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.

Have you been to the Oklahoma desert? Visit the Little Sahara State Park in Woods, Co.

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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.

Have you ever seen the Oklahoma salt plains before? Visit the Salt Plain National Park

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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 terrifying towns & creepy 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.

16 Oklahoma Phrases That Would Stump Out-of-Towners

Every state seems to have its own way of talking. Here are a few of the more common phrases that'll have you wondering what Okies are saying.

Look inside this historic 8.5 million dollar OK. mansion

This incredible property is located at 1414 Galveston Ave. in Tulsa, OK. This isn't just any old manor either, it's the historic McBirney Mansion which is listed in the National Historic Record. If you have a spare 8.5 million dollars you could be the proud new owner of this epic estate. Interested? It's listed by Curtis Roberts of McGraw Realtors. The McBirney Mansion features around 15,900 square feet with 7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and more living space both formal and family across 3 stories. Actually, 4 if you count the basement. This estate sits on 2.9 acres with breathtaking views of the Arkansas River and some of the most magnificent natural landscaping and outdoor spaces you'll ever see. You could own a piece of OK. history!

9 Chain Restaurants Founded In Oklahoma

While some Oklahoma original restaurants are obvious and common knowledge, there are a few that will likely surprise you having a start in the Sooner State. At least, they were shockers to me. Whether you want burgers, BBQ, pizza, breakfast, or Tex-Mex, the tastes of Oklahoma stretch far beyond our border.

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