Attractions in Oklahoma City, OK

Attractions in Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City has played a significant role throughout history, and offers attractions to suit any interest. It was a pioneering city of the "Wild West" and the rush for oil. Nearly a century later, it would go down in history as the site of one of the worst terrorist attacks in the United States. Today Oklahoma City is a modern urban area with much to offer visitors.

The Stockyards

"Stockyards City" is the oldest neighborhood in Oklahoma City and much care has be taken to ensure that it remains relatively unchanged. It is a state-wide center for western clothing, boots, hats, saddles and more shopping related to cowboy culture. The streets maintain their original width from the early twentieth century when roads were much wider than they are today. There are few areas in the United States with such strong ties to a bygone era. The restaurants are particularly noteworthy. Cattlemen's Steakhouse has existed for nearly 100 years, and one of the original menus is still up on the wall.

Cattlemen's Steakhouse
Stockyards City
1309 S. Agnew
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 236-0416

The Survivor Tree

The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a preserved site of the tragic bombing in 1995. Visitors can see where the building once stood and view the famous "Survivor Tree" that is the memorial's centerpiece. This remarkable tree, growing since then 1920s, managed to withstand the terrorist attack on its premises. While much of the federal building was obliterated, the tree escaped unharmed. The memorial was designed around the tree to punctuate its significance and the uplifting spirit many Oklahomans have attributed to this natural miracle.

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum
620 N. Harvey
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 235-3313

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) is one of a kind in the state of Oklahoma, and among a select few similar schools nationwide. The modern campus is the site of a high school for Oklahoma's most talented teenagers. It has been cited as "the most rigorous program of its kind in the nation." Students come from all over the state to live at the school for two years. The staff are very friendly to visitors who are interested in the school's history. The main academic building is a restored elementary school built in 1903. The interior of the this building has been designed to maintain the school's history. When in Oklahoma City, it can be a fascinating and educational experience to visit OSSM.

Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics
141 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 521-6436

Article Written By James Highland

James Highland started writing professionally in 1998. He has written for the New York Institute of Finance and He has an extensive background in financial investing and has taught computer programming courses for two New York companies. He has a Bachelor of Arts in film production from Indiana University.

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