For visitors driving to Oklahoma, there are nine 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.
10 miles south of OK/KS border near Blackwell
580-363-2624 Learn more
On I-35 at 122nd Street near the intersections
of I-40, I-44 and I-35
405-478-4637 Learn more
4 miles north of OK/TX border near Thackerville
580-276-9912 Learn more
25 miles southwest of OK/MO border near Miami
918-542-9303 Learn more
9 miles east of OK/TX border near Erick
580-526-3283 Learn more
7200 SE 29th
405-739-8232 Learn more
17 miles west of OK/AR border near Sallisaw
918-775-9601 Learn more
NE 23rd & Lincoln Blvd in the 1st floor rotunda
405-521-3356 Learn more
2 miles north of OK/TX border near Colbert
580-296-2672 Learn more
Oklahoma is in the Central Time Zone and observes Daylight Saving Time. The only exception to this is the Kenton area in the panhandle; it is in the Mountain Time Zone.
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's 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's website.
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.
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.
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 2am. 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.
Oklahoma is home to three Air Force bases and one Army base. The largest of these include Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City and Fort Sill 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 at Tinker Air Force Base, Vance Air Force Base in Enid and Altus Air Force Base.