Oklahoma City Flights:

Flights to Oklahoma City

image of Oklahoma CityThe capital and largest city in the state of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City is situated centrally within the state and is in the South central region of the USA. Many visitors to the city will remember Oklahoma City for the terrible bombing that happened here in 1995, and although there is a memorial to this event, the city has far more, and far happier, attractions to offer too.

The Will Rogers World Airport (airport code: OKC) is where flights to Oklahoma City will arrive. This airport was originally built in the 1960’s and is enjoying a recent refurbishment and expansion, allowing more airlines to offer flights to Oklahoma City. From South Africa travellers will need to take indirect flights with one or two stops. One stop flights to Oklahoma City can be taken with airlines including Continental Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Northwest Airlines. The airlines offer a variety of different routes, for example, American Airlines flies via New York, and United Airlines flies via Denver or Chicago.

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The Tourist Attractions in Oklahoma City:

Oklahoma City is an attractive city with a good variety of attractions that will interest many different visitors. Many of these are within or near the downtown area,

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

The city is best known by many visitors for the bombing of a federal building in the centre of Oklahoma City in 1995. 168 people were killed and the building was damaged beyond repair. A memorial was constructed at the site and is accessible for free 24 hours a day. This stands along with the Survivor Tree, a tree that stood in the debris of the bombed building but survived despite significant damage. The memorial is a moving reminder of the events of that day, plus there is a museum that is open for a small entrance fee where visitors can find out more about the event.


Being developed as a new entertainment and tourism hotspot, Bricktown in downtown Oklahoma City, is well worth a visit. This old warehouse district has been revitalised and now offers popular nightclubs and other entertainment as well as restaurants, shops and more, and is popular with both locals and visitors to the city.

Myriad Botanical Gardens

One of Oklahoma City’s prominent landmarks is the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Set in the downtown area this is a large park as well as a large tropical conservatory called the Crystal Bridge. The park is very attractive and has beautiful landscaping including a lake with koi fish, plus fountains and waterfalls.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma City has a number of very good museums, but the Museum of Art is one of the top attractions. In addition to its own collections there are always visiting exhibits and every week the museum’s cinema shows a classic, foreign or independent film. The museum is most noted for its collection of Chihuly Glass, the largest collection in the world.

Adventure District

The aptly named Adventure District of Oklahoma City is another popular area for tourists as there are several great attractions here. Oklahoma City Zoo is one of the top attractions, but there’s also the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, plus a variety of attractions including an air and space museum at the Kirkpatrick Center.

When Should You Visit?:

Oklahoma City has a temperate sub humid climate, characterised by hot and humid summers. Summer can see extremes of temperature but generally the average high in July is 34 C (93F). Spring and autumn are great times to visit in terms of temperature, although there is slightly more rain at this time of the year; March is the wettest month.

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