Oklahoma City Facts

  • Oklahoma City is the largest city in the State of Oklahoma with a population of more than 1.3 million.

  • In land area, Oklahoma City is the 3rd largest in the nation.

  • The Oklahoma City Capitol is the only capitol in the nation with a working oil well on its grounds.

  • Oklahoma City is the Horse Show Capital of the World.

  • Oklahoma City residents voted yes to a one-cent-sales-tax initiative bringing more than $5 billion in both private and public investment to the city since 1993. This initiative is called the Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) and is currently on the third MAPS project.

  • There are 14 unique districts that make up Oklahoma City and its uniqueness.

  • The National Stock Yards is the world’s largest feeder and stocker cattle market located in Stockyard City.

  • OKC is home to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for Canoe/Kayak located in the Boathouse District.  It’s also the nation’s only urban whitewater rafting and kayaking center.

The History

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Oklahoma City Tourism Numbers

  • Total hotel rooms city-wide: 18,758 (March 2021)

  • Total hotel rooms in downtown Oklahoma City: 4,104 (March 2021)

  • Estimated number of out of town visitors: 7.5 Million

  • Economic Impact of visitors to OKC: 2.3 Billion 

  • Tourism employs 31,500 to the hospitality and tourism industry in Oklahoma.

Tourism Economic Impact - Downloadable Fact Sheet

Transportation Facts

Will Rogers World Airport offers nonstop air service to 25 airports in 21 cities in the U.S., including West and East coast cities.

The Oklahoma City Streetcar connects visitors to hotels, dining and attractions throughout Downtown, Bricktown, Automobile Alley and Midtown. Seven cars run on two loops, with varying schedules six days a week. With 22 platforms on the 4.7-mile loop, passengers only need to walk a couple blocks to find a platform. Click here to learn more!

Amtrak service via The Heartland Flyer makes daily runs to Oklahoma City from Fort Worth, Texas. The train arrives at the historic Santa Fe Depot close to Bricktown – Oklahoma City’s entertainment district.

Driving to Oklahoma City is easy. We are located at the crossroads of Interstate 35, Interstate 40 and Interstate 44.
OKC is within a day’s drive of many major areas:
162 miles south of Wichita
205 miles north of Dallas
353 miles southwest of Kansas City
501 miles southwest of St. Louis
680 miles southeast of Denver

Meeting Space

  • Oklahoma City Convention Center-  A total of 500,000 square-feet includes a 200,730 square-foot exhibit hall, a 29,874 square-foot ballroom with 5,000-square-foot pre-function space and a terrace overlooking Scissortail Park, 45,000 square feet of meeting space, a 9,726-square-foot junior ballroom and more than 65,000 square feet of pre-function space.

  • Paycom Center - 18,000- seat arena

  • Unique Space: Devon Boathouse at the Boathouse District: 350 reception style

  • Unique Space: Devon Energy Center 50th floor—great views of Oklahoma City

  • State Fair Park- 200,000 square foot Bennet Events Center