""Oklahoma City is mighty pretty"" Top 5 Page for this destination Oklahoma City by rexvaughan

Oklahoma City Travel Guide: 398 reviews and 776 photos

This is no bull

Street art in the form of cows, bulls and penguins has been popping up all over and in Oklahoma City it is buffalo. Actually they are bison, but everyone calls them buffalo. They are all around the downtown area and the capitol. This one is decorated with the Oklahoma state flower, the gallardia or Indian Blanket. The downtown area is quite lovely and the old warehouse district just east of downtown is now called Bricktown and is quite the center for restaurants and clubs. They have even built a canal with "gondola" rides. Bricktown is the happenin' place in OKC.

The Milkbottle

It may be strange, but this milkbottle is a historic artifact in OKC. It has been there since about 1930 and recent plans to raze it were thwarted. The store under it was originally an outlet for Townley's Dairy. Now it is a sandwich shop. It is on Classen Blvd at about NW 25th Street. The surrounding area now has a large Asian and Oriental population and is a great place to find such food stores and restaurants. I will do a tip on one of the better restaurants, the Lido.

Oil has always been big

I didn't make a mistake on this photo. The oil derrick in front of the state capitol is a unique feature of the Oklahoma capitol grounds. Since the oil boom in the early 20th Century, there have been working oil wells on the grouds. You would think that would make the state rich but it hasn't seemed to work that way. Until recently the capitol had no dome due to shortage of funds at construction. Now it looks like a "real capitol." More on this in Must

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:More to see than you think
  • Cons:Summer is HOT!
  • In a nutshell:Capitol of the Heartland
  • Last visit to Oklahoma City: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 14, 2005
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  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:03 AM

    Rex, I admit that I only knew of this city because of the dreadful bombing there. Great to see that there is plenty to enjoy and be proud of in Oklahoma City. Would love to visit those museums! Great page.

    • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
      Sep 4, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      Thanks, Steve. I grew up in a small Oklahoma Town, but went to college in OKC and lived there several years, so it is like a second home town to me. The title, "Oklahoma City is mighty pretty" is, as you may know from the old song, "Get Your Kicks on Route 66." I will have to check out your hometown sooon.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    I'm glad to learn they are keeping track of their history, including the history of the Native Americans.

    • rexvaughan's Profile Photo
      Sep 3, 2014 at 7:16 PM

      It is only in my lifetime that they have embraced their Native American heritage, but now do so wholeheartedly. Makes me proud to be an Okie!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    I had no idea this city had such great museums and the dome looks fabulous. We have a Chihuly piece to admire. YOu did a great job of taking pictures supported by the comments for us to enjoy.

  • Haoie's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2009 at 3:36 AM

    Looking good.

  • Aug 21, 2008 at 8:27 AM

    Cafe do Brasil has moved to NW 11th and Walker.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2007 at 9:46 AM

    Fantastic Restaurant tips, especially the pancake sandwich, apple fritters, pulled pork, pear salad, and the Ethiopian Restaurant. Enjoyed the Oklahoma City Memorial, Indian Statues, and Botanical Gardens.

  • snuggie's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2007 at 6:36 PM

    great page on Oklahoma.hope to visit there one day.Take care.

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 8:03 AM

    A really interesting place, saw a wonderful documentary on tv last week such a beautiful state

  • kooka3's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2005 at 10:52 AM

    nice page, thanks. I hope to make it to Oklahoma City the next time I'm in the state.

  • Jan 6, 2005 at 11:43 PM

    I disagree with the notion that the fries are mediocre. That's why I go to Braum's. The fries are crinkle-cut, usually hot and fresh and very potato-ey on the inside. Far superior to Mickey D's. The burgers are great and taste homemade to me.

rexvaughan Used To Live Here!


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