Tulsa, OK

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Tulsa showing a city, a fountain and a high rise building

Cowboys, oil and the Art Deco movement have all left their mark on Oklahoma’s second largest city.

Tulsa has changed its appearance on more than one occasion. It has transitioned from its Native American foundations to a frontier town to the “Oil Capital of the World.” Today, it’s no longer dependent on black gold (oil), but business is still booming thanks to aerospace, finance, high-tech and telecommunications industries.

Tulsa’s streets are easy to navigate as they are laid out in a simple grid system. Explore the downtown area on foot. It is situated near the banks of the Arkansas River and home to numerous attractions including a baseball park, shops, restaurants and art galleries. Look up and marvel at the Art Deco skyscrapers. The city has the third largest collections of Art Deco buildings in the U.S. When Tulsa settlers struck oil in the early twentieth century, the city spent some of the profits on the huge ornate structures. This includes the Philcade Building, financed by oil tycoon Waite Phillips.

Tulsa has many attractions for the whole family. Observe jaguars, lions, kangaroos, emus and hundreds of other animals at Tulsa Zoo. Set the heart beating faster on the rides at Bell’s Amusement Park and the Big Splash Water Park. Discover Tulsa’s aviation history at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium. You’ll learn about the city’s early aviators and its contributions to space exploration.

Tulsa is also well known for its much larger than life statues. The Golden Driller is a 76-foot (26-meter) statue of an oil worker. The bronze sculpture known as Praying Hands at the entrance of Oral Roberts University stands 60 feet (18.3 meters) high.

For some evening and nighttime fun, be sure to put the Blue Dome District on your itinerary. Named after an old 1920s gas station that used to attract early Route 66 travelers, it is now the center of downtown Tulsa’s nightlife. There’s a diverse mix of bars, clubs and restaurants. The district is also known for the annual Blue Dome Arts Festival that runs in the middle of May.

Where to stay in Tulsa

Osage Casino Downtown Tulsa
Osage Casino Downtown Tulsa
3.5 out of 5
951 West 36th Street North, Tulsa, OK
The price is $94 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in Tulsa, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Osage Casino - Tulsa and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Hawthorne Park. Gilcrease Museum and Ida Dennie Willis Museum ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (521 reviews)
"Very clean and friendly environment. 10/10 would recommend"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Osage Casino Downtown Tulsa
River Spirit Casino Resort
River Spirit Casino Resort
4 out of 5
8330 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa, OK
The price is $139 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in South Tulsa, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of River Spirit Casino Resort, Arkansas River, and Oral Roberts University. Prayer Tower and Mabee ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,546 reviews)
"We had a good time at the hotel and enjoyed Margaritaville."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

River Spirit Casino Resort
Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown
Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown
4 out of 5
100 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK
The price is $116 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Downtown Tulsa, this hotel is steps from Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Tulsa Municipal Building and Philtower are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,748 reviews)
"The property was easy to find and extremely efficient The location was clean and check in and check out occurred with ease. My roim was clean, my view was pefect. All premises amenities were a 10. My room was in the 9th floor and we slept soundly. Safe and close to everything ee needed."

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2021

Hyatt Regency Tulsa Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Owasso, OK
Home2 Suites by Hilton Owasso, OK
3 out of 5
8882 N. Garnett Road, Owasso, OK
The price is $77 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Situated in Owasso, this aparthotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ascension St. John Owasso and within 9 mi (15 km) of Tulsa Raceway Park and Tulsa Air and Space Museum ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (139 reviews)
"The Hotel was clean and nice, and the staff was friendly and helpful. It was a great place to stay"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Owasso, OK
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa Catoosa
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa Catoosa
3 out of 5
201 Elliott Ln, Catoosa, OK
The price is $93 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hard Rock Casino Tulsa and Cherokee Casino. D.W. Correll Museum and Catoosa's Historical ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (447 reviews)
"Super clean fast internet I worked from my room without issues. Breakfast was really good. Pool was clean. Comfy beds! Absolutely would recommend!"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa Catoosa
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa-South
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa-South
3 out of 5
4900 W Madison Pl, Broken Arrow, OK
The price is $93 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Situated in Broken Arrow, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Union Multipurpose Activity Center, All Star Sports Complex, and The Cancer Treatment Center ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (539 reviews)
"The value was our top priority. Quiet and close to everything at the same time. Love this place!"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Tulsa-South
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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