Posts by Robyn


Hello! My family and I have visited Oklahoma City several times, but had never visited the Conservatory before.  I have to admit that we probably liked it more than ever, going on a cold day in January.  It felt like an escape to a warm tropical place, and we really enjoyed ourselves.  The facilities include a Children’s Garden, a Band Shell with a Great Lawn, a 600 seat outdoor performance space, two restaurants, an ice rink and more...

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Thanks to Galveston Island for sponsoring this post!  Hello! I visited Galveston, Texas when my first child was young. One of my school friends lived there and we had a great time exploring this fun beach city together. Now that we are living in the Midwest and my family is older, we are plotting our next trip to Galveston! We love cruises, and Galveston is a busy Caribbean cruise port. Galveston Island is also a fun family vacation...

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Howdy! You can never go wrong taking kids to a science center and Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City is no exception.  We have visited it several times on our trips to Oklahoma City and our kids have a great time every time. We have four children, ages 6-14 and it’s getting harder to find activities that are fun for everyone, but the Science Museum continues to fit the bill.  Here are ten tips for visiting Science Museum...

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Howdy! If you’re like us, you’re wondering what on earth is a museum of osteology—and the answer is… BONES!  One of only two museums about bones in the United States (the other located in Orlando, Florida), the Museum of Osteology is a surprisingly fascinating and educational museum in Oklahoma City. We are glad we went! From their brochure: “Focusing on the form and function of the skeletal system, this 7000 square foot museum...

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Hi! Looking for a hotel in Oklahoma City? The Hampton Inn and Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown did not disappoint.  We stayed in a double king suite, a room I previously did not know existed in the Hampton Inn chain.  It was spacious, with plenty of room for my family of six. The family-sized room wasn’t the only reason that Hampton Inn and Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown worked for my family. Here is are six reasons this hotel was...

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Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens

Devon Ice Rink at Myriad Gardens


Posted By on Feb 4, 2016

One of the best things to do in the winter is ice skate outdoors. The Devon Ice Rink in downtown Oklahoma City is a great place to do this. It is centrally located and fun for the whole family. My family recently spent a weekend in Oklahoma City and our night at the Devon Ice Rink made this winter trip extra special. Here are my tips for making the most of your afternoon or evening at the Devon Ice Rink. You can rent skates or bring...

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We’d like to welcome Robyn back to Tips for Family Trips! Robyn and her family were recently hosted by Oklahoma City so that we could share travel tips and inspiration for this great family destination in the Midwest United States. We begin her series with one of the best known and most important destinations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m., the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed by U.S....

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Hi there! Planning a family cruise? Good call! A cruise is a great way to vacation with a large family. Once you get there, the itinerary, dining and entertainment are all taken care of, so you can just enjoy time with the family. I have taken two cruises to the Bahamas with my entire family in the past year and I hope to do it again because we had such a good time. Here are my tips for cruising with a large family. Don’t be...

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