Last updated September 20th, 2013 at 07:22 pm
Oklahoma is the 20th most extensive state located in the West South Central United States. One of the fastest growing economies of the nation, it has all ranging from plains to mountains and forests.
The land located at the confluence of 3 American cultural regions, it carries a lot of attractions for tourists as well as immigrants. The top ten that can be considered are discussed as under:
All of the Oklahoma is studded with cultural reflections of English, Scott-Irish, German and Native American cultures, which makes it a really interesting visiting and loving place for lovers of culture study and its implications. It has got great linguistic diversity and even in this regard it has been regarded as one of underrated states considering cultural richness.
Being a confluence, all the people of different cultures produce music, art and theatre of their own types ultimately providing a combination that is commendable and hard to ignore. The Mozart classical music festival and Festival of arts in the Oklahoma city are at the top of their types among the nation. Oklahoma City Theatre Company, Carpenter Square Theatre, Shakespeare in the park and City rep are amongst the most famous of the theatres.
The state holds around 300 museums! One thing that is always a major tourist attraction. One of the top 50 fine art museums in the United States is Phil brook Museum Of Tulsa. Gilcrease Museum of Tulsa and Sam noble museum of Natural History carries comprehensive and valuable collections of artifacts and natural history respectively. Mabee Errer museum of arts and Oklahoma City Museum are also worth mentioning.
7. Amusement Parks
For whole of families coming for vacations, when the adults are attracted to the places related to cultural heritage, children have less to be entertained by them. Simple as taking them to one of the water and amusement parks is enough to give them for the whole of the trip. The amazing roller coasters and theme parks are tailor made for fun filled family vacations. White Water Bay, Big Splash Water Park, Comanche Nation Water Park, Wild West and Miami Water Park are just some of the amazing water and amusement parks that are a must visit.
6. Botanical Garden
Located in the downtown Oklahoma City is Myriad Botanical Garden. Surrounding a sunken lake is a beautiful landscape and the most attractive feature is a living plant museum. It also holds precious pieces of arts as gateway, Flying Fish and Spirit Poles and holds many annual events.
The annual festivals and events that are celebrated throughout the Oklahoma is an attraction that is hard to miss. Centennial celebration, Oklahoma city and Tulsa state fairs are known to attract millions of tourists and people from within the state. Norman Music Festival and Medieval Fair are being grand events conducted regularly.
4. Blue Whale
One of the most recognizable attractions of Oklahoma is the blue whale of Catoosa which is a waterfront structure. It is a historical landmark on Route 66. It is a place for people where they swim, fish and picnic. It has also seasonal restroom facilities and thus is a favorite spot for tourists.
3. Oklahoma City Zoo
It is a zoo and botanical garden that is located in Oklahoma city. It rests around 1800 animals. Throughout the zoo’s grounds there are adventures and fun available for all age groups. Rides, loin sous, Choo Choos, paddleboats and zoo keys are open for enjoyment most of the season. It has one of the largest collections of the country’s hoof stock.
This is a unique collection of museums, galleries and exhibits where one has got a lot to explore understand and learn, so it is not just a fun place but an educational entertainment. Tinker age garage, Destination spas and Science live are some of the amazing collections and exhibits. Plus it has this wonderful planetarium that is more of an air and space museum that allows the visitor to see and understand a bit about space. The Dome theatre is another one of its awesome projects that uses most advanced projection and sound systems for watching everything from journeys to explorations.
1. The Oklahoma State Capitol
It is the building that is unique in its architecture, houses the legislature and government of U.S of Oklahoma. It is famous for its oil wells and is no doubt worth watching.