Oklahoma is one state in the US that takes you on an epic getaway filled with Western adventure, diverse outdoor experiences and historic wonders. Offering vibrant American-Indian culture, stunning state parks, and the country’s longest stretch of colourful Route 66, Oklahoma is ready to take the guesswork out of your filming plans.
Oklahoma is located in the South-Central region of the US. The state’s name is known informally by its nickname, The Sooner State and The Great Plains state, and ranks 20th in size in the country. It exemplifies 11 distinct ecological regions, with terrain including flat, fertile plains, sand dunes, high mesas, dense forests, cypress swamps, rolling hills, and mountains covered in rock or trees.
Black Mesa, the highest elevation in the state, stands 4,973 feet above sea level in the far northwest; the lowest elevation, 289 feet, is located near Idabel in the extreme southeast. Oil and natural gas wells can be seen throughout much of the state. Oklahoma’s plains also host large herds of cattle and vast wheat fields.
Oklahoma is located in a temperate region and experiences occasional extremes of temperature and precipitation typical in a continental climate. Most of the state lies in an area known as Tornado Alley characterised by frequent interaction between cold and warm air masses producing severe weather. Due to its position between zones of differing prevailing temperature and winds, weather patterns can vary widely between relatively short distances and can change drastically in a short time.