One Of The Best Plaza Districts In The Country Can Be Found Right Here In Oklahoma
16th Street Plaza District in Oklahoma City is one of the best plaza districts in the country. You might be thinking that’s a little far fetched but when you take into account accessibility, parking, crowds, and quality of food, it’s really a hidden gem right here in the Sooner State. Keep scrolling for more details on this creative entertainment and shopping district you’ll want to visit.
Check out 16th Street Plaza District’s website for more information and schedule of events.
Below the hustle and bustle of Oklahoma City, extends a tunnel system spanning three-quarter-miles long that joins 16 city blocks and more than 30 buildings downtown. The first tunnel was built in the 1930s and several more were added in the 1970s and 1980s; they became known as the “Concourse” after the developer Jack Conn.
It became a popular spot offering dining, shopping and service amenities for oil executives, lawyers and bankers. But after the oil bust, the underground tunnels fell into disrepair and closed down. In 2006, a $2 million dollar renovation went into reviving the tunnels by architect Rand Elliot and the tunnels were transformed into the “Underground.” Many new colorful lights were added to different sections of the tunnels, along with new businesses, new signage, historical photos, and an art gallery.
Click here for an in-depth look at the “Underground.”