Oklahoma City Tourism

Oklahoma City is the largest city of Oklahoma State, with a population of about 610000. It was famously founded during Land Run of 1889, when the population of the city jumped to 10,000 within a short time of its founding. Its late founding is one of the reasons that Oklahoma City hasn't got much to see historically. In fact, outside of the land run monument and the cowboy culture in the historic Stockyards District, the city's most famous tourism destination is actually based in the greatest recent tragedy of its past.

In 1995, the city saw a heinous bomb attack in which a hundred and sixty-five people were killed. The city Memorial that commemorates this attack is the most visited tourist attraction. Visitors will find most of the attractions of the city are located in Bricktown and downtown. Green spaces-wise, the best places to visit are the Botanical Gardens and Zoo and the Myriad Gardens urban park. The Paseo arts district is an extremely charming place and you can spend hours checking out the art galleries. The Asian district has some excellent Vietnamese restaurants. Definitely check out the Capitol building, which is the only capitol in the United States with an active oil well under its land. The Stockyards historical district is a bit like an amusement park but without the paid rides – you won’t need a travel guide to take your around either.

Nightlife and shopping are pretty decent around here. The antique co-op brings together the collected antiques of 70 different dealers. The outlet shoppers area has about 90 stores where you can get massively discounted products of brand clothing. There are some excellent bars and pubs all over the city. Just don't go expecting Vegas or something. 

Essential travel information and Oklahoma City tips for your visit

Time Zone: UTC-06:00

Currency: USD 

Electricity and Internet:

  • Plug type: Type I; North American grounded sockets
  • Voltage: 110-120 Volts

Languages: English

Security: 911: Standard emergency number

Off-Beaten Path:

  • Milk Bottle Grocery
  • 99s Museum of Women Pilots

Tipping: 15% for all services.

Tourist Traps:

  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
  • Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City

Customs: N/a

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Oklahoma City

  • Know the pollution level of Oklahoma City before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 29.17 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 23.61 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 30.56 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 27.78 (Low)
  • How safe is Oklahoma City for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oklahoma City.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.66 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.1 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.91 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 46.77 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 34.38 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.29 (Low)
    • Drug offense 57.26 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.47 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.16 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 34.68 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.03 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Oklahoma City is 198.79 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.02 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 77.61 (High)
    • Pollution Index 19.39 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.92 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.66 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 71.01 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.46 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.54 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oklahoma City

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.78 USD

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