Top 5 Places to Visit in Oklahoma
1. Oklahoma City – Oklahoma City is definitely one of the most eclectic, dynamic, vibrant, and lively place that boasts with attractions for all ages. The city houses a few very interesting museums, for example the Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the American Banjo Museum. Architecture enthusiasts, on another hand, will be happy to explore and enjoy the Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum and also the Oklahoma History Center. The city has a lot to offer to the art lovers too and some of the art highlights in Oklahoma City include a visit to the Civic Center Music Hall and exploring the collections and exhibitions at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and The Red Earth Art Center.
2. Tulsa – Tulsa is one of the top attractions in the state of Oklahoma and boasts some amazing attractions itself. Some of the must-visit places when you are in Tulsa include the Tulsa Zoo (with a Children Zoo part that will be appreciated by the younger visitors), the Tulsa Aquarium, the very interesting and exciting Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium. Art lovers will feel in heaven when in the city with plenty of choice, so whether it will be the Illustrious Philbrook Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum, the 108 Contemporary, or the vibrant galleries of the Brady Arts Districts, you won’t be disappointed. Outdoor enthusiasts are not forgotten too, since they can enjoy plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking in the Tulsa River Parks or the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area.
3. Lawton – Lawton is yet another attractive and interesting destination in the state of Oklahoma. The city features enough historic sites, scenic landscapes, and wide-open spaces where you can get to know the state’s unique wildlife, to keep you busy for a long time. The Museum of the Great Plains is a mandatory stop for history lovers, who can then continue with a visit to the active army fort dating back to 1869 Fort Still. However, if outdoors adventures is more up your alley, you will enjoy The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, where you can spot buffalo, longhorn cattle, elk, and deer in their natural habitat and continue the day with hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and repelling.
4. Norman – Norman is a real treat for those of you who fancy history and interesting architecture. This Oklahoma city is a home to the renowned Miller and Chautauqua Historic Districts that feature more than 150 historic homes and buildings dating back to the 20s. In case your time is limited, make sure you don’t miss the mandatory stops Boyd House, the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House, and the Beta Pi Fraternity House. Attractions in Norman are not limited for art lovers too, who can enjoy visiting the historic Sooner Theatre, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The younger visitors highly appreciate the Discovery Cove Nature Center and the National Weather Center.
5. Edmond – Located just north of Oklahoma City on the iconic Route 66, Edmond is an atmospheric and charming city providing you the chance to explore and enjoy the Wild West at its best! The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum are definitely one of the highlights when visiting Edmond, but don’t miss to spend some time watching a real live Rodeo at the Lazy E Arena, hop on a walking tour with the Edmond Historical Society and visit the Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum.