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.
Known for its art deco architecture, downtown Tulsa offers varied attractions and vibrant nightlife.
The Golden Driller, the sixth-tallest statue in the country, overlooks Route 66 in Tulsa.
Tulsa Freedom Fest
Join in the celebration at Folds of Honor FreedomFest on the banks of the Arkansas River.
Neon Sign Park
Visit the Neon Sign Park to see neon signs replicated from ones that once stood on Route 66.
Tulsa River Parks Trail System
The River Parks Trails weave through the Tulsa riverfront area and its entertainment venues.
Tulsa Air & Space Museum
Let your imagination soar in the cockpit of a fighter jet or space shuttle simulator at TASM.
The Gathering Place Park
The entire family will love this 66-acre park featuring large-scale, imaginative themed playgrounds.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a concert in this modern downtown outdoor venue.
Linde Oktoberfest in Tulsa
Celebrate German culture with bratwurst, beer, polka music, dancing, carnival rides and more.
During your visit, take a walking or bike tour of Tulsa or even a spooky Tulsa spirit tour.
Cyrus Avery Plaza on Route 66
Use the pedestrian walkway over Route 66 to visit the Cyrus Avery Plaza for great photo ops.
Once the home of Bob Wills' radio show, this 1924 venue still hosts an eclectic mix of concerts.
Tulsa State Fair
This 11-day fair offers carnival rides, livestock shows, fair food, hundreds of exhibitors and more.
Explore Tulsa and enjoy art deco architecture, attractions, museums and a thriving nightlife scene.
Enjoy a variety of entertainment at Guthrie Green such as concerts, festivals, a movie or a picnic.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Stay at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for casino thrills, luxurious lodging and delicious dining.
Tulsa State Fair
Thrill to carnival rides, see a livestock show, watch Disney on Ice, and enjoy tasty fair food.
Buck Atom's Curious Curios on 66
Stop for a photo op with the giant Buck Atom and shop for Route 66 souvenirs and other treasures.
Route 66 Historical Village
Visit this open-air museum on Route 66 that displays an oil derrick, train and historic gas station.
Get into the Christmas Spirit at Winterfest where you can enjoy a carriage ride and ice skating.