About Oklahoma City
The satellite view shows Oklahoma City, most populous city, and the capital of Oklahoma
, a landlocked state in the West South Central Region of the United States
. The city, which is also the county seat of Oklahoma County, is situated in the Great Plains region along the North Canadian River in the center of the state, about 200 mi (330 km) north of Dallas
Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City.
Image: Serge Melki
The "Unassigned Lands" were in the center of the territory ceded to the United States by the Creek (Muskogee) and Seminole Indians following the Civil War.
Those Lands were considered some of the best unoccupied public land in the United States. On 22nd April 1889, an estimated 50,000 would-be settlers lined up for their piece of the available two million acres (8,000 km²). By the end of the day, both Oklahoma City and Guthrie had established settlements of around 10,000 people.
This event has gone down in history as 'The Land Run of 1889'. In 1890 the formerly unorganized territory became Oklahoma Territory and Guthrie its capital.
On the 16th November 1907, Oklahoma became the 46th state in the Union, and Oklahoma City became the state capital in 1910.
Today, Oklahoma City has a population of about 650,000 inhabitants, 1.4 million people live and work in the Oklahoma City Metro Area (2018 est.).
The city is home to the University of Oklahoma
) with several institutions of higher learning; the public research university was founded in 1890, 17 years before Oklahoma became a state. The Oklahoma City University
), a private university historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is located in the uptown district of the city.
What distinguishes Oklahoma City from other American cities?
state capitol complex is the only state capitol grounds in the United States with active oil rigs.
2. Oklahoma's capital has one of the largest livestock markets in the world, known as the National Stockyard Exchange (www.onsy.com
End of the Trail, a sculpture by James Earle Fraser, on display at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Image: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
), is a history museum with Western and American Indian artworks.
Science Museum Oklahoma
), is a science museum which includes the Kirkpatrick Planetarium.
Oklahoma History Center
) several museums tells the history of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Railway Museum
), the museum is made possible by railroad enthusiasts. The facility also offers train rides; it operates four diesel locomotives and has a full assortment of railcars.
Museum of Osteology
) the private museum is devoted to the study of bones and skeletons (osteology). Over 350 skeletons from animal species from all over the world are on display.
The American Banjo Museum
) has the world's most extensive collection of banjos.
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
) OKCMOA is a modern art museum; it has one of the most comprehensive collections of Dale Chihuly glass in the world.
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
) highly appreciated university art museum.
Oklahoma Land Run 1889 Monument.
Civic Center Music Hall
) performing arts center). The center includes the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre, the Freede Little Theatre, CitySpace, the Meinders Hall of Mirrors, and the Joel Levine Rehearsal Hall.
) is the main performance venue at Oklahoma City University.
Cox Convention Center
) the convention complex near the historic district of Bricktown was initially known as Myriad Convention Center. The large-scale convention and meeting facility with a 15,000-seat multi-purpose arena also hosts concerts, conferences, and other important events.
St. Joseph Old Cathedral
) the Gothic Revival style church, built in 1901-1902, is the parish church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
), the memorial honors the victims, survivors, and rescuers of the Oklahoma City bombing on 19 April 1995.
Centennial Land Run Monument
is a monument of 45 'heroic' figures, life-size bronze sculptures of horses, wagons, soldiers, and cowboys that commemorates the land grab of the unassigned land in Oklahoma territory during the Land Run of 1889.
Oklahoma City National Memorial.
Oklahoma City Zoo
) the city's zoo with a botanical garden is located in the Adventure District.
Myriad Botanical Gardens
) 17-acre park with formal gardens and a tropical conservatory, it also offers horticultural classes.
Will Rogers Park
is a historic city park with a formal rose garden, walkways, an arboretum, and an education center which provides hands-on gardening and horticulture classes.
is a reservoir built in 1947 to expand the water supply for the city. The lake is now a recreation area, especially for sailing and bird watching.
Quail Springs Mall
) a shopping mall and trade area.
Paseo Arts District (home to chic bars, restaurants, boutiques, nightclubs, art galleries, and avant-garde businesses)
), a western-themed amusement park.
White Water Bay
), a water park.
Chesapeake Energy Arena
), the former Ford Center, is a multi-use arena and home to the Oklahoma City Thunder (www.nba.com/thunder/
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
) is a baseball arena and home venue of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (www.milb.com/oklahoma-city
USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex
is a 7,300-seat multi-purpose stadium owned and operated by USA Softball (www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball
The page shows a city map of Oklahoma City with expressways, main roads, and streets, zoom out to find the location of Will Rogers World Airport
- IATA code
: OKC) six mi (10 km) southwest of the central business district.
Just zoom in to see Oklahoma State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark and the seat of the government of Oklahoma, and the legislature and executive branch offices.
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