I'm moving Oklahoma City and looking for amazing food and cool things to do and see, but also for hands-on, interesting, culturally relevant experiences that are unique to Oklahoma. How can I connect with local culture? What makes OKC different from other places?
The Science Museum Oklahoma in OKC is amazing! They have an awesome slide that is the highest inside slide in the country!
Welcome to Oklahoma City! The first thing I would recommend is checking out the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber's website for new residents - www.abetterlifeokc.com. It will hopefully answer a lot of questions for you. Another great resource (shameless plug) is the Oklahoma City CVB site - www.VisitOKC.com. Check out the District pages under "Visitor Info" to get a feel for the unique districts around town and what they have to offer. You can see the digital version of our 2015 Oklahoma City Visitors Guide (http://www.visitokc.com/visitor-info/visitors-guide/visitors-guide-online/) there as well, which will give suggestions for great restaurants and things to see and do.
As far as connecting with local culture, I would recommend your first stop be the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. They've recently completed an $8 million renovation, including hundreds of new artifacts and oral histories, as well as 35 new interactive stations. It will give you a good feel for our recent history and the kind of people you'll find in your new hometown.
Their is a lot of history in Oklahoma especially Oklahoma City. Perhaps you would like to see the Science Museum Oklahoma.
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One thing you have to check out is the Museum of Osteology which is a museum dedicated to the study of bones. Sounds totally weird, but it's actually pretty interesting and it's certainly unique to the culture!