Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Bricktown
1750 East Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 278-7250
Fax: (405) 278-7260
1750 East Reno Avenue , Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73117
- Phone: (405) 278-7250
- Fax: (405) 278-7260
Arts & Museums
The Harn Homestead and 1889ers Museum is where city benefactor William Fremont Harn developed this quintessential frontier homestead. The estate contains a one-room schoolhouse, a grandiose Victorian mansion and a petting-zoo/farm on the grounds. The land was claimed during the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 and today the complex offers hands-on education about the work ethic during the late 19th Century as well as providing field trips and day camps. The 9.4 acre facility is also available for corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, etc.
Did you know that gymnastics is one of the oldest Olympic sports? You can find out everything you ever wanted to know about gymnastics at this attraction downtown. Learn about American and international gymnasts, see great photos and memorabilia of the greatest gymnasts including Oklahoma's own Shannon Miller. Don't forget to browse through the great gift shop while you are there. It's a great opportunity to view medals and awards from the history of this popular sport.
April 19, 1995 was one of the darkest days in Oklahoma City's history. On that day Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was attacked by Timothy McVeigh, subsequently killing 168 people. The site contains two parts, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial and the museum itself. Inside the museum, you will see 168 empty chairs; one for each innocent victim, 19 of which included children. The most endearing tribute, however, is the part of the fence that has been left over from the makeshift memorial that stood here for five years after the attack. Today, visitors will see letters, photos, flowers and other precious sentiments left by survivors and visitors. Also prominently featured in the memorial is the Survivor Tree, it has become a symbol of hope to the people of Oklahoma City. Admission to the outside memorial is free, but the museum charges a fee.
This modern art museum has more than 3000 works from 19th and 20th-century American artists. The highlight is a gallery that focuses on modern American art from the 1950s and 1960s, which includes work by Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Indiana. This art museum attracts wonderful traveling exhibits, so check website or call if you are in town to see what is new at the museum. Guided tours are available for groups with ten or more people as long as the reservation is made two weeks prior to visit.
This Dutch Colonial mansion of 12 rooms and 14,000 square feet has been the home of the governor since 1928. There is an Oklahoma room with a carpet featuring the state seal. The Phillips Pavilion was added on the grounds for larger parties, because the inside dining area was only able to seat 60 for dinner. The new pavilion also features a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs and Made-in-Oklahoma items. Guided tours are offered on Wednesdays. Admission is free.
Located on the grounds of the State Capitol and managed under the auspices of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this museum takes visitors on a journey through the state's turbulent and exciting history. Many know the mythic story of the Land Run of 1889, but the exhibits here go back even further—you will see Oklahoma artifacts from the Jurassic era also. Some of the most popular displays focus on Native American culture, the Oklahoma oil boom, the state's impressionist painters and they also have some interesting online exhibits also.
This museum honors this famed division that captured Hitler's apartment, and you can see the memorabilia they collected at this free museum. The museum also displays World War II and Korean era artillery, uniforms and firearms. The outdoor military exhibit features more than 40 military vehicles, aircraft and other machinations of war. One unique exhibit is the collection of Bill Maudlin cartoons, this is a great way to teach kids about the military and learn something yourself about WWII.
Quite possibly, this is one museum the kids will not mind visiting because firemen sometimes hold a special mystique for them. The State Firefighters' Association runs this museum that depicts how firefighting has evolved throughout history. Exhibits of antique, century-old fire engines will amaze and educate visitors; one of the most popular exhibits is Oklahoma's first fire station, a rustic log cabin built just after the Civil War. In addition to unique items like a collection of uniform shoulder patches and fire alarms, the historical collection shows little-known aspects that accompany the profession.
Science Museum Oklahoma is a center for learning with its Planetarium and a massive 70-foot 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. Check website for more details and complete calendar of events.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the game of softball awaits you at this museum and gallery near the state capitol. From its inception as an indoor game in 1887 to the greatest players that ever played, this hall is one of the most difficult to enter, it only has 366 inductees and it also serves as the headquarters of the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball and the International Softball Federation.
Another unique attraction found only in Oklahoma, this museum celebrates the delicate skill of hand-painting china. On display are some of the finest porcelain pieces in the country. There are five rooms, each with its own theme like Victorian, holiday, and antique. In addition to china collection exhibits, the museum houses a library and classrooms where visitors can study painting techniques. The museum gift shop sells works donated by the organization's members. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
The American West in all its glory and grandeur is captured in this 220,000 sq. ft. museum. There are hundreds of sculptures and thousands of paintings, photographs and artifacts from the Old West. The newest addition is the Joe Grandee wing, which features more than 5,000 artifacts from this artist's personal collection. There is a life-size reproduction of a frontier town, a rodeo gallery, a cowboy gallery and a frontier soldier gallery. You will also see the largest collection of contemporary western artists, as well as the famous paintings of Frederick Remington.