Oklahoma October 24, 2017
11 Iconic Places Every True Oklahoman Will Instantly Recognize
Every true Oklahoman knows its state like a parent knows its child. From the tallest building in the state to odd roadside attractions to historical landmarks, they could identify every famous place without hesitation. Here are 11 iconic places you’ll instantly recognize if you’re one of these true Okies:
1. Tulsa's Golden Driller - Tulsa
The Golden Driller is a 75-foot-tall statue of an oil worker, weighing over 43,000 pounds. He stands out front of the Tulsa Expo Center at 4145 East 21st Street in Tulsa.
2. Devon Energy Tower - Oklahoma City
As the largest building in the state, it's hard to miss this 50-story tall skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City. The tower was completed in 2012 and is located at 280 West Sheridan Avenue.
3. Blue Whale - Catoosa
This historic landmark is located along historic Route 66 in Catoosa and stands at 20 feet tall and 80 feet long. The whale was complete in 1972 and it still one of the most photographed places in the state. You can find it at 2680 North Hwy 66.
4. Round Barn - Arcadia
This historic Route 66 landmark in Arcadia, The Round Barn, was built in 1898 and restored in 1992. It is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and houses a gift shop for visitors to pick-up souvenirs.
5. The POPS Soda Bottle - Arcadia
Pops is an iconic Route 66 attraction that boasts the world’s largest pop bottle outside and over 700 flavors of soda pop inside. From the architecture to the LED lights on the giant pop bottle, you'll want to see this place at 660 OK-66 in Arcadia.
6. Totem Pole Park - Foyil
Tucked away on the side of East Highway 28A, is Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park – home to the "World’s Largest Concrete Totem Pole." This Route 66 icon is one of the most unique things you’ve ever seen and is the perfect place to go for a fun afternoon outing. It is located at is located at 21300 East Highway 28A, Chelsea.
7. The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum - Clinton
The Mother Road is beautifully showcased in the iconic Route 66 Museum in Clinton. There are several exhibit rooms inside and the iconic car display that can be seen from the outside. It is located at 2229 West Gary Boulevard,
8. SkyDance Bridge - Oklahoma City
This beautiful bridge soars 200 feet above Interstate 40 in downtown Oklahoma City. It's one of the city's most iconic landmarks inspired by the "sky dance" of the scissor-tailed flycatcher - the state bird of Oklahoma.
9. The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum - Oklahoma City
This 3-acre memorial site was built in remembrance of the 168 people who lost their lives and others who were injured in the OKC bombing. It is located at 620 North Harvey Avenue in Oklahoma City.
10. Oral Robert's University Praying Hands - Tulsa
The largest praying hands in the world are located right here in the Sooner State. They stand at 60 feet tall and are located at the entrance of Oral Robert's University. They are located at 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa.
11. Capitol Building - Oklahoma City
Okay, so this one may not be the hardest landmark to identify but it's still iconic. Our beloved capitol building is a must-visit landmark located at 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City.
How many of these places were you able to instantly recognize?
these bizarre roadside attractions in Oklahoma. They are so much fun!