FAQ’s & Facts

Oklahoma City Highlights

Here are some of the things we love about our city

  • Largest city in OK with metro population of more than 1.4 million
  • In land area, OKC is 8th largest metro in the nation
  • OKC stat capitol is the only capital in the nation to have help a working oil well on it’s ground with the petunia #1 rig operating until 2021
  • OKC is the Horse Show Capital of the World
  • The National Stockyards is the worlds largest feeder and stocker cattle market located in Stockyard City
  • OKC is home to the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for Canoe/Kayak located in the Boathouse District; also the nations only urban whitewater rafting and kayaking center.

The Modern Frontier is within a day’s drive of many major areas:

 

  • 162 miles south of Wichita 
  • 205 miles north of Dallas 
  • 339 miles west of Little Rock 
  • 347 miles northeast of Lubbock 
  • 353 miles southwest of Kansas City 
  • 445 miles northwest of Houston 
  • 470 miles west of Memphis 
  • 501 miles southwest of St. Louis 
  • 680 miles southeast of Denver
  • OKC was settled by the historic Land Run of April 22, 1889; population grew to more than 10,000 in a single day 
  • Celebrities from OKC: James Garner, Gayla Peevey, Megan Mullally, Hinder, Terry Manning, Blake Giffin, Vince Gill, James Marsden, Charlie Christian, Lou Antonio 

  • Top Employers: State of Oklahoma, Tinker Air Force Base, OU Norman Campus 
  • Home to Rocklahoma, an annual rock festival

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