Oklahoma City, Party In The Sooner State
When most people think about Oklahoma, rolling hills, down home life, and country living probably come to mind. Though those things are great and a big part of Oklahoma life, there is so much more to the Sooner State than that. There is a grand history behind Oklahoma and activities that couldn't be done anywhere else.
Oklahoma City is probably one of the easiest state capitals to remember. I mean, it shares a name with the state, but what most don't realize is that Oklahoma City offers a culture unlike anywhere else. Along with the rolling hills and rural areas, Oklahoma City is a bustling epicenter of business, sports, and culture. Here are a few things that make Oklahoma City so great.
Formerly a major warehouse district, Bricktown is now the epicenter of activity in Oklahoma City. It is nestled between the OKC river and I-35 and contains over fifty city blocks that are teeming with restaurants, bars, and other recreational centers. some of the attractions include Toby Keith's famous 'I Love This Bar and Grill', the Headquarters of the Sonic Drive In and even a monument to the Oklahoma Land Run.
Native American culture is a big part of the history of the United States, but it is more evident in Oklahoma City. It seems that everywhere you look there is a reference to the Choctaws, Chickasaws, or the Seminoles. From art to tradition you can see hints of Native American culture everywhere.
Oklahoma State Capitol
Probably one of the most interesting sites in the capital of the sooner state is the capitol building. It is located at 23rd and Lincoln and you may be surprised to see that there is actually a working oil well located on the grounds. With the booming oil industry the state participates in, it's really no surprise that the capital would reflect OKC pride in their state's natural resources. Another interesting fact about the capital is quite shocking. Oklahoma City has a relatively small population considering it is a metropolitan area, but, that doesn't seem to mean the city can't make a big display. In fact, in land area, Oklahoma City is the fourth largest capital in the nation.
The job market is not the strongest in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City has a median income of $48,557, which is one of the lowest in the country. That doesn't stop their ever expanding industries from growing though.
In short, Oklahoma is much more than rural areas, small towns and backwoods. There's plenty to do in the capital city and anyone who visits is sure to be delighted by the excitement of a big city coupled with southern hospitality. If you ever driving through, it would be in your best interest to stop and stay a while. There are plenty of options for hotels, restaurants, bars and stores. Everything you need is within a stone's throw away and you'll be sure to enjoy every last second of your stay in this great city.