Oklahoma Vacations, Tour Packages & Travel Experiences
Positioned at a historical crossroads and bordered by six states, Oklahoma’s geography, culture and rich native history make this land of flat fields and grasslands right out of a Steinbeck novel or classic Western film.
Oklahoma City is rich with oil wells and cowboy culture; the National Cowboy Museum has an extensive collection of Western related artifacts and art, including John Wayne memorabilia and a massive Buffalo Bill statue. More Native Americans live in Oklahoma than anywhere else in the United States and their culture and influence is felt throughout the State, especially in Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee Nation, at the base of the Ozark Mountain foothills. The recreation of a 17th century settlement and a Cherokee village at The Cherokee Heritage Centre bring the American past to life.
Once a prosperous railroad town, Tulsa is an ode to the quickly made wealth brought on by the discovery of oil in 1901. As riches literally spewed from the ground in the form of “black gold”, artistic development such as the stunning Art Deco buildings and bridges which still stand today are a testament to the oil-tycoons who built them. Old Route 66 or the “mother road” leads southwest and was the way out of drought and the financial tough times this part of America went through in the 1930’s as is displayed at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton or the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City.
A drive across the great plain may bring on the lyrics of the 1948 musical, Oklahoma by Oscar Hammerstein II: “Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain, and the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet, when the wind comes right behind the rain... we know we belong to the land, and the land we belong to is grand!” It surely is.
Oklahoma, United States
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