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Oklahoma is a great place to stay with a rich Native American heritage, with 39 tribes still having their headquarters here. It’s a very affordable state, which means travelling here is a good for the budget, and there’s plenty to do too. The old Route 66 offers more miles of the original westward trail than you’ll encounter in any other state. The Wichita Mountains are a great place to go to see wildlife, with a dedicated refuge home to plenty of species. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum gives you an insight into what life was like here over recent centuries, with the Cowboy Hall of Fame paying tribute to some of the great names.
Oklahoma City - The state capital and location for most of the major attractions, including the city zoo and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Book a hotel here and you’ll also find the state’s best nightlife, especially in the old warehouse district near to the Downtown.
Great Plains Country - Made up of 14 counties in the southwest corner of the state, book a hotel in an area that’s rich in history and culture. The landscape is the real star, as you would expect, so explore at your leisure and imagine what life was like here during the frontier times.
Lake and Trails Country - Located in the central part of the state, there’s a choice of stunning water attractions including Price Falls and Turner Falls Park. You can also visit the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Green Country - A tourism hotspot that includes Tulsa City, as well as historic counties like Cherokee County and Muskogee County. Book a hotel in a great place to find out more about the state’s incredible native American history.
Visit the Great Salt Plains State Park to the northwest of Enid or the Oklahoma Space Port at Burns Flat. Follow some of the longest remaining sections of Route 66 and discover pristine wildlife at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. If you’re a lover of modern architecture, the legendary Frank Lloyd designed several buildings in the state you can visit. Get your cowboy kicks at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum or take the scenic route along Talimena Drive, a 54 mile road running through the Ouachita National Forest.
Try your luck in one of the state’s casinos, many of which are located on tribal reservation land. Climb and trek in the Wichita Mountains of the Southwest or explore Great Plains Country, once the final and dangerous frontier of the USA. Oklahoma is also covered with woodland, lakes and rivers where you can get up close and personal with the natural world, with the landscape turning more to desert as you approach the pan handle. If you’re looking for some more urban fun, then the nightclubs and bars of Downtown Oklahoma City and the Bricktown District should be more than enough for you.