10/20/2011 01:58 pm ET | Updated Dec 18, 2011

Amusement Parks In Oklahoma: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

Amusement parks in Oklahoma are a great way to enhance the thrill of your visit to the state. Whether enjoying roller coasters in a historical Oklahoma City western-themed park or racing go-karts and hitting balls at the batting cages, your family will find fun at Oklahoma parks. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on amusement parks, here is our guide to all the key information visitors need to know about Oklahoma amusement parks.

Frontier City

Frontier City is both a western-themed amusement and water park. While the amusement side has rides for everyone in the family as well as shows and special events, White Water Bay water park offers visitors a cool break from the hot Oklahoma summer weather.

Fast As A Speeding...

Frontier City's signature ride is the Silver Bullet coaster (formerly the Schwarzkopf Looping roller coaster). The steel ride includes an 80-foot drop and enough loops to make it a dizzying, if not memorable, thrill.

Water and Western

Frontier City has rides for all members of the family and all levels of thrill seeking, including water rides like Mystery River Log Flume and Renegade Rapids. The park also offers western shows such as The Wild-West Gunfighter Stunt Show and Two John's Saloon Revue along with live concerts.

Plenty Of Snacks

Frontier City has plenty of dining options in the form of restaurants as well as snack shops, a saloon and a cantina. Options include park favorites like burgers and fries, pizza, corn dogs and sweet treats like Dippin' Dots and slushes.

Safety Record

While incidents at Frontier City are infrequent, in 2008 the Silver Bullet roller coaster broke down and four riders needed to be rescued, according to News 9 in Oklahoma City.

Address: 11501 NE Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Phone: 405-478-2140
Hours: June to mid-August, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 10:30 a.m. to 9, 10 or 11 p.m. weekends. Closed weekdays April and May and mid-August through October.
Cost: $32.99 for guests 48 inches and taller, $27.99 for guests under 48 inches tall. Online prices are $8 less per ticket but incur a $5-per-order fee. Children three and under are free. $69.99 for a season passes to Frontier Park and White Water Bay.

Andy Alligator's Fun Park

A trip to Andy Alligator's is a great break from your tour of Oklahoma. Whether for just a few hours or the entire day, there are plenty of games and activities for everyone in the family like go-karts and a Kidz Zone for the little ones.

Need For Speed

Andy Alligator's has Speedway Go-Karts for the thrill driver. There are karts available for every level, from the experienced driver to the first-time rookie.

Other Attractions

Andy Alligator's has a variety of activities from bumper cars and boats to a climbing rock and batting cages. There is even a water balloon war area for wet fun and plenty of arcade games for dry fun.

Food Favorites

Andy's Cafe and Pizzeria offers a variety of sandwiches and pizzas along with classic favorites like chicken tenders and lasagna. The menu also includes snacks, desserts and kids meals.

Safety Record

There are no official reports of incidents or accidents at Andy Alligator's Fun Park.

Address: 3300 Market Place, Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 405-321-7275
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Cost: Price per attraction ranges from $2.95 to $5.95. The park offers an adult (60 inches and taller) all-day fun pass for $24.95 and a child (44 to 60 inches tall) all-day fun pass for $17.95. The fun pass gives access for one day to Speedway Go-Karts, Bayou Blaster Bumper Boats, The Rock climbing wall, Rookie Karts, Bumper Cars and Gator Golf.

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