You'll feel right at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Oklahoma City, a former cow town whose many attractions embrace its Wild West heritage.
Spend a free afternoon touring the galleries at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in the Adventure District, a short drive from our hotels in Oklahoma City. The mythologized American West of John Wayne and Roy Rogers is honored in the museum's Western Performers Gallery; other galleries house striking Western-themed art by the likes of Charles Russell and Frederick Remington. Head downtown to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, close to our Oklahoma City hotels, and admire Dale Chihuly's whimsical glass works. The museum screens independent and classic films Thursday through Sunday and has a full-service cafe for a bite to eat or a relaxing cocktail. A few blocks north, the somber Field of Empty Chairs memorial outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum features 168 bronze chairs, one for each of the victims of the 1993 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Inside the museum, exhibits include moving eyewitness accounts and news footage.
The strip of Western Avenue between 36th Street and Wilshire Boulevard is home to a cluster of shops and moderately priced rib shacks, pizzerias and Mexican cafes. In downtown's Bricktown, restaurants and bars populate vintage red-brick warehouses along a leafy canal that gives the neighborhood a European feel. Guests at our Oklahoma City hotels can enjoy hand-cut Oklahoma steaks or tangy ribs with a mug of locally brewed beer. Bricktown clubs stay open late on weekends for line dancing and live music.
Book a stay at our hotels in Oklahoma City in June for Red Earth, the world's largest Native American festival. Visit any time for a full immersion in the city's frontier heritage.