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Jesus Wept Statue. Chris Hohne/Shutterstock
Jesus Wept Statue. Chris Hohne/Shutterstock
City Memorial. Jacob Clausnitzer/Shutterstock
City Memorial. Jacob Clausnitzer/Shutterstock
Classical Landmark. Photo Natalia Bratslavsky
Classical Landmark. Photo Natalia Bratslavsky
City National Memorial. MWaits/Shutterstock
City National Memorial. MWaits/Shutterstock
Chesapeake Energy Arena at Night. Urbanative
Chesapeake Energy Arena at Night. Urbanative
Capitol Building. Val Lawless/Shutterstock
Capitol Building. Val Lawless/Shutterstock
Hall, State Capitol Building. Nagel Photography
Hall, State Capitol Building. Nagel Photography
Oklahoma City Hall. Photo Caleb Long
Oklahoma City Hall. Photo Caleb Long

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is the capital of the US sate of Oklahoma and was first settled in 1889 when the Homestead Act granted land to some 10,000 settlers to develop the area for agriculture and livestock. Today Oklahoma City can boast being one of the largest livestock markets in the world, as well as having established a very large oil, gas and petroleum market due to the city being situated in the middle of an active oil field.

One of the top tourist attractions is the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum where visitors can get a self-guided tour detailing the events and story behind the tragic 1995 bombing that saw the destruction of the Murrah Federal Building by Timothy McVeigh. Outside the National Memorial grounds are truly spectacular and an interesting statue to see is that of weeping Jesus.

On a more positive note, the Museum of Osteology is another great place to see being America’s only skeletal museum. Other great museums include the Art Museum, Firefighters Museum, Railway Museum, 45th Infantry Division Museum, Science Museum and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The 1903 Overholser Mansion is also worth a visit that tells the story of the Overholser family who built the first mansion in Oklahoma City.

Apart from the countless museums, there are other noteworthy sightseeing places including the State Capitol Building, the Skydance Bridge, the Devon Energy Centre and the Centennial Land Run Monuments which are awesome brass statues detailing historical days. Environmental lovers will enjoy a stroll through the Myriad Botanical Gardens, the Martin Park Nature Center or the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Of course a visit to Oklahoma City means you should see a sporting event as the city is home to the Big 12 Baseball Tournament where Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark is home to the Oklahoma Redhawks. If you are more of a fan of NBA basketball, then seeing the Oklahoma City Thunder play a game at “The Peake” Cheapskate Energy Arena is surely to excite.

If you like to know more about information on Oklahoma City you might want to see the official Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

Skyline of Oklahoma City at sunrise. Katherine Welles/Shutterstock
Skyline of Oklahoma City at sunrise. Katherine Welles/Shutterstock
Buildings Downtown Oklahoma City. Natalie Bratslavsky/Shutterstock
Buildings Downtown Oklahoma City. Natalie Bratslavsky/Shutterstock