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Oklahoma State Capitol Tours

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Oklahoma State Capitol Tours
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In Short:

Experience the history and impact of the entire complex with an Oklahoma State Capitol Tour. Operated by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation, Oklahoma State Capitol Tours are available for visitors, residents, school field trips or other groups. Guided tours can be schedule in advance, or there are brochures available to assist you on a self-guided tour.

Tour Times:

Admission to the Oklahoma State Capitol is free, and tours are offered hourly from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. It is best to schedule your tour in advance by calling (800) 652-6552. Tours begin at the Welcome Center in the first floor rotunda.

To See on the Tour:

Trained volunteers take visitors on a 45-minute tour of the State Capitol complex, giving pieces of fascinating Oklahoma history along the way, including the fact that ours is the only capitol with a working oil well on its grounds.

The structure itself is of Greco-Roman architecture and includes 650 rooms on 11 acres of floor space. See the marble floors and stairs, hand-painted ceilings, portraits of famous Oklahomans and other fantastic artwork, the newly-added dome and more.

Location & Parking:

Get a detailed map of the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex area.

Administrators of the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex recommend the south parking lot for those scheduling capitol tours. Parking is free, but the area can get crowded when the Legislature is in session.

Dining Options:

The Oklahoma State Capitol Complex itself has no restaurants, but there are snack bars located in the basement and on the fourth floor. These snack bars serve items such as candy, soda and sandwiches. A number of fast food places are nearby, and the many restaurants in Bricktown are only a short drive.

Nearby Hotels & Lodging:

Coming from out of town to take an Oklahoma State Capitol Tour? Here are some hotel options nearby:

  • The Skirvin Hotel
    One Park Avenue
    Less than 2 miles from the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex
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  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    300 East Sheridan
    Less than 2 miles from the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex
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  • Sheraton Hotel
    One North Broadway
    Less than 2 miles from the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex
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  • Renaissance Hotel
    Ten North Broadway
    Less than 2 miles from the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex
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  • Courtyard Downtown
    2 West Reno
    Less than 2 miles from the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex
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