Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oklahoma Tourism

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world connected to a university. The paleontology exhibit contains the world’s largest Apatosaurus specimen. Other exhibits highlight extensive Native American artifacts, the Hall of Natural Wonders, and a hands-on Discovery Room.

Cruise 68 mi south of Norman for one of Oklahoma’s scenic wonders, Turner Falls Park. Surrounded by the ancient cliffs of the Arbuckle Mountains is the State’s largest waterfall, at 77 ft. Trails and caves are enjoyable, but on a hot summer day, people are drawn to the deliciously cool waters below the waterfall.

Twenty miles south of Oklahoma City is Norman, home to the University of Oklahoma and an interesting blend of cultural opportunities. Free walking tours are available of the lovely landscaped university grounds and historical buildings from the OU Visitor Center. This is closed on Sundays.

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