Newcastle Casino is one of Oklahoma’s largest gaming outlets. But what you may not know is that the venue is just one of a few phenomenal attractions. So, if you’re in the area and you need a break from the casino gaming, you have plenty of fine places to explore.
Today’s post will cover a few nearby attractions to the Chickasaw-owned casino. The locations nearby include parks, theaters, travel centers, museums, and dinner theaters. And these are just a handful of the many attractions near Newcastle Casino.
If you’re looking for a day off from the casino gaming, or if you’re planning on taking a day off from the gaming to explore the surrounding area, today’s post is a must-read.
Are you ready to discover Newcastle? Let’s get started.
1 – Love’s Newcastle
You will find the new store at 235 NW 24th Street, and this travel stop contains several fine amenities, like a Dunkin’ Donuts, Subway, plus several fresh food stands, snacks, and gourmet coffee. Love’s Newcastle also acts as a truck stop, featuring 48 parking spots, showers, and laundry facilities.
This nearby attraction sets the stage for the rest of the destinations on today’s list. Start your journey with a quick bite at Love’s Newcastle and get after it.
2 – Moore Warren Theater
If you’re looking for the fine lining between throwback tradition and innovation, you just found it at Moore Warren Theater, also known as the Regal Warren Moore and IMAX. Head over to 1000 Telephone Road and you will run right into this Oklahoma City-based theater.
You can catch several movie productions here, and grab a bite at the throwback diner afterward, which saves a long trip back to Newcastle Casino if you’re looking to take part in more activities on today’s list.
3 – Tiger Safari Zoological Park
Brace yourself for some exotic animal encounters. Head over to 963 County Street 2930 in Tuttle, Oklahoma (that small town whose water tower boasts about being the hometown of Heisman Trophy Winner Jason White) for a family-friendly adventure.
They include a fine number of attractions within the attraction, like Tiger Feeding, Safari Night Out, Ax Throwing, the Reptile Building, Tiger Jeep Encounter, the Animal Hospital, Mega VIP Tours, and even Wizarding World Encounters.
And if you’re local, you can even arrange field trips for schools and scouts and become the cool parent in your kids’ group of friends.
There is a lot to love about the Tiger Safari Zoological Park. And if you’re here with the entire family, prepare to stay longer than a few hours.
4 – Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
You will find the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at 555 Elm Avenue in Norman, Oklahoma, right on the University of Oklahoma’s campus, and it’s a great stop for the art enthusiast in you or your travel group. They offer free admission, so if luck wasn’t on your side, don’t fret, as you can still visit the museum.
The art museum is one of the largest in America, featuring a permanent collection of over 20,000 objects. Collections include French impressionism, 20th-century American paintings, Native American Art, photographs, ceramics, Asian, and Southwest-inspired art.
You’re getting a lot here for no price, and like the zoological park in the above section, plan on staying for a few hours.
5 – Yellow Rose Dinner Theater
They say a trip to Yellow Rose Dinner Theater is “like a trip to Broadway, up the street.” You will find it at 1005 SW Fourth Street in Moore, Oklahoma, and it’s one of those theaters that puts on those dinner show productions.
So, if you’re looking for a way to combine your dinner with rabid entertainment for the evening, look no further than Yellow Rose and brace yourself for an unforgettable evening in Moore.
6 – Heyday Entertainment
Sure, odds are your kids won’t find much fun at a dinner theater if you brought them along to the area, and of course, they cannot go into Newcastle Casino. But don’t fear, as Heyday Entertainment provides perhaps the finest setting for them in the area.
This entertainment venue features bowling, laser tag, miniature golf, and even quick dining options among other activities. It’s also a fine entertainment outlet that holds music events, bingo and trivia Nights, UFC Watch Parties, and more.
That said, it’s not just an area attraction for your kids; you will also have a blast here also. You will find a few Heyday venues in the area, from Norman, to Denison, and Lower Bricktown.
7 – Orr Family Farm
Yet another family-friendly destination near Newcastle Casino, you will find the Orr Family Farm at 1440 S Western in Oklahoma City.
Brace yourself for yet a few more hours of family-driven fun featuring activities that include camping on select dates, which should take care of your accommodations if you have not yet made them. Per their website, it seems like they are open for only a couple of months at a time, on a seasonal basis.
And if you’re looking for a way to keep your kids busy, stay here while you play at Newcastle Casino. They feature dozens of activities that will give both you and your kids quite the thrill ride.
Just a few of their activities include pony rides, train rides, tube rolling, live foosball, pedal cars, a gemstone mine, a tractor tire sandbox, gaga ball, a corn crib, corn ball, a chicken show, barrel train, and cannon blasters.
If some of the above did not sound familiar, you’re in for an exploratory time yourself.
8 – Drift Therapeutic Spa
It’s always fun to play at Newcastle Casino. But every now and again, the stress of the gaming may get to you. So, head over to the Drift Therapeutic Spa in nearby Norman to freshen up before your next round on the casino floor.
Your therapeutic journey will begin at 480 24th Avenue Northwest Suite 118 in Norman. Treat yourself to a Swedish massage, teas, floats in the floating rooms, and more.
Some reviewers have stated that the only real drawbacks include higher than usual prices, plus a lack of signage makes Drift Therapeutic Spa a rather tough find. Other than that, gear up for a day of luxury in between or after your casino gaming odyssey.
9 – Altitude 1291
Because of the world health crisis, the owners merged the former Andy’s Alligator Fun Park’s assets with Altitude 1291. So, this location in Midwest City, Oklahoma, is further away than the former waterpark.
They also offer an outstanding food menu, a full-service bar featuring 12 beers on tap along with many spots to view sporting events, plus party and event space. So, gear up for an evening of endless entertainment at Altitude 1291, bring your family, and forget about life for a while.
10 – Chickasaw Country
Newcastle Casino is part of a chain of 15-plus Chickasaw Nation-owned casinos, so make sure you visit a few of the nearby locations. But the casinos are just a sliver of Chickasaw Country.
If you’re looking to get out and explore the area, Newcastle Casino and the attractions listed above are only great places to begin the journey.
They feature several fine events throughout the year, including carnivals. You will also discover a fine number of nature and outdoor events, places to dine, go golfing, wineries, breweries, and so much more.
So, when you head to Newcastle Casino, ask about the many activities you can take part in when you make the area your home for the next few days. As you probably figured out from the list of attractions in today’s post, there is never a shortage of things to do in the area.
Our Conclusions on the Newcastle Casino Area
Newcastle Casino is one of the larger Chickasaw Casinos, and it’s a fine place to pass the time when you need something to do in the area. However, there is much more to do in Newcastle and the surrounding region, and much of what you see above are phenomenal family-friendly activities.
Take a day or two, and explore other attractions in the surrounding area with your friends, family, or travel group before you head back over to the casino or one of the other Chickasaw-owned casinos for more adrenaline-pumping gaming.
Have you visited Newcastle Casino? How about any of the other casinos in Oklahoma? If so, did you take the time to explore the surrounding area and did you stop by any of the attractions on today’s list? Let us know in the comments and tell us about your experience. We cannot wait to read your stories.