Travel Blogs from Oklahoma City
... trial, and execution of McVeigh. The Museum includes a number of actual trial exhibits and other evidence from the bombing. The first responders were portrayed as heroes who saved many lives by their quick response. Overall, this was a reminder of how evil people can be. It seems that we have seen quite a bit of this as we hit various memorials on our trip.
To lighten the mood, we then went to the National Cowboy and Western ...
On Thursday we drove about an hour up to Hot Springs National Park. Interestingly, there is the small town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, surrounded by the park. This park is actually the oldest national park. It was called a national reservation back in 1832 before the national park system was created.
Anyway, the urban part of the park consists of six bathhouses built to capitalize on the hot springs water. They ...
... the Riverwind Resort and Casino, where, you guessed it, the Tufie is working the machines.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that we went to the Holy City, where apparently some pastor held an Easter morning service in 1929, and it grew from there with a reenactment of the crucifixion and all the biblical stories in between, costumes, and everything. Hard to believe that people would come out to this place in the absolute Boonies for a religious reenactment, but ...
Literally... today we drove from Springfield to Oklahama City, through Kansas. Kansas owns only13 miles of the route 66 road, so it was a quick trip through this state. We did however pass a restored gas station which features an old Tow Mater - the inspiration for Mater from CARS. (well, thats according to our not alway so accurate guide/map book). Next stop: ...
Day 11 - Tuesday 10th September San Antonio > Oklahoma City - Interstate 35 North - Arrived at 4pm - stayed at Crowne Plaza - got taxi in traffic to brick town area - had dinner at Zio's (penne with sausage and meat sauce - YUM!) - walked around bricktown/river area Day 12 - Wed 11th September Oklahoma City > Santa ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed