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by Jessica Yu
When the state Oklahoma is mentioned, the first things that
may come to mind are crop fields and acres of grass. Like many
other midwestern states, Oklahoma does not appear to have
anything interesting or worth visiting. However, with careful
research and planning, you may find unique and worthwhile
places to visit. Here are 4 interesting places to visit in Oklahoma
that I have discovered during my recent visit!
1. Milk Bottle Grocery - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
A Route 66 relic, the Milk Bottle Grocery is a tiny triangular-
shaped building in the middle of Oklahoma city with a giant
milk bottle on its roof. It was originally built as an
advertisement for the dairy industry back in the 1930’s.
Although small, the eye catching milk bottle on top of the
store is hard to miss, and is a great spot for taking pictures.
2. Pops - Arcadia, Oklahoma
If you’re a fan of carbonated drinks, be sure to check out
Pops. The restaurant/store sells over 700 kinds of sodas,
with two of its walls completely filled with bottles. They have
some really odd flavors, such as Key Lime Pie and Maple
Smoked Bacon. No matter what your taste or preference is,
you’ll definitely be able to find a drink that you like.
3. Museum of Osteology - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Museum of Osteology is America’s first skeleton
museum, and contains over 300 skeletons! Even if you’re
not a huge fan of bones and skeletons, the exhibits inside
the museum are extremely fascinating and educational.
There are skeletons from all walks of life; from bats to killer
whales to giraffes. Not to mention, there are a wide variety
of skeletons (including human) available for purchase. You
can buy a human rib or a human finger for just $10! It is
definitely a museum like no other.
4. Bricktown District - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
An area rich with American history, the Bricktown district is
a must visit for tourists. If you can guess by its name, all
the buildings in the district are built with bricks! In the
middle of a district runs a small canal as well. However, not
many people are aware that you can take a water taxi on
the Bricktown canal! Although the canal may seem very
narrow, there is a small boat that travels across it that can
take you through the entire district. You can get off the taxi
at any location, and get back on whenever you need to. It is
extremely convenient, and the view on the taxi is
breathtaking as well.
One tip that I have when travelling: Always talk to locals and ask
them for suggestions on where to visit. They know the area the
best, and oftentimes will suggest places that aren’t listed on
travel guides or Trip Advisor. In my case, the Pops restaurant and
Bricktown water taxi were suggested to my family and I by a
local who also gave us tips on finding free parking! If we hadn’t
talked to them, then we would have never found such amazing
If you visit these attractions, then Oklahoma will be more than