Oklahoma State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City (must see)

The Oklahoma State Capitol is the building that houses the Oklahoma Legislature, and the meeting place of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. It is located along Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The present structure includes a dome that was completed during 2002. The state capitol campus is famous for its oil wells and remains the only state capitol grounds in the United States with active oil rigs. The capitol building is directly atop the Oklahoma City Oil Field.

The Oklahoma State Capitol is composed primarily of white limestone and Oklahoma pink granite. However, the building's dome is made of steel-reinforced concrete and reinforced plaster casts. In the Rotunda is displayed Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen's mural Flight of Spirit, honoring the Five Moons, notable 20th-century Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma. The west wing of the capitol houses the Oklahoma House of Representatives chamber and offices. The east wing houses the Oklahoma Senate chamber and offices. The Oklahoma Supreme Court and ceremonial office of the governor are located on the second floor. Elected state officials such as the state auditor and inspector, state treasurer, and state attorney general have offices on the first floor. The building also contains a museum, a cafeteria, and a barber shop. Several large paintings by Wayne Cooper are on display in the building. Many of them depict the early heritage and oil history of the state.

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Oklahoma State Capitol Building on Map

Sight Name: Oklahoma State Capitol Building
Sight Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Create Your Own Walk in Oklahoma City

Create Your Own Walk in Oklahoma City

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oklahoma City is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Oklahoma City Introduction Walk I

Oklahoma City Introduction Walk I

Oklahoma City, the capital of Oklahoma state, is known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. Other places of interest include Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Bricktown, as well as the Oklahoma City National Memorial commemorating victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. To learn more about Oklahoma City...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Oklahoma City Historic Buildings

Oklahoma City Historic Buildings

The capital of Oklahoma State provides interesting sightseeing opportunities to enthusiastic tourists. It is home to an attractive variety of historic buildings located downtown. Eye-catching religious buildings, and magnificent structures of great architectural and historic significance are definitely worth sightseeing and should be a part of any vacation itinerary. Take advantage of this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Oklahoma City's Adventure District Tour

Oklahoma City's Adventure District Tour

Oklahoma City's Adventure District, created in 2000, is a region well known for its attractions. Don't hesitate to spend a couple of hours touring the great places this district has to offer, such as The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park, Oklahoma City Zoological Park, National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum and more.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 Km or 4.1 Miles
Oklahoma City Introduction Walk II

Oklahoma City Introduction Walk II

The capital and the largest city of Oklahoma State, Oklahoma City is known for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, surrounded by working oil wells. There's also a wealth of historic heritage to be found in the city preserved in museums and historic mansions. Oklahoma History Center, located north of downtown, showcases eventful past of this part of the United States. To learn more about...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles