Norman (Oklahoma)

Norman is a city in the Frontier Country region of Oklahoma and in Cleveland County, is the third largest city in the state and is home to the University of Oklahoma (popularly known as OU), the state's largest and flagship University.

Get in

Norman is located less than 30 minutes due south of Oklahoma City, and approximately 3 hours north of Dallas, on I-35. It is easiest to access by car, though there is limited Amtrak service to the area (train does stop in Norman), as well as bus service from Oklahoma City. An Airport Express shuttle will transport you from the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City directly to your destination in Norman: +1 405 681-3311.

By bus

By train

Get around

Norman has a small transit system, so it's easier to get around by car. Areas around the OU campus can be accessed on foot. Local bus service, with some service to Oklahoma City, is free to OU students and faculty and affordable for others.


Norman is home to the University of Oklahoma, a member of the Big XII conference. The OU campus, the heart of the city, is located north of Highway 9 and south of Boyd St. in between Elm St. and Jenkins. It has a 2 million-volume library open to the public, a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a law school, National Championship-winning football and men's gymnastics teams and one of the top women's basketball teams in the nation. It houses two major museums (see below, under Do).

Norman's small historic downtown, located on and around Main St. east of University, hosts an increasingly thriving array of local businesses, including:

Notable restaurants, bars and cafes in the historic downtown (see full listings below under Eat and Drink): Benvenuti's (Italian), Sweet Basil Cafe (Thai), Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee, Coach's (microbrewery), Bison Witches Bar and Deli, The Diner (just like the name says), Pho Sooner Vietnamese Restaurant.





For truly distinctive Norman souvenirs, pick up T-shirts from Rusty's Frozen Custard and Guestroom Records.

Shopping areas





Go next

Routes through Norman

END Oklahoma City  N  S  Pauls Valley Fort Worth
Oklahoma City Moore  N  S  Pauls Valley Dallas/Fort Worth
Wellington Newcastle  W  E  Seminole Fort Smith

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