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State of Oklahoma is a Magnificent Place to Visit

By Edited Oct 14, 2015 1 6

When I think of Oklahoma being north of Texas and bordering smaller, quite rural states, I sense it doesn't have any big metropolis cities such as Chicago, Houston, or New York. I live in the Los Angeles area all my life. I know about living in a city, not in a small area of land where it is much easier than in big cities for individuals to know each other people living close to you. I'm sure Oklahoma has hundreds of thousands of people coming from Mexico looking for a better place to live in. I'm sure so many people go to Mexico first to get to a city in the United States. Thus, I'm referring to people of different nationalities arrive from Mexico. This would make the state a place with a moderate diversity, which ultimately could make the state of Oklahoma a magnificent place to visit. If you disagree with on that statement, please don't mind me because I'm not a well-travel person.

I will tell you about places that exist in Oklahoma starting with something fun, establishments to eat. I saw on TravelOK's website that there is a Persian and Mediterranean deli sandwich shop called Market Deli. The address is 4709 E. 51st St., Tulsa, OK 74135. The phone number is 918-488-1818. There is also a Mediterranean Import & Deli called Mediterranean Import & Deli serving Lebanese dishes from 11am - 6pm Monday through Saturday. There's also a specialty store inside that sells exotic ingredients and recipes. The address is 5620 N. May, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. The phone number is 405-810-9494. All along I thought all Persians in the States are in the Los Angeles area. LOL. I actually was not serious about that statement. I'm only kidding.

At a website called Oklahoma City Restaurants with eataroundokc.com as part of their domain name, I saw a nice range of diversity in the type of restaurants OK has. I decided to click on "African" link. I certainly was surprised to found out there's an Ethiopian restaurant in OK. I wasn't shocked to come upon information that there are Ethiopian immigrants in the U.S. because Los Angeles already has an established district dedicated to Ethiopian businesses. This website has restaurant reviews from people who live in OKC. I am not sure if all the restaurants listed in the website are supposedly located in OKC. A guy name Greg gave the restaurant, called Queen of Sheba, a positive review in September 19, 2008. The physical location it's in could be better, but inside it apparently has a nice atmosphere. He also said the price is reasonable and the main eating utensils are your hands. Yet, there is bread called Injera that you can pinch and eat your food with. Queen of Sheba is also a place to patron at night because they have a full bar and some space for live music. At the time of this writing, there were 29 comments to read after the review. I only noticed one negative feedback concerning the place. One of the co-owners Mimi Younis, makes herself noticeable for the customers to chat with if they wish to do so. The eating establishment is located in a strip shopping center at N.W. 23rd and MacArthur. The address is: 2308 N MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73127. The phone number is: 405-606-8616.

Now I will select certain museums to mention here. I certainly do expect to find some sophisticated museums while searching since Oklahoma has some ethnic diversity in its population, and I have an ulterior motive for writing about museums. It's because I could use any information that I will gather as content for my upcoming Art website. I always think about the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 by domestic terrorists. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum holds memories of the devastation and the people affected by it. There's also The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial that is kept as a place to ponder about the attack. It encircles the land where the destroyed structure was built and the surrounding area. The address is: 620 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The phone number is: 405-235-3313. If you want to explore the state's eclectic history of aviation, commerce, geology, heritage, etc, then The Oklahoma History Center is the place to visit. The address is: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105. The phone number is: 405-522-5248. Oklahoma City Museum of Art has the similar amenities and programs as other museums showcasing people's artwork. The address is: 415 Couch Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. The phone number is: 405-236-3100. Lastly, there is a website that has a directory for museums in Oklahoma. It is in Oklahoma Museums Association's website.

There's a museum called The Gilcrease Museum, The Museum of the Americas, and its objective is the preserve and study American art and history. The gorgeous atmosphere draws thousands of visitors not just around United States, but also Earth. It also holds the most extensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. Furthermore, it has a massive amount of not just Native American's art and artifacts, but also historical documents, manuscripts, and maps. If the description sounds like it's from the museum's website, then you're correct. I did some paraphrasing. There are themed gardens in some of the museum's acres. The address is: 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd., Tulsa, OK 74127. The phone number is: 918-596-2720. Tulsa oilman Thomas Gilcrease founded the museum in 1949, thirteen years before he passed away. The museum also has an interactive, multimedia space for children, and a student art exhibit that display artwork of students from local schools.

Red Carpet Country seems to be a fun area to visit. It is located in the panhandle of Oklahoma, more specifically the Northwest and North central portion of the state. You can race go carts at a place call Comet Go Carts, where they have different tracks for different age groups. The address is: 3200 N. 4th St., Enid, OK 73702. The phone number is: 580-234-5929. Instead of steering pieces of metal, you can go ride on horses on trails at Roman Nose Riding Stables. You would be also be able to stay on a campground with your horse if you wish to stay overnight with it. The stables are inside Roman Nose State Park in Watonga, where you can go hiking, fishing for trout, canoeing, etc. If you enjoy watching the movie Twister, then it is imperative to inform you that there is The Twister Museum to visit and see the amazing filmmaking art of creating tornadoes and props from the movie. The address is: 101 W. Main, Wakita, OK 73771. The phone number is: 580-594-2312. On September 18, 2010, they will have the 15th anniversary celebration of the movie. There will be activities for adults and children commencing at 9am. A parade on Main Street will start at 4pm.

When I thought about writing this article, I felt that I was going to inform readers of plethora of activities that Oklahoma has to offer. This article is long enough, and it seemed like I concentrated on Oklahoma City too much. I may have avoided stating my case that the state of Oklahoma is a magnificent place to visit. I was planning to provide some details about the Oklahoma City Thunder. Anyways, it looks like I could be writing more articles about Oklahoma. In the meantime, you could learn a lot more about it by visiting a website called
Travels Oklahoma prepared by Emma Riley Sutton. It even has pictures from the 2009 Oklahoma State Fair. I will quickly mntion Red Carpet Country also has Plain View Winery, the Charles Machine Works, Inc., the Ames Crater Museum, Branding Iron Bed and Breakfast, Quality Hotel, and Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast to visit.

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Comments

Jun 30, 2010 5:58pm
snowfence
Thanks for the info on Oklahoma.
Jun 30, 2010 9:32pm
freedomw
Thank you for reading and writing a comment.
Jul 2, 2010 7:14pm
TammyFrost
Great article!
Jul 2, 2010 7:55pm
freedomw
Thank you for snowfence and TammyFrost for taking the time to read my article and then write a comment.
Sep 11, 2010 11:53pm
Deborah-Diane
Thanks for the reminder that Oklahoma is a great place to visit. We lived in Texas for 25 years and often visited Oklahoma.
Sep 12, 2010 6:58pm
freedomw
Thank you Deborah-Diane for reading and commenting on my article.
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