Anyone who has been to Oklahoma recently knows the state is more than okay. In fact, it’s a grade A tourist destination thanks to its interesting mixture of cultures, landscapes and attractions. The Sooner State spans nearly 70,000 square miles, and there are seemingly as many reasons to visit. Here are some of the most popular.
Oklahoma certainly isn’t short on natural beauty. From buttes to bayous, the state’s geography offers a little bit of everything. Rugged granite mountains fill the eastern part of the state, while the northern prairies are the perfect place to watch the buffalo roam. The state also is home to expansive sand dunes, glimmering salt plains and hundreds of lakes.
Whether you want to spend a weekend with that special someone or rekindle a lost romance, there is plenty to love in Oklahoma. The state’s two major metropolitan centers – Oklahoma City and Tulsa – abound with fine dining and enticing nightlife. You’ll do date night right when scoring tickets to the impressive performing arts series at the award-winning Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. For couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Oklahoma’s wild spaces offer a great get-away. A weekend in Beavers Bend couples cabins or those in other parts of the state will be sure to make meaningful memories.
Oklahoma is a place where history comes alive. The state is home to 39 Native American tribes and several reservations, and visitors can learn more about America’s earliest inhabitants at the Cherokee Heritage Center, Chickasaw Cultural Center and Five Civilized Tribes Museum. A taste of the Old West awaits at Stockyards City, where guests can experience a stampede with chuck wagons, gunfight performances and the world’s largest cattle market.
If you’re looking for a vacation like no other, consider Oklahoma. It’s diverse landscape and attractions promise a one-of-a-kind experience every day.