One of the most famous land rushes in American history occurred in Oklahoma in 1889 when 50,000 homesteaders swarmed into the territory
Some were "Sooners" who took off before the noon starting gun - hence the state's nickname, The Sooner State. A few years later, a huge oil boom made instant millionaires of many of these original settlers.
Today, Oklahoma offers riches in top travel destinations for summer touring including the great outdoors at Lake Texoma on the Texas border, along with Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore known as Oklahoma's "vacation central" with sandy beaches and an endless supply of prime Oklahoma campgrounds.
Last but not least, Oklahoma is also one of the top states offering visitors major tourist attractions related to its proud American Indian heritage. These include the restored
Cherokee village at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah; the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa; and the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City.
2023 Oklahoma Events & Festivals
Oklahoma City is the place to be in June for
the Red Earth Festival, one of the country's best celebrations of Native American art and culture.
Just up ahead, check out our 2023 Oklahoma travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening throughout the state with dates, locations and official links for more information.
More about Oklahoma tourist attractions around the Web:
TravelOK.com : Official Oklahoma Tourism Info - The official OK travel site with lots to do and see including picture galleries, video clips, hotel & restaurant guides, major Oklahoma tourist attractions, guides to golf courses, resorts & state parks.
City Convention & Visitors Bureau - Fun, colorful site to the capital
city with video clips & photos along with practical information on where to
stay, what to see and do, guides to cowboy and Indian cultural sites & events,
horse shows & rodeos.