Norman

Overview

Introduction

This town is home to the University of Oklahoma. In 2005, the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art on the university campus opened a new wing that houses its impressive collection of French Impressionist paintings, American painting and sculpture (particularly Modernism and Southwest), Asian and Native American art . The Sam Noble Natural History Museum south of campus has exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to Native American history, much of it "hands on" and child friendly. You can look a Tyranosaurus Rex right in the eye from the second floor, or sit in an Indian canoe. Downtown Norman has a beautifully preserved brick railway station, and Main Street boasts the Sooner Theater, restored and maintained for art films and live performances, as well as Native American gallery shops. Norman also hosts a large Medieval Fair in March, as well as numerous smaller arts, crafts and music fairs throughout the summer. 15 mi/24 km south of Oklahoma City.

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