Family Entertainment

Andy Alligator's Fun Park

Website

www.andyalligators.com

Location:

3300 Market PlaceDriving Directions

Phone:

405-321-7275

Description:





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

Website

www.andyalligators.com/water-park/

Location:

3300 Market PlaceDriving Directions

Phone:

405-321-7275

Description:





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... 800 gallons of water dumped from more than 50 interactive features like jets!




**The Indian Hills Bridge over I-35 is closed for repairs through late September. If enroute to Andy Alligator's Water 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 Water Park. For further information on road construction in and around Norman, please go to our Traffic page on VisitNorman.com

Discovery Cove Nature Center

Website

friendsoflakethunderbird.org/?page_id=17

Location:

1201 Clear Bay Ave. Driving Directions

Phone:

405-321-5670

Description:





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

Website

www.heydayfamilyfun.com

Location:

3201 Market PlaceDriving Directions

Phone:

405.310.3500

Description:




Come see why Hey Day has been nominated as Best Family Entertainment by both the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma City Gazette. HeyDay has Central Oklahoma?s largest and coolest 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. Great fun and great exercise. Must be 6 years old to play. 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 hosts the most beautiful mini-golf course you have seen. Built around a large waterfall, the course has 4 ponds, a hole surrounded by water and holes with varying degrees of difficulty, making it fun for all ages. Finally, after working up an appetite doing all the fun things HeyDay has to offer, experience the best pizza around!! DoubleDaves Pizzaworks is unlike any pizza you have had. Made fresh every day from scratch!! Come see why there is no place like HeyDay!!!

**The Indian Hills Bridge over I-35 is closed for repairs through late September. If enroute to Hey Day 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 Hey Day. For further information on road construction in and around Norman, please go to our Traffic page on VisitNorman.com

Hollywood Theatres Spotlight 14

Website

gohollywood.com/tickets/norman-ok

Location:

1100 North Interstate DriveDriving Directions

Phone:

405-579-0923

Description:





This venue has 14 theaters worth of Hollywood blockbusters.

National Weather Center

Website

www.nwc.ou.edu

Location:

120 David L. Boren Blvd.Driving Directions

Phone:

405-325-2151

Description:





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.

National Weather Center Biennale

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

Website

www.visitnorman.com/attractions/norman-welcome-center

Location:

2424 Springer Drive, Suite 107Driving Directions

Phone:

405-366-8095

Description:



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

Website

http://www.okczoo.com

Location:

2101 NE 50th StreetDriving Directions

Phone:

(405) 424-3344

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

Website

www.snomnh.ou.edu

Location:

2401 ChautauquaDriving Directions

Phone:

405-325-4712

Description:





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

Website

www.soonerbowl.com/

Location:

550 24th Ave. N.W.Driving Directions

Phone:

405-360-3634

Description:




Sooner
Bowling Center
is a 24-lane bowling facility. All lanes are USBC Certified annually for league and tournament play. The Center is family-friendly and even features bumper lanes for kids with dinosaur ramps, "Rex" and "Trixie," to help little ones have fun bowling. And, if you want to take a break from the lanes, there are 5 pool tables and a full-service snack bar that serves a great bowling burger and fries, along with salads, wraps, and cold drinks.

Sooner Bowling Center caters to both adult and youth leagues, tournaments, and open play bowling. Meanwhile, birthday parties, special events, and fundraisers are their specialty--not to mention that the Center's newly renovated meeting room (with smaller break out rooms) can accommodate groups up to 75 and is great for company events, meetings, or private parties.

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

Website

www.thunderbirdstables.com

Location:

1150 Clear Bay Ave.Driving Directions

Phone:

405-321-5768

Description:





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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