Norman – Things to do with your Team

As the home of the University of Oklahoma, Norman has all of the features you’d expect from a college town along with a couple of fun surprises. If you’ve got any fans of college football on your team, you’ll definitely want to check out Legends Lobby at the Barry Switzer Center where you’ll be immersed in decades of Sooner football history. You don’t have to be a college sports aficionado to fully appreciate Norman however. There are plenty of other attractions and sights to see both indoors and out during your stay.


Historic Campus Corner District

You and your team will have a fantastic time soaking up the nostalgic university atmosphere of Norman’s Historic Campus Corner District. Located directly north of the University of Oklahoma campus, this college-oriented commercial district has been serving the needs of university students and the local community since the early 1900s. Nowadays, Campus Corner is home to over 75 retail, dining, and entertainment facilities all in one convenient four-block radius. So, no matter what you and your team are looking for, you’re bound to find it at Campus Corner. 765 Asp Ave, Norman, OK 73069


Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Norman - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsOriginally founded in 1899, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum for Natural History has been educating and entertaining guests of more than 100 years. With more than seven million objects and specimens in 12 collections, 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, and five galleries, you and your team will learn everything you want to know and more about the natural history of Oklahoma at this impressive facility. Some notable features of the museum’s extensive collection include the world’s largest Apatosaurus skeleton; the Cooper Skull, a bison skull found in 1994 that has the distinction of being the oldest painted object in North America; and a Titanoceratops skeleton with the largest skull of any known land vertebrate. Stop by Excavations Museum Store to find unique natural history-themed gifts for every budget and all ages. If your group is hungry after a long day of learning, head to Redbud Café, the museum’s onsite eatery, which offers a wide selection of soups, sandwiches, snacks, and desserts. Groups of 15 or more are eligible to receive reduced admission fees when making a reservation at least two business days in advance. 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072


HeyDay Entertainment

HeyDay Entertainment is central Oklahoma’s premier location for non-stop fun and it resides right in Norman. Your team will have a fantastic time as they enjoy all of the fun activities offered at HeyDay Entertainment, including laser tag, bowling, an arcade, and more. Their 7,000-square-foot laser tag arena is the largest in Oklahoma. It features a space theme, complete with swirling haze, adrenaline-pumping music, and bright LED pillars throughout to ensure that, win or lose, everyone is in store for some out-of-this-world fun. The bowling alley at HeyDay is equally as impressive, with 16 state-of-the-art lanes and giant HD flat screen televisions to keep everyone entertained while they wait their turn. You can even order food while you bowl! Their arcade is a gamer’s paradise, with more than 50 of the latest and greatest redemption and video games. When it’s time to claim their winnings your team can head over to the jam-packed prize counter where they’re sure to find the perfect souvenir. This is far from all that HeyDay Entertainment has to offer you and your team but you’ll just have to visit for yourself to see what other fun things are in store for you there! 3201 Market Pl, Norman, OK 73072


National Weather Museum and Science Center

Norman - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsAt the National Weather Museum and Science Center you and your team can watch as the history of weather research comes alive through immersive exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else. There you’ll see one-of-a-kind artifacts and instruments like a Doppler radar and a car pulled from the wreckage left in the wake of a devastating tornado. You definitely won’t be able to miss the museum’s largest artifact: a completely restored T-28 storm-penetrating aircraft. Throughout the museum you’ll also get the chance to view rare photographs and films. Discounted admission to the National Weather Museum and Science Center is available for children under the age of 17. 1200 W Rock Creek Rd, Norman, OK 73069


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Lake Thunderbird State Park

At Lake Thunderbird State Park you and your team can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities, such as hiking, picnicking, and more. Located only 12 miles from Norman, Lake Thunderbird State Park is a beautiful and quiet park located just far enough away to feel secluded from the hustle and bustle of nearby civilization. The park is home to an extensive array of recreational facilities, including lake huts, developed hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and shelters, a seasonal restaurant, playgrounds, and more. If you’re visiting Lake Thunderbird State Park on a particularly hot day, make sure that everyone brings their swimsuits and sunscreen so you can enjoy the park’s swimming beach. 13101 Alameda Dr, Norman, OK 73026


Discovery Cove Nature Center

If you’re planning to visit Lake Thunderbird State Park during your team’s stay in Norman, Discovery Cove Nature Center is a can’t-miss. Located in Lake Thunderbird State Park, Discovery Cove Nature Center houses a variety of interesting exhibits and offers many great activities for visitors such as Eagle Watch where your group will be taken on a tour guided by one of the center’s knowledgeable naturalists in search of some of the bald eagles who call Lake Thunderbird home. Even if you don’t happen to find any eagles on your tour, you’ll still leave having learned a lot about the national bird of the United States. Discovery Cove Nature Center also offers hands-on experiences for visitors with creatures like hissing cockroaches, bearded dragons, turtles, and more. 1201 Clear Bay Ave, Norman, OK 73026


Legends Lobby at the Barry Switzer Center

The Legends Lobby at the Barry Switzer Center is a museum dedicated to Oklahoma Sooners football history. Whether you’ve got any Sooners fans on your team or you all just enjoy college football, Legends Lobby is sure to impress. Among the pieces in the collection at Legends Lobby are all five Oklahoma Heisman Trophies, every individual Sooner award, every Sooner Bowl Championship Trophy, championship rings, and a mural representing Sooner history and tradition that has been updated three times in 2002, 2005, and 2009 since its completion in 1998 to include recent notable accomplishments. If you’re lucky, you might even run into a coach or athlete while you’re there! 180 W Brooks St, Norman, OK 73019


Cracked Norman

Rainy day in Norman? There’s no need to “crack” up from boredom; just take the team to Cracked Norman for an afternoon of puzzling indoor fun. Cracked Norman is the city’s first live action puzzle room, offering participants a fun and unique entertainment experience. Your group will choose from one of their four uniquely-themed rooms and then it’s up to you and your team to escape in less than 60 minutes by searching for clues, finding keys, solving combinations, and more before time runs out. 541 S University Blvd, Norman, OK 73069


Don’t let the name fool you; Norman is a city that’s anything but normal. As the home to the University of Oklahoma and a variety of can’t-miss attractions and activities, you’ll be glad you visited Norman “Sooner” rather than later.