Postcard 57 has been sent to Oklahoma City!
|Oklahoma City skyline|
WHERE IS OKLAHOMA CITY?
|Location of Oklahoma City|
Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the American state of Oklahoma with a population of almost 600,000. Oklahoma City has the largest municipal population of any city in the Great Plains region of the central United States as well as all neighboring states to Oklahoma excluding Texas and Colorado.
OKLAHOMA CITY IS FAMOUS FOR…
… having one of the world's largest livestock markets. Oil, natural gas, petroleum and related industries are the largest sector of the local economy. The city is in the middle of an active oil field. The federal government employs large numbers of workers at Tinker Air Force Base and the US Department of Transportation’s Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (these two sites house several offices of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Transportation Department's Enterprise Service Center, respectively).
|Tinker Air Force Base|
… being the birthplace of well-known filmmaker Ron Howard, who directed films as popular as Cocoon (1985), Apollo Thirteen (1995), A Beautiful Man (2001) and The Da Vinci Code (2006).
PLACES TO VISIT
Oklahoma State Capitol
|Oklahoma State Capitol|
The Oklahoma State Capitol is the house of government of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It is the building that houses the Oklahoma Legislature and executive branch offices. It is located along Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The present structure includes a dome completed in 2002.
Oklahoma City National Memorial
|Oklahoma City Memorial|
The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a memorial in the United States that honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The memorial is located in downtown Oklahoma City on the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which was destroyed in the 1995 bombing. This building was located on NW 5th Street between N. Robinson Avenue and N. Harvey Avenue.
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Originally known as the Ford Center from 2002 to 2010 and Oklahoma City Arena until 2011, it is an arena located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. It opened in 2002 and since 2008 has served as the home venue of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
In addition to its use as a sports venue, Chesapeake Energy Arena hosts concerts, family and social events, conventions, ice shows, and civic events. The arena is owned by the city and operated by the SMG property management company and has 18,203 seats in the basketball configuration, 15,152 for hockey, and can seat up to 16,591 for concerts.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden
|Oklahoma Botanical Garden|
This is a zoo and botanical garden located in Oklahoma City's Adventure District in northeast Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The zoo covers 119 acres (48 ha) and is home to more than 1,900 animals. It is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The Oklahoma City Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums.
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