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About Oklahoma

Also known as the Sooner State, Oklahoma's nickname came about after some settlers went into Indian Territory sooner than others, in 1889, to claim their land.

The state capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma City

In 1910, Oklahoma City replaced Guthrie as the state capital, although the name wasn't recognised by the US postal service until 1923.

Despite atrocities to the Native Indians, or perhaps because of it, many street names in Oklahoma have Indian terms, and the Trail of Tears is re-enacted throughout the state.

Points of Interest

The white limestone State Capitol that sits on an oil well, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the National Softball Hall of Fame.

Kirkpatrick Center

The multi-museum complex at 2100 N.E 52nd St. includes the Airspace Museum, the International Photography Hall of Fame, and the Omniplex; a hands-on science museum.

Around Oklahoma

Oklahoma gets its name from two Choctaw words meaning red people.

States neighbouring Oklahoma are: New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas.

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Outdoors in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's lakes, ponds and rivers offer many possibilities for swimming, fishing and boating.

Chickasaw, Lake Texoma, Wichita Mountains, and the Salt Plains are popular places for hiking, climbing, and camping, with some possibilities for hunting and horse riding.

Oklahoma Parks and Resorts:
Oklahoma's state parks range from the gently sculpted sand dunes of Little Sahara to the cypress moss and crystal waters of Beavers Bend.

The Wild West

There are also a number of historical sites celebrating the heritage of Oklahoma.

Indian City USA, near Anadarko, is a recreation of villages typical of the Plains peoples.

Also on the visitors list are Fort Sill Military Reservation and National Historic Landmark, near Lawton; the Pawnee Bill Ranch, near Pawnee; and the Creek Council House Museum, in Okmulgee.

Will Rogers Memorial:
America's tribute to the silent cowboy is located near Claremore.


The nearby Port of Catoosa links the Tulsa area to the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes.

Creek people from Alabama settled in this part of the Indian Territory in the 1830s and referred to the site on the Arkansas River as Tulsee Town.

There are many parks and cultural attractions in Tulsa, and the architecture is a mixture of styles that portray its diverse heritage.

Philbrook Museum of Art:
The former Renaissance mansion of an oil magnate now features collections of Native American artefacts alongside Italian Renaissance art.

The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art (1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd.) forms an anthropological study of North America with its 250,000 Native American artefacts and 10,000 more contemporary paintings and sculptures.

The Fenster Museum of Jewish Art is located in the B'nai Emunah Synagogue (1223 E. 17th Pl), and has one of the largest collections of Judaica in the United States.

Also visit the Tulsa Zoological Park and the Robert J. Lafortune North America Living Museum.

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Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips (Travel Guide) Oklahoma Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places, 8th Edition (Off the Beaten Path Series)

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