Steeped in western heritage, Oklahoma City is more than just a cowboy town. After years of work and resilience, Oklahoma City — or OKC — is finally winning over hearts, and for good reasons.
The perfect stopover along Route 66, spend time exploring festivals, museums, public art, and walkable neighborhoods. Then hit the road away from the city for vast scenic plains, lakeside views, and woodsy cabins.
Prepare to be surprised by the unexpected gems in OKC. The old west is still alive and strong.
History buffs and fans of John Wayne and American rodeo will love the detailed statues, artifacts, and artwork that celebrates the western spirit of Oklahoma at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Festive and funky whether there’s a festival or not, stroll through the Plaza District for its local boutique shops, delicious restaurants, and vibrant murals like the three-eyed Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.
Spend an afternoon at Oklahoma City’s lush and prized Myriad Botanical Gardens with a 15-acre immaculate outdoor garden and a tropical conservatory that’s home to butterflies, desert plants, and a cascading waterfall.
Immerse yourself in Oklahoma City’s thriving attractions and districts before heading out of town a short distance for small towns to the rural plains and countryside.
Grab the keys to your Oklahoma City car rental and drive straight over to the only place in the world where you can dig for selenite crystals.
A day is always well spent at the lake. Broken Bow Lake is surrounded by pine forests, bird song, and relaxing water activities from fishing, swimming, and kayaking.
Less than two hours away, Tulsa glimmers with renowned performing art venues and galleries in the Brady Arts District, outdoor activities and trails in Tulsa River Parks, plus southern charm and hospitality.
A decent stretch of America’s popular Route 66 highway runs through Oklahoma and is peppered with historic small towns and unique sights and shops, like the famous Rock Cafe in Stroud.
This scenic route takes you through a breathtaking mosaic of grasslands and wildflowers, rocky landscapes, historic communities, and wildlife such as buffalo and longhorn cattle if you’re lucky.
Geological canyons and cliffs line the backdrop of State Highway 8 with spectacular hiking trails at Red Rock Canyon State Park and natural springs in Roman Nose State Park.