Oklahoma City is the inspiring capital of Oklahoma. It is the seat of Oklahoma County. Oklahoma City is, the largest city and part of the largest metropolitan area in the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City was part of “Unassigned Lands” when it was founded in 1889. Homesteaders settled the land during “The Land Run” and the population soon grew. Guthrie was the capital of the territory when Oklahoma was admitted to the Union in 1907 and then the capital of Oklahoma became Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City has a humid subtropical climate. There are varied temperatures daily and seasonally, although summer is generally hot and humid. Droughts can lead to wildfires or conversely flooding. Cold, windy times in the winter can complicate ice storms and snowstorms. Spring can be a time of active severe weather, including tornadoes, hailstorms, and derechos wind storms. Oklahoma City is in the middle of Tornado Alley.
Oil, energy exploration, and livestock industries have led to and expanded the economy employing many in government, healthcare, information technology, education, services, and administration. Oklahoma City has been seen as a “recession proof city in America”.
There are multiple aspects of the culture and backgrounds of the people in the area. Museums and theaters include the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Civic Center Music Hall, the Science Museum of Oklahoma, the Museum of Osteology, and the American Banjo Museum. Professional, amateur, and high school sports are a substantial part of the culture in Oklahoma City.
The Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden add to the parks and recreation in the area. A theme park, water park, and a combined racetrack and casino attract people. Hiking trails add to state parks, including the highly regarded Mat Hoffman Action Sports Park.
There is much to learn about, see, and do in Oklahoma City. Be inspired! Have a bright day!