About Oklahoma City

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is located in the heart of Oklahoma City, the state capital. Oklahoma City offers a comfortable life style with access to civic, cultural, entertainment, and recreational activities to meet almost anyone's needs.

Downtown Oklahoma City has been revitalized in recent years through the development of the historic "Bricktown" area with its canal, restaurants, and shops. Several historic districts are undergoing substantial transformations. The Oklahoma River south of downtown is an official Olympic training site for rowing and kayaking and offers many entertainment options. Several other historic districts are undergoing substantial transformations as well.

The Civic Center Music Hall serves as a state-of-the-art venue for musical, theater, and dance productions. Oklahoma City enjoys an accomplished philharmonic orchestra, ballet, chamber music groups, and repertory companies, and serves as host to many of Broadway's touring presentations. The spring Arts Festival is a popular annual event held in our downtown Myriad Gardens. deadCENTER Film Festival is Oklahoma's largest film festival and one of the "Top 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" according to MovieMaker Magazine.

Oklahoma City is the home of the world-renowned National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center. The Oklahoma City Zoo is among the ten best in the nation, and is specifically known for the design of its natural habitats. Located nearby the Zoo is Remington Park, one of the nation's premier horse racing tracks.

Minor league professional sports are popular, particularly our Oklahoma Dodgers baseball team. We are proud to say that we have a professional basketball team in the Oklahoma City Thunder. Collegiate athletics are well represented by our own University of Oklahoma Sooners (seven national championships) and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys.

Oklahoma City offers wonderful quiet residential areas with access to quality schools, and shopping areas. Public parks and golf courses are abundant and accessible, and our many regional lakes are popular among those who enjoy water sports. Weather presents the entire spectrum of seasons.

Possibly our greatest asset, however, is our people. The people of central Oklahoma are hard-working, friendly, and independent. They become fine neighbors and friends. It's easy to quickly feel at home in Oklahoma City.

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