The Norman Transcript


October 26, 2012

While in NormanThere’s a variety for visitors to see, do

NORMAN — Football fans would be wise to arrive early on Saturday or sooner and spend a few hours discovering booming Norman. Recently, the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau asked Facebook friends to list great things to do in Norman. Their suggestions and further research yielded a multitude of results.

Following are a few suggestions for game day:

· Enjoy a Crimson and Cream Eskimo Frosty at Classic ’50s

The locally owned drive-in at 1521 W. Lindsey Street has been part of Norman tradition for decades. It’s a fun spot to have a quick lunch with menu items made to order.

· Eat at the Greek House

Crazy hungry fans report that the gyro’s are so filling, two people can split them — but don’t feel obliged. You can always burn off extra calories later cheering at the game. This family owned and operated restaurant, 768 Jenkins Ave., has recently changed hands but former owners Angelo and Helen Dimas ensured there was a smooth transition and the tradition of great food continues unchanged.

“The gyros are better than the one I had in Greece,” Norman resident Ty Kamm said recently.

· Check out the Norman Public Library Stamp Camp

The Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave., will host a family Stamp Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Children’s Area. The program is for ages 8 through adult. Representatives from the Norman Stamp Club and the U.S. Postal Service’s Norman office will be on hand. There will be free stamps provided for participants, as well as door prizes.

· Visit the dinosaurs at Sam Noble Museum

Open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum at 2401 Chautauqua Ave., is walking distance from the stadium and a deal at $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for ages 6-17 and free for kids under 5.

Visitors are greeted by Sauroposeidon proteles, the world’s tallest dinosaur. Neck bones of this one-of-a-kind dinosaur were found in southeast Oklahoma in 1994.

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