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Oklahoma State Capitol

Take a tour of this Greco-Roman beauty and find changing art exhibits, ornate murals, stained-glass windows and an estate dotted with active oil wells.

The Oklahoma State Capitol is the house of government in the state of Oklahoma. Explore public areas in the 650-room building and discover its fine collection of art and furnishings. The state capitol’s elaborate architecture and spacious grounds have a distinctive feature: this is the only state capitol complex in the United States with working oil wells on site. Learn the building’s history and find out about the momentous events that have taken place here.

The grand neoclassical and Renaissance-revival structure was completed in 1917 after a vote was held to change the capital from Guthrie to Oklahoma City. Take a moment to appreciate the building’s architecture. Note the locally sourced Oklahoma pink-granite base, which is accentuated by Indiana limestone. Due to budget constraints during the building’s construction, the dome in the original plans by Soloman Andrew Layton and S. Wemyss-Smith had to be omitted. Today, however, you’ll see a grand central dome rising up behind the neoclassical portico. The dome was added in 2002 to finally complete the architects’ original vision.

Enter the building to see its central staircase, which is made from local black granite. Find the museum and explore the state capitol’s historical exhibits. Learn about the history of the state government and the capitol building’s estate.

Take a self-guided tour or join a docent-led tour to explore some of the building’s rooms. In the west wing, you’ll find the offices and chambers of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The offices and chambers of the Oklahoma Senate are located in the east wing. Visit the Oklahoma Veterans Memorial on the northern side of the complex or check out the tribal flag plaza. Restored stained-glass windows and fine art pieces are featured throughout the building. After your tour, visit the state capitol’s gift shop.

The Oklahoma State Capitol is located northeast of downtown Oklahoma City. Admission is free and self-guided tours are available daily. Docent-led tours are available six times a day from Monday through Friday. Reach the complex easily by car or bus from downtown Oklahoma City.


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Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown $84
Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown

Hyatt Place Oklahoma City / Bricktown

20 Russell M. Perry Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Bricktown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and OU Medical Center. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and Myriad Botanical Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km). Santa Fe Depot is 10 minutes by foot.

    Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel $103
    Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel

    Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel

    1 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Red Earth Museum, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and Myriad Botanical Gardens. Oklahoma State Fair Arena (The Big House) and Cox Convention Center are also within 10 minutes. Santa Fe Depot is only a 3-minute walk.

      Colcord Hotel $163
      Colcord Hotel

      Colcord Hotel

      15 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma State Fair Arena (The Big House), and Cox Convention Center. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and OU Medical Center are also within 1 mi (2 km). Santa Fe Depot is 6 minutes by foot.

        Capitol House - Historic 5bed/3bath House Near Ouhsc,state Capitol and Downtown
        Capitol House - Historic 5bed/3bath House Near Ouhsc,state Capitol and Downtown

        Capitol House - Historic 5bed/3bath House Near Ouhsc,state Capitol and Downtown

        Oklahoma City, OK
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Central Oklahoma City, this historic vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Oklahoma State Capitol and within 3 mi (5 km) of Chesapeake Energy Arena and OU Medical Center. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and Oklahoma City University are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Capitol Library-historic Elegance, Cool & Comfy
          Capitol Library-historic Elegance, Cool & Comfy

          Capitol Library-historic Elegance, Cool & Comfy

          Oklahoma City, OK
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Central Oklahoma City, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oklahoma State Capitol and OU Medical Center. Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Lincoln Terrace Tudor, Blocks From OU Medical/capitol, Near Downtown, CHK Arena
            Lincoln Terrace Tudor, Blocks From OU Medical/capitol, Near Downtown, CHK Arena

            Lincoln Terrace Tudor, Blocks From OU Medical/capitol, Near Downtown, CHK Arena

            Oklahoma City, OK
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Central Oklahoma City, this historic vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oklahoma State Capitol and OU Medical Center. Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Howes Capitol I - Sleek & Stylish, Walk to OU Med
              Howes Capitol I - Sleek & Stylish, Walk to OU Med

              Howes Capitol I - Sleek & Stylish, Walk to OU Med

              Oklahoma City, OK
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Central Oklahoma City, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oklahoma City VA Health Care System and OU Medical Center. Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Howes Capitol3 in 1-near OU Med, Bricktown, Arena
                Howes Capitol3 in 1-near OU Med, Bricktown, Arena

                Howes Capitol3 in 1-near OU Med, Bricktown, Arena

                Oklahoma City, OK
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Central Oklahoma City, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oklahoma City VA Health Care System and OU Medical Center. Chesapeake Energy Arena and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).