Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, is a city that lies on the Arkansas River and is the second-largest city in Oklahoma. It a big city, so there is lots to do and see in this scenic city by the river. Here are some fun things to do while in Tulsa!
1. The Philtower Building
This is a landmark and historical place as well as a workplace and office building. It was in 1979 that this building was given the honor of being listed on the National Register of Historic Places. An interesting fact about this landmark is that when it was built it was intended to be a high-rise office building. But, in 2004, floors 12-20 became loft apartments, making the Philtower Building known as the city of Tulsa’s first mixed use high-rise building.
The Philtower Building
Address: 427 S Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK
Website: The Philtower Building
2. Utica Square
West Elm’s biggest sale of the year starts today, 5/25! It’s Buy More, Save More. Plus extended store hours to shop even longer.Posted by Utica Square on Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Let your Southern out with friend chicken and okra from Pepper's.Posted by Utica Square on Friday, 25 September 2015
This is an upscale shopping complex that is known as Tulsa’s most treasured midtown destination for shopping, dining and services. There are more than 50 stores like Coach, Loft and West Elm here. As for dining, check out Polo Grill, Pepper’s Grill or Olive Garden. There are also outdoor concerts held here.
Address: 1864 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK
Website: Utica Square
3. The Golden Driller
This is a 75-foot-tall (23 m) statue of an oil worker, making it the fifth-tallest statue in the United States. Originally built for the International Petroleum Exposition, the Golden Driller was adopted by the Oklahoma Legislature as the state monument and ever since then people have been enjoying coming to see the statue and clicking pictures with it. The statue stands in front of the Tulsa Expo Center, which is the center of the Tulsa State Fair.
The Golden Driller
Address: Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK
4. Gilcrease Museum
This is a museum that is perfect for weddings since it offers great views and is located just northeast of downtown Tulsa. What you will find inside this museum is the world’s largest collection of art of the American West. It also has a collection of art and artifacts from Central and South America. Also, there is a nice lake outside.
Address: 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, OK
Website: Gilcrease Museum
5. Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM)
A one-of-a-kind photo of last Saturday's wedding reception inside our American Airlines MD-80 at TASM! #original #tasmPosted by Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM) on Tuesday, 20 May 2014
At the Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM) you will find various science exhibits, interactive displays, a flight simulator lab, a planetarium and a fairly new Discovery Center that features a MD-80 aircraft, inside which people have had their wedding reception! There are also planes from WWII, which some locals truly love. It is a big part of Tulsa and people enjoy coming here with family to take part in the variety of family friendly events held here.
Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM)
Address: 3624 N 74th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK
Website: Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM)
6. The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Who is Sherwin Miller? Find out in our new Sherwin Miller exhibit located in our permanent gallery of Jewish History and Culture.Posted by The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art on Tuesday, 19 January 2016
This is an art museum that highlights the rich history and culture of people of the Jewish faith. It is a great place for those who want to know more about the Jewish culture since it is shown beautifully through art and ancient artifacts. There are also special exhibits and events that showcase all kinds of work representing Jewish artists from history up to artists of modern times. It is at this place that you will find the largest collection of Judaica in the southwest.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Address: 2021 E 71st Street, Tulsa, OK
7. Tulsa Zoo
Moloch proves: Biggest is the Best In the Komodo world, only the biggest lizard wins. Though normally solitary, they...Posted by Tulsa Zoo on Friday, 28 April 2017
Get the inside scoop with 12 special zookeeper chats during #PartyforthePlanet! During our Sea Lion Presentations at...Posted by Tulsa Zoo on Saturday, 22 April 2017
This is a zoo in Tulsa with lots of exhibits and animals to explore. Some of the animals here include Malayan tigers, Komodo dragons, and California sea lions. There are presentations and events held every now and then here as well. Come visit the animals and check out the exhibits while spending a day with family and friends!
Address: 6421 E 36th Street North, Tulsa, OK
Website: Tulsa Zoo
8. The Cave House
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO THE CAVE HOUSE (and of course to me) 20 years ago, we signed on the dotted line..... I had no idea...Posted by Tulsa Cave House on Thursday, 1 June 2017
Just a'waitin for the Tulsa Spirit Tour bus. It's so wonderful over here in the evening!Posted by Tulsa Cave House on Friday, 13 May 2016
This is a historical house in Tulsa that is occupied, but the owner offers tours. The tour of the house is fun and educational and you will hear exciting stories detailing the history of the place and the paranormal from the tour guide. People who have visited the house say it feels like a real cave on the inside. Tours are available by appointment on weekends and the admission charge is 10 USD. Something unique to see in Tulsa!
The Cave House
Address: 1623 Charles Page Blvd, 74127 Tulsa, OK
Website: The Cave House
9. Woodward Park
The Arboretum (a garden of trees) is a three-acre delight in Woodward Park with a curved walking path and many benches. ...Posted by Tulsa Garden Center on Wednesday, 7 September 2016
This is a cute park that also has a botanical garden and arboretum. Families enjoy this park and the beautiful rose garden it houses. Last, but not least, in 2014, the park was given the honor of being added to the National Register of Historic Places, so come and visit this beautiful and significant site.
Address: 2324 S Rockford Ave, Tulsa, OK
Website: Woodward Park
10. See a concet/event at BOK Center
This is Tulsa’s award winning entertainment center where concerts like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Eagles, Def Leppard, Keith Urban as well as a concert by Paul McCartney have been held. It is a big stadium, arena and sports venue. While in Tulsa, be sure to attend a concert or event here, check out their website to see what’s on during your visit!
Address: 200 S Denver Avenue W, Tulsa, OK
Website: BOK Center
Fun in Tulsa
Tulsa is a big town with lots to see and do. Spend some time in this exciting town on your next trip with the family or a group of friends and discover all of the interesting and fun activities that await!
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