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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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Lodging Near Oklahoma State Capitol

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$127
Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown

Hampton Inn & Suites Oklahoma City-Bricktown

300 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City
4.5
of 5, from 215 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Bricktown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and Chesapeake Energy Arena. Myriad Botanical Gardens and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$104
Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown - Bricktown

Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown - Bricktown

209 North Walnut Avenue, Oklahoma City
4.1
of 5, from 160 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of American Banjo Museum, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Myriad Botanical Gardens and Oklahoma State Capitol are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$129
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel

1 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City
3.9
of 5, from 654 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located across the street from Cox Convention Center and a 5-minute walk from Chesapeake Energy Arena, this upscale hotel puts guests within easy reach of downtown Oklahoma's many attractions. Dining and music in the Bricktown District are a 10-minute walk, and the Amtrak train station is 2 blocks.

$125
Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown

Hilton Garden Inn Oklahoma City Bricktown

328 East Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City
4.4
of 5, from 193 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bricktown, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and Chesapeake Energy Arena. Myriad Botanical Gardens and Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$56
Medical Inn Motel

Medical Inn Motel

1117 NE 13th St, Oklahoma City
2.9
of 5, from 24 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oklahoma City VA Health Care System and Oklahoma State Capitol. Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and Chesapeake Energy Arena are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$142
Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center

Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center

741 North Phillips Avenue, Oklahoma City
4.6
of 5, from 88 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Oklahoma City, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, and Oklahoma State Capitol. Chesapeake Energy Arena and Myriad Botanical Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$152
The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

The Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City

1 Park Ave, Oklahoma City
4.5
of 5, from 212 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

The Skirvin Hilton is in Oklahoma City's downtown entertainment district; 2 blocks from Cox Convention Center, 3 blocks from Ford Center Arena, and 1 mile from OU Medical Center.

$208
Colcord Hotel

Colcord Hotel

15 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City
4.6
of 5, from 275 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Colcord Hotel is housed in downtown Oklahoma City's first-ever skyscraper, and is a 20-minute drive from the airport. The city's peaceful Myriad Botanical Gardens are next to the property, and city sights like the Museum of Art and popular Bricktown Riverwalk Park are a 10-minute walk.