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Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department Launches New 'Imagine That' Campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department announced Monday that it has launched a new “Imagine That” tourism marketing campaign.  

“Imagine That,” the state’s official branding tagline, illustrates Oklahoma’s lifestyle-rich opportunities that inspire visitors to dream big. This is the first television campaign showcasing the new state branding, and it marks the first time since 2015 that OTRD has released a campaign of this scale with new filming. 

“I’m proud of the hard work that went into this campaign to showcase the unique experiences Oklahoma has to offer,” said Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell, who also serves as Secretary of Tourism, Wildlife and Heritage. “Imagine That’ paints a vivid picture of our culture, economy, and resources through inspiring visuals, powerful stories, and a resounding message: Oklahoma is a great place to live, visit, work and play. I’m excited to see how this helps the state grow, and how it will shape our future for the better.” 

Featuring different themes throughout the state, a six-video commercial series shows people bringing to life their imaginative dreams. The videos will air on social media, streaming platforms and in designated cable markets. 

“This campaign captures Oklahoma in its truest form: a larger-than-life state,” said Shelley Zumwalt, OTRD Executive Director. “Oklahoma is home to incredible state parks, world-class museums, top-notch restaurants and much more. Our unique personality and charm makes the state a leading tourist destination, and I know this campaign will draw in visitors who are looking to find that independent spirit and ethos that only The State of Oklahoma can provide.” 

The advertising campaign features the Irving Berlin song, “Blue Skies,” which embodies the optimistic spirit “Imagine That” represents. With help from the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, the department launched an open call for Oklahoma-based musicians for the commercials. OTRD chose five local artists who each recorded their own take on Berlin’s 1926 classic song. 

The videos are titled: The Dandiest Doodler, A Boy Gets His Wings, Queen for a Day, Grape Minds, A Happier Birthday and Birds of a Feather.   

Featuring music by Jason Young of Yukon, the Dandiest Doodler video features a pair of coworkers embarking on a rugged adventure in Northwest Oklahoma, from motorcycle cruising along Route 66 to riding ATVs at Little Sahara State Park.   
In A Boy Gets His Wings, Oklahoma City violinist and vocalist Kyle Dillingham's music complements the story of a family seeking out family-friendly entertainment in the Southwest corner of the state, from Weatherford's Stafford Air and Space Museum to Lone Wolf's Quartz Mountain State Park.   
A young child’s dreams of becoming royalty comes true in Queen for a Day, featuring vocals from Woodward’s Bobbi Holiday and composition by Muskogee’s Aaron Newberry, as they take an adventure of their regal dreams by visiting enchanting Northeast Oklahoma spots like The Castle of Muskogee and Tahlequah’s Rollie Pollie Ice Cream Shop.    
Grape Minds, composed by Newberry and with vocals by Lyric Peterson of Tahlequah, combines a girls’ weekend with a father-son adventure at Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant and Robbers Cave State Park in Wilburton.   
With vocals by McAlester-born Trey Rose and music by Newberry, A Happier Birthday follows a group of friends across the state, from Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura in Oklahoma City to Greenwood Historical District in Tulsa.    
A granddaughter and her grandparents sightsee statewide in Birds of a Feather, where they visit spots that include the Oklahoma City Zoo and Birdhouse Cottages in Medicine Park. Music composition by Newberry.  
To watch the videos online, visit  

Those eager to plan their Oklahoma adventures can reference two new travel guides released by OTRD in January. Copies of the 2023 Oklahoma Travel Guide and 2023 Oklahoma State Parks & Outdoor Guide are available online at   

Full list of locations filmed: 


Enid Skatepark – Enid   
Enid Brewing Company & Eatery – Enid   
Gloss Mountain State Park – Fairview  
Little Sahara State Park – Waynoka  
National Route 66 Museum Sign – Elk City  
Bumblebee statue – Stillwater  
Salt Plains State Park – Jet  
Under Her Wing was the Universe – Enid  


Elote Restaurant – Tulsa  
Gathering Place – Tulsa  
Greenwood Rising – Tulsa  
Roaming the Osage tours at Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve – Pawhuska  
Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at The Castle of Muskogee – Muskogee  
Rollie Pollie Ice Cream Shop – Tahlequah  
Sequoyah State Park Nature Center – Hulbert   


Beavers Bend Mining Company – Broken Bow  
Choctaw Casino and Resort – Durant  
Choctaw Cultural Center – Calera  
Hochatime – Hochatown  
Magnolia Mile Art Alley – Durant  
Robbers Cave State Park – Wilburton  

Southwest / South Central 

Birdhouse Cottages – Medicine Park  
Lucille’s Roadhouse – Weatherford  
Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center – Medicine Park  
Museum of the Great Plains – Lawton  
Quartz Mountain State Park – Lone Wolf  
Stafford Air & Space Museum – Weatherford  
Turner Falls Park – Davis  


Jones Assembly – Oklahoma City  
Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura – Oklahoma City  
First Americans Museum – Oklahoma City  
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Oklahoma City  
Oklahoma City Zoo – Oklahoma City   
"Imagine That” video “Birds of a Feather” includes shots of a granddaughter enjoying a day with her grandparents at The Gathering Place in Tulsa. Photo provided by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.

"Imagine That” video “A Boy Gets His Wings” includes shots of a family trip to the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Woodward. Photo provided by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.

"Imagine That” video “A Happier Birthday” includes shots of a group of friends having fun at Mix- Tape at Factory Obscura in Oklahoma City. Photo provided by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department.
Media Contact: 
Rylie Mansuetti, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department 
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