Historically interesting places
Fort Sill at Lawton
Fort Sill, just north of the city of Lawton, is a US Army military base. Fort
Sill is of great historical importance. Fort Sill dates from 1869 and is
associated with the Indian Wars in the southern regions of the Great Plains.
Fort Sill is the last fort from this period that is still in use today. The
museum attached to the military base provides information about the history of
Fort Sill and is well worth a visit. Fort Sill has been on the list of National
Historic Landmarks since 1960.
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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is located in western Oklahoma
near the town of Cheyenne. The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
protects and maintains the area of a former Cheyenne village on an area of
approximately 1.27 kmē and was established in 1996. The Washita Battlefield
National Historic Site is located in the area of the Black Kettle National
Grassland. It also commemorates the attack on this village on November 27, 1868
by the US cavalry under the command of Colonel George Custer. There is
controversy surrounding this attack, and the presentation varies from a
significant victory for the cavalry to a massacre. If you want to get an
accurate picture yourself, visit the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.
Fort Supply Historic Site
The historic Fort Supply is located in northwest Oklahoma near what is now Fort
Supply. The historic fort dates from 1868 and was used until 1895. From 1908 it
was used as an "accommodation" for the mentally handicapped and since 1988 it
has served as a historic site. In addition to the visitor center, which contains
interesting information about the history of the fort, visitors will also find 5
original buildings of the former fort.
||1 William Key Blvd
Fort Supply, Oklahoma 73841
Creek National Capitol in Okmulgee
The Creek National Capitol in the city of Okmulgee was the former capitol of the
Muscogee (Creek) nation and thus served for self-government. It was used from
1878 to 1907 and has been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 1961.
Nowadays you can find the Creek Council House Museum, which is dedicated to the
history of Muscogee.
||106 W 6th St
Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447
Special buildings and structures
Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Capitol in the capital city of Oklahoma City was built in
1919 in the typical style of the US Capitol. The Oklahoma State Capitol is the
seat of the state government. However, this is not the first State Capitol in
Oklahoma, it was in the city of Guthrie. The Oklahoma State Capitol was built
from limestone and pink Oklahoma granite. Around the Oklahoma State Capitol is
the Capitol Complex, also called Capitol Campus, which also includes the Flag
Plaza and other government buildings. A peculiarity that no other US State
Capitol can have is the location on an oil field. On the Capitol Campus,
directly in front of the State Capitol, there is also a one-time oil production
tower that is still in operation.
||2300 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104
The KWTV mast - also known as Griffin Television Tower Oklahoma - is a 480.5
meter high mast for broadcasting FM radio programs in Oklahoma City. At the time
of its completion in 1954, the KWTV transmission tower was the tallest structure
in the world for two years.
Bizzell Memorial Library in Norman
The Bizzell Memorial Library in the city of Norman is located on the campus of
the University of Oklahoma. The library was built in 1929 in the Gothic Revival
style. The entrance portal of the building is particularly impressive. The
building has also been on the list of National Historic Landmarks since 2001.
||401 W Brooks St
Norman, Oklahoma 73069
Prayer Tower in Tulsa
The Prayer Tower in Stat Tulsa is located on the campus of Oral Roberts
University. The approximately 61 m high steel and glass Prayer Tower was opened
in 1967. The Prayer Tower was built in the so-called Google style. The Prayer
Tower has a viewing deck, which gives the visitor a 360 ° view. The Prayer Tower
is surrounded by the very scenic Ralph L. Reece Memorial Garden.
Devon Tower in Oklahoma City
The Devon Tower in Oklahoma City is the tallest building in the state with a
height of 257 m. The 52-story building was built from 2009 to 2012 and has been
the tallest building in Oklahoma since 2011.
||333 W Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Philtower Building in Tulsa
The Philtower Building in the city of Tulsa is an architecturally very
interesting building from 1928. The Philtower Building was built in a mixture of
styles from Art Deco and Neo-Gothic. If you look at the Philtower Building, you
can quickly feel transferred to Gotham City in Batman film. The Philtower
Building has been on the list of Historic Places since 1979.
||427 S. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103
Gold Dome in Oklahoma City
The Gold Dome in the city of Oklahoma City is a geodesic dome on Route 66. The
Gold Dome was built in 1958 and was initially used as a bank. Nowadays the Gold
Dome serves as a cultural center and has been on the list of Historic Places
||1112 NW 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
Blue Whale of Catoosa near Catoosa
The Blue Whale of Catoosa outside of the city of Cartoosa on Route 66 is a
rather idiosyncratic, yet very well-known structure. This large blue whale,
which is partly in a pond, was built in 1972 by Hugh Davis as a gift for his
wife Zelta. The Blue Whale of Catoosa quickly developed into a tourist
attraction and became a popular bathing spot with its pond.
||2600 N Hwy 66
Catoosa, Oklahoma 74015