Explore family-friendly things to do near the OKC Zoo and our hotel

Situated just off the Northwest Expressway and 15 minutes from downtown destinations like the OKC Zoo, the Country Inn & Suites provides a great launching point for exploring Oklahoma City’s many things to do. Families can learn creatively at Science Museum Oklahoma, discover the Old West at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, or have a blast at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor OKC. Here with your sweetheart? Head to the Bricktown Entertainment District, which offers shopping, dining, and a vibrant nightlife. If you need a break from on-site meetings, you can admire Lake Hefner’s shoreline, shop at Penn Square Mall, or tee off a Lake Hefner Golf Club—all within two miles of the hotel.

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Science Museum Oklahoma

5.41 mi / 8.71 km from the hotel
Explore the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, walk through CurioCity, or stargaze in the planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma, a family attraction with lots of hands-on activities.

Bricktown

5.71 mi / 9.18 km from the hotel
OKC’s historic Bricktown district—named for its picturesque former industrial buildings—overflows with restaurants, shops, event venues, and museums. If you’re a music fan, you can tour the American Banjo Museum and attend a concert at The Criterion.

Paycom Center

5.56 mi / 8.94 km from the hotel
See all your favorite musical performers at this multipurpose arena that also hosts family-oriented events year-round. During the NBA season, you can cheer on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

5.37 mi / 8.64 km from the hotel
In the heart of Oklahoma City, Myriad Botanical Gardens is a 17-acre oasis with walking paths, a dog park, and a splash fountain. The Crystal Bridge Conservatory, a creatively designed greenhouse, is the crown jewel of the garden.

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

4.97 mi / 8 km from the hotel
Learn about the triumphs and tragedies of the American West through a large collection of artifacts from the cowboys, Native Americans, and pioneers who shaped and inspired American culture.

Oklahoma City Zoo

5.58 mi / 8.98 km from the hotel
Wander through the Cat Forest to see clouded leopards and tigers, and then head to the Children’s Zoo area to meet friendly American flamingos.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

4.96 mi / 7.98 km from the hotel
This peaceful place honors the victims, survivors, and heroes of the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building. Pause under the Survivor Tree, a 90-year-old elm tree that has become a nationally acclaimed symbol of strength and resilience.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor OKC

4.81 mi / 7.73 km from the hotel
Drop seven stories on the Dive Bomber or pile on a raft with the whole family for a trip down the Big Kahuna at Oklahoma’s largest water park. You can also take advantage of on-site cabanas and restaurants.

Lake Hefner Golf Club

1.86 mi / 2.99 km from the hotel
Start out on the practice range, and then tee off at this golf club's 7,000-yard North Course, designed by Randy Heckenkemper, or the South Course, designed by Floyd Farley.

Penn Square Mall

1.58 mi / 2.54 km from the hotel
Penn Square Mall features more than 140 retailers, from Macy’s and Apple to LOFT and Champs Sports. After shopping, treat yourself to lunch at The Cheesecake Factory or a pastry and coffee at Starbucks.

Remington Park Racing & Casino

5.57 mi / 8.96 km from the hotel
Ready to place a bet on a live horse race or pull the lever on a lucky slot machine? Then head to Remington Park Racing & Casino for a day at the track and a chance to win big.

Charles B. Hall Airpark at Tinker Air Force Base

13.03 mi / 20.98 km from the hotel
Learn about the storied past of Tinker Air Force Base at the Charles B. Hall Airpark, home to beautifully restored aircraft from WWII to the present as well as the Oklahoma Medal of Honor Memorial.