Oklahoma is probably best known for its plains. At least that's what most people think of when you talk about the Sooner State. However, we have some of the most diverse and widely varying land types in the Nation.
Sure we have plains, but we also have swamps, deserts, mountains, forests, salt plains, and just about every other kind of land type around. Oklahoma has all kinds of landforms, not just the plains we're best known for.
A lot of people, especially those who don't live here or have ever visited assume Oklahoma is flat and looks like one big gigantic prairie. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, we have sections of the state that are a part of the Great Plains and rolling hills, but depending on where you go that changes.
Hit play on the video below to see some of the strangest scenery in Oklahoma!
The Smithsonian Channel did a special a few years ago covering all this and revealed some of the Sooner State's strangest scenery. It includes the Little Sahara State Park which is basically a desert. It looks like the Mojave in California and even has sand dunes. If you've never been there before, It's an amazing place.
There's the Great Salt Plains Park in Northern Oklahoma, near Jet, OK. in Alfalfa Co. It's an incredible place and you can even go crystal hunting from early Spring to mid Fall. It's also home to the Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge which has some of the very best bird watching around. For more information click here.
Smithsonian also covered the toxic ghost town of Picher, OK. located in the far Northeast corner of the state in Ottawa, County. The town has areas that are completely filled with chat or mine tails that contain dangerous amounts of Lead, Zinc, and other metals. It's one of the few places in the U.S. that has been declared uninhabitable due to mining. Click here to learn more about this toxic ghost town.
Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary 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.
Tour the most expensive house for sale in Oklahoma!
It's being called the most premier luxury listing in all of Oklahoma on Zillow.com
. This massive mansion in Arcadia, OK. at 400 Deep Fork Circle
is listed by Ty Burnett of 525 Realty Group
. It currently has an asking price of $5,950,000
making it the most expensive, if not one of the most expensive houses for sale in the entire state. So what will almost six million dollars get you? A lot! This epic 12,020 square foot estate sits on over 2.5 acres and features 7 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It comes with its own guest house, resort infinity pool, cabana, and gym. The chef-inspired kitchen features all professional, commercial-grade appliances. There's a THX theater room and entertainment suite complete with its own bar. The master bedroom has a see-through fireplace, huge celebrity-style closets a garden room, and heated marble floors in the master bath. It has a basement a wine cellar and tons of outdoor patio and sitting areas. Scroll through all the pictures below and take a virtual tour of this one-of-a-kind epic estate located in Arcadia, OK.
Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma
One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.
The most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rental in Oklahoma
Check out the Silo at Lake Tenkiller
. It has to be one of the most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rentals in Oklahoma. It's a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home located at Lake Tenkiller and yes it's a silo. It can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and comes with all the best creature comforts including a fire pit out back where you can kick back, relax and take in the view. Not only is this one of the most unusual rentals available on Airbnb in Oklahoma it's also one of the highest-rated. It currently boasts a solid 5 out of 5 stars and everyone who has stayed there have been very complimentary about how wonderful it is. This place looks amazing!