Oklahoma City 2015 – The Place To Be

November 26, 2014

By Tab Byrum

I have to do a little bragging on the city in which I live, it was recently announced that Oklahoma City is one of 20 Places You Should See In 2015 by National Geographic Traveler Magazine.  This is really amazing, it’s always seemed like Oklahoma City has had something of an identity crisis, but in the years since the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in 1995 we’ve really gotten our act together.  The citizens of OKC have continued to vote in favor a 1 cent sales tax that is always earmarked for certain projects that make our city and our state more attractive to business and individuals.

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We’ve totally revamped the once rundown warehouse area of town known as Bricktown, we’ve remodeled and built new convention and entertainment arenas, our State Fairgrounds have been given a facelift, we’ve built a state of the art Baseball park and the list goes on and on.  Today we are known by our OKC Thunder NBA team, where once in sports we were only known for college football.  Our local art museum is home to the largest collection of art glass by famed artist Dale Chihully and our economy thrived over the last several years where so many others stumbled.  Take a moment to look at this posting on the Nat Geo article coming out December 2nd, and if you ever get a chance come and see us sometime, we’re well worth the trip. 

OKC Bricktown and Canals

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Oklahoma City Thunder

 

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art

 

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From Around Town

 

Oklahoma City has seen a lot of changes in just the last few years, as our skyline saw the addition of the Devon Tower skyscraper and the Skydance Bridge over Interstate 40.  We’ve also seen some major changes in the food choices in OKC with restaurants like Stella’s Modern Italian Cuisine and the Food Truck scene has literally exploded with new trucks coming on line every week with food samplings from all over the world.

 

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This is just a small sampling of the sights, sounds and flavors of Oklahoma City, but you gotta keep an eye on us, things are changing fast around here and every day.  Oklahoma City IS the place to be.

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