Average flight time from UK: 15 hours     Capital: Oklahoma City

Embark on a captivating journey through Oklahoma, a state celebrated for its vast and varied landscapes. Nestled between Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Texas, Oklahoma is a tapestry of the Great Plains stretching west towards the Ozark Plateau's rising terrain. 

It's an ideal backdrop for an unforgettable road trip, with the legendary Route 66 piercing its heart, offering a path from Missouri to the Pacific. Alongside, the scenic Talimena Drive winds through the Ouachita Mountains, promising breathtaking views and a serene escape into nature.


But Oklahoma's allure extends beyond its sweeping plains and open roads. Oklahoma City, the vibrant state capital, is a hub of cultural and historical richness, boasting thriving arts districts and the storied National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Tulsa, a city of intrigue and beauty, offers treasures like the Gilcrease Museum's Western art collection. These cities are not just stops along the way but destinations filled with life, culture, and history.


The spirit of Oklahoma is further enriched by its deep Native American roots. Home to 39 tribes, the state offers a profound insight into the America that predates European settlement. From powwows to cultural centers, Oklahoma provides a unique opportunity to experience and celebrate indigenous heritage.


Adventurers and thrill-seekers will find their haven in Oklahoma's diverse terrain. With over 70 casinos, ranging from intimate clubs to sprawling resorts like the Winstar World Casino, and numerous racecourses, there's excitement at every turn. For outdoor enthusiasts, the state's parks offer everything from ATV trails to serene hiking paths, perfect for family outings or solitary reflection.


Oklahoma's charm doesn't stop at its natural beauty and thrilling adventures. The Bricktown Entertainment District in Oklahoma City is a bustling hub for fine dining, nightlife, and entertainment, where a water taxi ride offers a unique perspective of the city's vibrancy. And for those with an appreciation for architecture, the state boasts marvels like Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower and Tulsa's art deco splendors.


This state is a crossroads of culture, history, and natural beauty. From the iconic Route 66 to the urban allure of Oklahoma City and Tulsa, every corner of Oklahoma offers a piece of American heritage waiting to be discovered. Whether you're drawn by the call of the open road, the allure of the casino, the tranquility of nature, or the rich tapestry of American Indian heritage, Oklahoma promises a journey that's as diverse and welcoming as America itself. 


Experience all that's best about America in Oklahoma, where adventure, history, and beauty converge to create an unforgettable escape.

Oklahoma: A Journey Through America's Heartland

 Exploring Oklahoma: Unveiling Hidden Gems, Must-Do Activities, and Instagram Worthy Spots

Hidden Gems in Oklahoma

  • The Holy City of the Wichitas: A life-size model of Jerusalem built in the 1930s, offering performances of the life of Jesus during Easter. It's an intriguing site tied to a significant chapter of US history​​.
  • The Center of the Universe: An acoustic anomaly in Tulsa, where your voice echoes several times louder. The cause remains a mystery, making it a unique visit​​.
  • Bonebreak Hardware: In Erick, Oklahoma, a hardware store untouched since the 1960s, with original inventory on display, offering a glimpse into the past​​.
  • Great Salt Plains: At the Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, you can find remnants of an ocean that once covered Oklahoma, dig for salt crystals, and enjoy the salty lake​​.
  • The Dairy King: A vintage Route 66 burger joint in Commerce, famous for its Route 66 cookies and nearby historical sites​​.

Must-Do Activities in Oklahoma

  • Great Salt Plains State Park: Explore the unique salt flats, birdwatching opportunities, and hiking trails in this 11,000-acre park​​.
  • Chickasaw Cultural Center: Dive into the history and culture of the Chickasaw Nation through interactive exhibits and a replica ancient village​​.
  • Stafford Air and Space Museum: A tribute to aviation and space exploration, housing over 30 aircraft and significant space artifacts​​.
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: A natural haven with diverse wildlife and trails, perfect for hiking and experiencing Oklahoma's wild side​​.

Instagrammable Spots in Oklahoma

  • Wheeler Ferris Wheel: A Route 66 icon offering various photographic angles and beautiful city views​​.
  • Lake Hefner Lighthouse: A New England-inspired lighthouse in landlocked Oklahoma City, providing a unique maritime backdrop for photos​​.
  • Bricktown Canal: A revitalized waterway in Oklahoma City with water taxis and scenic views, perfect for a picturesque stroll​​.
  • The Womb Gallery: An art gallery with eye-catching, labia-centric artwork, owned by the lead singer of The Flaming Lips​​.

These suggestions offer a mix of historical, cultural, and visually stunning experiences unique to Oklahoma, ensuring a memorable visit. Whether you're exploring the echoes of the Center of the Universe, marveling at the Wheeler Ferris Wheel, or delving into the rich heritage at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Oklahoma has hidden gems and must-do activities that cater to all interests. Don't forget to capture the moments at the state's most Instagrammable spots, adding a visual story to your adventure!

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   Time difference to the UK - 6 hours

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