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TulsaUnited States of America

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

Centennial Park which includes a lake or waterhole, a city and a high rise building

Downtown Tulsa

4/5Very Good!(784 area reviews)

The abundant dining options and live music are top of the list for many visitors to Downtown Tulsa. A stop by BOK Center or Tulsa Performing Arts Center might round out your trip.

Downtown Tulsa
This book store is pretty famous for having some unique things. This is a 8 or 9 foot tall really mad hulk. Was made for a hulk movie and I think I remember there only being three of them made... Pretty interesting stuff here

South Tulsa

4/5Very Good!(1,441 area reviews)

South Tulsa is known for its ample dining options, and you can make a stop by River Spirit Casino Resort and Woodland Hills Mall while in the area.

South Tulsa
Sidewalk ad promoting the Amazing Moustache Dash...whatever that is!

Cherry Street

When in Cherry Street, you can plan a visit to Tulsa Expo Center and Tulsa County Fairgrounds, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Cherry Street
Photos cannot do this place justice!  It is amazing what Tulsa visionaries have created!

Maple Ridge

While visiting Maple Ridge, you might make a stop by sights like Gathering Place and Tulsa Opera.

Maple Ridge
Woody Guthrie Center showing outdoor art

Brady Arts District

While visiting Brady Arts District, you might make a stop by sights like Brady Theater and Cain's Ballroom.

Brady Arts District
Tulsa featuring food

Deco District

If you're spending some time in Deco District, Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Tulsa Art Deco Museum are top sights worth seeing.

Deco District

Top Hotels in Tulsa

River Spirit Casino Resort
River Spirit Casino Resort
4 out of 5
8330 Riverside Parkway, Tulsa, OK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in South Tulsa, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prayer Tower, River Spirit Casino, and Oral Roberts University. Oklahoma Aquarium is 2.1 mi ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,810 reviews)

"Beautiful property great amenities, wish the shower had a better shower head ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

River Spirit Casino Resort
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
Hyatt Regency Tulsa
4 out of 5
100 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK
The price is $89 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Located in Downtown Tulsa, this spa hotel is steps from Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Tulsa Municipal Building and Philtower are ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,621 reviews)

"I enjoyed the staff and team at the Hyatt Regency. The room was excellent and all our needs were met! Having the daily grill downstairs was also a great plus!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hyatt Regency Tulsa
Hampton Inn & Suites Tulsa Central
Hampton Inn & Suites Tulsa Central
2.5 out of 5
3418 S 79th East Ave, Tulsa, OK
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in the heart of Tulsa, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tulsa Community College, Southroads Mall, and Tusla Promenade. Cowan Park and Oklahoma Wesleyan ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (396 reviews)

"Property was clean and room was cool. The breakfast was nice and hot. Would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Tulsa Central
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.

Vacation Rentals in Tulsa

Staybridge Suites Woodland Hills
Staybridge Suites Woodland Hills
3 out of 5
11111 E 73rd St. South, Tulsa, OK
The price is $94 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in South Tulsa, this aparthotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Union Multipurpose Activity Center and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Woodland Hills Mall. The Cancer Treatment ...

4.4/5Excellent! (144 reviews)

"It was very clean, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The amenities were terrific and we really enjoyed our stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Staybridge Suites Woodland Hills
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Broken Arrow
Towneplace Suites by Marriott Broken Arrow
2.5 out of 5
2251 Stone Wood Cir, Broken Arrow, OK
The price is $106 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Situated in Broken Arrow, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Battle Creek Golf Club and within 3 mi (5 km) of RHEMA Bible Training College and Broken Arrow ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (239 reviews)

"Excellent rooms, spacious, clean, well-attired. Daily breakfast very good (waffles if you desire). Staff are very helpful and check-in, check-out very easy. I especially appreciated that social distancing and masks were required. Will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Towneplace Suites by Marriott Broken Arrow
Tulsa Extended Stay Inn and Suites
Tulsa Extended Stay Inn and Suites
2.5 out of 5
8525 E 41st St, Tulsa, OK
The price is $63 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in the heart of Tulsa, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Tulsa Community College, and Southroads Mall. Tusla Promenade ...

1.8/5 (147 reviews)
BED BUGS

"I paid to have a "suite" and it was one of the dirtiest trashed rooms i have ever seen and I see alot of hotels On top of that it had BED BUGS. I got bit all over and then couldnt stand it and went to a friends . The only good thing was Evelyn at front desk she helped me so much and was so nice ! ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

Tulsa Extended Stay Inn and Suites
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.

Popular places to visit in Tulsa

Tulsa Expo Center
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Tulsa Expo Center

4/5(310 reviews)

Learn about the history of Tulsa Expo Center, a well-known monument in Tulsa. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
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Hard Rock Casino Tulsa

4.5/5(393 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Hard Rock Casino Tulsa where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Catoosa? Check out the casinos and lively bars in this family-friendly area.

Cain's Ballroom
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Cain's Ballroom

4.5/5(87 reviews)

Get tickets for a show at Cain's Ballroom, a popular theater in Tulsa. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and great live music.

Oral Roberts University
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Oral Roberts University

4.5/5(118 reviews)

Explore the campus of Oral Roberts University, a top college in Tulsa. Experience the area's great live music or attend a sporting event.

Tulsa Zoo
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Tulsa Zoo

4.5/5(167 reviews)

Visit the native and exotic animals and see why Tulsa Zoo is a favorite stop in Tulsa. Experience the area's great live music or attend a sporting event.

Gathering Place
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Gathering Place

4.5/5(182 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Gathering Place, a lovely green space in Tulsa. Experience the area's great live music and entertainment choices.

Top things to do in Tulsa

City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Oklahoma
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City Scavenger Hunts by Operation City Quest of Oklahoma

$10
Per adult
Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Oklahoma
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Wacky Walks Scavenger Hunt Adventure of Oklahoma

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Oklahoma
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Oklahoma

$20
Per adult
Tulsa Scavenger Hunt: Center of the Universe
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Tulsa Scavenger Hunt: Center of the Universe

$20
Per adult
Tulsa Scavenger Hunt: OK, Let's Go!
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Tulsa Scavenger Hunt: OK, Let's Go!

$20
Per adult
Full-Day Oklahoma Fall Foliage Tour from Tulsa
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Full-Day Oklahoma Fall Foliage Tour from Tulsa

$129
Per adult

Reviews of Tulsa

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 34.44406664399864%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 46.88881332879973%
3 - Okay
481
3 - Okay 16.354981298877934%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.496089765385923%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8160489629377763%

2/5 - Disappointing

Angel

Jun 7, 2020

Couldnt hmdo anything fun cause covid

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 6, 2020

Was ok

4/5 - Good

Roger

Jun 2, 2020

I love tulza

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

I love Tulsa. Not many shopping options downtown but the city is nice and clean and has changed so much since I lived here 30 years ago.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

Very nice town.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 21, 2020

Many things are starting to open in Tulsa and in Oklahoma, which is good

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