Introduction to Norman, Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma, in Cleveland county, is 17 miles S of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The city is in the Oklahoma City area.
Norman was settled during the Great Land Run of 1889. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway planned it as a station site in 1886. It was named after Abner E. Norman, who surveyed the area. Norman is the hometown of James Garner, the American actor. It is the county seat of Cleveland County, which was founded in 1855.
Norman and nearby Attractions
- Colonial Estates Shopping Center
- Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
- Historical House Museum of Cleveland County
- Little River Wildlife Managment Area
- Mainsite Contemporary Art Gallery
- Lake Thunderbird State Park
Things To Do In Norman
While in Norman one can pay a visit to the Little River Wildlife Management Area. The Historical House Museum of Cleveland County, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Jacobson House provide insight into the area’s history. One can shop at the Colonial Estates Shopping Center, the Parkway Plaza Shopping Center, the Brookhaven Village Shopping Center and the Robinson Crossing Shopping Center. Local celebrations include the Cleveland County Free Fair, the Oktoberfest Frontier Style, the May Fair Arts Festival and the 89er Day Festival.
Will Rogers World Airport is nearby.
Norman Higher Education
The University of Oklahoma and Moore Norman Technology Center are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Oklahoma City Community College and Rose State College.