Visitor Information

Tourism Information Centers
Time Zone
Driving Information
Air Service
Public Transportation
Alcohol
Climate
Military Information

Tourism Information Centers

For visitors driving to Oklahoma, there are 12 convenient Tourism Information Centers located throughout the state. Each is staffed by professional travel counselors and stocked with state maps, free brochures and plenty of hot, fresh coffee. Some centers offer gift shops where you can find Oklahoma souvenirs of every sort. Regardless of which highway you are traveling, you'll find a Tourism Information Center nearby.

I-35 from Kansas
10 miles south of OK/KS border near Blackwell
580-363-2624
I-35 from Texas
4 miles north of OK/TX border near Thackerville
580-276-9912
I-40 from Texas Panhandle
9 miles east of OK/TX border near Erick
580-526-3283
I-40 from Arkansas
17 miles west of OK/AR border near Sallisaw
918-775-9601
I-44 from Texas
28 miles north of OK/TX border near Walters
580-875-2425
Highway 69 from Texas
2 miles north of OK/TX border
near Colbert
580-296-2672
In Oklahoma City
On I-35 at 122nd Street near the intersections of I-40, I-44 and I-35
405-478-4637
 I-44 from Missouri
25 miles southwest of OK/MO border near Miami
918-542-9303
In Midwest City
7200 SE 29th
Along I-40
405-739-8232
State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City
NE 23rd & Lincoln Blvd in the 1st floor rotunda
405-521-3356

Time Zone

Oklahoma is in the Central Time Zone and observes Daylight Savings Time. The only exception to this is the Kenton area in the Panhandle; it is in the Mountain Time Zone.

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Driving Information

Oklahoma is crisscrossed by three major interstates: I-35, I-40 and I-44. Turnpikes are located on I-44 and other regional areas of the state. Maximum speed limits on interstates outside of city limits are set at 70 mph, while most turnpikes allow a maximum speed limit of 75 mph. Seat belts are required to be worn in Oklahoma for all passengers. For more information on Oklahoma's turnpikes, call 1-800-PIKEPASS or visit the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority website. Pikepasses are available for purchase at the Oklahoma City Tourism Information Center.  The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority's website has additional Pikepass information.  For road conditions during inclement weather, call 405-425-2385 or visit the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Web site.

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Air Service

The Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and the Tulsa International Airport are served by major and regional domestic airlines. The Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport is served by American Eagle.

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Public Transportation

AMTRAK service is available daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, TX. For more information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL. Both Tulsa and Oklahoma City operate a mass transit bus system, with a variety of routes throughout the metro areas.

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Alcohol

Liquor by the drink is available in Oklahoma on a county option basis. In counties where liquor by the drink has been approved, licensed premises sell beer, wine and mixed drinks until 2:00 a.m. Both Oklahoma County and Tulsa County and 35 other counties offer liquor by the drink. Persons must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages.

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Military Information

Oklahoma is home to three Air Force bases and one Army base. The largest of these include Tinker Air Force Base, located in Midwest City, and Fort Sill, located in Lawton. As one of three training installations in the country, Fort Sill annually processes more than 18,000 officers and enlisted students. This active working base has also been designated a National Historic Landmark, and consistently receives numerous military awards.

The United States Air Force also maintains a strong presence in Oklahoma, with Tinker Air Force Base in central Oklahoma, Vance Air Force Base in Enid (northwest), and Altus Air Force Base in southwest Oklahoma.

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