Oklahoma is a medium-sized state in the south-central part of the United States. The state is known for its agriculture, and also for its large number of indigenous people who still live in the state. There is a lot of history and unique nature in Oklahoma, and there is much to see and discover as a visitor to the state.
Oklahoma’s largest city, and also the capital, is Oklahoma City. See cities in Oklahoma by population.
Facts about Oklahoma
- Inhabitants: 3.8 million
- Density: 21.3 per km²
- Capital: Oklahoma City
- Largest city: Oklahoma City
- Area: 181,195 km²
- Highest mountain: Black Mesa
- Time Zone: UTC-6 (Summer Time UTC-5)
- Texas– in the south
- New Mexico– in the west
- Arkansas– in the east
- Colorado– in the northwest
- Kansas– in the north
- Missouri– in the Northeast
Things to do in Oklahoma
There are many exciting places to discover in Oklahoma. Everything from history to big city life can be found in the state, and there are fun activities for the whole family to enjoy!
Oklahoma City is both the largest city and the capital of the state, and there is therefore much to see and do in the city. In addition to shopping and restaurants, there are also many nice parks and green areas in the city that are perfect for relaxation and relaxation. One of the most famous parks in Oklahoma City is the Myriad Botanical Gardens, which has plants from all over the world in its orangery.
There are also several interesting museums in the city. For example, you can visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Science Museum Oklahoma and the Museum of Osteology, where you can view a large number of animal skeletons.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
One of the most popular museums in Oklahoma City is the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The museum is one of the largest of its kind in the United States, and houses a large number of exhibits with over 30,000 unique artifacts. Here you can learn more about both the cowboy and Indian culture that characterized the western parts of the United States. Here is also the world’s largest collection of historical artifacts related to rodeo.
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
If you are looking for quiet adventures for the whole family, a trip to Chickasaw Park in southern Oklahoma is the perfect destination. Chickasaw is an area of both forests and lakes, and there are great views in the park. Among other things, there are several very beautiful waterfalls and several historically interesting places connected to the Native Americans who inhabited the area for many hundreds of years.
In Chickasaw there are also opportunities for camping, fishing and boat trips, and you can also swim in the fantastic lake.
Rent a car in Oklahoma
Renting a car in Oklahoma is a pleasant experience, and getting around the state by car is both smooth and easy. With a rental car, the journey is both easier and more fun, and it also provides opportunities to find little donut places that you would otherwise have overlooked.
There are rental car offices in all major cities in Oklahoma, and also at the state’s airports. It is recommended to rent the car online in advance, to ensure that it is available for pick-up. It can also be a good idea to opt for a GPS to simplify driving.