Delight your senses with a trip to Tulsa. As Oklahoma’s second-largest city, Tulsa boasts tons of big city attractions while retaining a friendly small town charm. From significant historic sites in the north to river trails in the south and Route 66 right in the middle, Tulsa has something for every interest. Browse world-class museums like the Philbrook Museum of Art and the Gilcrease Museum (currently closed for construction), catch a concert at the state-of-the-art BOK Center or cheer on the city’s hockey and baseball teams, the Tulsa Oilers and the Tulsa Drillers.
Downtown Tulsa offers several vibrant districts, each with a distinct feel and one-of-a-kind offerings. The Tulsa Arts District is home to the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Tulsa and various performances at the Guthrie Green’s outdoor amphitheater. Centennial Park anchors the Pearl District where you can sip on craft beer and enjoy a meal from some of the city’s oldest restaurants like El Rancho Grande and Ike’s Chili. The Brookside District is home to a seasonal farmers’ market, while visitors can take a poignant tour through the Greenwood Cultural Center in the Greenwood Historical District. Plan a trip to discover even more gems within the Deco, Cherry Street, Kendall Whittier, East Village and Blue Dome Entertainment Districts.
Route 66 winds through the heart of T-Town, and the city has a deep love for this historical alignment. Visitors along the Mother Road can spot the circa-1928 Circle Cinema, Cain’s Ballroom - the “home of Bob Wills,” and Route 66 Historic Village that marks the site of the first oil strike in Tulsa with a 194-foot-tall oil derrick. Another must-see is the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, which wows visitors with its distinctive art deco architecture that the city is known for.
Family-friendly attractions abound in Tulsa where you’re just a short drive from the incredible Tulsa Zoo, the Tulsa Air & Space Museum and the Gathering Place, a 70-acre space that boasts a 5-acre playground, skate park, nature trails, boathouse and more right along the Arkansas River.
When it comes to celebrations, no one does it quite like Tulsa. The city celebrates each season with annual events like the Tulsa International Mayfest in the spring, Linde Oktoberfest in the fall and Winterfest in the holiday season. No matter what time of year you visit, Tulsa is ready to welcome you with delicious dining, world-class attractions and fun events.