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Cheap flights to Oklahoma

Oklahoma - also called the Sooner State - is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America (USA). The name Oklahoma actually means ‘red people’ in Choctaw, a reference to its history as an Indian territory as well as the numerous groups of Native Americans who continue to call the region home. The 46th state of the USA, Oklahoma was once divided into 2 distinct territories - Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory - which were combined in 1907 to form one state. The state’s population of about 3 million today include more than 50 Indian tribes (each of whom have a distinct language or dialect) and both the state seal and flag include icons of its Indian heritage as well as symbols of peace.

On top of being known for its rich cultural heritage, Oklahoma is also famous for its great scenic beauty and extremely diverse landscapes: the region is richly endowed with natural wonders, from 4 mountain ranges (Ouachita, Arbuckle, Wichita and Ozark) to forests, prairies, mesas and more. It also has rich oil and natural gas reserves, and is considered the 3rd largest gas-producing state in the USA. With an area of more than 60,000 square miles, the state is divided into 6 regions (Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southwest, Southcentral, Southeast) and its capital and largest city is easy to remember: Oklahoma city.

Getting around

Getting around Oklahoma is easiest done by car; the state boasts 3 major interstates that connects most of the cities, and even driving within the cities isn’t difficult (Oklahoma City was once ranked as the 6th most drivable city in the USA by msn.com). Otherwise, domestic flights are readily available from most major cities in the county.

What to see and do 

If you’re a nature-lover, adrenaline-junkie or thrill-seeker, Oklahoma is the place for you. The state boasts 6 national parks, 50 state parks, 2 national protected forests and the most number of man-made lakes in the country (as of October 2014) all of which offer a huge range of outdoors activities for the energetic. Go fishing in Lake Carl Etling at Black Mesa State Park, duck-hunting in northwest Oklahoma, canoeing or kayaking in the Oklahoma River, hiking on Fort Sill’s nature or historical routes or camping in Ouachita National Forest, the oldest national forest in Southern USA.

For a deeper understanding of the state’s Native American heritage, head to one of Oklahoma’s many museums and heritage centres for an educational and enriching experience. The Cherokee Cultural Centre, for one, has a rich collection of artefacts, traditional crafts, a central genealogy database of the Cherokee people and even a restored Cherokee village from 1710.  

Flights to Oklahoma

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