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.
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Oklahoma City Tourism Numbers
Total hotel rooms city-wide: 17,166 (March 2018)
Total hotel rooms in downtown Oklahoma City: 2,794 (March 2018)
Estimated number of out of town visitors: 7.5 Million
Economic Impact of visitors to OKC: 2.5 Billion in 2015
Tourism employs 31,500 to the hospitality and tourism industry in Oklahoma.
Tourism Economic Impact - Downloadable Fact Sheet
Will Rogers World Airport offers nonstop air service to 25 airports in 21 cities in the U.S., including West and East coast cities.
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