1750 East Reno Avenue , Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73117
- Phone: (405) 278-7250
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For nearly 40 years, the Speedway has been providing fans with fast-paced racing excitement. And the drivers agree, the State Fair track has cultivated quite a reputation. Constructed of that distinctive Oklahoma red clay, the half-mile track often sees speeds of over 100 miles an hour. Factory stock, modified, pro stock and sprint races are held every Friday night, and several national racing events come to the grandstand throughout the season.
Edwards Lake Fishing Lake is a small lake located within Northeastern Oklahoma City's Edwards Park. The lake has two uncovered docks for casual fishing. There are various fishing classes and workshops that frequently take part at the lake. Contact the city's Parks department to inquire about necessary permits.
This south-side public golf course is a great place for beginners because it is not too challenging. There are only seven traps and four water hazards in 18 holes. You can practice on the putting green and chipping areas, and drive some balls at the driving range. Afterward, enjoy a beer in the snack bar.
Just south of Remington Park you will find this beautiful public championship golf course. There are 30 sand traps and five water hazards on each of the 18-hole courses, and the slope rating is 120 on the east course, 121 on the west course. There is a driving range and putting green on which to practice. Also enjoy the restaurant, which serves beer as the only alcoholic beverage, or snack shop after a long day of golfing.
This park is truly a sight to behold. Lush green fields cover 130 acres, occasionally dotted by a pond or grove of trees. Visitors and residents alike savor a quiet trip to the grounds on balmy summer evenings to watch the sun set. If you take a stroll, you will see the area's most famous rose gardens, and maybe even a frisky rabbit or squirrel. For more sporty activities, the park also contains a Frisbee-golf course and houses the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
One of the ten best zoos in the United States, the Oklahoma City Zoo is home to more than 2,800 animals. Some featured exhibits include Cat Forest/Lion Overlook, which comprises of lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards, and Great EscApe that showcases gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees. One of the zoo's most popular attractions is Aquaticus, which features aquariums, and shows by a dolphin and sea lions. The zoo offers nature classes, labs, tours and Zoomobiles for all ages. You can end the day with a show under the stars at the amphitheater.
Nothing is more exciting than a day at the races, especially at this race track. While you watch the ponies run, enjoy fine dining at Silks Restaurant, an upscale eatery inside the park. Just want to unwind? Try Twilight Thursdays starting in the evening, where you can place bets, sample appetizers and sip a drink. It is a popular after-work party place. Remington Park also has a small casino with the most popular casino games and the Bricktown Brewery.
When the family travels, the kids always suffer from being cooped up during the trip. Let them burn off that extra energy at Celebration Station, a chain of family fun centers with locations across the South. No matter what your child's tastes are, the Station has something to entertain them, and maybe even you, too. Activities include batting cages, miniature golf, go-karts and bumper boats. Inside, your group can enjoy a variety of arcade games or a dinner of pizza and soda pop.
Considered one of Oklahoma City's favorite parks, Hefner is always full of people out and about. This place has it all. There are playgrounds, picnic tables, soccer and softball fields, a golf course, and a nine-mile jogging and biking trail. Most afternoons one can see kites or model airplanes flying high overhead. Often, visitors just stop by to watch the colorful sailboats cruise along in Lake Hefner, which is adjacent to the park. This is a great place to people-watch.
On the south side of beautiful Lake Hefner sets this great public golf course. The 50 obstacles on each of the two 18-hole courses pose challenges. If you want to practice, there are three par three practice holes where you can play two balls at each hole. Or practice on the driving range, where you can putt and pitch greens as well as practice getting out of the sand traps.
Do airplanes amaze your child? Maybe you still harbor a childlike wonder for these powerful crafts. If so, check out this popular summer event. Visitors can tour all types of planes and learn about aviation. Afterward, relax in the shade underneath a parachute tent and watch some breathtaking aerial aerobatics; some performances even come with music accompaniment, fireworks or colored engine smoke. Do not miss the crowd-favorite 69th Battalion, otherwise known as the Blue Angels. It is worth braving Oklahoma's summer heat for this one. Admission is free.
This public pool is a great place to take the kids on a hot summer day. There are lots of fun activities for kids of all ages like diving boards, slides and sprinklers. There is a kiddie pool for the toddlers and babies, and a great big pool for everyone else. And unlike most of the other public pools around, this pool is open earlier in the day (11am), so you can swim and get back in the air conditioning before the temperature peaks in late afternoon.