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Bricktown, OKC (4 hrs from Amarillo)

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Bricktown, OKC (4 hrs from Amarillo), Texas TX

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Bricktown is a fantastic place! Here you can stroll along the green canal, checking out the colorful flowerbeds, bridges, and weeping trees. In April, blossoming trees drop hundreds of petals in the water. 
Bricktown is like San Antonio Riverwalk but less tropical and also less touristy/crowded. I prefer it! You can walk one mile along the canal, from Oklahoma Ave to the Centennial Land Run Sculpture, a 45-piece monument set among long dry grass alongside the canal. In April there are tulips and daffodils in clusters near the sculpture! It's lovely! 
Make sure you walk all the way to the Centennial Land Run Monument because it's incredible! The bronze sculptures extend for a long time, 365 feet, with more and more giant horses, riders, dogs, and wagons! It was made for the centennial of Oklahoma statehood and depicts the 1889 land run, a frenzied moment when participants raced to claim new land tracts that were opened up.
Kids will enjoy a game of mini-golf right on the canal, at Brickopolis. 
A wonderful thing to do is visit the American Banjo Museum, just a block north of the canal. Kids love having a chance to play a banjo in the front room, after watching an instructional video.
After, eat dinner at Jazmo'z Bourbon St. Cafe, on the canal, and enjoy the wonderful live music inside on the stage. Make sure you all share a rum and raisin bread pudding for dessert!
Bricktown was one of our favorite places on our cross-country Highway 40 road trip!

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Sitting outside Bourbon Street Cafe.
Sitting outside Bourbon Street Cafe.
Yellow boats on the canal.
Yellow boats on the canal.
Pyramid bridge over the canal.
Pyramid bridge over the canal.
Central area by the canal.
Central area by the canal.
Mini-golf, along the canal.
Mini-golf, along the canal.
The wide walkway along the canal.
The wide walkway along the canal.
Ducks in the water.
Ducks in the water.
It's dry but there are flowers and blossoming trees.
It's dry but there are flowers and blossoming trees.
One of the many horses in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
One of the many horses in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Rushing to get land.
Rushing to get land.
A tourist checks out the dramatic Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
A tourist checks out the dramatic Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
The sculpture is very long!
The sculpture is very long!
Covered wagon in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Covered wagon in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Horses racing forward in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Horses racing forward in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
The Centennial Land Run Sculpture and dry grasses.
The Centennial Land Run Sculpture and dry grasses.
Crossing the river!
Crossing the river!
Tulips and daffodils by the canal.
Tulips and daffodils by the canal.
Daffodils, near the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Daffodils, near the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Daffodils at the base of a tree.
Daffodils at the base of a tree.
Daffodils and tulips.
Daffodils and tulips.
Pink tulips.
Pink tulips.
See the Centennial Land Run Sculpture in the distance.
See the Centennial Land Run Sculpture in the distance.
Purple blossoms!
Purple blossoms!
Red daffodils galore!
Red daffodils galore!
Riding across the land.
Riding across the land.
Amazing moments of action in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Amazing moments of action in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Rider, with a hat and boots, in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Rider, with a hat and boots, in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Crossing the river, in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Crossing the river, in the Centennial Land Run Sculpture.
Blossoming trees along the canal.
Blossoming trees along the canal.
A yellow boat takes tourists for a ride down the canal.
A yellow boat takes tourists for a ride down the canal.
Ducks swim past pansies that line the canal.
Ducks swim past pansies that line the canal.
Lights strung across the canal at night.
Lights strung across the canal at night.
 

Directions

You can park at the River Walk Parking at S Byers Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73129 to start at the Centennial Land Run Monument and then walk north along the canal. 
Or you can start in downtown Oklahoma and access the north end of the Bricktown canal at S. Oklahoma Ave and Flaming Lips Alley. There are several paid parking lots in the downtown area.
Jazmo'z Bourbon St. Cafe, open for lunch and dinner.

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Last Updated Thu, 10 May 2018 20:26:04 GMT