Some come to Oklahoma City to learn about our history or feel like they are part of the wild wild west. However, there’s a lot more to our big city than some might imagine. OKC is home to some unique sites that you might want to add to your to-see list when you visit.
From interactive installations to a hidden underground oasis, we’ve got tons of weird places worth a quick visit.
Oklahoma City Underground
Did you know that Oklahoma City has a secret city just below the surface of the streets? Not only does it exist, but you can wander through the tunnels and see it for yourself.
Initially opened in 1974, secret entrances to Underground are all over the city. It stretches for miles and allows visitors to shop, eat, and even send off their mail at an underground post office. Frequently, it hosts art exhibits and cultural events that teach visitors about the history of Oklahoma City.
The Underground is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and it’s definitely worth a visit. Check here for one of the many secret entrances.
Museum of Osteology and Skulls Unlimited
This museum is exactly what it sounds like. Filled with skulls and skeletal remains of species from all over the world, it’s a truly creepy (yet historically significant) place. It was started by Jay Villemarette, who spent most of his life collecting, cleaning, and selling skulls.
There are over 2,500 pounds of bone that fill the 7,000 square-foot museums. The animals within are from all over the world and feature potoroos, gorilla, and giraffe bones.
When you’re done at the museum, head over to Skulls Unlimited, where you can buy ethically sourced skulls for your own home.
The American Banjo Museum
Music is as much a part of Oklahoma City history as cattle herders. For the music lover in all of us, the Banjo Museum is a MUST see.
The museum features over 300 banjos. They have everything from hand made instruments to concert banjos played by some of the great musicians in history.
Along with the banjos, you can check out historic sheet music and out of print records. When you get hungry, head to the cafe and dabble with your own banjo talents while you eat.
45th Infantry Museum
Another reason people flock to Oklahoma City is because of our deep American history. The 45th Infantry Museum is another piece of that. The 45th Infantry was one of the first units activated for World War II. The museum honors their service and educates visitors on Oklahomans history in the war.
The collection features military vehicles, memorabilia from wartime, and a massive firearms collection. It also showcases objects from Hitler’s Munich apartment, which the 45th Infantry managed to take over towards the end of the war.
For history buffs, especially, this is a must-see museum in our city. Admission is free, but hours vary. You’ll want to check their official website before you head out.
There is so much history in Oklahoma City that it can be hard to know where to look. Hopefully, these unique spots will help you plan a trip you’ll be talking about for a long time.