Cowboy culture and southern hospitality are alive and well in Oklahoma City. OKC is the capital and biggest city in the Sooner State with a population verging on 644,000 and counting. Surrounded by a wealth of oil fields with still-working wells, merely entering the city will take you into the real American West. Besides relishing in the glorious 'southernness' of it all, there are tons of things to do in Oklahoma City if you visit. Just be sure to pack for changeable weather.


1. Find Awe in the Myriad Botanical Gardens

People the world over use the word myriad in the wrong way, but that's not the case in Oklahoma City. Myriad Botanical Gardens consist of more than 15 acres of landscape dense with plants from all parts of the globe. It's one of Oklahoma City's most popular and loved spaces, giving city dwellers the opportunity to escape the concrete jungle without having to set foot outside of OKC. As well as offering visitors educational programs, tours, and interactive exhibits, the Myriad Botanical Gardens are also a gorgeous place to hold a wedding. You know, for those looking.

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