Bricktown is a newer area near downtown Oklahoma City that has a lot to do and a hoppin night life. You can take a boat, kind of like the River Walk in San Antonio but not as big and they will give you the tour of Bricktown or you can walk and do some shopping. This is a mural that was painted on the side of the building of OLD Oklahoma. By the way, Bricktown was made from old abandoned factory buildings and warehouses, they dug a canal 4' where the streets were and put fresh water into it. This part of Oklahoma City was being unused and deteriorating.
This is where we had our evening meal, at Toby Keiths I love This Bar & Grill, it was fun. We ate some great catfish.
I love this picture. It signifies the Land Run of Oklahoma where settlers ran on their horses, by foot and in covered wagons and buggies to claim their parcels of land in the late 1800's. Even women over the age of 18 could run and stake their claim. Oklahoma City became a city overnight. And look at the progress from that first day of the Land Run. The skyline of OKC is in the background. Look at the progress we have made. AWESOME!!
There are several statues of the Land Run on this canal route, this shows how the horses stopped abruptly at the river crossing and many were thrown off here if they were on horses. My great, great grandfather was in the land run on a horse and was thrown from his horse near Helena, Okla., and broke grandfathers leg so that is where he staked his claim. I told that story to the Canal captain we rode with and he said he was going to add that story to his narration on his tours.
Another view, the sculptor made the man in the wagon to mirror his own face.
Thats me, taking it all in, gorgeous waterfall!!
In the evening, if you want to take a carriage ride around the City, there are several available. Just like Cinderella.
I had heard a lot about the Candy Co. in Bricktown so had to see what it was all about. They have nostalgic drinks, all in bottles as it was in the past, candy and gelato to partake in.
We tried to Pineapple drink, mmmmmm!! It was ice cold. Needed that because it is about 98 degrees outside.
I took this picture of some lollipops, thought we needed a little PINK in this post.
A view of the canal and some of the businesses. There is even a Starbucks on the upper level at the end to the right. Also a Marble Slab, one of the biggest movie theatres in the USA, many different restaurants, a set down Sonic, and lots of wonderful people.
This sculpture was where you get on the boat rides, interesting.
My hubby is trying to mimmick Mickey Mantle at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. This is where the Redhawks play their baseball games. We had lunch at their restaurant here called "Coaches". The restaurant looks out on to the ball diamond. Fun!!!
Well, hope you enjoyed my little tour through Bricktown with us. We had a great time. As our local television narrator would say on their Discover Oklahoma show, "IS THIS A GREAT STATE OR WHAT!!! Hope you can visit sometime.