Oklahoma City, the largest city in the state of Oklahoma, may prove surprising to some visitors who are only familiar with its western heritage. For instance, did you know the city is home to one of two museums in the U.S. dedicated to osteology (the study of the skeletal form)? Or that it hosts a museum all about the banjo? Or that it boasts one of the largest collections of Dale Chihuly glass in the world? Or that the shopping cart was invented here? That last one may not be as impressive, but it serves as a reminder of the city's appreciation for its (sometimes quirky) history.
"Green Country," "Buckle of the Bible Belt," "Oil Capital of the World." Tulsa has picked up quite a few nicknames, none of which have anything to do with each other. Yet the monikers each describe part of Tulsa's character. This northeastern Oklahoma city is green (just check out lush and blooming Woodward Park), it is largely Protestant (though its Sherwin Miller Museum has one of the largest collections of Judaica in the Southwest United States) and it has a long history drenched in oil (in fact, the two leading museums – Philbrook and Gilcrease – both have ties to the oil industry). Tulsa has other facets, too. Its extensive set of bike paths promote an active lifestyle. And its downtown area will give you a new appreciation for art deco architecture. Consider doing as Midwesterners do and make Tulsa a quick two- or three-day getaway.
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