The name Oklahoma goes back to the Choctaw Indians and means
something like "red people". Cowboys and Indians - that's
Oklahoma, 39 Indian peoples live here. The Cherokee, originally
located in the southeastern United States, found a new home here
after their displacement. If you want to learn more about this
Indian people, Tahlequah, the capital of the Cherokee, is the
right place. Here is the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum,
the Cherokee Heritage Center and the Cherokee National Prison
Museum. The Indian culture can also be experienced at Pow-Wow.
The state's capital is Oklahoma City, the founding of which
during the so-called Land Run of 1889 is still remembered today
by the old town of Bricktown and the Oklahoma Land Run
Monument. Particularly worth seeing is Stockyards City, where
the largest cattle auctions used to be held, and is still the
world's largest trading center for cattle. After the auctions
you meet in Cattlemen's Steakhouse. If you are still looking for
the right outfit for the holiday, you will definitely find it in
one of the numerous Western specialty shops. Oklahoma City is
also the right city for horse enthusiasts: up to 15 important
horse shows take place here every year. Those who prefer to
visit cultural sites are in good hands in one of the numerous
museums, such as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
The legendary Route 66 runs for 640 kilometers through
Oklahoma; a variety of museums, including the Route 66 Museum in
Clinton or the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, are
reminiscent of the historic route that was once the fastest
connection between Chicago and Los Angeles. Here in Oklahoma
there are also numerous historic dinners along Route 66. A tip
is Waylan's Ku-Ku Burger in Miami or Lucille's Roadhouse in
Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma. Oil discoveries
in the 1920s brought the town to prosperity, which is still
reflected in the cityscape today. Numerous Art Deco buildings
provide a special flair. Not to be missed is Tulsa's landmark,
the Golden Driller - the giant statue of an oil worker.
Travel tips and best travel time
With the Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City has an
international airport named after a Cherokee artist that is also
served directly from Europe. In order to be able to explore the
diverse state of Oklahoma in a particularly flexible manner, it
is advisable to rent a camper. Oklahoma has a subtropical-warm
climate with rather mild winters and mostly very hot summers. As
in all regions of the Midwest, tornadoes occur again and again,
especially in early summer. The best time to visit Oklahoma is
therefore the months of September and October. The time
difference to Central Europe is back six hours difference.
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