Desi City Guide for Oklahoma City

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June 20, 2013

Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma situated in the South Central region of the United States of America. It is located within small mountain ranges. Oklahoma City is twentieth largest city in the United States. Almost 3.5 percent of its residents are Asian. More than twenty-five Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City went under heavy redevelopment of the Metropolitan area in 1993. It constructed new baseball park, central library, renovation of the civic centre in that year.

Oklahoma City is one of the major sources of oil so there is a wide range of opportunities for businesses and individuals in this city. It produces wheat, cotton, and peanuts annually. Also, opportunities are available in energy, government jobs, health care jobs, manufacturing business. High technology such as software and information technology is also rapidly growing.

Popular Attractions in Oklahoma

National Memorial and other museums

Do not miss the famous ‘National Memorial’ which is built on a site which was destroyed by the impact of the bombing in 1995. It provides a touching experience to all of its visitors. Oklahoma City also has excellent educational and entertaining museums such as The American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma State Fire-fighters Museum and Sam Nobel Oklahoma Museum of Natural History. Every month there are number of popular events which happen around the metro area of the Oklahoma City. These include annual favourite festivals to sporting events, shows, concerts and more. Monthly event time-tables are available on the web which can help visitors to plan.

Bricktown Ball Park

One can enjoy a water taxi ride along the canal in Bricktown Ball Park. It is one of the top attractions in the Oklahoma City. Bricktown also has horse-drawn carriage rides. Restaurants, clubs, shops are available in the same premises. It is also a setting for lots of events.

Frontier City

Frontier city is one of the largest theme parks in Oklahoma City. It was started in 1958. It is designed based on a Western theme. It provides more than forty rides, shows and attractions for the kids and elders.

White Water Bay

Oklahoma’s White water bay is also one of the attractions for visitors. It is a water amusement park which is situated on Reno Avenue. It has rides, slides and pools. Some of these attractions such as Kahuna tube ride, Mega-Wedgie slide are different experiences.

South Asians in Oklahoma

There are a number of South Asian grocery shops are available in Oklahoma City. You will get general grocery items such as cooking dals, rice, flours, spices etc. Online shopping for South Asian items is also available. South Asian cuisine is also available in different parts of Oklahoma City.

Getting around in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is approachable by road and air. Either rent the car or plan to stay around downtown due to limited public transport. Bus system is quite good around the downtown to visit all attractions in the city as well as to the airport. Cab facility is also available. The city is quite bicycle-friendly in the Midtown areas.