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AUG 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 76 Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory Situated right in the middle of downtown Oklahoma City's sky- scrapers and business district is an oasis for the senses—the Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory. A lush paradise located on approxi- mately 15 acres, the gardens offer vast green space, tranquil streams and plenty of walking paths. Seasonal activities include ice skating in the winter and regular Shakespeare in the Park perfor- mances in the summer. In addition to the gardens, visitors will want to take in the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, a 224-foot round glass structure that offers stunning views of everything from cascading waterfalls and blooming orchids, to towering palm trees and butterflies. Historic Stockyards City Oklahoma City's Historic Stockyards City is one of the world's largest livestock markets and a study in authentic cowboy culture. Visitors searching for a Western or Native American shop- ping experience are sure to find the right pair of cowboy boots or rare tribal art. In addition, the mar- ket is home to some of the city's time-honored restaurants such as Cattlemen's Steakhouse, featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive- Ins & Dives" and Travel Channel's "Man vs. Food." The Rodeo Opry is also located in the district, offering weekly Saturday night per- formances and space for pri- vate events throughout the week. Fort Gibson The town of Fort Gibson is known for the pivotal role it played in U.S. westward expansion. Located 45 miles southeast of Tulsa and a short distance from Muskogee, the town is home to Oklahoma's oldest frontier fort and plenty of natural beauty—including blue lakes, rivers and green hillsides. The Fort Gibson Historic Site and Interpretive Center is located on 80 acres offering visitors access to 29 historic build- ings and numerous archeological ruins. Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the fort features a Works Progress Administration-era stockade reconstruction and several living history events throughout the year. Also available, the nearby Fort Gibson National Cemetery is one of two national cemeteries in Oklahoma, and groups can also tour the Garrett Home, built in 1867 and on the National Register of Historic Places. n Ardmore ........................................H5 ............................ 78 Bartlesville ..................................... I1 ............................ 78 Broken Arrow ................................. I2 ............................ 78 Edmond ....................................... G3 ............................ 78 El Reno ........................................ G3 ............................ 78 Enid ............................................. G2 ............................ 78 Norman ........................................ G3 ............................ 78 Oklahoma City ............................. G3 ............................ 78 Stillwater .......................................H2 ............................ 78 Tulsa .............................................. I2 ............................ 79 Woodward ....................................E1 ............................ 79 A B C D E F G H I J K 1 2 3 4 5 City Map Location Page Oklahoma's varied regions open into mountain ranges, wide open prairies, great plains and deep forests—and none are short on entertainment. Groups will find endless options within the unique metropolitan flair of Oklahoma City through such offerings as the Bricktown Entertainment District and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The world-class cultural attractions of Tulsa also make it a sought-after destination as do the offerings of quaint, historic cities like Muskogee, Enid and Stillwater. OKLAHOMA Cowboys, Native American Heritage & Abundant Natural Beauty! Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory Stockyards City Fort Gibson Historic Site Stockade

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