10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN OKLAHOMA CITY

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Oklahoma City is known for a lot of things - it’s the horse show capital of the world, the largest city in Oklahoma and home to a thriving culture of food, fun and friendly hospitality. 

Whether you’re looking to test your teamwork with an escape room or get your adrenaline pumping with a fast-paced whitewater rafting trip down the city’s local waterways, there are plenty of unforgettable experiences to be had with your team in Oklahoma's capital city. 

If you’re looking to plan a get-together in Oklahoma City, keep reading for our top recommendations for team building activities your group is sure to love.

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Explore Oklahoma city on a water taxi

  • Discover a unique perspective of Oklahoma City as you explore local waterways on a laidback and entertaining water taxi tour.
  • Your cruise will take you through the heart of the city’s entertainment district as your local guide shares interesting facts and stories about local culture and history.
  • This excursion tends to run around 45 minutes from start to finish, however there are dinner and lunch cruise options available for up to 20 passengers if you’re looking for a more in-depth experience! 
  • This activity is relatively affordable for teams on a budget, although prices can vary depending on the size of your team. If you have a larger group be sure to inquire about potential discounts!
  • The tours typically take place within walking distance of some great local restaurants and entertainment venues, providing plenty of options to continue the fun after your tour!

Make a getaway at an escape room

  • Looking for a team building activity that combines creativity, problem-solving and communication? If so, an escape room might just be the perfect fit!
  • Offering the perfect balance of excitement and challenge, your team will work together to  hunt for clues, solve puzzles and uncover mysteries as you race against the clock to complete your mission.
  • Staff will take you through everything you need to know before you get started and are always available to answer any questions. They’ll even walk you through the solution if you don’t finish in time.
  • Don’t worry if you have a larger group, most facilities offer multiple rooms so everyone can participate at the same time. Simply book accordingly to accommodate the size of your team 
  • Many locations will change out their puzzles regularly making this a great option for both first time and returning guests.
  • Escape rooms tend to be fairly budget-friendly and make a great option if you’re looking to save on cost without compromising on fun.

Fuel your appetite with a cooking class

  • Get hands on and discover new cuisines while enhancing your culinary skills through a group cooking class.
  • You and your team members will be joined by a trained chef who will take you through all the steps in completing your finished dish.
  • Each cooking station is typically designed to accommodate up to four people, so larger teams may have to break off into smaller groups to participate in this experience. Remember to inquire about maximum capacities when booking! 
  • These classes tend to last around 2-2.5 hours, including time to sit down with team members and enjoy your finished meal. 
  • This experience is generally more costly, however if it's within your budget it's a great substitute for traditional team dining. 

Make a splash with whitewater rafting

  • Get outdoors and explore the whitewaters of Oklahoma City with a team rafting experience!
  • Before your adventure begins your raft guide will go over what to expect on the water, including a tutorial on how to paddle and all the safety information you need to know to have a great experience
  • You’ll be provided with everything you need from paddles to helmets and PFDs. 
  • Keep in mind, secure footwear is a must! Most facilities will not allow participants on the boat whose shoes don’t include a secure backstrap. 
  • This tends to be a fairly expensive experience, but if it’s within your budget it’s a great way to add some excitement to your team building retreat while seeing the city from a totally unique perspective. 

Unleash your inner artist with a paint night

  • Embrace your creative side while unwinding with coworkers by planning a group paint night for your next company get together.
  • You’ll be provided with everything you need to create your very own masterpiece from paints and brushes to canvases and aprons.
  • Many facilities offer beverages onsite including coffee, soda, beer and wine - be sure to bring extra cash though as you’ll have to purchase these at additional cost!
  • Your instructor will walk you through each step in creating your final piece, offering direction, tips and insight on techniques that will help you explore your creative skills. 
  • Offering a fairly affordable team building experience this is a great option for team’s looking to explore their creative thinking skills while creating a fun keepsake to remember their experience.

Hit the town on a 16-passenger bike

  • Unwind, have fun and explore the city with team members on a 16-passenger, 100% pedal-powered bicycle.
  • Your experienced guide will take you through the city streets offering plenty of great information on Oklahoma City’s history and culture. 
  • Discover some of the city’s best bars and breweries as you stop at three local hot spots throughout your tour. Got a place in mind? Ask about customizing your route to visit the places on your must-see list!
  • Although the bikes are designed to hold a maximum of 16 passengers plus your guide, you don’t need to fill the bike in order to take part in this activity! Most tours will work with a minimum of six or seven participants, depending on the pedaling abilities of your group.
  • This experience tends to run around two hours, prepare for this to fill most of your afternoon or early evening schedule.

Go head-to-head with a paintball tournament

  • Fun-filled, adrenaline-packed and the perfect opportunity to engage in some friendly-competition, paintball is a great team building activity for adventurous groups.
  • Rental equipment is available onsite providing you with all of the tools and protective equipment you need to have a great time. 
  • Staff will walk you through all of the safety instructions, ensuring everyone feels good and comfortable before the games begin. 
  • Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on (although it is washable) and come with shoes that you can run in - this is quite an active activity!
  • Affordable and flexible for a wide range of participants this is an easy option for teams of all sizes and budgets.

Dive into adventure with indoor skydiving

  • Get your adrenaline-pumping with a fun-filled afternoon indoor skydiving with your team members.
  • This experience typically takes about an hour and a half from start to finish with 60 seconds of flight time for each team member.
  • You’ll be accompanied by a certified, highly-trained instructor who will take you through your flight, explaining technique and accompanying you in the wall-to-wall air column to ensure a safe and fun experience.
  • Note, there are weight restrictions associated with this activity and most facilities will not be able to accommodate flyers who weigh over 260 lbs.
  • This tends to be a pricier team building experience but if it's within your budget it's sure to be a day your team won’t soon forget.

Take aim with ax throwing

  • Have a blast with coworkers while learning a brand new skill through a group ax throwing experience.
  • Upon arrival a trained staff member will take you everything you need to know to throw like a pro, from tips and techniques to the safety protocol that will ensure a safe and fun experience for all.
  • Many facilities even offer food and drink onsite (or the option to bring your own) so you can sip and snack between turns.
  • Make sure to wear closed toe shoes and comfortable, athletic attire - you’re sure to break a sweat. 
  • Host a round robin tournament to see who has the best throwing skills or ask staff members to teach your team a few trick shots!

Reach new heights with indoor rock climbing

  • Indoor rock climbing is a great, cost-effective way to build trust and communication skills between coworkers.
  • You’ll be provided with everything you’ll need from equipment to a training session with experienced staff members, just be sure to come wearing comfortable, athletic attire.
  • A range of different course options offer fun-filled climbing opportunities for both experienced and novice climbers.
  • Many facilities even offer private rooms and onsite snack options (or the option to bring in your own food or drink) so you can enjoy some time socializing with team members before and after your climbing time. 
  • This is a fairly budget-friendly team building experience and some locations offer group rates. Be sure to inquire about minimums when booking! 

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You can book these team building activities exclusively as a part of our retreat package.

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