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 Waynoka, OK.

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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.

16 Unbelievable Sights to Behold in Oklahoma

Long thought of as just a 'fly-over' state, there's a ton of unbelievable destinations in Oklahoma that America is missing out on.

Oklahoma's Top 10 Most Dangerous & Deadly Animals

Oklahoma is well known for having some of the most dangerous and deadly wild animals to be found anywhere in the United States. The Sooner State is home to several species of wild animals that could quickly and easily harm or kill you. We have it all, from poisonous snakes and spiders to carnivorous predators and everything in between. You'll want to be aware and avoid these dangerous and deadly animals if at all possible. Most aren't looking to harm or kill you but if disturbed or agitated will absolutely attack.

The Best Things About Oklahoma

It seems we've reached a point in human history where the norm is to sit around and complain about anything and everything. Oklahoma is a sore subject on both political sides of the aisle. So instead of adding to the morose nature of being bummed, here are some 100% pure Sooner State things Okies can't help but think positively about.

The Top 5 most frightening Oklahoma myths & monsters

These five frightening Oklahoma myths and monsters will keep you up at night. We're talking about pure nightmare fuel. No matter what you believe or where you live you aren't safe from these legendary fiends of absolute terror. You can find these sinister creatures in the deep woods, lakes, and even within city limits across the Sooner State. Even your home isn't safe from these monstrous beasts. If you've lived here for a while you may have heard of some, maybe even all of these mythological and supernatural monsters below.

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