Spring Break 2009 Destination: Central Oklahoma’s Frontier Country
Spring Break 2009
Destination: Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country
(CENTRAL OKLAHOMA) - Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country is home to many special exhibits for all ages, camps and activities for children and sporting events this spring break. Save money on gas and enjoy a full week of entertainment and exploring.
"Location and accessibility are very important when making a decision for a quick weekend getaway or a few days during spring break," said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. "The 12 counties in Central Oklahoma that make up Frontier Country have Interstates 35, 40 and 44 running right through. Whether you are minutes away, a couple hours away or as much as five, we are easy to get to and just about everything that we offer to travelers such as museums, festivals, attractions, restaurants and lodging work within everyone's budget. Make the short drive as we always have our welcome mats out!"
Special Events & Exhibits
See "Touch the Sky: Prairie Photographs by Jim Brandenburg" open through Apr. 12 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman. The exhibit features breathtaking prairie photographs of the landscape, plants, animals and weather by National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg. Also, view the Myriad Botanical Gardens from a
new perspective at "Gardens in Focus" a photography exhibit, open through May 1, featuring the work of local artists of all ages.
See "Unconquered, Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family" at the Oklahoma History Center through July. "Unconquered" showcases fine art in 2- and 3- dimensional work from this prolific family.
Experience the West through a special art show at The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Mar. 13-22. The exhibit features award-winning works from the Oklahoma Youth Expo Western Art Show.
Head to Tatanka Ranch in Stroud for a late spring break getaway for a Wine and Ranch Weekend Mar. 21. Stableridge Winery will present classes on wine sensory and analysis, wine pairings and creating your own signature wine while you kick back and relax at Tatanka Ranch.
Check out the Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship Mar. 11-14 at the Cox Convention Center Arena in downtown Oklahoma City. All 12 women's teams will battle it out to see who is crowned Big 12 Conference Tournament Champion. Be sure to stay in town to catch the Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City Mar. 12-15 for fierce basketball competition.
See Oklahoma City Blazers hockey action at the Ford Center in downtown Oklahoma City Mar. 17 at 7:10 p.m. against Rapid City or watch the Blazers battle Wichita Mar. 21 at 7:10 p.m. Also, catch one of many NBA basketball games with the OKC Thunder at the Ford Center.
Events for Children
Give your children and their friends an educational and enjoyable spring break. Help them pick one of the many day camps to attend in Central Oklahoma. The Spring Break Escape day camp hosted by the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman Mar. 16-20 teaches children about the natural aspects of Oklahoma. The adventurous week is packed full of activities such as nature hikes, art workshops, storytelling, scavenger hunts and more.
"Spring Break Escape is one of our most popular events of the year," said Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History spokesperson Linda Coldwell. "There are activities happening all day for all ages and everyone is sure to have a great time. The museum makes a perfect spring break getaway for the whole family."
Children can experience a variety of outdoor activities at Spring Fling at the Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City Mar. 14-15 or at Mitch Park in Edmond Mar. 16-20. Also, the Orr Family Farm in Oklahoma City offers a day camp Mar. 18-19 where children can learn about animals, enjoy train rides, crafts and snacks.
For theatre, dance, film, video or art camps check out the Oklahoma Children's Theatre in Oklahoma City Mar. 16-20 or the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Mar. 17-20.
Attractions for Family Entertainment
Experience Spring Break Blast 2009 at Andy Alligator's Fun Park in Norman Mar. 16-22. Each day will feature an extra attraction added to the Ultimate Unlimited Wristband at no additional charge. Or, check out the Oklahoma City Zoo's Dinosaurs Unearthed starting Mar. 13. See Jasmine Moran Children's Museum in Seminole, hold and pet exotic animals at Tiger Safari in Tuttle or explore Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City's Adventure District.
Central Oklahoma's Frontier Country is your place to let loose and have a great time this spring break. Explore it all! Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, represents the 12 central counties in Oklahoma promoting economic growth of the tourism industry. Visit www.oktourism.com or call (800) FUN-OKLA to learn more or for a free 2009 travel guide.
Immediate Release: Feb. 23, 2009
Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager
E-mail: [email protected]