Oklahoma City is where authentic Western and Native American heritage meets thriving modern metropolis. It’s a welcoming city that offers all the culture, cuisine, attractions and amenities you’d expect in a bustling city. In addition to Oklahoma City’s 14 diverse and lively districts, groups with a passion for history will love the rich culture that is prevalent in the Modern Frontier.
For a glimpse of the Wild West, experience the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, home to largest collection of Western art in the world, plus the new outdoor exhibit, Liichokoshkomo’ (Chickasaw for “Let’s Play!”), that features replicas of a Kiowa Tipi, Puebloan cliff dwelling, prairie sod house, Chickasaw Council House and more.
Puebloan cliff dwelling at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Opening Sept. 18, 2021, along the Oklahoma River, the First Americans Museum will be Oklahoma City’s newest premier Smithsonian-affiliated attraction. The museum will showcase a wide array of engaging experiences that will immerse groups in the traditions of Oklahoma’s 39 distinct tribal cultures.
the First Americans Museum
Get ready for a lively and upbeat visit to the American Banjo Museum where groups can tour the largest collection of banjos on public display in the world. This hidden gem pays homage to the rich history, vibrant spirit and unlimited future of the beloved instrument.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a symbol of the city’s resilience and determination. Explore the indoor and outdoor portion of the museum to hear stories of hope and pay tribute to the victims, survivors, family members, volunteers and first responders whose lives were forever changed by the first act of domestic terrorism on April 19, 1995. The new augmented reality experience takes you through the museum alongside a family member, survivor, first responder, investigator, journalist and community volunteer.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
For groups seeking a unique educational experience, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology is America’s first skeleton museum, displaying hundreds of skulls and skeletons from all corners of the world. The museum focuses on the form and function of the skeletal system through more than 40 exhibits and 800 specimen displays.
Groups in Oklahoma City will want to stop by the Centennial Land Run Monument in Bricktown or the Wheeler Ferris Wheel to snap a group photo. Located in OKC’s Entertainment District, the Centennial Land Run Monument features 45 heroic bronze statues of land run participants, frozen in motion as they race to claim new homesteads, which commemorates the opening of the Unassigned Land in Oklahoma Territory with the Land Run of 1889. Head to the Wheeler District and take in the view of OKC’s skyline atop the Wheeler Ferris Wheel, which once called the Santa Monica Pier home and relocated to Oklahoma City after a quick buy on eBay.
In Oklahoma City, you’ll find diverse culinary experiences and private dining spaces to suite a variety of needs. Groups should dine at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Stockyards City, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Bricktown, Castle Falls on the West side, or dine 726 feet up at Vast in the Devon Tower in downtown OKC.
Visit the Group Tour Planner to help inspire and plan the perfect getaway in the Modern Frontier. The Group Tour Planner includes profile sheets on area attractions with unique tour ideas, special events, hotel group rates, restaurant options and itineraries. There’s a lot to be discovered in OKC, and so much up-and-coming that you don’t want to miss. We look forward to welcoming you to the Modern Frontier!