Spring Break Ideas in Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country
Spring Break 2010
Destination: Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA – Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is home to many camps and activities for children, sporting events and plenty of exhibits and attractions for all ages this spring break. Save money on gas and enjoy a full week of entertainment and exploring in the 12 central counties of Oklahoma.
“After the long, cold winter that Oklahoman’s have experienced, it seems like we’re all looking forward to spring break,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “What better place to visit than the 12 counties of central Oklahoma with Interstates 35, 40 and 44 running right through. Whether you are looking for a day’s worth of activities or wanting a quick overnight getaway without breaking the bank, then take a look around as we have plenty of mouth-watering restaurants, hotels and attractions with all kinds of new and exciting things to do and see.”
Events and Camps for Children
Give your children an educational and fun spring break. Help them pick one of the many day camps to attend in central Oklahoma.
Spring Break Escape hosted by the Sam Noble Museum in Norman March 15-19 teaches children about the culture and nature of Oklahoma. Spring Break Escape is free with museum admission and includes activities such as nature hikes, art workshops, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more.
Check out Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City for CSI: Museum Style March 15-19, a day camp where children can learn the science of solving crimes or Bright Night of Flight March 19 which gives children the chance to spend the night in the museum.
For spring break day camps in theatre, dance, film, video or art check out the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre in Oklahoma City March 15-19 or the Oklahoma City Museum of Art March 16-19.
Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City is offering a special spring break price of $7 per person March 16-19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Orr Family Farm will also be open March 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take the children out to enjoy the Farm complete with barnyard animals, train and carousel rides, giant jumping pillows and more.
Events, Exhibits and Attractions for Family Entertainment
Experience Spring Break Blast 2010 at Andy Alligator’s Fun Park in Norman March 14-19. Purchase an Unlimited Fun Wristband and enjoy added attractions at no additional charge.
Oklahoma City’s Adventure District features a variety of activities for the whole family at many of its attractions including the opening of the brand new Children’s Zoo at the Oklahoma City Zoo March 12 and horseracing at Remington Park. Also, see the exhibit, The Guitar: Art, Artists and Artisans at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and in conjunction with this exhibit, enjoy a free concert at the Museum March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring Red Dirt musician Brandon Jackson.
Spend a night at Tatanka Ranch in Stroud where the whole family can enjoy horseback riding, fishing, ATV tours, recreational games, indoor game room and more. The cozy cabins at Tatanka are the perfect spring break getaway.
For more unforgettable family fun, take a day to discover other communities in central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country like Shawnee, Guthrie, Edmond, El Reno or Stillwater. Head to Tiger Safari in Tuttle to hold and pet exotic animals or play in Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum in Seminole.
Check out the NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City March 18-20 for exciting basketball competition.
ASA National Softball Hall of Fame Complex hosts the ASA Spring Break Classic March 19-21 for softball fans looking to relax and see some games.
Also, catch one of many NBA basketball games with the OKC Thunder at the Ford Center or an OU baseball game at L. Dale Mitchell Park in Norman.
Other Special Events & Exhibits
View the Myriad Botanical Gardens from a new perspective at Gardens in Focus a photography exhibit, open through April 26, featuring the winning works from the Myriad’s first-ever photography contest.
Enjoy live entertainment in central Oklahoma with Mel Tillis at Riverwind Casino in Norman March 19 or check out Kanage March 19 and Stephen Speaks March 20 at Nonna’s Purple Bar in Oklahoma City.Head to El Reno for Ghosts of Fort Reno tours March 20 where by lantern light, hear stories of restless spirits of the old post, along with some of the unsolved mysteries and murders that occurred there.
The Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City debuts Time Changes Everything a play that explores two of Oklahoma’s most famous sons Bob Wills and Woody Guthrie and imagines a world if the two would have met. The play begins at 7 p.m. March 20.
Also, March 20 the Civic Center Music Hall, the OKC Philharmonic and Maestro Joel Levine present an evening of melody and color with Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Orion Weiss at 8 p.m.
Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country is your place to go exploring and have a great time this spring break. Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, represents the 12 central counties in Oklahoma promoting economic growth of the tourism industry. For more information on these events or to request a free 2010 travel guide visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA.
Contact: Katie Puckett, Public Relations Manager
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