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Things to see and do in Oklahoma
Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department (Travel & Tourism Division)Address: PO Box 52002,
120 Robinson Avenue, 6th Floor,
Telephone: (405) 230 8400.
Tulsa CVBAddress: Suite 150,
2 West Second Street, Williams Tower II,
Telephone: (918) 560 0263.
Attractions in Oklahoma
Cherokee Heritage Center
Learn about Native American culture at sites such as the Cherokee Heritage Center (outside Tahlequah), the Cheyenne Cultural Center (in Clinton) and the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (www.fivetribes.org).
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
See a life-size statue of a cattle drive outside the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center (www.onthechisholmtrail.com), in Duncan. Cattle are still transported along the Chisholm Trail route, nowadays in trucks, heading for the country's largest cattle auction in Oklahoma City.
Don't miss the opportunity to see the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, still running at Discoveryland, in Sand Springs, near Tulsa (http://discoverylandusa.com).
Witness how fortunes from the oilfields left a legacy in northeastern Oklahoma of mansions, museums, art galleries and art deco architecture. The Gilcrease Museum (www.gilcrease.org) in Tulsa contains the world's most comprehensive art collection of the American West.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Delve into history at Oklahoma City's National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (www.nationalcowboymuseum.org), showcasing Western and Native American art and artifacts, the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum (www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org) and the Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory (www.myriadgardens.com).
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
Attend the annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, an enormous celebration of art, music and dance held each spring. The Oklahoma Prison Rodeo and the Rattlesnake Roundups offer a unique experience for visitors.
Robbers Cave State Park
Robbers Cave State Park is a favourite spot for spelunking, trailriding, hiking and rock climbing. Explore this former hideout for outlaws in the San Bois Mountains of southeast Oklahoma.
Drive on the longest drivable stretch of Route 66, and discover old bridges, diners and memorials to America's historic Route 66 (www.oklahomaroute66.com).