As college students, we often get caught in the endless routine of studying, eating and sleeping. Here are five suggestions to help keep your life fresh and spicy.
5. American Banjo Museum
This little gem, located in Bricktown, houses the largest collection of banjos on public display anywhere. It features everything banjo, including miniature, gigantic, sparkly, engraved, and celebrity-endorsed banjos. Some banjos even rotate in glass display cases. If you are looking to see America’s native instrument showcased in its true glory, this is the place for you.
4. Oklahoma Land Run Monument
These larger-than-life size bronze sculptures depict the land run of 1889, when western pioneers settles in Oklahoma. Located near the Bass Pro Shop parking lot, these statues were sculpted in frighteningly specific detail, sharp enough to convince any spectator that they will soon be trampled. If you are looking for a rush or want to feel like Mufasa in the wildebeast stampede, lay beneath the horses’ raised hooves for a while and scream.
This 23rd Street restaurant will alleviate any hunger, sadness, or anger-related void in your life. The Mediterranean menu includes glorious gyros, fantastic falafel, highly delectable hummus, and ballin’ baklava. If you are looking for a tasty meal or a father figure in your life, go visit Papa Tony, who will cook you a feast and then ask that you rate it on Yelp.
This pizza place in the Paseo district serves a variety of savory pizza flavors, as well as giant cookies, brownies, and Rice Krispie treats. While you wait for your food, enjoy the wide selection of board games and puzzles (that contain most of the necessary pieces). On Wednesday nights, Sauced hosts poetry nights, filled with creative local talent. If you are looking for a place to eat crust, pizza and poetry Sauced is a must.
1. The American Pigeon Museum
This free museum, located near the zoo, is actually the greatest tourist destination of Oklahoma City. From wars to races, the exhibits cover the history of pigeons (which are actually the same as doves – who knew?). Cages outside the entrance house a variety of fancy pigeon breeds with names like Penny and Elvis. If you are looking for a pigeon pick-me-up or want to befriend a lonely museum curator, fly on over to The American Pigeon Museum.