Oklahoma blends the canyons, rivers and forests of the American West with the modern cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, which offer great entertainment and tempting restaurants. You can see buffalo and elk, caverns and waterfalls as you explore or visit museums filled with the art and artifacts of the old West. Take our quiz to learn all about Oklahoma and its many attractions.
If you're thinking of visiting Oklahoma City in June, be sure to attend the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival. More than 100 Native American tribes from North America gather in Oklahoma City for the annual celebration of their history, culture and artwork.
You won't want to miss the opening parade of the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival. Look out for the drummers, dancers, and tribal princesses dressed in traditional Native American costumes of feather headdresses, buckskin and beads.
Watching thousands of participants competing in war dances and victory dances is one of the highlights of the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in Oklahoma City. The Red Earth Dance Competition features a jingle dance competition for women and a fancy dance competition for men.
More than 170 Native American artists display their work at The Red Earth Art Market. The artists sell traditional and contemporary art as well as handcrafted pieces.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City is a large complex devoted to Western-themed artwork.
Kids will love dressing up in chaps, boots, spurs and vests at the Children's Cowboy Corral at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. They can also hear a local cowboy talk and sing about life on the range
To experience a real cattle town, take a trip to Prosperity Junction. You can rock to the music of the saloon's piano while wandering in and out of the town's buildings.
Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma, where a five-day music festival celebrates his legacy every year during the week of his birthday -- July 14, 1912. He was a singer and songwriter who became a champion of the working class.
Sung by schoolchildren all across America, "This Land is Your Land" was probably Woody Guthrie's most famous contribution to American folklore. He also became known for his many protest songs focusing on social inequality.
On a terrible morning in April, 1995, a terrorist's bomb killed 168 people at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. At the moving memorial that commemorates that day, 168 empty chairs surround a single American elm known as the Survivor Tree.