The Ultimate Oklahoma Travel Guide
Oklahoma: While there are no major tourist attractions in Oklahoma, but with a nice zoo, a botanical garden, and a wildlife refuge makes it a perfect place for a family getaway! Here is my Oklahoma travel guide outlining major Oklahoma attractions!
To make it easy for you to navigate the content, I have organized my Oklahoma travel guide into two sections. (1) A brief introduction to Oklahoma, a little history, some geography, commute, and weather. (2) Major Oklahoma attractions, if you wish, you can skip the introduction and move on to the next section, Oklahoma Attractions.
History: The land that today makes up Oklahoma was added to the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Oklahoma became the 46th state in 1907. The colorful history of Oklahoma includes Indians, cowboys, battles, oil discoveries, and dust storms. In 1930, Oklahoma suffered from droughts and high winds, destroying many farms and creating the infamous Dust Bowl of the Great Depression era.
Geography: Oklahoma is bordered by Colorado and Kansas on the north. On the south, Oklahoma is bordered by Texas. On the east, it’s bordered by Missouri and Arkansas, and on the west, it’s bordered by New Mexico and Texas. Oklahoma is a land of flat and fertile plains, oil and natural gas wells can be seen throughout the state
Flight: Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport (OKC) are the major airports in Oklahoma.
Drive: If you live in any of the neighboring states, you could easily drive to Oklahoma.
Train: Amtrak offers a Heartland Flyer, Connecting Oklahoma City, and Fort Worth, a 418-mile round trip, daily, with stops along the way. The train arrives in Oklahoma City at the historic Santa Fe Depot, which is in the heart of downtown.
Best Places To Visit in Oklahoma
Myriad Botanical Gardens
The Myriad Botanical Gardens is a large botanical garden located in downtown Oklahoma City. A lush paradise within an urban landscape makes it a premier destination in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City.
Address: 301 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, Entrance Fee: Adults: $8, Children (4-12): $5
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is one of many wildlife refuges in the US, providing shelter to several native animals, including bison, deers, elks, and more
Address: GPS: Lat: 34.734606, Long: -98.702395
Oklahoma City Zoo
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is located in Oklahoma City’s Adventure District. The zoo covers a large area and is home to several animals from all over the planet.
Address: 2000 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, Entrance Fee: Adults: $12, Children (3-11): $9
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I hope you enjoyed reading the post, The Ultimate Oklahoma Travel Guide, and I hope it will help you plan your trip to Oklahoma. While there’re no major tourist attractions in Oklahoma, I still enjoyed the zoo, the wildlife refuge, and it’s worth visiting.
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