The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association is holding its Spring Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City this year. Oklahoma is known for a few things, namely the Oklahoma Land Rush (hence the name Sooners) and great football teams, but there’s more to the state and its capital city. We’ve picked up a few of the top attractions for you to check out while in the city!
Bricktown, which is a five-minute walk from our hotel, might be the best district for fun in Oklahoma City. Formerly the site of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, this new development has ample shopping and eating. In warmer months, you can take a water taxi along the Bricktown Canal, and learn about the city’s unique history.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
In 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing killed more than 150 people and injured nearly 700 more. Today, an incredible memorial stands where the terrorist attack took place. The symbolic memorial sits where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood, as well as on the surrounding area affected by the attack. Pause for a moment at the Reflecting Pool; Field of Empty Chairs, which memorializes those killed in the attack; and Survivor Wall. In the museum, you will find detailed information on the investigation, trails of evidence and new hands-on exhibits.
Oklahoma Museum of Art
The museum is located in downtown Oklahoma City, and it hosts visitors from all 50 states and more than 40 countries every year. It features the largest collection of glass, by artist Dale Chihuly, with special exhibits constantly rotating. The permanent exhibits span a period of five centuries and the museum receives rave reviews from nearly everyone who visits.
OKC Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Go sports! Maybe professional basketball is more your thing. The Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets are as low as $15, so grab your TLPA friends and catch a game.
The Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River is the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for rowing and canoeing/kayaking. In this district, you can try your hand at these water activities and more. There’s a whitewater rafting facility, as well as the SandRidge Sky Trail, an 80-foot structure and adventure course. If they aren’t your style, check out the 700-foot zip line across the Oklahoma River.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Recently, Oklahoma City has undergone a renaissance. Still, the city has a long history with cowboys, and you couldn’t talk about Oklahoma City without talking about the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. When visiting, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a narrative of the American West.
In addition to a great educational program at this year’s Spring Conference & Expo, we expect major announcements to be made on the industry technology platform and TLPA’s new intensive strategic plan. We know we’ve piqued your interest, so click here to get the latest!