Go on a thrilling zip-line ride, take a spin on the renovated antique carousel, try your luck by panning for "gold" in the mining slue, or find your way out of the 'Amaze'n Maze'. There are also a lot of other attractions like the petting zoo that are sure to entertain little tots. Here, the kids can cuddle with friendly animals at the barn or go on a pony ride. Another adventure is the miniature train that goes on a mile-long trip around the farm. Check website for event calendar and more information.
Few animals are more magnificent than the Clydesdale horse. Now, you can get up close and personal with these creatures at the new Express Ranch. Here, 14 Clydesdales live in a renovated barn that dates back to the Depression era. This traditional Western homestead also provides visitors with historical background on the breed and their history in the state. On display in the gift shop are hand-crafted leather harnesses, used for showing the Clydesdales. Pick up a souvenir while you are there, it is sure to make a memorable gift. Admission is free.