Top Children’s Attractions in Frontier Country
Top Children's Attractions in Frontier Country
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA- If you are looking for summer activities, events and attractions children of all ages will enjoy, visit Frontier Country for your summer vacation.
Ride the Steel Lasso rollercoaster at Frontier City or take a dip in the Wave Pool at White Water Bay. See a collection of antique fire apparatus at the Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Memorial or cruise the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City with a Water Taxi ride. Ride the go-karts, play a round of Gator Golf at Andy Alligator's Fun Park or take a step back in time at the Harn Homestead & 1889ers Museum. For a look at rare dinosaurs visit the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman.
Jasmine Moran Children's Museum
Children can play in an imaginary town and be a doctor, judge, firefighter and more. Become a paleontologist and dig for dinosaur fossils or become a construction worker and play in the gravel pit. Outside, in Safety Town, learn how to be safe while riding a bike or crossing the street. Ride the Super Sonic Express train or play in the 12,000 square foot Centennial Castle Maze. For more information visit www.jasminemoran.com.
Take a guided tour or stroll through the park to meet and feed exotic animals such as bears, lemurs, monkeys and tropical birds. Feed a tiger, ride a tortoise, hug a kangaroo, hold an alligator and pet tropical birds. For more information visit www.tigersafariorg.com.
Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden
Visit Cat Forest and Lion Overlook to see lions, jaguars, tigers and snow leopards. Make sure to visit the Oklahoma Trails to explore the naturalistic habitat of Oklahoma and see more than 800 native animals. Great EscApe features a tropical rainforest with gorillas, orangutans and chimpanzees. Relax and ride the Safari Tram, the Centennial Choo Choo or paddle around the Zoo Lake in swan paddleboats. Visit www.okczoo.com for more information.
Science Museum Oklahoma
Experience 350 exhibits at Oklahoma's only physical science museum to discover the relevance of science in everyday life. Build a racer in the Tinkering Garage, play in a two-story tree house or take a slide down the tallest spiral slide in the world in the Gadget Trees exhibit. Also, experience the wonders of space exploration in the Destination Space exhibit or the world of shipwrecks and pirates in the Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure exhibit. See www.sciencemuseumok.org for more.
Orr Family Farm
Ride a replica of the United States' first transcontinental locomotive around the beautiful farm, fish for bass, play on the horse carousel or pet the barnyard animals. Ride a pony or the barrel train and play in the 4,900 square foot Amaze'n Maze that is changed every two weeks. For more information visit www.orrfamilyfarm.com.
Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, represents the 12 central counties in Oklahoma promoting economic growth of the tourism industry. To request your free Trips on a Tank Full coupons or regional travel guide call 800-FUN-OKLA or visit www.oktourism.com.
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Cutline: Children cool off on the bumper boats at Andy Alligator's Fun Park in Norman.
For Immediate Release: May 19, 2009
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