Andy Alligator's Fun Park
Location:3300 Market PlaceDriving Directions
Enjoy countless hours at Oklahoma's newest family fun park. This eight-acre indoor/outdoor complex has something for everyone. From 18 holes of miniature golf to the newest East coast craze, miniature bowling. Battle at the Water Wars station or take a swing at the high tech softball and baseball batting cages. Andy Alligator's also has the state's largest recreational rock climbing wall, bumper cars, and a family friendly go-kart track. Children ages seven through twelve can test their driving skills in the state's only rookie cars. Redeem tickets for great prizes in the arcade and try some fabulous food from Andy Alligator's cafe and pizzeria. Indoor/outdoor banquet areas and additional meeting rooms are available with full multimedia capabilities for private/corporate parties, meetings, banquets and company picnics. No matter what your age, birthday parties are always special at Andy Alligator's.
Open Sunday-Thursday from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
**The Indian Hills Bridge over I-35 is closed for repairs through late September. If enroute to Andy Alligator's Fun Park from the North (on southbound I-35) you are able to use the Indian Hills Road exit. If enroute from the South (on Northbound I-35) it's recommended to exit at Tecumseh Road, drive west to 36th NW, then drive north to Andy Alligator's Fun Park. For further information on road construction in and around Norman, please go to our Traffic page on VisitNorman.com
Andy Alligator's Water Park
Location:3300 Market PlaceDriving Directions
Andy Alligator's Water Park features a 45-foot tower with Oklahoma's only four-lane mat racer water slide, a 400-foot tube slide and a 700-foot Lazy River, including its own beach. It also offers the largest aquatic play structure for kids in Oklahoma with 800 gallons of water being dumped from more than 50 interactive features.
Discovery Cove Nature Center
Location:1201 Clear Bay Ave. Driving Directions
Features displays of native snakes and animals, furs and artifacts. The Cove offers programs throughout the year, including fishing clinics, Dutch oven cooking, trail hikes, and animal tracking. A Park Naturalist is available for group programs outside of the park. Open 5 days a week, depending on the season.
Hey Day Entertainment Center
Location:3201 Market PlaceDriving Directions
Come see why Hey Day Entertainment has been nominated as Best Family Entertainment by both the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma City Gazette. HeyDay has Central Oklahoma?s largest laser tag arena. Two-level, 7,000 sq. ft. of fog-filled, black lit adventure, where up to 40 players traverse ramps, hide behind illuminated pillars and weave between arches, playing tag and scoring points. HeyDay also has a large arcade of your favorite redemption and video games. Above the arcade, HeyDay has the only indoor Ropes Course in Central Oklahoma. Come climb around 13 feet above the crowd and take your fun to new heights!! Must be 48 inches tall to experience the Ropes Course. Outside, HeyDay features a mini-golf course. Built around a large waterfall, the course has four ponds, a hole surrounded by water and holes with varying degrees of difficulty, making it fun for all ages.
Hey Day Entertainment just opened the doors to its newest renovation in Fall 2014, which added 24 lanes of bowling, including eight lanes in the VIP area of the adults-only lounge upstairs. The venue also added seven private rooms making HeyDay the perfect place for group celebrations, corporate events, company meetings, team building activities, parties and more. The HeyDay renovation offers new experiences for every visitor. With 24 lanes of bowling, remodeled laser tag, miniature golf, ropes course, a larger arcade and delightful dining options, every age and type of group has something to enjoy at HeyDay. HeyDay increased its indoor seating capacity from 135 people to 425 and more than doubled the number of employees from 45 to 100.
Now featuring the original Boomerang menu with the traditional burgers, shakes, onion rings and more, Hey Day Entertainment also serves Double Daves Pizzaworks with pizzas and other Italian offerings.
Hollywood Theatres Spotlight 14
Location:1100 North Interstate DriveDriving Directions
This venue has 14 theaters worth of Hollywood blockbusters.
National Weather Center
Location:120 David L. Boren Blvd.Driving Directions
The National Weather Center is a 250,000 s.f. facility with more than 550 scientists, meterologists, climatologists, engineers, students and staff from the University of Oklahoma, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and multiple state agencies working together to improve the understanding of the Earth's atmosphere and severe weather events.
Tours of the NWC offer a behind-the-scene look into the OU School of Meteorology, the center's enclosed observation deck, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center, the Norman National Weather Service Forecast Office and the National Severe Storms Laboratory. Public tours are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. and last approximately an hour and a half. All tours require a reservation Please call or schedule a tour online at least two weeks in advance. All visitors must pass security to enter the facility.
Be sure to stop by the Flying Cow Cafe for lunch or a quick snack.
Now on display at the National Weather Center is the Biennale - a national juried exhibition presenting art's window on the impact of weather on the human experience. Learn more about the Biennale here.
Norman Welcome Center
Location:2424 Springer Drive, Suite 107Driving Directions
At the Norman Welcome Center, talk to the Norman experts and pick up a copy of the Official Norman Visitor Guide, maps, and materials on nearly 40 attractions in Norman, Oklahoma City and the state.
Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Monday through Friday.
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
Location:2101 NE 50th StreetDriving Directions
Description:The Oklahoma City Zoo is a fully accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Association of Museums as both a living museum and a botanical garden. The Zoo participates in numerous cooperative Species Survival Plan projects and is dedicated to the conservation of rare and endangered wildlife.
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Location:2401 ChautauquaDriving Directions
Six breathtaking galleries give you an in-depth tour of more than 500 million years of Oklahoma's fascinating natural history. Explore Oklahoma's indigenous people, native landscapes and dinosaurs including the worlds largest Apatosaurus and a Guinness-World-Record-Holding Pentaceratops. Then enjoy the hands-on exploration and fun of the discovery room. The Special Exhibitions Gallery offers several traveling exhibitions through the year, so there is always something new to see.
Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 youth ages 6 to 17. Free for children ages 5 and under. It is also open Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day and Memorial Day. Group tours, event rentals, educational programs and birthday parties are available. Please check their website for information on special exhibitions, events and programs for children and adults.
Open Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, & New Year's Day)
Sooner Bowling Center
Location:550 24th Ave. N.W.Driving Directions
A truly family-friendly facility, Sooner Bowling Center is locally owned and operated and smoke-free. For more information, visit: www.soonerbowl.com
Hours of operation:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
Thunderbird Riding Stables
Location:1150 Clear Bay Ave.Driving Directions
Hit the trail for a day of "Old West" fun. Ride horseback through more than 500 historic acres and actually see where the Oklahoma Land Run took place! Horses can be rented by the hour, and hayrides are available for parties of all sizes. Reservations are required. (Pictured above: a horse trail alongside Lake Thunderbird)
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