Oklahoma, also know as “Sooner State”, “Land of the Red Man” and “Native America”, offers some of the most beautiful and spectacular sights and places to visit! Just browse through these awesome pictures and be amazed by it’s beauty.
1. Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge
Located in Southwest Oklahama, not far from Lawton, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has acted as a safe haven for its unique and diverse wildlife since 1901. It is the oldest facility of its kind in the United States. As well as being an important place for wildlife such as elk and bison, the refuge is also a great place to hike, rock climb and mountain bike.
2. Turner Falls
Turner Falls Park acts as a sanctuary for the citizens of Oklahoma. The land is wild but there is plenty to do. Icy cold streams, a 77-foot high waterfall, caves, camp sites and plenty of good food all ensure that the Turner Falls Park is a great place to visit at any time of the year.
3. Ghost Town in Cogar
There are a large number of ghost towns in Oklahoma that make for great places to explore and offer an eerie kind of beauty. There are a number of groups in the state that work to preserve the abandoned spots as well as uncovering new ones.
4. Gloss Mountain State Park
The shiny glass surface of the Selenite mountains are responsible for the name Gloss Mountains State Park. The scenery is beautiful and provides a great backdrop for hiking and other outdoor pursuits. Along the way there are a number of facilities including grills and restrooms.
5. Tropical Conservatory, Oklahoma City
The unique design of the Crystal Bridge Conservatory is well renowned in the world of architecture. The 224-foot long tropical conservatory is home over 13,000 square feet of plants on display in two different climate zones: namely the Tropical Wet and Tropical Dry zones.
6. Roman Nose State Park
The Roman Nose State Park takes its name from a Cheyenne chief and is an original Oklahoma State Park. Within the park, which is situated inside a stunning canyon, there are hiking trails, an 18 hole golf course and some beautiful places to stay including a 22-room lodge built in 1956.
7. Lake Tenkiller
Lake Tenkiller, also known as Ferry Lake Tenkiller, is a reservoir in Oklahoma caused by the damming of the Illinois River. It is situated at an altitude of 193m above sea level and covers an area of 52 square kilometres.
8. Beavers Bend State Park
Beaver’s Bend is one of the most popular parks in the State of Oklahoma. As well as taking in the stunning scenery, the park also has a number of interesting attractions such as the Forest Heritage Centre Museum and events throughout the year like craft and art competitions.
9. Natural Falls State Park
The Natural Falls State Park is situated on the border of Oklahoma and Arkansas and within the stunning Ozark highlands. The famous waterfall has two viewing platform to allow visitors to see the fall from the best possible angle. There is even seating available on the lower platform.
10. Red Rock Canyon State Park
Red Rock Canyon State Park is a must visit for any outdoor enthusiasts in the state of Oklahoma. Hikers walking through the state park will see wagon wheels left by settlers in the region. The hiking routes are of different levels of difficulty and there is something for everyone to enjoy.
11. Glass Mountains State Park
Many mountains are climbable in the Glass Mountains State Park. Cathedral Mountain in Glass Mountain State Park has an elevation of 498m above sea level and makes for a great walk. Just be sure to watch out for snakes!
12. Lake Hefner
Lake Hefner is located in the northeast of Oklahoma City and has a surface area of 2,500 acres. Attractions for visitors included a heated and covered fishing deck, a wharf restaurant and a golf course. The lake is easily accessed from the Hefner Parkway.
13. Robbers Cave State Park
Yet another beautiful state park in Oklahoma, the Robbers Cave State Park is San Bois Mountains in the south-eastern part of the state. The park covers an area of over 8,000 acres and contains 189 lakes. Horse riding is a popular activity within the park as is fishing in the many lakes.
14. Talimena Scenic Drive
For visitors who like to see the sights from within the comfort of a vehicle the Talimena Scenic Drive is a perfect option, offering 50 miles of breath-taking scenery and historic towns. The route has some of the best views on offer in the entire state and is well worth a drive.
15. Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
The Oklahoma City National Memorial pays tribute to the many victims of the Oklahoma City bombing that took place in 1995. The site is one of the most sacred spots in the city of Oklahoma and is a place to remember those that were killed, injured or lost loved ones in the bombing.