ATTRACTIONS: (some main ones)
Numerous Native American historical sites and museums, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the State Capital Building and the Murrah Federal Building Monument in Oklahoma City, the Will Rogers Museum, and much, much more.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Oklahoma, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
- Oklahoma City
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- Tulsa Visitor Information
- Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
- Times to Travel: With the most interesting collection of family attractions, monuments, museums and historic sites, Oklahoma offers a fascinating glimpse into Native American and American history, spring, summer, fall or winter.
Climate: Summers in Oklahoma are hot, humid, and fairly windy; pleasant evenings and cooler fall mornings merge into colder winter temperatures with moderate snowfall and freezing conditions.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Oklahoma, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
Early evening thunderstorms are common in summer and tornadoes strike the state on a regular basis. Oklahoma is in America ‘s Tornado Lane.
January is the coldest month with average high temperatures around 25 degrees. July is the warmest month with average high temperatures around 93 degrees.
Annual precipitation ranges from central 20 to 30 inches and west, while in the east, 40 to 50 inches is normal.
Seasonal Temperature Averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 47/8 (Feb) 52/11 (March) 62/17 (April) 72/22
May 79/26 (Jun) 87/31 ( Jul) 93/34 (Aug) 92/34
(Sept) 84/29 (Oct) 74/23 (Nov) 60/16 (Dec) 50/10
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 25/-4 (February) 30/-1 (March) 38/4 (April) 49/9
May 58/14 (June) 66/19 (July) 71/21 (August) 70/21
(September) 62/17 (October) 50/10 (November) 39/4 (December) 29/-2
Oklahoma City National Monument
The city of Oklahoma is located in the American state of the same name and its history dates back to 1889. It was founded on the occasion of the so-called Oklahoma Land Run – the distribution of free land in the area. Today, Oklahoma City is the largest city in the area and the capital of the state of Oklahoma with more than half a million residents.
Oklahoma has been the target of several terrorist attacks in the past, the most serious of which was the April 19, 1995 bombing that left 168 dead and 853 injured, and until September 11, 2001, was the deadliest attack on American soil. played out The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, located in the very center of the city, became the target of the terrorists. The main organizer of this event was the then 26-year-old right-wing extremist Timothy James McVeigh, who parked a car filled with about 2,300 kg of explosives in front of the building, left and detonated the car remotely.
McVeigh was arrested about 2 hours after the attack and in prison he revealed his two accomplices – Terry Nichols and Michael Fortier. McVeigh was found guilty and sentenced to death, executed by lethal injection on June 11, 2001. His accomplices were sentenced to life imprisonment.
The explosion in front of the building created a large crater, destroying not only the 8 floors of the building, but also its surroundings and a large number of cars parked nearby. It was later confirmed by the pyrotechnic team that two more unexploded charges, even larger than the first, had been secured in the rubble of the building. The Alfred P. Murrah Building later had to be torn down due to extensive damage. A monument to the victims of the Field of Empty Chairs attack currently stands on the site.
The National Memorial in Oklahoma City was built in honor of all those who lost their lives here in 1995, as well as those who survived this terrible attack. A local guide says 270 million Americans were injured in the blast, emphasizing how painful the event was not just for Oklahoma, but for the entire United States. Part of the memorial site is the National Memorial Center museum with photos and documents related to the tragic event. Both the memorial and the museum serve the general public and are the largest of their kind in the United States of America. The memorial was inaugurated on October 9, 1997 by President Bill Clinton. It is protected by the National Park Service and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It covers an area of 13 km2 and you can visit it 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.