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Norman’s fearsome reputation as the most tornado-prone area of the United States seems to bear little resemblance to the pretty, green town which welcomes visitors with a smile. The weather can at times be extreme, but most of the excitement here comes at the start of the football season, when the university Sooners team kicks off their campaign. With cultural treasures, stunning architecture, and tranquil parks, it is no wonder that so many of the university’s graduates just can’t leave.

Things to see

The historic city center is a great place for a wander, with its characteristic red-brick buildings and the sinuous Canadian River which runs right through the town. Take a leisurely trip on one of the riverboats and let the sights drift peacefully by. One of the main landmarks in Norman is the Bizzell Library, which is part of the University of Oklahoma. This palatial, flamboyant building is an important historic site, owing to landmark discrimination court rulings in the 1950s, but it is still a thriving student library today. Sports fans can try to catch a Sooners game at the university stadium, where steadfast supporters turn out in their resplendent red outfits – there’s a great deal of pride for this local team which consistently makes the championships. In the evening, there are various bars and clubs, or you can flirt a little with lady luck at the Riverwind Casino.

Hotels in Norman

Norman has a whole host of discount hotels available, offering great value for money. There are plenty of familiar-brand hotels, as well as a few independent guesthouses. In the budget hotels, you’re likely to have a comfortable and spacious room with tea and coffee making facilities and sometimes extra conveniences such as microwaves. Large suites or interconnecting rooms make family vacations a breeze. Cable TV and free WiFi usually come as standard. The guesthouses in Norman are usually characterful properties with traditionally-furnished rooms and personal touches, such as cooked-to-order breakfasts and private verandas where you can enjoy an evening drink.

Where to stay

Norman city center offers plenty of budget hotels to choose from. Here, you will be close to the main cultural landmarks and university facilities, as well as having shopping centers, entertainment venues, and restaurants right on the doorstep. There are a couple of historic guesthouses close to the university as well. For business trips or easy access to the casino entertainment complex, stay in the south district of Norman, on the banks of the river. If you’d prefer a completely tranquil and naturally beautiful location, choose one of the guesthouses out to the east, on the edge of Lake Thunderbird.

How to get to Norman

Norman is located about 30 minutes away from the state capital, Oklahoma City. The Will Rogers World Airport is located here, and receives flights from several major destinations across the USA, including Chicago, Houston, and Los Angeles. Local buses and taxis provide frequent services to Norman, or you can pre-book an airport shuttle service. Rental cars are also available from the terminal building. There are direct buses and some Amtrak trains running between downtown Oklahoma City and Norman. The Witchita Mountains and the Lake Thunderbird State Park make easy daytrips from Norman, accessible either by car or by organized tour.