Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Texas on the south and west, Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest.
With ancient mountain ranges, prairie, mesas, and eastern forests, most of Oklahoma lies in the Great Plains, Cross Timbers, and the U.S. Interior Highlands, all regions prone to severe weather. Oklahoma is at a confluence of three major American cultural regions. Historically it served as a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans removed from east of the Mississippi River, a route for cattle drives from Texas and related regions, and a destination for Southern migrant settlers. There are currently twenty-five Native American languages still spoken in Oklahoma.
Capital: Oklahoma, OK
Population: 3,963,516 (2020)
Official Website: https://oklahoma.gov/
Tourism website: https://www.travelok.com/
Tourist Attractions for Oklahoma:
Oklahoma is an authentic gateway to the west – a land of red dirt, where buffalo roam the plains and oil rigs pump riches. But the largest cities, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, also have a distinctly refined air, having been built on the proceeds of an early-1900s oil boom.
- Route 66
- Philbrook Museum of Art
- Science Museum Oklahoma
- University of Oklahoma
- Oklahoma City Zoo
- Oklahoma City National Memorial
- Maryland Estate Mansion
- Museum of Great Plains, Lawton
- Gilcrease Museum
- Oklahoma Aquarium
- Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
- National Weather Center
- Cherokee Heritage Center
- JM Davis Arms & Historical Museum
- National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
- Myriad Botanical Gardens