A travel guide to Oklahoma, United States of America providing Oklahoma tourism and travel information.
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Overview

Oklahoma is steeped in Native American traditions. Detailed accounts of the state’s fascinating history are provided in the state’s many history museums and historical sites, including Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum and Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Heritage Museum. Visitors enjoy a variety of scenic landscapes including rugged mountains, grassy plains, fertile farmland and towering forests. West Oklahoma is home to an ancient mountain range, and Fort Cobb Lake State Park is a popular mountain retreat for a variety of outdoor recreation.

The western portion of Oklahoma is composed of two unique regions, the rugged panhandle area and the Great Plains region.  Each region offers its own take on local cowboy and Native American heritage and provides an enormous number of recreational opportunities. This half of the state is known for its diverse scenery and charming small towns. The northern panhandle towns offer plenty of family friendly attractions in towns such as Enid and surrounding public parklands, and Woodward and Guymon’s country fairs and rodeo competitions provide nonstop entertainment. Historic Route 66 meanders through the southwest part of the state, and visitors touring the route will enjoy a stop in Weatherford for the fascinating exhibits at the Stafford Air and Space Museum or a concert at Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s annual Jazz Festival.  Anadarko is a great choice for adult amusements such as casino gaming, vineyard tours and wine tasting events.


Oklahoma City is the state capital and is located directly in the center of the state. Visit the State Capitol Building and gardens to see the only working oil well in the world built under a state capitol. Other attractions of interest include Frontier City Theme Park and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum showcases the state’s rich Native American culture, pioneer history and Western heritage. On the Museum grounds, the Field of Empty Chairs memorializes the victims of the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the museum documents the events of that day. Oklahoma City’s main attraction for entertainment is the historic Bricktown district, an important culturally diverse neighborhood home to Bricktown Ballpark and Ford Center Arena. A scenic canal is bordered by countless unique shops, eateries and nightclubs, and water taxis are available for canal tours. The Civic Center Music Hall features Broadway shows and concerts, and the downtown area is connected underground via the Metro Concourse, a subterranean walkway with stores, restaurants and offices around an area of 20 square blocks.


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