Nature May 08, 2016
12 Of The Most Enchanting Man Made Wonders In Oklahoma
The natural beauty around the state sometimes gets overshadowed by remarkable things talented humans have created. From innovative bridges to futuristic architecture, these creative and memorable man-made wonders in Oklahoma are worth checking out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. SkyDance Bridge, 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.
2. Price Tower, Bartlesville
As the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Price Tower stands at 19 stories and 221 feet high. This tower in Bartlesville is an architectural treasure sitting on the "Oklahoma prairie" - as Wright referenced it.
3. Pensacola Dam (Grand River Dam), Disney-Langley
The longest multiple arch dam in the world can be found at Grand Lake between Disney and Langley. It spans a mile across the Grand River Valley, holding back over 40,000 gallons of water that form Grand Lake.
4. Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City
This captivating memorial holds a special place in the hearts of Oklahomans. We remember those who lost their lives with a stunning memorial that represents love, peace, strength and serenity.
5. Pops, Arcadia
The world's largest pop bottle can be found in little Arcadia - population 247. The gigantic bottle stands out front of Pops at 66 feet tall, and has become a favorite Route 66 landmark.
6. Devon Tower, Oklahoma City
The tallest building in Oklahoma is mesmerizing as it stands head and shoulders above all the rest. At 844 feet tall, the Devon Tower skyscraper is truly an enchanting man made wonder in the heart of the city.
7. Philbrook Museum & Gardens, Tulsa
As one of America's finest art museums, Philbrook Museum of Art is a fine example of Italian-Renaissance architecture. The ornate structure and gardens are mesmerizing from the moment you step foot on the grounds.
8. Man Made Lakes, Oklahoma
Oklahoma is home to over 200 beautiful man made lakes that showcase some of the state's most breathtaking beauty.
9. Oral Roberts University Architecture, Tulsa
From the world's largest praying hands to futuristic architecture, the structures on the campus of Oral Roberts University are quite intriguing. Many people visit the campus just to get a glimpse of the wow-inducing, eye-catching architecture.
10. Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City
One of the most comprehensive collections in the world of Chihuly glass sits in the Oklahoma Museum of Art. The Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower stands at 55 feet tall in the museum's atrium and is strikingly beautiful.
11. Gold Dome, Oklahoma City
This Route 66 landmark is easily spottable with its shiny, gold geodesic dome. When built in 1958, it was the world's first geodesic dome to be used as a bank.
12. The Falls at Bricktown, Oklahoma City
This man made waterfall in Bricktown is an enchanting little spot to unwind in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.
What other man-made wonders should we add to this list?