The city is the capital of the same named state. Oklahoma City is a major industrial and business center. The city's economy prospers successfully, so the government invests much money into development of tourist business. Several new hotels have already been opened here and many more will start operating in the coming years.
Besides hotels and resorts in Oklahoma City are built new concert halls and entertainment complexes. You will also find here numerous large-scale festivals and holidays. Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important celebrations. On this day colorful parades take place on the streets of Oklahoma. The local people have fun all day long, enjoying the celebration and arranging refreshments.
Myriad Botanical Garden is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in Oklahoma and the location of numerous events and festivals. The main pride of the garden is a greenhouse named "Crystal Bridge". This is a true tropical garden, where one can endlessly enjoy the unique plants. The picture is even more striking because guests are surrounded by skyscrapers and tall buildings that fill the streets of the city.
There are three beautiful lakes on the territory of Oklahoma - Stanley Draper, Hefner and Overholser. Rides on small cutters on these quiet lakes have become one of the most favorite pastimes of tourists. The lakes are surrounded by parkland, so there is also a lot of space for walking. Travellers with children should certainly visit modern amusement parks, and sports fans will surely like the new complex, where they will find a fitness center, a swimming pool and several gyms. In Oklahoma are opened several museums, the most famous of which are the Science Museum, the Museum of Oklahoma, as well as the Gallery of Western Art. Shoppers will find everything they want in huge shopping centers that offer wide selection of various goods.