Things To Do in Oklahoma

Up to 87% Off Boot Camp at Cross~Stream Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $29

A certified trainer leads multilevel boot-camp classes that meld several conditioning disciplines

50% Off Five-Day Kids' Robotics Camp

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

Up to 50% Off Horseback-Riding Sessions

Broken Arrow

$72 $38

Student riders breathe in the fresh country air as they put proper riding form into practice for English, Western, and Australian styles

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off Bounce Passes at Game Time Inflatables

Moore

$36 $18

3,000 sq. ft. indoor complex lets tykes frolic in a pumped-up playland with slides, a castle-themed bounce house, and an obstacle course

Up to 75% Off Personal Training & Nutritional Help

Midwest City

$270 $69

A personal trainer devises custom workout plans and can help draft custom weight-loss, athletic, or general-wellness nutrition plans

Up to 51% Off Art Museum Membership

Bartlesville

$66 $33

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Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark skyscraper houses rotating exhibits on 20th- and 21st-century art and architecture

Up to 71% Off Weight-Loss or Boot-Camp Classes

Owasso

$175 $50

Certified personal trainers customize intense functional training to build strength & endurance or effectively burn fat

55% Off Gym Membership at Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

$195 $87

Work out any time at this gym open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year

34% Off a Visit to Exotic-Animal Park

Davis

$67.96 $45

A drive-through safari introduces visitors to exotic animals such as rhinos, bison, ostriches, camels, tigers, and zebras

Dallas Jazz Orchestra – Up to 40% Off Concert

Simmons Center Theater

$20 $12

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Grammy-nominated, 20-piece orchestra delights with big-band classics

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$28 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Classes

Bixby

$79 $29

Two 4th Degree Black Belts with 60+ years of combined experience teach kids the fundamentals of taekwando & self-defense; uniform included

Up to 50% Off at Vintage Market Days

Creek County Fair Grounds

$20 $10

Vintage clothing, jewelry, and home decor mixes with handmade jewelry, original art, seasonal plantings, and specialty snacks

Up to 83% Off Paintball at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

$110 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Hallett Raceway

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

45% Off

Claremore

$65 $36

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74% Off Yoga Classes

Jenks

$50 $13

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Up to 57% Off Wine and Kid Festival

El Reno

$59.70 $28

Named for a vacant Spanish-style chapel on the premises, this 110-acre winery celebrates libations with wine tasting and baby goats

43% Off Services

Blanchard

$30 $17

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52% Off Introductory Flight Class

Multiple Locations

$350 $169

Learn aviation basics during ground school before taking to the skies for a full hour of flight time

53% Off Music Lessons

Choctaw

$150 $71

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Up to 43% Off at Sugar Creek Canyon Golf Club

Hinton

$70 $40

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Flat, wide-open front nine tricks players into overconfidence before sandstone ravines, gullies & hills on back nine punish unrestraint

Up to 51% Off Wakeboarding at Wake Zone

Central Oklahoma City

$38 $19

Adults and kids as young as 6 tour around the aquatic terrain park, pulled by a moving cable over jumps and other stunt-ready obstacles

Up to 64% Off Boot Camp and Gym Membership

Commerce Park

$82.50 $30

Strength-building boot-camp classes are offered morning, noon, and night; gym membership grants access to weightlifting and cardio equipment

44% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Norman

$25 $14

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50% Off Tickets to OK Reptile Expo

Clarion Hotel

$12 $6

Reptile lovers can buy exotic pets, food, and cage supplies

Up to 55% Off Membership to Edmond Historical Society & Museum

Edmond

$35 $17

Museum details Edmond's rise from a "one-horse town" to a bustling suburb, and features a miniature 1889 town where children can play

51% Off Robotic Fitness at Val's Sun & Shape

Moore

$68.75 $34

In a women-only fitness center, exercisers use various exercise equipment to isolate different muscle groups, giving a head-to-toe workout

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes at ATA Family Karate

Owasso

$155 $25

Students ages 4 and up develop character and leadership and self-defense skills under a 6th degree black belt master instructor

50% Off Zoo Tour and Playtime with Baby Tiger

Pauls Valley

$30 $15

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Exotic animals include lions, chimps, zebras, camels, and a baby tiger available for play sessions

Up to 76% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu Lessons

Yukon

$125 $39

Brazilian instructor with more than 30 years of experience guides students through confidence-building jiujitsu classes

65% Off Personal Training

Bixby

$180 $63

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Up to 53% Off Lessons at West Equestrian Ranch

Tulsa

$140 $66

Veteran equestrian and staff teach single riders or groups of five basics of balance after pupils learn how to saddle and mount steeds

87% Off Weight-Loss Program

Multiple Locations

$338.50 $45

Acclaimed trainer combines intense workouts with nutritional expertise and at-home fitness resources to burn fat during six-week program

60% Off at Yoga at Tiffany’s

Central Oklahoma City

$100 $40.25

Seasoned instructors lead students of all levels through heated and nonheated yoga classes

44% Off Music Lessons

Tulsa

$75 $42

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Up to 73% Off Gym Membership at Fitness One

Norman

$100 $29

24-hour access to gym with high-end equipment, locker rooms, cardio loft, and full schedule of fitness classes

51% Off a Six-Week Group Ballroom Dance Class

Ballroom Revolution

$99 $49

Group classes give students the opportunity to socialize and dance as certified instructors lead them through the basics of ballroom

61% Off CrossFit at ZB CrossFit

Edmond

$150 $59

Students build strong, sleek bodies with high-intensity exercises of constantly varied movement

Up to 81% Off Boot Camp at Body Coach

The Cornerstone

$129 $25

Trainers lead high-intensity exercises to increase strength and build stamina during one-hour sessions

Up to 50% Off at Lake Murray Golf Course

Ardmore

$80 $40

18-hole course stretches for 6,327 yd. along the westernmost edge of Lake Murray State Park

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Forge Wellness

Yukon

$110 $31

A specialist leads highly varied workouts that accommodate any fitness level

58% Off Guitar Lessons or Classes at The Works: Guitars 

Bixby

$100 $50

An experienced guitarist shares his unique teaching system that combines rapid technical advancement with a deep understanding of theory

Up to 55% Off Roller Skating

Sand Springs

$20 $9

Strap on rental skates and zoom around a 165 ft. maple rink

Up to 70% Off Boot Camp at GC Fit

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Four-week session incorporates strength-training and cardio exercises to provide full-body workouts during 45-minute sessions

Henry Overholser Mansion – Up to 50% Off Visits

Central Oklahoma City

$20 $10

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Original stained-glass windows and antwerp oak interior remain intact at 11,000-square-foot mansion built in 1903

Up to 81% Off Personal-Training Packages

Multiple Locations

$289 $59

Trainers work with small groups or individuals to design fitness programs incorporating resistance training, cardio, and nutrition advice

50% Off

Norman

$100 $50

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Up to 59% Off at Lit'l Links Golf Club

Broken Arrow

$46 $19

Golfers take aim at driving range’s 14 target greens before hunting holes in one across par 3 golf course fashioned with bentgrass greens

51% Off Fitness Classes at Punchfit USA

Edmond

$120 $59

Boxing and kickboxing classes are fitness focused with a side of self-defense; trainers have professional, in-the-ring experience

53% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Instructors lead students in bending and stretching through hatha-inspired yoga classes

Up to 54% Off at Zombie Bolt

Zombie Bolt

$49 $24

Flee the undead during a zombie-themed 5K and return home with a T-shirt and an ear-shaped medal made of rubber and dotted with fake blood

62% Off Women's Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$52.08 $20

Access to Precor, Life Fitness, and other equipment, as well as group classes such as Zumba and aquatic fitness in the heated pool

50% Off at Title Boxing Club Tulsa

South Tulsa

$39 $19.50

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts

50% Off Boot Camp

Norman

$137 $69

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Up to 67% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Broken Arrow

$165 $55

Instructors lead clients through Joseph Pilates' time-honored system for bolstering core strength

57% Off Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at TITLE Boxing Club

Edmond

$44.50 $19

Instructors rev up calorie combustion with fast-paced boxing and kickboxing combos executed against heavy bags and focus pads

Up to 69% Off at National Martial Arts

Oklahoma City

$65 $19.99

Hybrid brand of martial arts aims to help students of all ages achieve their physical goals

70% Off Personal Training

Tulsa

$300 $90

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45% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Purcell

$40 $22

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off 5 or 10 Classes at Ideal CrossFit

Broken Arrow

$75 $29

Workouts take place in a social setting and involve functional movement exercises that prep participants for every kind of physical activity

Up to 88% Off Sessions at Edmond Bootcamp

Edmond

$100 $25

Certified trainers lead 25 weekly one-hour workouts that engage students with creative exercises, cardio, and plyometrics

Up to 52% Off Clarinet Lessons

Oklahoma City

$75 $37

From scales to demanding orchestra pieces, clarinetist Sterling Wilson teaches the instrument to students of all ages

Up to 54% Off Kids' Classes at Three Points Karate

Tulsa

$99 $49

Novices don an official uniform to start a month of group classes with two private lessons; afterschool classes include transportation

69% Off ElliptiGo Rental for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$260 $80

Two-wheeled outdoor fitness machine eases joint impact and simulates sense of running via elliptical motion

Up to 77% Off Dance Classes

Edmond

$126 $29

Beginner and intermediate dance classes in diverse styles that include ballroom, country and western, and salsa

45% Off Services

Northwest Oklahoma City

$125 $69

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Up to 53% Off Private Fitness Training or QuikFit Classes

Tulsa

$45 $22

Clients burn calories and improve health during CrossFit-inspired QuikFit classes or one-on-one training sessions

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

Northwest Oklahoma City

$100 $29

Classes start as early as 6 a.m. and include Zumba, kickboxing, calisthenics-style cardio, and women’s-only boot camp inside a new gym

82% Off Three Months of CrossFit Classes

Central Oklahoma City

$420 $75

CrossFit classes depend on dynamic functional movements to increase clients' strength and conditioning

$11 for Open-Play Pass with Makeup and Costumes

Tulsa

$20 $11

Children play in a whimsical space decorated with a pink and purple castle; staff entertains kids with glitter makeup and costumes

Up to 88% Off Krav Maga, Martial Arts, or Zumba Classes

Edmond

$40 $10

Kids and adults learn the basics of karate, shed pounds in Zumba, or build muscle memory in practical and effective krav maga classes

Up to 78% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Crestline Park/Southbrook

$150 $45

Students steel their bodies and learn valuable self-defense skills with Muay Thai, kickboxing, and boxing classes

51% Off Martial Arts

Tri Center

$99 $49

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Up to 64% Off Fitness Membership to 9Round

Multiple Locations

$49 $19

Burn calories, boost endurance, and tone muscles during 30-minute boxing and kickboxing sessions

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Northwest Oklahoma City

$165 $59

Learn muay thai, karate, self-defense, jiu jitsu, or performance martial arts in a motivating studio

Up to 50% Off a Airsoft Package for Two

Tulsa

$78 $39

Teams stalk through 30,000-square foot facility as they take aim at opponents in realistic action

Up to Half Off Ice Skating for Two

Oklahoma City

$24 $12

Guests glide over the OU Sooners's home rink, pausing for hot chocolate or to visit the onsite cafe

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It’s apparent to anyone who watches ballet that female dancers must be extremely light. After all, they often have to be swept across the stage and effortlessly lifted into the air, and their steps must be as silent as a sneeze at the opera. Yet, as slender as ballet dancers are, they still possess bodies that look as if they were chiseled out of marble. That dancer look—a slim body with long, lean muscles—is what barre3 helps its clients achieve with a combination of ballet-barre work, yoga, and Pilates.

At locations across the country, barre3’s instructors use a three-step process that first focuses on deeply exercising muscles using isometric holds. The workout then elevates heart rate with low-impact movements before cooling down the body with a recovery stretch that also helps elongate body lines.

The workout has proved to be so effective that it has received multiple press mentions, including in the Huffington Post and In Style magazine, and it has even drawn in body-conscious celebrities such as Madonna. Mothers in particular flock to barre3’s classes, as many locations offer on-site childcare.


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5800 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City,
OK
US

In 1960, Floyd Farley and Randy Heckenkemper’s vision for the LaFortune Park Golf Course facility’s championship course came to fruition, bringing to life a picturesque design of rolling bermuda-grass fairways unfurling in front of bentgrass greens guarded by bunkers. Heckenkemper recently returned to renovate the links’ water hazards and grassy contours, which contribute to a layout that’s both unique and challenging enough to earn the title of Tulsa’s Best Golf Course from Urban Tulsa Weekly, an award that even Meryl Streep hasn’t won.

The same deciduous trees that shade the championship course’s greens also thrive at LaFortune’s 18-hole executive course, whose shorter fairways save time for postround drinks or lunch at the club’s North Dining Room. Even when the sun is vacationing in the Andromeda galaxy, golfers can still play through the par 3 layout thanks to the course’s ample lighting, which illuminates the streams that split seven fairways and demand strong carries from golfers, and the tricky bentgrass greens, most of which are hemmed by bunkers.

Before embarking on 18-hole outings or whacking balls from one of 80 hitting stations on the driving range, golfers can gear up at the golf shop. Named one of America’s 100 Best Clubfitters by Golf Digest, the shop’s team of experts includes Callaway, Titleist, and Ping specialists and a repair technician with more than two decades of experience in mending putters gnawed on by nervous caddies. To perfect their swings, players can attend lessons run by PGA teaching professionals that rely on a vector launch monitor and V1 digital coaching software to improve students’ form.

Championship Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Course rating of 73.9
  • Slope rating of 124
  • Total length of 6,938 yards from the back tees
  • Four tee options
  • See the scorecard

Executive Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 3 course
  • Total length of 2,461 yards
  • See the scorecard

5501 S Yale Ave
Tulsa,
OK
US

In all of weight loss, there may be no concept less aptly named than the “low-calorie” diet. That’s because the calorie unit we associate with food actually refers to kilo calories—meaning when we say, “2,000 calories a day,” we actually mean 2,000,000. A calorie is a unit of heat, or energy—specifically, the energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. And if the number of calories we ingest is bad news, the upside is that we are burning them all the time.

A certain amount of calories—about 60–75% of the calories you burn each day—are needed to sustain the body's unconscious functions, such as breathing and circulation. Known as basal metabolic rate, the specific percentage depends on factors such as size and body composition, gender, and age (typically, as people get older, fat makes up a larger portion of body weight, causing calories to burn more slowly). Digestion makes up about another 10 percent of the calories burned, leaving physical activity to account for the rest.

During exercise, the muscles contract, causing the body's adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules to break down as the heart continues to pump faster and faster—increasing the body’s demand for more energy. Once the muscles have depleted the day’s caloric intake, they turn to other calorie sources to fuel the fire—making weight loss possible as the body begins to sacrifice fat cells to the god of the treadmill.

119 W Main St
Norman,
OK
US

Founded in 1985, Theatre Arts, Inc. has continued to honor its core mission of supplying Oklahomans with performance education and opportunities. Within a newly renovated 10,000-square-foot facility, students train tapping toes in more than 10 styles of dance—including tap, jazz, and hip-hop—and channel their inner thespian in acting classes or private lessons that focus on both improvisation and script work. Private instruction and classes also accommodate vocalists who receive personalized tips on stage presence from the faculty and practice harmonizing by singing duets with humming radiators. Numerous alumni have harnessed their training into careers, working locally and nationally on television and Broadway, and two—Lauren Nelson and Shawntel Smith—have gone on to become Miss America.

2034 W Houston St
Broken Arrow,
OK
US

While Trail of Fear is now Oklahoma's largest haunted attraction, Hauntworld.com reveals that the original format was a small, roadside hay maze operated by a father and son in 1998. Today, a three-story pyramid looms above the theme park's frightful environs and prowling actors. Creators Bob Wright Sr. and Bob Wright Jr. supervise a staff of more than 100—a vast increase from their first crew of approximately 15 people and a few rusty table fans—as they guide visitors through four nightmarish worlds. Though the majority of these helpers return to the job each season with fiendish devotion, their strategies for harvesting screams evolve every year to surprise even the most loyal fans.

The Voodoo Bayou has proven to be Trail of Fear's most intense experience, where ghastly creatures dart from their swampland dens to spook trespassers and ask directions to the nearest zombie hoedown. Elsewhere, a maniacal ringmaster oversees the disorienting maze and murderous clowns of Cirque de Morte, and malformed test subjects rise from The Experiment's excavation and lab sites. Laughter and gasps join the chorus of screams at the Crispy Family Carnival, where performers inject dark humor into their classic sideshow acts, which can be viewed at the Thunderbird Trail of Fear.

On the Halloween Midway, Boo House BBQ supplies fuel for brave souls in the form of burgers and brisket. Fairground games embrace macabre twists; past activities include a severed-head toss and live-zombie target practice. For younger children, Pumpkin Junction entertains with scary stories and magic tricks on select nights. A portion of Trail of Fear's proceeds go to benefit a specific charity every year, contributing thousands of dollars to community causes.

11101 SE Lee Blvd
Lawton,
OK
US

Coffee Creek Golf Course's 18-hole course integrates groves of trees, rolling terrain, and numerous streams and ponds into a 6,623-yard layout that winds through the rustic scenery of a former horse ranch. The course's front and back nines form two distinct acts of on-course challenges, as the front side roams across relatively open, rolling terrain, setting up a climactic back nine teeming with tight tree lines and water hazards filled with frog civilizations that use golf balls as currency. Slick, bent-grass greens await at the end of every fairway, certain to make even simple putts tricky. Coffee Creek's driving range dutifully prepares pin-hunters' swings to hit the high-fade drive and pinpoint approach necessary to best the par 5 third hole—rated the course's most difficult. An onsite pro shop showcases apparel and accessories from Titleist, Callaway, and Ping, and the Out of Bounds Grill's menu lets players curb post-round cravings without having to eat their stash of broken golf tees.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole par 70 course
  • Length of 6,623 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.1 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 125 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard

4000 N Kelly Ave
Edmond,
OK
US

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