Oklahoma January 21, 2022
This Epic Road Trip Leads To 7 Iconic Landmarks In Oklahoma
Ready for an epic day trip? Oklahoma is home to some great iconic landmarks that are fun to visit. We put together a list of 7 of them that can all be visited in one day. Follow along below, then gas up and experience them for yourself.
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The trip is only 142 miles long and a little over 2.5 hours of driving time.
1. Blue Whale of Catoosa: 2600 U.S. Rte 66, Catoosa
One of the most recognizable iconic attractions on Route 66 can be found in Catoosa at The Blue Whale. Tourists from all over the world make their way to this attraction in Oklahoma and we highly recommend a visit the next time you’re traveling along The Mother Road.
2. The Gathering Place: 2650 South John Williams Way East, Tulsa
Located on the banks of the Arkansas River on Riverside Drive in Tulsa, Gathering Place is a world-class centralized park located on almost 100 acres in the heart of the city. It's been voted one of the top attractions in the world and is the newest landmark to put Oklahoma on the map.
3. Lake Hefner Lighthouse: Lake Hefner Pkwy, Oklahoma City
We are so fortunate to have so many beautiful places to visit in the Sooner State. One such place is the iconic lighthouse at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. This setting looking looks more like something you would commonly find on the East Coast rather than here in the midwest. It's one of the most photographed places in the state.
4. Oklahoma State Capitol Building: 2300 North Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City
Hopefully, every Oklahoman recognizes the building that houses the Oklahoma Legislature and executive branch offices. The dome on top of the building was completed in 2002. It's a beautiful landmark to visit and worthy of a trip.
5. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum: 620 North Harvey Avenue, Oklahoma City
This captivating memorial holds a special place in the hearts of Oklahomans. We remember those who lost their lives in 1995 with a stunning memorial that represents love, peace, strength, and serenity. It's a moving place to visit.
6. Myriad Botanical Gardens: 301 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City
In the heart of Oklahoma City sits the Myriad Botanical Gardens, an urban garden consisting of 17 acres of unique plants and flowers. It's a garden paradise in the middle of skyscrapers and it's a great attraction for the whole family.
7. SkyDance Bridge: Downtown Oklahoma City
Inspired by the state's bird, the scissor-tailed flycatcher, this landmark bridge is a 380-foot-long pedestrian bridge that hovers over Interstate 40 south of downtown. This sculpture looks enchanting when lit up at night from the LED lights.
Have you visited all of these iconic landmarks? If so, which one is your favorite?
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