Honors & Awards

National Home of Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!
The children of America's most unforgettable song-writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein officially designate Discoveryland! as "The National Home" of their fathers' musical, "OKLAHOMA!"

Participants in the presentation are (l to r) W.T.Jeffers, Discoveryland!; Theodore Chapin, Executive Director of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization; William Hammerstein, Mary Rodgers, and Bill Jeffers of Discoveryland!

Top 51 National Treasures in America
Discoveryland! was named one of the "Top 51 National Treasures in America" by
InStyle magazine

The 53rd Presidential Inaugural

Discoveryland! was honored to represent the State of Oklahoma in the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Parade

QVC "Oklahoma Broadcast"
Discoveryland! chosen as the site for QVC Shopping Network's "Oklahoma Broadcast" in their "50 States in 50 Weeks Tour of America"

Reader's Digest's "America the Beautiful"
Cast of Discoveryland! selected to perform song OKLAHOMA! in Reader's Digest's two-hour music video

Outstanding Tourist Attraction in Oklahoma
Presented by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association

Silver Award
Presented by the World Travel Market, London, England for Best Entertainment at the 1987 World Travel Market

Outstanding Attraction in Oklahoma
Presented by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation

Outstanding Attraction in Green Country
Presented by Green Country, Inc.

Top 100 Events in North America
Presented by the American Bus Association

Travel Guide Lists Tulsa as Top 10 City
Even the experts agree - Tulsa doesn't readily come to mind when vacation time rolls around. Yet a traveling convoy of editors and writers with Fodor's Travel Publications say Oklahoma's second-largest city is a treat for the senses - as well as the pocketbook. Tulsa offers so many delightful, undiscovered amenities that the travel guide specialists named the city one of its 10 outstanding travel destinations of 2002. And editors rated the relatively small but sophisticated city for travelers seeking an escape minus crowds and high price tag.

Spotlighted are Tulsa's American Indian culture, its magnificent art deco buildings and host of summer festivals. The Woolaroc museum and animal preserve was noted as the top outing, with Western Hills Guest Ranch named as best place to stay. The not-to-miss event was a performance of Oklahoma! at Discoveryland!
~ Tulsa World

"No matter how many times you have seen this ebullient musical, there's nothing quite like viewing it in its home state underneath the stars. If you're like this reporter, a shiver will run down your back despite yourself when the chorus breaks into OKLAHOMA!"
~ New York Daily News

"What better place to see OKLAHOMA! than in the state that inspired the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. A 2,000-seatamphitheatre built into a hillside about 15 miles from the heart of the city providesthenatural outdoor setting...the production is OUTSTANDING!"
~ San Diego Tribune

"The great outdoors is the site of this OKLAHOMA! The play is presented like none you've seen before. Real horses and a full-sized surrey with the fringe on top cross the earthen stage."
~ The Chicago Star

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