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Big-sky country begins in central Oklahoma, where the Southern Plains start their majestic roll to the Pacific Ocean. Novelist Washington Irving rode across these prairies in 1828 in search of adventure -- and travelers find it still. Oklahoma City, the largest in the state, is an easy-going patchwork of city and country, both down-home and cosmopolitan. The 1889 Opening of the Unassigned Lands, better known as the Land Rush, brought farmers, entrepreneurs and dreamers from all over the world here to stake their claims to brand-new towns -- ones that grew from handfuls of railroad workers to towns of 100,000 overnight. The population was a heady mix, and still is today. Each year Oklahoma City hosts the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, the world's largest powwow, as well as Asian, Greek and Hispanic festivals filled with traditional music, food and dancing. Czech farmers planted wheat farms in Oklahoma Territory -- and inaugurated colorful festivals in Prague and Yukon, where Czech delicacies like kolaches and kielbasa sausage are celebrated.

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Wewoka Lake

Wewoka Lake is open all year and provides a host of water activities, including water skiing, boating, sailing, fishing, and swimming. The lake as a surface area of 500 acres and is surrounded by a beautiful 10

Wewoka, OK Recreation

Outdoor Art

This surreal representation of a "bug" stands in a field along the highway just north of the Purcell city limits.

Purcell, OK Arts

Thunderbird Riding Stables

Hit the trail for a day of old west adventure at Thunderbird Riding Stables where you will experience horseback riding through over 800 acres of historic land run oak and hickory forest. Riding Stables open 9 A.M. til 6

, OK Equestrian

Sooner Theater

Built in 1929 for the new "talking pictures," the Grand Dame of the city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Oklahoma List of Historic sites. The elegant Spanish Gothic theatre annually attracts some 20,000

Norman, OK Theatres

Chandler Golf Course

The Chandler Golf Course is more than the ordinary 9-hole golf course. It also offers a Practice Putting Green and Driving Range. There is a club house lounge as well as snacks, sandwiches, chips, and cold drinks. There are cart rentals, club rentals, golf accessories, and restroom facilities.

Chandler, OK Golf Courses

Arcadia Lake Wildlife Viewing

Morning hours are the best time to view and listen for the many bird species around the lake. The woodlands which make up much of the parks are home to a wide variety of species. Listen for the drumming of the downy woodpecker or the "chickadee-dee-dee"

, OK Nature Trails

"Oklahoma Gardening" Studio Grounds

"Oklahoma Gardening" started out small, but now it is one of Stillwater's biggest tourist attraction and a top-rated show on Oklahoma public television. The "Oklahoma Gardening"

Stillwater, OK Botanical Gardens

Norman Art Galleries

TRIBES GALLERY

"Southern Arapaho" (pictured), is one of many magnificent painting by Mirac Creepingbear available at Tribes Gallery, also representing many of Oklahoma's renowned and accomplished Native American Artists.

Norman, OK Arts

Santa Fe Plaza and "Star" Memorial

The Santa Fe Plaza is a downtown park providing a scenic and historic rest stop with benches and interesting historic items to browse around and see. A genuine Santa Fe Caboose stands in the park and a "Statehood Star Memorial" is laid in the sidewalk at the front of the park.

Purcell, OK Memorials

Big 12 Sports

No major comprehensive university is complete without sports, and OSU boasts a record 42 national championships - the fourth most titles in NCAA history. As a member of the Big 12

Stillwater, OK Sports

Gil Morgan Golf Course

One of Wewoka's favorite sons, professional golfer Dr. Gil Morgan, has this golf course named after him. This beautiful nine-hole golf course offers a challenging round of golf for both the novice and advanced golfer.

Wewoka, OK Golf Courses

Johnson-Yinger-Young House

National Register of Historic Places This two-story white clapboard home was built in 1897 by H.F. Johnson as a simple territorial "four square" home. In 1905

Chandler, OK Historic Homes

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