A mix of Midwestern architecture and attitude, Southern blues bars and barbecue joints and Western landscape and history is drawing a new wave of visitors to Oklahoma's capital.
Taxi boats transport tourists on the Bricktown Canal in the city's revitalized riverfront district. The area is a lively focal point for night life.
Oklahoma City owes its resurgence to the escalating price of crude oil and gas. Oil derricks can be seen all over town, including on the grounds of the State Capitol.
A 55-foot-tall glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly fills the lobby of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The museum is home to the most comprehensive collection of Chihuly's works.
James Earle Fraser's stirring monument, "The End of the Trail," greets visitors to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Part of a bronze monument along the Oklahoma River that commemorates the great Land Run of 1889, when 10,000 pioneers rushed into town on a single day.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial covers the site of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people.
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