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Explore Oklahoma City



Explore Oklahoma City

Just a few miles up Interstate 35, Oklahoma City is an up-and-coming community filled with charm and opportunities. Whether you are starting your career or visiting on a weekend, OKC delivers with diverse arts and entertainment, a strong job market, and industry success. The richness of this metro area is tangible, but don't just take our word for it ­— not when you can experience it firsthand. 





Playing soccer on the 150-acre land at the Wheeler Waterfront Plaza.
Playing soccer on the 150-acre land at the Wheeler Waterfront Plaza.
OKC skyline
The OKC skyline
Students playing bocce ball in the Midtown District in OKC
Fun at the free outside Bocce Ball courts in Midtown.
The 100-ft tall Ferris Wheel at the Wheeler Waterfront Plaza.
The 100-ft tall Ferris Wheel at the Wheeler Waterfront Plaza.





Did you know?

OKC is the crossroads of Interstate 35, Interstate 40, and Interstate 44, making major areas like Wichita, Dallas, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Denver within a day's drive.

OKC is home to two major locations that build opportunities: The Oklahoma City Innovation District and OU’s Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). The Innovation District is the epicenter for collaboration, innovation, and economic growth and OUHSC is one of few comprehensive health centers in the nation with seven health professional colleges.

OKC is a hub for sports fans! From professional basketball team OKC City Thunder, to Minor League baseball team OKC Dodgers, to the USA Softball of Oklahoma, OKC has it all.

OKC is the largest city in Oklahoma and the OKC metro area has a total population of more than 1.3 million.





OKC Rankings

#1 for affordable rent, according to

#8 best city for young people, according to CNBC.

#5 in entrepreneurship, #23 in wage growth, & #27 in job creation, according to Inc. Magazine.

#1 for street art and murals, according to USAToday.





14 Districts, One City

Paseo Arts District
With 70+ artists and 20 studios concentrated in one small neighborhood just north of downtown OKC, weekends are lit up with vibrant art, live music, and locally-owned restaurants. 

Plaza District 
The Plaza District is a magnet for small businesses and creative folk. For a night out, dig through curated thrift shops, walk through quirky galleries, or satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the local dessert shops.

Asian District
The Asian District is known for being a foodie’s dream. As a hub for Asian fusion cuisine, eat your way through authentic Vietnamese food that has OKC locals coming back for more. 

Automobile Alley
Do you want to immerse yourself in whimsical, interactive art? Tame your appetite by filling up on sustainably sourced ingredients? Shop at boutiques that give back to the community? Stop by this historic district.  

Framed by historic neighborhoods and downtown, Midtown offers top restaurants, a 12-lane bowling alley, a book store, and coffee shops at every corner. 

Deep Deuce
In the 1920s and ‘30s, the Deep Deuce District was the heart of OKC’s African American community, and today it continues to be a thriving hub for creativity. 

Adventure District
Searching for indoor and outdoor experiences that will go down as great memories? Adventure District is two miles of zoos, botanical gardens, and museums. 

Whether you’re in the mood to sing karaoke, listen to a local band, or fill your night with laser tag, there is always something for everyone in this former warehouse district.

Arts District & Film Row  
One afternoon isn’t enough to experience the Arts District & Film Row — OKC’s capital for world-class art and live performances. Discover museums, street and art galleries, and one-of-a-kind restaurants.

Uptown 23rd
Looking for a fun place to dress casually but still have the time of your life? Uptown 23rd allows visitors to experience Oklahoma culture through historic architecture and local flavors.

City Center
What's that in the sky? A bird, a plane? No, the skyscrapers that form OKC's unique skyline. While this district is located in the heart of local businesses, City Center is home to museums, easy transportation, and unique dining experiences. 

Boathouse District 
Two words: Outdoor recreation. Just outside of Bricktown, the Boathouse District is home to the official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training site and an adventure course that reaches 80-feet in height.

Western Avenue 
From antique stores to galleries featuring local and international artists, Western Avenue brings together a unique collaboration between upscale and affordable. 

Stockyards City
Are you in need of a little western in your life? Stockyards City offers everything, from cattle auctions to the city's best steak to live country music.





Explore Norman

Not only is Norman home to the main campus of the University of Oklahoma, but it is also a close-knit community that welcomes and supports our university and students. As the third-largest city in the state, it provides the best of both worlds with a small-town feel and big-city resources.