The Cherokee Heritage Center, southeast of Tahlequah, includes the Tsa-La-Gi Ancient Village, a re-creation of a Native American Indian village. Cherokee Indians give tours from May to early September.
The Wichita Mountains, in southern Oklahoma, are 59,020 acres of wildlife refuge, home to herds of bison, elk, deer and Texas longhorn cattle. Twelve lakes make for terrific summer and winter recreational activities.
The Kirkpatrick Center, in Oklahoma City, is the location of the Air Space Museum. Attractions include the International Hall of Fame, the Omniplex Science Museum and the Red Earth Center.
The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, in Oklahoma City, displays famous paintings and sculptures of the American West. The center includes the Rodeo Hall of Fame, a re-creation of an old pioneer town and Native American Indian village.
The National Softball Hall of Fame, in Oklahoma City, has paintings and historical displays of the sport.
The oldest zoo in the Southwest is the Oklahoma City Zoo. 2,800 animals are located on 110 acres of simulated natural habitats.
The Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was founded in 1899 on the future site of the University of Oklahoma. Around five million artifacts native to Oklahoma are on display.
Oklahoma City is not just the state capital. It is also the home of the International Finals Rodeo, the pre-eminent rodeo competition in the world.