Destination: Oklahoma Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Diana Lambdin Meyer
March 05, 2013
The Convergence Of traditional Southern hospitality and the intrigue of Southwest culture create dynamic settings for meetings in Arkansas and Oklahoma; however, the ever-present influence of Native Americans has helped define the personalities of the communities in the two states.
By Steve Winston
February 28, 2012
It seems like a sort of odd coupling. One state’s Southern, and the other’s Western. Folks in Arkansas like their grits of hominy and their apples fried, while Oklahomans prefer their grits of cheese, washed down with PB&J in a Glass (PB&J mixed with milk, grape juice and graham crackers). Baseball caps are common in Arkansas, while it’s cowboy hats in Oklahoma. The accents are different. The lifestyles are different. Yet—in addition to a common border of roughly 200 miles—there are still things these two neighbors have in common.
By Macie Schreibman
December 29, 2010
If you’re a person who loves surprises, you’ll love the neighboring states of Arkansas and Oklahoma. ’Cause, quite frankly, they’re full of them.
Learn about Oklahoma for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Oklahoma has a few surprises up its sleeve—the first of which is its unexpected views. The state has so many different terrains as a state, and is known as Green Country. So, planners and attendees can expect to see lush, green rolling hills, especially in Tulsa.
Another surprise is that Oklahoma has been a state for a little more than 100 years, as it joined the nation in 1907. Although young, however, it has a rich past, specifically in Native American history. Possibly even lesser known is that, literally translated, the name “Oklahoma” (which comes from the Choctaw words “okla” and “humma”) means “red people.”
For planners, this state offers two major cities in which to do business: Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Together, they offer superb meetings infrastructure as well as such cultural beacons as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of art from the American West.