4 affordable summer family activities near OKC

We recently had the longest day of summer. The kids have been out of school for a while and you might be wondering what your family might have missed out on this summer.

Thankfully, there are plenty of things that you can do with your free time that don’t involve a ton of expense or travel to another state. Here are some ideas for family fun in Oklahoma City.

1. Picnic at Myriad Gardens

Nestled into downtown Oklahoma City, Myriad Botanical Gardens provides the perfect setting for a picnic with your family. With great views of the city, the Crystal Bridge and the gardens themselves, you won’t lack for conversation pieces. While a picnic on the green here is free, there are also events that take place at Myriad Botanical Gardens for families and adults alike.

2. Visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Try a family activity that offers a wealth of knowledge about Oklahoma and the Old West. For $12.50 per adult and $5.75 for kids over 3, you can explore the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum‘s excellent collection of art and culture. From 19th century military equipment to Native American clothing, there’s enough at this museum to take up an entire day.

3. Hike at Red Rock Canyon

If you’d like to take your family out of the city and get a whiff of country air, try Red Rock Canyon in Hinton. The park is conveniently located only an hour from Oklahoma City. Whether you want to take your family for a hike or climb along the beautiful red canyon walls, or would like to spend some time fishing, Red Rock Canyon is a great venue. And admission is free.

4. Spend a day in Bricktown

There are plenty of family-friendly activities that you can enjoy in Bricktown. Many of the things to do in Bricktown come at a small price, but others (like the Oklahoma City National Memorial) are free.

Whether you’re planning to spend a day at the museum or get some sun in a state park, be sure to take advantage of what summertime you have left to take in some of Oklahoma City’s many affordable attractions.

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