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SACRED OKLAHOMA From shady woodlands to stark desert buttes along the dry High Plains, Oklahoma is a natural wonder.

Welcome to Oklahoma — Boomer State

Like most of the central states, Oklahoma is a state in transition. From eastern forests and wooded hills and valleys to the drier prairie buttes in the High Plains of the west. In addition to the flat plains, visitors are surprised by the mountains, such as the Ouachitas and the Ozarks in the east, the Arbuckle Mountains,  and the Wichita Mountains to the southwest. The weather can be just as dramatic, as the streams change from dry sand to gushing rivers in the constantly changing skies. Over 25 Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma, with the two most commonly spoken being Cherokee (including those living in the Cherokee Nation and Choctaw living (such as those living in the Choctaw Nation). Outdoor and history enthusiasts can find a variety of Oklahoma destinations to explore.

Capital: Oklahoma City
Largest City: Oklahoma City
Area:  69,960 sq mi
Major Rivers: Arkansas, Canadian, Cimarron, North Canadian, Red, Washita
Elevation: 4,973 ft at Black Mesa to 287 at Little River
Bird: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Flower: Mistletoe
Tree: Eastern Redbud
Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit (Labor Conquers All Things)
Song: “Oklahoma”
Nickname: Boomer State or Sooner State
State Travel Site: Travel Oklahoma

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