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I just took a long needed trip to Tulsa and OKC. I have to say I had a wonderful time and the people were so nice. I will definitely visit your fine state again.

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Very glad you enjoyed your trip. Can you tell us what you visited/where you stayed, ate, etc in Tulsa and OKC?

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In Tulsa we stayed at Motel 6 on I-44.We went to see the Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame, Bluebell Creameries in Broken Arrow, Philbrook Museum Of Art and an exotic wildlife center where we got to pet llamas, lions, lemurs and monkeys. There were also bobcats, parrots, zebras, donkeys, peacocks, chickens, babboons, tigers, servals, mountain lions and others. While in Tulsa we ate at Mc Donalds. I was impressed with Tulsa and how every thing looked so clean.

In Oklahoma City we stayed at the Motel 6 at the 122nd Street exit near Frontier City Amusement Park. We went to the Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma City Zoo, Martin Nature Park, Oklahoma City National Memorial and National Cowboy and National Heritage Museum. When we first got to the OKC area we ate at IHOP in Edmond. On the way out of town the next day we ate at Golden Corral in Norman. OKC is a lot bigger than I expected. While there we saw all kinds of construction going on. It seems to be a very progressive city.

We plan on returning soon and going to the Winstar Casino and the exotic wildlife park near Ardmore.I'm not totally ignorant of Oklahoma because I used to live in Lawton in 1993 when I was 14. From what I've heard Lawton hasn't changed much.

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No it hasn't.

What did you think of Martin Nature Park. It's not an attraction that gets promoted much. My dad used to take me there often when I was a kid. It's a nice park, but it used to be much less surrounded by development. If you like to do a little hiking and stuff it's nice and I like the way they have different areas like the creek, the forest, the sumac, and the prairie dog town.

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I liked the Martin Nature Park. I noticed a lot of construction and new buildings near the park. This summer I will be coming back to OKC to spend more time checking the city out.

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Make sure to go to downtown OKC next time- if you had been there before 10+ years ago, it isn't the same anymore. Citizens are really starting to take pride in downtown and I think it's quickly becoming the favorite place in the city for many metro residents. I'm glad you had a good time in Oklahoma.

I'm not sure about Lawton, because I've never spent time there, but I do know that 20-30k jobs are expected to be coming into the area within the next few years, and that's impressive. The Lawton-Ft Sill area is well over 100,000 residents, and with that many new jobs on their way, we could see it top 150 or even 200k very soon.

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That's very good for Lawton! I may check them out this summer as well. I'll most definitely go to Brick Town. Are there any other towns in the state you would recommend me to visit?

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In the Tulsa area, visit Bartlesville, there's a number of things to see there, the best being the Price Tower, Frank Llyod Wrights only completed skyscraper. Bartlesville is about 35 miles north of Tulsa.

Also try Jenks. Jenks has the new Oklahoma Aquarium and a new Riverfront area called Riverwalk Crossing with restuarants, shops, and a theater. The Riverwalk is connected to Tulsa's big Riverparks system by a lighted pedestrian bridge that is cool to walk at night. Jenks is also known as the antique capital of Oklahoma, it has a completely redone small town downtown with many antique stores. Sadly as Jenks grows more of more of those stores are getting pushed out for galleries, day spas and salons and such, but it's still interesting. Jenks is just southwest of Tulsa.

And don't miss Tulsa's art deco buildings downtown, and if you visit Philbrook again, right near there is the Woodward Park complex with the Tulsa Historical Museum and the Rose Gardens. Right near there too are Utica Square, Cherry Street and Brookside.

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I can agree with the original poster. I was in Tulsa for a week in May for mayfest and I love it! I plan on moving in with friends there.

But I also had a chance to see Bricktown in OKC and some of Norman while I was there Oklahoma definetly has earned a spot in my heart and I will be returning next month :)

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Glad you liked your stay here AngelRock. Did you decide to move here just after visiting here? Hope to see you contribute here on the Oklahoma board--we need more posters.

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Glad you liked your stay here AngelRock. Did you decide to move here just after visiting here? Hope to see you contribute here on the Oklahoma board--we need more posters.

I sure did! I thought Tulsa was beutiful and our visit to Bricktown was great. The people seem so friendly that you just feel at home. That's really the only way I can put it. That and I absolutely love the music scene.

I look forward to returning! :D

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