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Oklahoma Culture

Oklahoma celebrates its modern culture, historical Western culture and Native American culture through museums, cultural events and historic sites.

International students in Oklahoma enjoy visiting the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Museum, the Gilcrease Institute of American History, the Philbrook Art Center, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Woolaroc Museum and the Will Rogers Memorial.

Oklahoma has been home to dozens of American Indian tribes, and many tribes have museums, cultural centers and events around the state.

Noted historic sites include the Washita Battlefield National Monument, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, the Sod House Museum and the Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center.

Oklahoma’s numerous parks and wildlife refuges include the Ouachita National Forest, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area and the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge.

Oklahoma provides regular world-class performing arts events, such as theatre productions and musical arts series featuring orchestra, voice, popular music and dance performances.

Oklahoma’s lakes, golf courses, parks and recreation areas are ideal for outdoor activity. Sports in Oklahoma abound. Baseball, basketball, American football, soccer, ice hockey, gymnastics and wrestling provide weekly excitement throughout the state, especially on university campuses, where sports are a source of pride and entertainment for all students.

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