18 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO AROUND TINKER AFB
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionWelcome to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Tinker AFB offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bowling, camping, golfing, swimming, and more. Off base, there's even more to explore. Read on to learn about 18 things to do at and near Tinker AFB. Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1-3) Gyms (4) Movies (5) Bowling (6-10) Museums (11) Golfing (12) Outdoor Recreation (13) Pools (14) Arts and Crafts (15) Events (16-18) Amusement Parks and Area Attractions
Suggested Read:Tinker Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
COVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to base or local community restrictions. Check the venue's website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.
18 Things to Do Near Tinker AFB
Tinker AFB GymsTinker AFB offers an array of fitness and recreational activities. Programs and facilities include instructional classes, sports courts and fields, running tracks, massage therapy, and more. Visit the Tinker AFB Force Support Squadron website for more information.
1. Gerrity Gym5109 McNarney Ave. Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-5607 The Gerrity Fitness Center has strength, cardio, and weight training equipment. The facility has basketball and racquetball courts and an indoor running track. There is also an area for parents with children under 6 years of age. Visit the center's website for more information on exercise classes, massage therapy services, personal trainers, and other center amenities.
2. 216 Fitness AnnexBuilding 216, Arnold Street Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-5607 The 216 Fitness Annex has cardio and weight training equipment. The facility has six racquetball courts, a steam room, a dry sauna, and more. Visit the center's website for more information on exercise classes, massage therapy services, personal trainers, and other center amenities.
3. 3705 Fitness CenterTinker AFB Annex Oklahoma City, OK 73150
Phone:1 (405) 734-5607 The 3705 Fitness Center has cardiovascular equipment and other fitness amenities. Visit the website for more information on the center.
Tinker AFB MoviesTinker AFB does not have a base movie theater. Nearby Oklahoma City has a 16-screen theater that shows the latest movies.
4. Bricktown 16150 E. Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone:1 (405) 231-4747 Visit the Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16 website for current movies and showtimes.
Tinker AFB Bowling Alley
5. Tinker Lanes5108 McNarney Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-3484 Strike up family-friendly fun at the Tinker Lanes bowling center on base. The center has bowling leagues, special events, tournaments, and more. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center's Pin Deck Grill.
Tinker AFB Museum
6. Charles B. Hall Air ParkAir Depot Boulevard exit off Interstate 40 Oklahoma City, OK 73145 The base's Charles B. Hall Air Park displays aircraft that help tell the story of Tinker AFB history.
7. 45th Infantry Division Museum2145 NE 36th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone:1 (405) 424-5313 The 45th Infantry Museum honors one of the first National Guard units to be activated for World War II. The 15-acre site includes an outdoor military park with more than 60 military vehicles, tanks, aircraft, and big guns.
8. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone:1 (405) 478-2250 Learn about Western culture at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The museum's exhibits explore the history, culture, and art of the American West.
9. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum620 N. Harvey Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone:1 (405) 235-3313 The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum is a living monument in remembrance of the April 19, 1995, bombing. The museum's exhibits capture the events of that day and inspire healing and hope.
10. Science Museum Oklahoma2020 Remington Place Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone:1 (405) 602-6664 One of the largest science museums in the country, Science Museum Oklahoma features hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, gardens, and more.
Tinker AFB Golf Course
11. Tinker Golf Course6441 Arnold St. Oklahoma City, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-2909 Tinker AFB's Golf Club offers golfers an 18-hole golf course, practice putting, a chipping green, and a driving range. There is also a clubhouse, a pro shop, locker room facilities, and a number of golf programs and special events.
Outdoor Recreation Tinker AFB
12. Outdoor Recreation3362 E. North Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-5875 Tinker AFB's Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of services, including FamCamp camping facilities, equipment rentals, and more. Equipment rentals include boats, bicycles, campers and camping equipment, sporting goods, garden equipment, party equipment, inflatables, and other recreational gear. Outdoor Recreation even has a portable axe throwing trailer.
Tinker AFB Pool
13. Iszard PoolMcNarney Avenue Oklahoma City, OK 73145 Phone: 1 (405) 734-5875 Iszard Pool offers lap swimming, open swimming, pool parties, swimming lessons, and more.
Tinker AFB Arts and Crafts
14. Tinker AFB Arts & Craft Center3362 E. North Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-5615 The base's Arts & Crafts center has everything you need to create your next work of art. The center has an engraving shop, a frame shop, and customized printing services for personalized gifts and memorabilia. Visit the website for information on upcoming events, classes, and activities.
Tinker AFB Events
15. Base Events and ProgramsTinker AFB offers the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include holiday celebrations, virtual events, and more. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Tinker AFB Force Support Squadron website.
Amusement Parks and Area Attractions
16. Tinker AFB ITT Office3362 E. North Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73145
Phone:1 (405) 734-3791 For more information on things to do around Tinker AFB, visit the Tinker AFB Information, Tickets, and Travel website. ITT offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, ITT staff can help you plan your trips and make sure your vacation is a memorable one.
17. Frontier City11501 N. I-35 Service Road Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Phone:1 (405) 478-2140 Six Flags Frontier City is Oklahoma's oldest and largest theme park. The 40-acre amusement park has thrilling rides, live shows, and fun for the whole family.
18. Oklahoma Zoo2101 NE 50th St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone:1 (405) 424-3344 The Oklahoma City Zoo features 1,900 animal species and expansive botanical gardens. Mingle with flamingos, feed a rhino, pet a stingray, watch a sea lion performance, and more.
ConclusionTinker AFB is full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to ride a roller coaster, play a round of golf, or learn about historic aircraft, you're sure to make plenty of new memories.
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