The US state of Oklahoma – OK – is located almost in the middle, a little south, in the United States of America and is one of the Southwest states of the USA. Oklahoma is described as a country strongly influenced by the peoples of the “Native Americans”. The Oklahoma State Government is located in the Oklahoma City State Capitol. The state is nicknamed – The Sooner State -. In 2019, the state of Oklahoma was home to approximately 3.9 million people. Apart from the conurbations, the country is not densely populated, also due to the sometimes special natural conditions.
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Oklahoma State Capitol on Lincoln Boulevard
The climate in Oklahoma is subtropical in the southeast and dry in the west. The highest point in Oklahoma is “Black Mesa” with an elevation of 1,516 meters elevation. Black Mesa Mountain is located in far northwest Oklahoma, on the border of New Mexico and Colorado. The Native American past plays a big role in Oklahoma.
Street of Hope – Route 66
A special feature in Oklahoma are the remains of what was once Route 66. The “Road of Hope,” The Mother Road of the USA, from Chicago to California, ran for about 400 miles through the US state of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the remnants of the legendary Route 66 have been removed in numerous states in the USA. Today, attempts are being made to revive Historic Route 66. Cutting diagonally across the country of Oklahoma, the “old road” gives an authentic picture of the time, at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, that time is being transfigured. But back then, on the road west, there was a lot of hopelessness, a lot of suffering, shattered dreams and death at home.
Souvenir shop in Erick on the legendary Route 66
Cowboys and pioneers
Sights in the US state in Oklahoma. In Oklahoma, nature sets the highlights, as well as the heritage of the natives. Highlights are the Great Plains (what’s left of it), the forests and the numerous lakes. The past cowboy culture and the time of the settlers and pioneers are still very important in the state of Oklahoma today. Numerous museums are dedicated to this era in the country.
Oklahoma City-Oklahoma Land Run 1889 Monument
Mineral resources and agriculture
Oil and gas production are the strongest economic pillars in Oklahoma. The importance of agriculture for the country follows a long way behind. The largest city in the US state is Oklahoma City with around 640,000 inhabitants. Politically, Oklahoma can be described as extremely conservative (Republican).
Sights in Oklahoma
- Alabaster Caverns – Caverns in Woodward County
- Aquarium – Zoo in Jenks
- Black Kettle – Nature Reserve at Mackie
- Boone Pickens Stadium – sports stadium in Stillwater
- Box Office – Playhouse in Oklahoma City
- Bricktown neighborhood in Oklahoma City
- Correll’s Museum at Catoosa
- Covered Bridge – covered bridge in Ada
- Creek Indian Museum in Okmulgee
- Dewey Hotel Museum in Dewey
- Fort Smith National Historic Site – Historic site in West Fort Smith
- Frontier City Amusement Park – amusement park in Witcher
- Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium – Stadium in Oklahoma C.
- Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa
- Greenleaf – Nature Reserve
- Ham Homestead in Oklahoma City
- Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse – Museum and gallery in Enid
- Light Opera Oklahoma – Playhouse in Tulsa
- Museum of the Red River at Idabel
- National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City Farmers Market – farmers market place in Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma City National Memorial – Oklahoma City
- Oklahoma Shakespeare – Edmond Playhouse
- Plains Indians & Pioneers – Museum and Gallery in Woodward
- Price Tower Arts Center-Museum in Bartlesville
- Raymond Gary – Nature Reserve at Huskey
- Roman Nose – Nature Reserve near Watonga
- Seminole Nation Museum at Wewoka
- Sheerar Museum in Stillwater
- Tillman County Historical Museum at Fredrick
- Tulsa Air & Space Museum in Tulsa
- Walnut Creek – Nature Reserve at Leroy
- Water Taxi in Oklahoma
- Wilson Historical Museum at Wilson
- Woodward Arts Theater – Playhouse in Woodward
Cities in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma City
- Broken Arrow
Map of Oklahoma – USA
Map of Oklahoma in USA. Oklahoma is included in the southwestern United States, although the country is located almost in the middle of the United States. The map shows the neighboring countries, the country’s largest cities, the country’s rivers and lakes, as well as the course of the highways and the most important transport links. The area of Oklahoma is 181,035 km². Oklahoma City is the capital of the US state. Currently in 2019 about 3.94 million people live in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City in Oklahoma – United States
In the Great Plains
Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma, the state of the ” Native Americans “. The city is located in the Great Plains of the United States. Historic Route 66 once passed through the region. Today’s metropolis was created from a railway station at the end of the 19th century practically overnight by settlers and pioneers invading the country.
Oil brought prosperity
Oklahoma City was designated the state capital in 1910. The city’s population increased rapidly. After oil was discovered in Oklahoma’s soil, Oklahoma City’s population increased again sharply. Today, over 600,000 people live in Oklahoma City, with more than twice that number in the greater metropolitan area.
No Go Zones
The city is one of the 10 most dangerous cities in the USA due to the high crime rate. Politically, Oklahoma City can be described as conservative and is a stronghold of the Republicans. The city is the economic center of the state. Oil and natural gas are extracted from numerous sources in the city and in the surrounding region. However, traditional cattle breeding also still plays an important economic role in Oklahoma and the surrounding region.
Space for leisure activities
The North Canadian River crosses the city. The section in the urban area is referred to as the Oklahoma River. The Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River is a popular recreational area in the city. There are numerous locations on the shore. Rowing and kayaking competitions are held on the river. Biking and jogging is popular along the banks of the Oklahoma River. Bicycles can be borrowed. Visitors can also rent water bikes, kayaks or paddle boats.
Another recreational area is at Lake Overholser with the historic Overholser Villa, near historic Route 66. There is also a nature reserve on the lake. Lake Hefner is another recreational area of Oklahoma City. There are numerous leisure activities on and by the water. For quiet leisure relaxation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Martin Park Nature Center are recommended. The zoo in Oklahoma City is also worth seeing.