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OklahomaUnited States of America

Tulsa showing a city, a fountain and a high rise building

In Oklahoma, grand American highways run through hills of dusk-red rock, past lakes and forests, leading to cities packed with museums and sports grounds.

Oklahoma is a state where Americana reigns supreme, a place shaped by American Indians, cowboys, pioneers and innovative cities. Drive along Route 66 through dramatic landscapes that hark back to the old west. Stop on your roadtrip in stylish cities and old-world ranches, where you can learn about the layered history of the state.

More than many other states, Oklahoma has a history inextricably tied to the Native American peoples that live here. The 39 different Native American nations based in the state have shaped the history of the region. Visit museums such as the Cherokee Heritage Center and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum to learn about American Indian history.

Explore Oklahoma City, the state capital, where you can enjoy classic American entertainment such as sports matches and cattle markets in Stockyards City. Work on your lasso skills at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum or meet the wildlife of the plains in OKC Zoo.

Enjoy elegant cultural attractions in Tulsa, home of acclaimed galleries such as the Philbrook Museum of Art. The city is a popular destination with music enthusiasts, who relish the stories in the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the Woody Guthrie Center.

Oklahoma’s landscapes promise both serenity and adventure. Spend a peaceful day fishing in one of over 200 lakes in the state. Lake Eufaula is the largest, while Lake Texoma tempts anglers with the hope of catching stripers.

Hike, bike or kayak into the wilderness. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge offers the chance to spot buffalo, elk and deer roaming the plains on hikes up accessible peaks. Climb up or rappel down the colorful cliffs in Red Rock Canyon State Park.

Fly into Oklahoma City to land in the geographic center of the state. Oklahoma is torn between two different climates, combining the dryness of Texas with the humidity of the southeast. Come in summer for festivals and outdoor activities or fall for milder days and a lower chance of tornadoes.

Popular cities in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City showing a city, a river or creek and a high rise building
Oklahoma City
Known for Shopping, Sports and Live Music
Although it has made great modernizing strides, this spirited and revitalized city still pays homage to its fascinating frontier heritage.

Reasons to visit

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Tulsa showing a city, a fountain and a high rise building
Tulsa
Known for Theaters, Live Music and Sports
Cowboys, oil and the Art Deco movement have all left their mark on Oklahoma’s second largest city.

Reasons to visit

  • Tulsa Expo Center
  • Centennial Park
  • Woody Guthrie Center
Turner Falls featuring swimming, a lake or waterhole and a waterfall
Ardmore
Known for Casinos, Live Music and Waterfalls
As well as a thriving arts scene and strong community spirit, this small town offers access to beautiful Lake Murray State Park and the Arbuckle Mountains. 

Reasons to visit

  • WinStar Casino
  • Turner Falls
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Five Civilized Tribes Museum featuring heritage elements and a house
Muskogee
Known for Family-Friendly, River View and Sports
Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend getaway in this quiet town with a strong community spirit and deep Native American roots. 

Reasons to visit

  • Honor Heights Park
  • Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Vinita
Vinita
Known for Casinos, Theaters and Entertainment
Quaint Vinita awaits: its casinos, theater, cafés, and more!
Ponca City
Ponca City
Known for Family-Friendly, Casinos and Trendy
Explore quaint Ponca City: its soccer, casinos, live music, and more!