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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Come explore the possibilities in Oklahoma City. Located in the heart of the state, Oklahoma City's western charm and lively atmosphere create the perfect backdrop for your next vacation. Whether it's arts and culture that capture your heart, or cheering for the home team, you can create the perfect experience in Oklahoma City.

As you'll soon discover, there is plenty to see and do, whether you explore the city at your own pace, or embark on one of our Getaways. And, with an ever-increasing number of hotels, ranging from contemporary to historic, you can find the perfect place to rest your head after a day of adventure.

Learn more about Oklahoma City - from its history as a city "born" in a single day to the best ways to get to its attractions and events.

See for yourself why this hip city steeped in heritage and charm suits everybody's taste for fun!

What to See & Do

Cool city. Warm hospitality. It's why we call Oklahoma "Cool & Warm." Oklahoma City's hip, spirited environment blends with its deep western heritage, creating an exciting destination steeped in culture and adventure. Discover all of the things to do in Oklahoma City, including renowned festivals, national sporting events, and treasure-filled museums. Explore the variety that OKC's districts offer, including arts and entertainment, shopping, history & heritage and more. The possibilities for fun in Oklahoma City are endless.

History & Heritage

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 N.E. 63rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405) 478-2250

American Indian Cultural Center & Museum
900 N. Broadway Ave., Suite 200O
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 239-5500

Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: (405) 522-0765

Family Fun

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Gardens
2101 N.E. 50th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405) 424-3344

Frontier City Theme Park
11501 N. I-35 Service Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Phone: (405) 478-2140

Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory
301 W. Reno Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: (405) 297-3995

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OKC Facts & Trivia

We bet you didn't know that the first yield sign was installed right here in Oklahoma in 1950. Or that Johnny Bench, Ralph Ellison and Sam Bradford were all born in Oklahoma City.

Here are more fun facts about Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma:

  • Oklahoma City is the largest city in the State of Oklahoma, with a metro population of more than 1.2 million
  • Oklahoma City was settled by the historic Land Run of April 22, 1889. The city's population grew to more than 10,000 in a single day
  • I-35, I-40, and I-44 all converge in Oklahoma City. The metropolitan area has 130+ miles of federal interstate and state highways
  • Oklahoma City averages more than 300 days of sunshine per year
  • The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935
  • The first shopping cart was invented and used in Oklahoma City at Standard Food Markets in 1937
  • The state capitol building at 23rd and Lincoln is the only capitol in the nation with a working oil well on its grounds
  • Oklahoma means "Land of the Red People" in the Choctaw Language
  • Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907 as the 46th state
  • Oklahoma City is equidistant from Los Angeles and New York, and within 500 miles of 71 million people
  • Oklahoma's state motto is Labor Omnia Vincit - Labor Conquers All Things

Oklahoma City's Native Sons and Daughters

  • Johnny Bench - Baseball player
  • Sam Bradford - NFL athlete
  • Charlie Christian - Jazz musician
  • Wayne Coyne - Lead singer of The Flaming Lips
  • Ralph Ellison - Author
  • Blake Griffin - NBA athlete
  • Mat Hoffman - BMX athlete
  • James Marsden - Actor
  • Bobby Mercer - Baseball player
  • Megan Mullaly - Actress
  • Wes Welker - NFL athlete


Oklahoma City enjoys a favorable, seasonally varied climate throughout the year. Summers are sunny and warm, winters are bright and cold, autumn is crisp, and springs are often wet. During the average year, skies are clear or partly sunny 65 percent of the time.

Weather Statistics

Average Temperatures:

  • January - 45.9° F
  • July - 80.7° F
  • Annual average - 60.1° F.

Average Annual Precipitation:

  • 32.03 inches of rain
  • 9.0 inches of snow

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