Time for a road trip: Oklahoma City

Jordan Hicks

Capitol boasts international photography museum

Oklahoma City, with a population of more than 400,000 citizens, is the largest city in Oklahoma. During the late 1800s, the area was popular to settlers as an estimated 10,000 people settled there. By 1900, the population had more than doubled. Oklahoma City became the capitol of Oklahoma in 1910, after a citizen-led petition was started.

This city’s popularity continues today. Of 15-24 year olds, an estimated 76,000 live in Oklahoma City, 15 percent of the population.

Gotta’ visit:

Among the many things to do in Oklahoma City, the most obvious is to visit the famous Oklahoma City National Memorial. The memorial is setup to honor victims of the Murrah Federal Building bombing.

You can also visit the state capitol building, with its classical Greek and Roman architecture or the Oklahoma City Zoo. The Omniplex, which consists of the Air Space Museum, art, historic and cultural galleries, a greenhouse and gardens, an International Photography Hall of Fame, a hands-on science museum, the Red Earth Indian Center, a planetarium and an Ominplex theater are all popular attractions. Frontier City, a re-created 1800s Oklahoma town and amusement park, is one of the more fun places you could visit.