At first glance people might assume that Oklahoma City doesn’t have a lot going for it. After all, it’s in Oklahoma, and there just doesn’t seem to be a lot that the state has to offer for the adventurer…at least not at first glance. And while it’s true that Oklahoma City doesn’t boast the wild nightlife of New York City or the natural beauty of places like Seattle, it is still a major player on the plains, with one of the largest and most important livestock markets in the world. Chances are if you are a meat eater, it probably came through Oklahoma City at some point. Not to mention, the city is right on top of massive natural gas and oil pockets, with energy companies playing a large part of what modern Oklahoma City is all about. And while many people remember the city for the tragic Oklahoma City bombings back in 1995—the most destructive act of domestic terrorism in the history of the United States—the city has transformed into the 21st century as a leader in more ways than one.
Pick your poison, as the saying goes. You can visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and explore the cultural side of things, or you can head over to the seven stories of botanical wonders at the Myriad Gardens. There is also the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, not to mention a Six Flags amusement park if the local color starts to wear a little thin. In addition, Oklahoma City is one of those places where steakhouses exist nearly within spitting distance of each other, and it could be said that there is no place in U.S. where you can experience a steak like you can here. There is also Oklahoma State University and several other schools, and when you roll everything up together, Oklahoma City is one of those quintessential American cities that must to be experienced first-hand to really understand what it’s all about.
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