Out and About in Oklahoma

Interesting Facts about Oklahoma


Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by the states of Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, and Colorado. Oklahoma is the 20th-most extensive and 28th-most populous of the 50 United States. The state’s name is derived from the Choctaw words Okla and humma, meaning “red people.” It is also known informally by its nickname, “The Sooner State,” of its historically lead position in the settlement of the American frontier. Oklahoma Territory was formally admitted to the Union as the 46th state on November 16, 1907. Its residents are known as Oklahomans (pronounced /oʊkləˈhoʊmənz /), and its capital and largest city are Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma’s foremost producer of natural gas, oil, and agricultural products relies on an economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology. In 2007, it had one of the fastest-growing economies in the United States, ranking among the top states in per capita income growth and gross domestic product growth. Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma’s primary economic anchors, with nearly two-thirds of Oklahomans living within their metropolitan statistical areas.

With ancient mountain ranges, prairies, rivers and forests stretching from its eastern borders to its western frontiers, Oklahoma is a land whose diverse terrain includes five of the United States’ ten ecological regions. Oklahoma has four primary mountain ranges: the Ozark Mountains in the northeast, the Wichita Mountains in the southwest, the Ouachita Mountains in the southeast, and the Arbuckle Mountains in the south-central part of the state. Oklahoma is on a confluence of three major American cultural regions and historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans.

Oklahoma has over 50 state parks and recreation areas, two national forests, two national grasslands, and one national wildlife refuge. Oklahoma also contains six climatic regions, including humid subtropical and continental climate zones in its easternmost quadrant. These borders eight states (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Colorado), making it the most climatically diverse state in the Union. Oklahoma is home to several Native American tribes, as well as Oklahoma’s second-largest city, Tulsa. Oklahoma has played a prominent role in the development of many genres of American popular music, including country, blues, and rock and roll.
Oklahoma City’s Old Town district is home to numerous art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. It is also home to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, which celebrates Oklahoma’s rich cowboy culture and history.
Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,751,351 residents as of 2019, it is the 28th most populous state in the nation. Kansas borders Oklahoma on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south and west, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. Oklahoma City is Oklahoma’s capital and largest city, with an estimated population of 679,033 as of 2019.

Things to do in Oklahoma City:

-Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
-Explore the Oklahoma City Zoo
-Take a walk or bike ride through Myriad Botanical Gardens
-Visit the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
-Check out the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
-Stroll through Paseo Arts District
-Spend an afternoon at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
-Explore Frontier City Theme Park
-Visit the State Capitol Building
-Tour the Oklahoma History Center

-Visit the Oklahoma State Parks
-Hike through one of Oklahoma’s National Forests
-Camp in one of Oklahoma’s National Grasslands
-Take a scenic drive down the Talimena Scenic Drive
-Float down the Illinois River
-Visit Turner Falls Park
-Explore Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
-Visit the Chickasaw National Recreation Area
-Soak in the Mineral Wells State Park Hot Springs Pool

Restaurants and Bars in Oklahoma

There are many restaurants and bars to enjoy in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district is home to several restaurants and bars, including the Oklahoma City Bar & Grill, Mustang Brewing Company, and Tapwerks Ale House & Café. Edmond’s Main Street is home to various restaurants and bars, including Eischen’s Bar, The Mule Barn, and Painted Horse Bar & Grill. Tulsa’s Brady Arts District is also home to several restaurants and bars, including El Guapo’s Cantina, Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, and The Phoenix.
Some popular Oklahoma restaurants include:
-The Dresser Mansion
-In the Raw
-Cheever’s Cafeteria
-The Oklahoma City Bar & Grill
-Eischen’s Bar
-The Mule Barn
-Painted Horse Bar & Grill
-El Guapo’s Cantina
-Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
-The Phoenix

Popular sports in Oklahoma

There are many sports teams in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma City Thunder is Oklahoma’s NBA team, and the Tulsa Drillers are Oklahoma’s Minor League Baseball team. Oklahoma also has several college sports teams, including the Oklahoma Sooners (NCAA Division I) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (NCAA Division I).
Some popular sports in Oklahoma include:

-Horseback riding
-Hunting and fishing
-Track and field

Oklahoma is a great state with many things to do and see. There are various things to do in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Tulsa, and the state. Oklahoma is also home to many restaurants, bars, and sports teams. Oklahoma is a great place to live, work, and play.

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