I believe we've had a conversation before about Oklahoma's lack of "old" things. It's just a trait of being a young state, but if you look deep enough, you can find rich history all over the Sooner State.
While talk of old buildings might give you the creeps or make your sinuses stand on end just imagining the dust and probable mold, these historic Oklahoma theaters are so well taken care of, it's practically like walking into most of them on opening night in 1920-something.
From every corner of the state, if you were to take in a short trip to experience something unique, this is where I'd be all in. If you've never had a showdog or felt velvet seats through your dress slacks, here are some places that will offer you true nostalgia.
Oklahoma's Historical Vintage Theaters
Some theaters show movies, some feature live entertainment, and a few theaters even rent out for events like personal weddings... There are a handful of Oklahoma theaters that flip-flop offering service for all of the above. Either/or, here's a quick list of Oklahoma's most exciting historical and vintage theaters still in operation to this day.
Check out Oklahoma's retro 1950s themed hotel
If you're looking to make your accommodations more than just a place to stay, but rather a part of the vacation experience itself then this is for you. There's a 1950s-themed hotel in Oklahoma that's the ultimate retro getaway for the entire family. The Happy Days Hotel in McAlester, OK.
is like traveling back in time to the 1950s. It's the perfect place to relive or visit the greatest era of music, movies, and television. When rock n' roll was king and the King himself, Elvis Presley ruled! The entire hotel is decked out floor to ceiling in 50s memorabilia, even the rooms. It's more than a great place to stay, it's a vacation destination, Right next door is the Great Balls of Fire Family Entertainment Center
a 50s-themed bowling alley. There's also a 50s diner on-site as well called Angel's Diner
. It's your one-stop shop for 1950s-style retro rest and relaxation in OK.
Top 10 terrifying towns & creepy cities in Oklahoma
While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.