With around 620,000 residents, Oklahoma City has a lot to offer.
Oklahoma City is located in the Great Plains region and features one of the largest livestock markets in the world. Oil and natural gas comprises the foundation of the state's economy. Situated on the I-35 route, it is the primary travel corridor to neighboring Texas and Mexico.
Oklahoma City was settled in 1889, when the area known as Unassigned Lands was opened for settlement in an event known as The Land Run.
Over 10,000 settlers moved to the area and the population quickly doubled. The city has continued to grow thanks to its abundant natural resources.
Residents and visitors of today can enjoy several recreational activities.
One of the more prominent landmarks is the Crystal Bridge, an urban park located downtown at the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Crystal Bridge is a tropical conservatory, which offers an amphitheater known as the Water Stage.
Animal and nature lovers will be happy to know that the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical gardens is home to a range of natural habitats, WPA era architecture and landscaping. And if you like a good tune, they also host major touring concerts in its amphitheater during the summer.
Parents and playful adults can splash away at the White Water Bay water park, or ride one of the many attractions at Frontier City. Frontier City is an Old West themed amusement park that features a recreation of a western gunfight and is lined with Western shops.
It is well known among gamblers that Oklahoma City is the grounds of a combination racetrack and casino, which is open year round.
If you prefer the outdoors, picturesque Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser is lined with walking trails, and so is the downtown canal and the Oklahoma river.