Oklahoma Interesting Places and Maps

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Historically interesting places

Fort Sill at Lawton
Fort Sill, just north of the city of Lawton, is a US Army military base. Fort Sill is of great historical importance. Fort Sill dates from 1869 and is associated with the Indian Wars in the southern regions of the Great Plains. Fort Sill is the last fort from this period that is still in use today. The museum attached to the military base provides information about the history of Fort Sill and is well worth a visit. Fort Sill has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1960.

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Contact www.sill-www.army.mil

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is located in western Oklahoma near the town of Cheyenne. The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and maintains the area of ​​a former Cheyenne village on an area of ​​approximately 1.27 km² and was established in 1996. The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is located in the area of ​​the Black Kettle National Grassland. It also commemorates the attack on this village on November 27, 1868 by the US cavalry under the command of Colonel George Custer. There is controversy surrounding this attack, and the presentation varies from a significant victory for the cavalry to a massacre. If you want to get an accurate picture yourself, visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

Contact www.nps.gov/waba/index.htm

Fort Supply Historic Site
The historic Fort Supply is located in northwest Oklahoma near what is now Fort Supply. The historic fort dates from 1868 and was used until 1895. From 1908 it was used as an “accommodation” for the mentally handicapped and since 1988 it has served as a historic site. In addition to the visitor center, which contains interesting information about the history of the fort, visitors will also find 5 original buildings of the former fort.

Contact 1 William Key Blvd
Fort Supply, Oklahoma 73841

Creek National Capitol in Okmulgee
The Creek National Capitol in the city of Okmulgee was the former capitol of the Muscogee (Creek) nation and thus served for self-government. It was used from 1878 to 1907 and has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1961. Nowadays you can find the Creek Council House Museum, which is dedicated to the history of Muscogee.

Contact 106 W 6th St
Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447

Special buildings and structures

Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Capitol in the capital city of Oklahoma City was built in 1919 in the typical style of the US Capitol. The Oklahoma State Capitol is the seat of the state government. However, this is not the first State Capitol in Oklahoma, it was in the city of Guthrie. The Oklahoma State Capitol was built from limestone and pink Oklahoma granite. Around the Oklahoma State Capitol is the Capitol Complex, also called Capitol Campus, which also includes the Flag Plaza and other government buildings. A peculiarity that no other US State Capitol can have is the location on an oil field. On the Capitol Campus, directly in front of the State Capitol, there is also a one-time oil production tower that is still in operation.

Contact 2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

KWTV mast
The KWTV mast – also known as Griffin Television Tower Oklahoma – is a 480.5 meter high mast for broadcasting FM radio programs in Oklahoma City. At the time of its completion in 1954, the KWTV transmission tower was the tallest structure in the world for two years.

Bizzell Memorial Library in Norman
The Bizzell Memorial Library in the city of Norman is located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma. The library was built in 1929 in the Gothic Revival style. The entrance portal of the building is particularly impressive. The building has also been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 2001.

Contact 401 W Brooks St
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Prayer Tower in Tulsa
The Prayer Tower in Stat Tulsa is located on the campus of Oral Roberts University. The approximately 61 m high steel and glass Prayer Tower was opened in 1967. The Prayer Tower was built in the so-called Google style. The Prayer Tower has a viewing deck, which gives the visitor a 360 ° view. The Prayer Tower is surrounded by the very scenic Ralph L. Reece Memorial Garden.

Devon Tower in Oklahoma City
The Devon Tower in Oklahoma City is the tallest building in the state with a height of 257 m. The 52-story building was built from 2009 to 2012 and has been the tallest building in Oklahoma since 2011.

Contact 333 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Philtower Building in Tulsa
The Philtower Building in the city of Tulsa is an architecturally very interesting building from 1928. The Philtower Building was built in a mixture of styles from Art Deco and Neo-Gothic. If you look at the Philtower Building, you can quickly feel transferred to Gotham City in Batman film. The Philtower Building has been on the list of Historic Places since 1979.

Contact 427 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103

Gold Dome in Oklahoma City
The Gold Dome in the city of Oklahoma City is a geodesic dome on Route 66. The Gold Dome was built in 1958 and was initially used as a bank. Nowadays the Gold Dome serves as a cultural center and has been on the list of Historic Places since 2003.

Contact 1112 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Blue Whale of Catoosa near Catoosa
The Blue Whale of Catoosa outside of the city of Cartoosa on Route 66 is a rather idiosyncratic, yet very well-known structure. This large blue whale, which is partly in a pond, was built in 1972 by Hugh Davis as a gift for his wife Zelta. The Blue Whale of Catoosa quickly developed into a tourist attraction and became a popular bathing spot with its pond.

Contact 2600 N Hwy 66
Catoosa, Oklahoma 74015

Map of Oklahoma

1UpTravel.com – Maps of Oklahoma

Browse a collection of state, city, national park, and historical maps of this US state. Check out the maps of Claremore city and Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Website: http://www.1uptravel.com/worldmaps/oklahoma.html

Oklahoma – National Geographic Map Machine

Learn where the rivers and cities are by viewing the shaded-relief map of the Sooner State. Includes a brief bit of history.

Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/maps/atlas/usstates/soklah

Oklahoma – University of Texas Library

Oklahoma section of the Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection features a state outline map and a city map of Tulsa as it was in 1920.

Website: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/oklahoma.h

Oklahoma – US Census Bureau Map

Find out about this state bordering six other states with a clickable map that’s organized by county. Features a state profile.

Website: http://www.census.gov/datamap/www/40.html