Oklahoma has some historical and quacky looking things that make for interesting conversations. From a futuristic looking college campus to a cemetery for rodeo animals, these strange spots might leave you waiting for an explanation.
1. The OKC Skydance Bridge
Inspired by the state's bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher, this bridge has become a landmark in Oklahoma City. Drive by at night and enjoy the LED lights that light up this piece of artwork.
2. Blue Whale of Catoosa
Built in 1972, this iconic landmark has become one of the most recognized attractions along Route 66. People used to come from all over Oklahoma to swim with the whale but it closed down in 1988. The site is still maintained for viewing.
3. Rodeo Animal Cemetery
This pet cemetery sits behind the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Tombstones and wooden signs mark the burial sites of rodeo horses, a bull named Tornado and the museum's mascot, Abilene.
4. Sooner Park's Play Tower
Designed by Bruce Goff, this Bartlesville architecture looks a little space agey. Reaching 50 feet in height, this tower has a spiraling staircase with a metallic mesh sphere that surrounds it.
5. Oral Roberts University Campus
The architecture on all of Oral Roberts University is a cross between the Jetsons and Disneyland's Tomorowland. The Prayer Tower, shown above, sits in the middle of the campus to symbolize the central role that prayer plays at the Christian university.
6. The Bavinger House
Built by a couple of artists and designed by architect Bruce Goff, this oddity is modeled after a DNA helix. It was damaged in a wind storm in 2011 and is no longer open for tours.
7. Oklahoma City Gold Dome
This structure was built in 1958 by Citizens State Bank. It was the fifth geodesic dome built in the world and the first to be used as a bank. It was purchased in 2015 by an Oklahoma City developer.
Have you visited any of these attractions? What others would make you do a double take?