Hit the Bricks
It's nice to be able to drive through Americas cities, but it's even better to slow down and take a good look. Take a walk with a knowledgeable guide of Oklahoma City, to see what you are missing when you just drive through.
Start out at the beautiful Myriad Botanical Gardens outside area. Stroll along and admire all the fragrant flowers, bushes, and lush landscape. Many a relationship has started here then celebrated in wedded bliss. Just alongside is the massive Devon Tower way above you.
Time to visit history along Sheridan Avenue, where you will see two of the oldest hotels in the city, completed in 1910, and 1911, they are the Colcord, and Skirvin Hotels. The Skirvin is a massive hotel and quite a sight to see. next you will see the Santa Fe Station Train Depot, built in 1934, in the Art Deco design, all the rage of that time. For architecture fans, and history buffs, this area is a delight.
Next you will cross over into what is known as the "Bricktown" area. What was, a warehouse district has been revamped to a shopping, eating, and dancing destination. Pass by the famous "School of Rock", Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, to hear the crowd roar, and more. You will see the giant bronze statue displays of "The Great Land Run", which was when 50,000 people started off in a race to claim their piece of land for homesteads.
There is so much to see that you would have missed, just driving through. This is a great way to spend an afternoon and admire a city full of American history.
Begin your journey just outside Bricktown proper at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Stroll through this beautiful 15-acre park full of natural wonder, towered over by the breath-taking 50-story Devon Tower, then head east along historic Sheridan Avenue to take in the grandeur of the Colcord and Skirvin hotels, and the Art Deco Santa Fe Station Train Depot. From there, cross into historic Bricktown, the fastest growing entertainment district in the west, and enjoy some of the sights, sounds, and surprises along the way including the "School of Rock," the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the Land Run Monument (one of the largest bronze sculptures in the world), the Chickasaw Plaza, the famous "Curtis" statue of lower Bricktown, and - of course - Chesapeake Energy Arena, the home of the OKC Thunder!
Pickup & Return:
Scissortail Gift Shop
301 West Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
Departure Times: 10am Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
- Local guide
- Walking tour
Does not include:
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A good amount of walking is involved (approx. 2.5 miles)