With the exception of California,
Oklahoma is the home of the largest number of Native American tribes in the
state. Many of the cultural and historical symbols, monuments and preserved
settlements are some of the top tourist attractions in Oklahoma today. Deriving
from a Choctaw word literally meaning "red person," the history
of Oklahoma's incredible Native American population runs deep. Descending
from more than sixty-five tribes and comprising more than 250,000 members of
Oklahoma's population, most native North American families show off a proud
lineage of ancestors who once occupied original Indian Territory.
In Tulsa, the Gilcrease Museum
showcases rare Native American handicrafts and art. In Tahlequah
the Cherokee Heritage Center is one of the top Native American Oklahoma attractions
dedicated to teaching others about the Cherokee people and features a National
Cherokee Museum, genealogical library, and a grand amphitheater. Tulsa is also
home to the biggest set of praying hands in the world, quite a sight to see
indeed. River Parks, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Cherry Street Farmer's
Market and Kaleidoscope Children's Museum are a few more of the best Oklahoma
sights throughout the area.
There are a host of Oklahoma sights and sounds that make the state a one-of-a-kind destination and a memorable vacation spot. The many things to see in Oklahoma throughout each of the state's designated "countries" makes a visit well worth it. The many state festivals and events and the friendly faces and places warrant Oklahoma vacations that are fun, exciting, fulfilling, and relaxing. The magnificent wineries, sensational casinos, wet and wild water parks, and wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities make Oklahoma a magnificent holiday aspiration.
Oklahoma City is home to innumerable excellent Oklahoma attractions for all ages and interests. Top tourist attractions in Oklahoma City, the state capital and largest city in Oklahoma, include the exciting entertainment quarter of Bricktown, the Oklahoma City Zoo, and the OKC National Memorial. Known formerly as the Omniplex, the Science Museum Oklahoma is another of the top tourist attractions in Oklahoma. Fascinating for both kids and adults, the science center offers plenty of education and fun. With water parks being one of the top Oklahoma attractions for families, a trip to the city should include an outing to White Water Bay, and, sports nuts, be sure to catch a thrilling game at the Ford Center. Oklahoma City hotels offer many excellent amenities and services offering guests peace of mind ensuring the many Oklahoma sights are on the forefront of every agenda.
Famous Route 66 carves through Oklahoma, long and meandering. Also known as "America's Main Street" Route 66 is almost four hundred fascinating miles long. There are plenty of smaller cities and towns offering visitors a unique look into Oklahoma culture and history. Beautiful Norman, friendly Shawnee, and Guthrie all make great day trips from Oklahoma City. Skirting father away from Oklahoma City, Tahlequah, Enid, and Lawton are a few more of the most interesting cities showcasing a number of intriguing Oklahoma attractions. For the many things to do, wonderful accommodation choices, accommodating tourist services, and excellent seasonal temperatures, Oklahoma vacations are a top contender during tours of the United States.