Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
I have a good friend that lives in Oklahoma City and I am fascinated about this place, it just screams "vintage" while still trying to find an identity for itself. I want to go and visit, these are spots to potentially check out.
Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
I have lived in Oklahoma City since 1985 and I have spent a lot of time in the Paseo Arts District. I've seen it go from boarded up and urban blight to the vibrant community it is today. It's like a little Spanish village with stucco buildings --...
1301 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA
Fresh seasonal produce from Oklahoma's top farmers. Free range meats and delicious cheeses make this place simply amazing. The hours are 7- 11 a.m. (winter market runs from Nov. - March from 9-11 at the sister location on 41st & Peoria).
Guthrie, OK, USA
More DART along Route 66 - you will find OKC as it is known - Oklahoma City. Not too far north from there is a charming small town of Guthrie. No it is not the town of Woody Guthrie who is from nearby Enid, OK but it is a town steeped in OK...
Miami, OK, OK, USA
A DART to Oklahoma (my 48th state) was designed around Route 66 stuff for me and cowboy stuff for my travel buddy. This photo was taken on a side road where the original pavement for Route 66 still stands. We got out of the car and walked a half...
1 One Williams Center, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
Now the second tallest building in Oklahoma, the BOK Tower was built in 1975. Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, the same architect who designed the World Trade Center. The similarities between the two are uncanny. And is essentially the same building...
1201-1299 Main St, Shattuck, OK 73858, USA
How can anyone live in Tornado Alley? If the F5 tornado that struck Moore, Okla., on May 20, 2013, stirred up some questions about this wind-blown state, then head on over for some answers. (Please bring a helmet just in case.) The Shattuck...
6700 Mohawk Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74115, USA
Oklahoma has always been about open spaces (half our state song is about nature!) so to see Tulsa and Oklahoma in general becoming more urban can take a toll on Okie spirits. Oxley Nature Center, located minutes away from downtown Tulsa, offers...
620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA
The victims of the Oklahoma City bombing are memorialized in what is perhaps the most moving and most beautiful memorial created in the United States. Located in the heart of OKC there is a museum alongside the memorial. This is an absolute must...
2717 W 3rd St, Elk City, OK 73644, USA
Along Route 66 in Elk City OK you will find a museum complex with a Route 66 museum, an old town museum, a transportation museum and a farm and ranch museum. A massive collection of tractor seats and another of barbed wire are among the many...
1 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
A public art piece by Native American artist - Bob Haozous, Artificial Cloud is a peculiar and somewhat eerie sculpture to look at. The artificial cloud is the artists representation of the death of the Earth, separation between racial and social...
Sand Springs, OK, USA
Tulsa may not be a top destination for a traveler, but growing up here is wonderful (except the extreme hot summers). Tulsa still has the big city feel, if you understand how to get around - which isn't that hard. But it is so easy to drive out of...
Arnett, OK, USA
Every year the beginning of June between 50-80 people and horses show up for a long weekend of cattle driving just for the fun of it. Most sleep in tents or in trailers but we ended up in the back of a stock trailer (fortunately cleaned out)...
1309 S Agnew Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108, USA
Stockyard City is home to the famous Cattlemen's Steakhouse. I like to go for breakfast. The bacon is thick and the eggs are fresh. I also like to go to Langston's to buy boots and jeans. They have a huge collection of really awesome women's...
620 S Cincinnati Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
I never knew what was missing in my Cobb salad until I had one at The Vault. Purple, pickled hard-boiled eggs, of course! This salad paired with a BLT slathered in maple aioli is a winning lunch, but The Vault is a fine choice for dinner and...
20900 S 4200 Rd, Claremore, OK 74019, USA
Taking place every September, the Gatesway Balloon Festival is a great way to spend the day, free of charge. The balloon race begins around dawn and continues into the afternoon. After the balloons land a carnival type atmosphere entertains with...
3498 Riverside Dr, Tulsa, OK 74105, USA
Tulsa's River Parks is a seemingly endless mix of parks and trails spanning one part of Tulsa. The bikes trails are mostly paved and there are multiple scenic spots along the trails. The fountain in the picture is near what is called The...
10 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
Tulsa's Circle Cinema Theater is THE best place to catch a film in Tulsa. Films range from independent, art-house, documentary, and many more. On weekends their midnight movies are a hit, allowing younger viewers a potential first look at some of...
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