America's Coolest River Walks
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Bricktown, Oklahoma City
Why It’s Cool: One mile long and 30 feet wide, the
garden-lined Bricktown Canal curves through a historic district of restored red
brick warehouses, cafés, parks, and shops. Water-taxi captains share local
history while delivering passengers to the Oklahoma Land Run Monument. This
dramatic series of bronze sculptures depicts life-size horses and pioneers in
covered wagons racing west to stake out homesteads.
Don’t Miss: The American
Banjo Museum spotlights Oklahoma’s homegrown genre, Red
Dirt Music, and features replicas of early banjos that slaves crafted plus
intricately decorated instruments from the 1920s.