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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

A- Overview:
The ten-block district known as the Golden Triangle, lies at the heart of downtown Pittsburgh at the confluence of the picturesque Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers. Once bitterly fought over as the gateway to the West, Pittsburgh today is one of America’s most attractive and most livable cities.

Each of Pittsburgh’s close-knit neighborhoods: the South Side and Mount Washington (across the Monongahela River from the Golden Triangle); the North Side, across the Allegheny River; and Oakland, the university area in the east, attests in its own way to the city’s history and its resurgence. Easily accessible to each other, they retain individual identities, and each adds a unique element to the whole.

Industry in Pittsburgh began with the development of iron foundries in the early 1800s, and by the time of the Civil War, Pittsburgh was producing half of the iron and one third of the glass in the US. Soon after, the city became the world’s leading producer of steel, thanks to the vigorous expansion programs of Andrew Carnegie, who, by 1870, was the richest man in the world. Present-day Pittsburgh is dotted with his cultural bequests, along with those of other wealthy benefactors who were Carnegie’s contemporaries. These include the Mellon bankers, the Frick coal merchants, and the Heinz food producers.

A face-lift in recent years has involved large-scale demolition of abandoned steel mills and freed up much of the downtown waterfront for development and the surrounding areas for gentrification and preservation of historical treasures. For shopping, fine dining and just enjoying the scenery, plan a visit to the Waterfront. Located along the Monongahela River, the Waterfront is now a 360-acre landmark retail development that offers 1.8 million square feet of entertainment, retail shops and much more, making it a must see during any stay.

The popular Andy Warhol Museum, which opened in 1994, bolstered Pittsburgh’s image as a destination city, and an enormous new Convention Center brings in major conferences. The city is easily accessible via numerous interstate highways.

During football season, Pittsburghers lovingly cheer on the hometown football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the game, if someone offers to buy you an “iron”, it doesn’t mean your clothes are rumpled. The local brand of beer in Pittsburgh is Iron City, popularly known as Iron. There are many other interesting local expressions that have become part of Pittsburgh’s culture and history. For example, “city chicken” is not poultry but breaded pork and veal skewered and grilled. “Jumbo” does not refer to size but to bologna, and soft drinks are simply “pop.”

For a spectacular view of the city, take a ride on the Duquesne Incline. Visitors can admire the view from a century-old cable car traveling between West Carson Street and the many fine restaurants of Grandview Avenue. For a historical day trip, visit the Bushy Run Battlefield. It is Pennsylvania’s only recognized Native American battlefield.

A day at the Zoo and Aquarium is always fun for a change of pace. As home to more than 2,000 animals, including a variety of endangered species, it’s a perfect all day outing. Summer is a perfect time to visit nearby Kennywood Park for a fun filled day with the entire family. Kennywood is one of America’s finest traditional amusement parks.

History, attractions, fine dining, weather for all seasons; whatever the interest, the folks from the “burg” will warmly welcome you.

B- City Information:
Population: 350,363

Elevation: 1,223 feet above sea level

Location: Located in the Western portion of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population.

Land Area: 55.5 Square Miles

Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Pittsburgh, it’s 11:00am in Chicago and 9:00am in Los Angeles)

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
28.4
30.5
39.7
49.9
59.8
68.4
73.1
71.6
64.5
53.0
42.9
33.3

High temperature (°F)
37.0
39.5
50.3
61.7
71.4
79.8
84.1
82.5
75.4
64.2
52.2
41.3

Low temperature (°F)
19.9
21.6
29.0
38.0
48.2
57.0
62.0
60.7
53.6
41.8
33.5
25.2

Precipitation (in)
2.6
2.4
3.3
3.1
3.9
3.9
4.0
3.6
3.4
2.4
3.2
2.8

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precip.
16
14
15
14
13
12
11
10
10
10
13
16

Wind speed (mph)
10.4
10.3
10.6
10.2
8.7
8.0
7.3
6.8
7.4
8.3
9.7
10.1

Morning humidity (%)
77
75
76
74
77
80
83
86
87
82
79
78

Afternoon humidity (%)
66
62
57
51
52
53
54
56
57
55
62
67

Sunshine (%)
32
36
43
46
50
55
57
56
55
51
36
28

Days clear of clouds
3
3
4
4
5
5
5
7
7
8
4
3

Partly cloudy days
6
6
7
8
9
12
13
12
10
9
6
6

Cloudy days
22
19
20
17
17
13
13
13
13
14
20
23

Snowfall (in)
11.8
8.9
8.5
1.7
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.4
3.5
8.1

Local Seasons:

From an average high temperature of 82.5 F in July to an average low temperature of 20.8 F in January, Pittsburgh has four very distinct seasons. There are activities taking place year round, with no season in particular known as the “busy season”. However, summer tends to have more leisure visitors due to both the excellent weather and to visitors passing through the city as part of a summer road trip. Fall can be spectacular with the changing of the seasons and the vibrant colors appearing. The same holds true for spring when the numerous blossoms appear, signaling the end of winter. Snow can be frequent and heavy during January through March but it also transforms the city into a postcard-like setting.

Getting There:

By Air

Pittsburgh International Airport

1000 Airport Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15231

412-472-3500

Located 15 miles west of the city

The airport is served by many of the national airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

By Car

Major routes into the roads around the city are I-76 from the northwest (Cleveland) and east (Philadelphia), I-70 from the west (Columbus) and southeast (Washington, D.C.), and I-79 from the north (Erie, PA) and south (Charleston, WV).

By Train

Amtrak

1100 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound:

55 11th St
Pittsburgh PA 15222

412-392-6513

Getting Around Town

It is best to use either a personal or rental car to get around town. Other services available:

Yellow Cab

412-321-8100

Checker Cab

412-664-5600

Embassy Coach

412-672-4600

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day: 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day: last Mon. in May

Independence Day: July 4

Labor Day: 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day: 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve: Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh
412-454-6000
Hours: Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Admission charged.
This museum presents the history of western Pennsylvania. Visit the many changing exhibits as well as the three permanent exhibits. Points in Time, features life in Pittsburgh from 1750 to present time. Glass: Shattering Notions is an interactive story of glass in western Pennsylvania and the Prine Collection of Woodworking Planes – over 200 wooden planes used in Pittsburgh.

Carnegie Science Center
Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh
412-237-3400
Hours: Sunday – Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 9pm
Admission charged.
This centers features an Omnimax Theater, over 250 hands – on exhibits, a WWII submarine and the world’s only electronic exhibits theater.

Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh
412-237-8300
Hours: Sunday & Wednesday 11am – 6pm; Thursday – Saturday 11am – 8pm; closed Monday & Tuesday
Admission charged.
Visit the works of one of the most influential artists in 20th century U.S. history. This seven story building consists of more than 3000 forms of trans-media works of art. This is one museum that is not to be missed.

Gateway Clipper Fleet
9 Station Square Dock, Pittsburgh
412-355-7980
Hours: Depends on cruise
Admission: varies
A cruise? In Pittsburgh? You bet! Take your family on an adventure on the high seas. A favorite for everyone in the family.

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh
412-322-5058
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday 10am – 5pm; Friday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Admission charged.
This is a hands-on museum that can entertain children of all ages for hours. If possible, plan a visit on a Tuesday, which is family day.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
1 Museum Way, Washington (30 minutes south of Pittsburgh)
877-Pa-Trolley
Hours: Closed January, February & March; April – December: weekends 11am – 5pm; Memorial Day – Labor Day: daily 11am – 5pm
Admission charged.
The clang of the trolley, the ding of the bell and a three mile trip in the past. When you’re finished your ride, take a tour of the museum. Your ticket is good for the entire day. Don’t let it go to waste!

The Jimmy Stewart Museum
9th & Philadelphia Sts, Indiana, PA
724-349-6112/800-83-JIMMY
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday & Holidays 12pm – 5pm; closed Monday & Tuesdays during Januray, February & March
Admission charged.
A legend in his own right. Anyone who has ever seen a Jimmy Stewart film won’t want to miss this museum’s dipiction of his life and accomplishments. You’ll go back in time and may want to stay there.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
412-622-3131
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 1pm – 5pm; open Mondays July 5 – August 3
Admission charged.
This is the place where you can dig for bones, go mining and see what our planet has to offer. One stop shopping for a fun and educational time.

Sandcastle Water Park
1000 Sandcastle Dr, Pittsburgh
412-462-6666
Hours: Beginning of June – Beginning of September Daily 11am – 6pm
Admission charged.
This park has water rides galore! A definate reason to visit Pittsburgh in the summer. Ride down 45′ from the Bermuda Triangle. Start at the top of Thunder Run and expierence a ride from 50′. And for all that are fearless, the Cliffhangers is calling your name. Be prepared to get wet and stay that way.

Kennywood
4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA
412-461-0500
Hours: Daily May 12 – September 4 10:30am – 10pm
Admission charged.
This park will satisfy the needs of all family members. Roller coasters, water rides and special rides for the kiddies. Not just an amusement park, this is an historical landmark as well.

Idlewild Park
Rt. 30 E, Ligonier, PA
724-238-3666
Hours: Daily 10am – park closing announced daily(end of May – beginning of September)
Admission charged.
Perfect family setting! Beside the rides, you can visit Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, listen to a story at the Story Book Forest and if there’s still an ounce of energy left, tire the children out at the Jumpin’ Jungle.

The National Aviary
West Park, Pittsburgh
412-323-7235
Hours: Daily 9am – 5pm
Admission charged.
There are over 200 different species of birds to observe.

The Pittsburgh Zoo
One World Place, Pittsburgh
800-474-4966
Hours: Labor Day – Memorial Weekend 9am – 5pm;
Admission charged.
Take the children to the Kids Kingdom at the Pittsburgh Zoo and not only will they see animals, but they can get close to them at the Petting Zoo. . There is also a 42,000 sq. ft. aquarium.

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
412-622-3131
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Admission charged.
Located under the same roof as the Museum of Natural History, this museum features American & European art. You won’t make to miss the Hall of Architecture. You’ll see breathtaking recreations of architectural masterpieces from around the world.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Carnegie Science Center
Allegheny Center, Pittsburgh
412-237-3400
Hours: Sunday – Friday 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 9pm
Admission charged.
This centers features an Omnimax Theater, over 250 hands – on exhibits, a WWII submarine and the world’s only electronic exhibits theater.

Gateway Clipper Fleet
9 Station Square Dock, Pittsburgh
412-355-7980
Hours: Depends on cruise
Admission: varies
A cruise? In Pittsburgh? You bet! Take your family on an adventure on the high seas. A favorite for everyone in the family.

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum
10 Children’s Way, Pittsburgh
412-322-5058
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday & Saturday 10am – 5pm; Friday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Admission charged.
This is a hands-on museum that can entertain children of all ages for hours. If possible, plan a visit on a Tuesday, which is family day.

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
1 Museum Way, Washington (30 minutes south of Pittsburgh)
877-Pa-Trolley
Hours: Closed January, February & March; April – December: weekends 11am – 5pm; Memorial Day – Labor Day: daily 11am – 5pm
Admission charged.
The clang of the trolley, the ding of the bell and a three mile trip in the past. When you’re finished your ride, take a tour of the museum. Your ticket is good for the entire day. Don’t let it go to waste!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
412-622-3131
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 1pm – 5pm; open Mondays July 5 – August 3
Admission charged.
This is the place where you can dig for bones, go mining and see what our planet has to offer. One stop shopping for a fun and educational time.

Sandcastle Water Park
1000 Sandcastle Dr, Pittsburgh
412-462-6666
Hours: Beginning of June – Beginning of September Daily 11am – 6pm
Admission charged.
This park has water rides galore! A definate reason to visit Pittsburgh in the summer. Ride down 45′ from the Bermuda Triangle. Start at the top of Thunder Run and expierence a ride from 50′. And for all that are fearless, the Cliffhangers is calling your name. Be prepared to get wet and stay that way.

Kennywood
4800 Kennywood Blvd, West Mifflin, PA
412-461-0500
Hours: Daily May 12 – September 4 10:30am – 10pm
Admission charged.
This park will satisfy the needs of all family members. Roller coasters, water rides and special rides for the kiddies. Not just an amusement park, this is an historical landmark as well.

Idlewild Park
Rt. 30 E, Ligonier, PA
724-238-3666
Hours: Daily 10am – park closing announced daily(end of May – beginning of September)
Admission charged.
Perfect family setting! Beside the rides, you can visit Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, listen to a story at the Story Book Forest and if there’s still an ounce of energy left, tire the children out at the Jumpin’ Jungle.

The National Aviary
West Park, Pittsburgh
412-323-7235
Hours: Daily 9am – 5pm
Admission charged.
There are over 200 different species of birds to observe.

The Pittsburgh Zoo
One World Place, Pittsburgh
800-474-4966
Hours: Labor Day – Memorial Weekend 9am – 5pm;
Admission charged.
Take the children to the Kids Kingdom at the Pittsburgh Zoo and not only will they see animals, but they can get close to them at the Petting Zoo. . There is also a 42,000 sq. ft. aquarium.

Carnegie Museum of Art
4400 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh
412-622-3131
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Admission charged.
Located under the same roof as the Museum of Natural History, this museum features American & European art. You won’t make to miss the Hall of Architecture. You’ll see breathtaking recreations of architectural masterpieces from around the world.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

May

Annual Greek Food Festival

419 South Dithridge St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-682-3866
Call for specific information concerning dates, hours and admission
One of the best food festivals in Pittsburgh featuring dolmades, spanokapita, tiropita, shish kebab, rice pilaf, and plenty of pastries for desert.

Pittsburgh Folk Festival

Chevrolet Amphitheatre

Station Square

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA

412-278-1267

Admission Free

Call for specific information concerning dates, hours and admission
The Folk Festival has been held in Pittsburgh for more than 40 years and features live music, ethnic food, dance and arts and crafts events.

June
Three Rivers Arts Festival

Point State Park

101 Commonwealth Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-765-2102

Admission Free

Call for additional information

Experience the annual 17-day festival of the visual and performing arts in downtown Pittsburgh.

Wings Over Pittsburgh Air Show
Pittsburgh International Airport

1000 Airport Boulevard

Pittsburgh, PA 15231
412-474-8501

Admission Free

Call for specific information concerning dates and hours
The huge “Wings Over Pittsburgh” Air Show event allows the general public to observe the daily operations of the U.S. Military. Wings Over Pittsburgh features static displays, tactical demonstrations, numerous flybys of military aircraft, plus ground activities showcasing the military’s day-to-day operations.

July
Pittsburgh Blues Festival

The Pittsburgh Brewing Company

3340 Liberty Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

412-460-2583

Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Live entertainment is performed on two stages during this lively three day festival. The event raises money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Point State Park

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
412-875-4841

Admission Free

Call for additional information

Along with Pittsburgh’s largest fireworks spectacular, families will enjoy live music, water activities, a large Children’s Village, great food and much more! The festival is named for the three rivers that border Point State Park; the Allegheny River, Ohio River and the Monongahela River.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Schenley Park

Forbes Ave and Schenley Drive

Pittsburgh, PA
412-731-2878

Admission Charged

Call for additional information
Considered the premier Vintage Grand Prix event in the United States, the Grand Prix Race attracts Fans of all ages, who line the beautiful Schenley Park streets to cheer for their favorite Antique Autos.

September

Pittsburgh International Science & Technology Festival

Carnegie Science Center

One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-237-1552

Call for specific information concerning dates, hours and admission

The annual Pittsburgh International Science and Technology Festival (SciTech Festival) is a 9-day community event showcasing innovations in science and technology in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival

South Side Riverfront Park

Beneath the Birmingham Bridge on the Monongahela River

Pittsburgh, PA

412-231-8772

Admission Free

Call for additional information
The Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival features dragon boat races with teams from around the country participating. Also at the festival are Asian restaurants cooking their specialties, food from other Pittsburgh Sister Cities, Dragon and Lion Dance performers, Chinese opera, Tai Chi performers, martial arts demonstrations, artist drawings, children’s events, and much more.

October

Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Melwood Screening Room

Pittsburgh Filmmakers facility

477 Melwood Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA

412-232-3277

Admission Charged

Call for specific information concerning dates, hours and admission
The Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival is one of the most respected and highly attended alternative film events and includes more than 40 films and videos exploring lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered themes. The festival also includes a kick-off party, an opening night gala and a wrap party.

Arts and Culture

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
719 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-471-6070

Admission Charged

Call for additional information concerning scheduled performances, dates and hours

Pittsburgh’s magnificently restored 2,885-seat Benedum Center is home to opera, theater, dance, contemporary to classical music, and touring Broadway shows.

Byham Theater

101 Sixth St

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-456-1350

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Originally built in 1903 as the Gayety Theater, the Byham Theater opened on Halloween night, 1904. It ran for many years as one of the country’s foremost stage and vaudeville houses, with appearances from such stars as Ethel Barrymore, Gertrude Lawrence and Helen Hayes.

An intimate 1,303-seat theater, the Byham is the only mid-sized performance hall Downtown.

City Theatre Company

1300 Bingham St

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

412-431-4000

Admission Charged

Call for addition information

City Theatre has been described as Pittsburgh’s most adventuresome theatre. It produces contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience.

Pittsburgh Filmmakers
477 Melwood Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-681-5449

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Pittsburgh Filmmakers presents a selection of independent American and foreign films and displays the work of many prominent photographers each year.

Pittsburgh Symphony
Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall
600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-392-3320

Admission Charged

Call for specific information concerning performances, dates and hours

One of the world’s great orchestras makes its home in Pittsburgh’s premier theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall. Concerts and performances vary, but have included the Mellon Grand Classics Series, the music of Barbra Streisand performed by Julie Budd, the music of Irving Berlin and holiday classics.

Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall

600 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

412-392-4900

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Heinz Hall, the cornerstone of the Downtown Cultural District, has been elegantly restored and is home to the world-renowned Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Sports

PNC Park is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. This 38,000-seat classic baseball park features a center field that opens to a dramatic view of the city skyline. A short distance along the riverfront is Heinz Field, where the Pittsburgh Steelers play. Pittsburgh Penguins ice hockey takes place Downtown at Mellon Arena.

Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey

Mellon Arena

66 Mario Lemieux Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-642-PENS

Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park at the North Shore
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-323-5000

Pittsburgh Steelers

Heinz Field

300 Stadium St
Pittsburgh, PA 15204

412-323-1200

Portland, Oregon

A- Overview:
Once known as America’s best kept secret, Portland is now one of the country’s hottest travel destinations. Money magazine recently ranked Portland #2 among Big Cities in which to live in the U.S., and its unique and thriving festivals, outdoors and dining scenes keep it consistently among the travel hotspots. Portland has the personality of a small community and the activities and vitality of a large city.

With moderate temperatures and varied and beautiful terrain, Portland is the quintessential outdoor city. The magnificent waterways overlook the Mount Hood glacier, a backdrop that sets the scene for a spectacular visit at any time of year. Forest Park offers 40 miles of wilderness trails, streams and woods within the city limits. Hiking, biking and exploring opportunities are always close at hand. Smith and Bybee Lakes display stunning wildlife and have great flatwater paddling in America’s largest protected wetland within a city. Just a short drive away, is magnificent Multnomah Falls, the nation’s second-highest year-round waterfall. For a mellower outdoors experience, visit one of the city’s stunning gardens: the Leach Botanical, Classical Chinese, Japanese, or Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens.

Chances are good that the city will be bustling with a festival when you arrive. Favorites include the Rose Festival in June, and The Bite of Oregon food and music fete in August.
The always popular Oregon Brewers Festival in July can be combined with a tour and sampling at one of the many excellent, local microbreweries. Tours of local vineyards and distilleries provide further tastings of family- produced, distinctive wines and brandies prepared by using the finest fruit and centuries-old methods.

Whether you travel around Portland by train, bike or on foot, a clear and unobstructed view is guaranteed. Building height restrictions prevent the beauty and majesty of Mount Hood from ever being blocked. Speaking of Mount Hood, with four ski resorts and North America’s longest ski season (including 90 summer days), this 11,235-foot peak is a mecca for skiers, ice climbers, snowboarders and hikers. The surrounding wilderness boasts spectacular trails for snowshoeing as well as cross-country skiing. All of this is just an hour’s drive from Portland’s city center. Long recognized as a fisherman’s haven, the Pacific Northwest is rich with steelhead, trout and sturgeon.

Portland’s history unfolds and the past comes alive as the carefully preserved landmark attractions are visited. Pittock Mansion reveals the day to day activities of the original Portlanders.

The Portland Art Museum showcases impressive touring exhibitions and permanent collections of American, European, Asian, Native American and contemporary art. View area history from an environmental point of view at the Hoyt Arboretum, where trees and plants are protected and nourished for the enjoyment of future generations. For families, there is also the Portland Zoo, the Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry.

For a change of pace, be sure to visit the numerous gourmet coffee shops, Powell’s City of Books with more than a million volumes, the Brew ‘N View Movie Theaters where comfortable couches, pizza, and beer accompany the movies, the local gardens and galleries: all of which made Portland famous.

Finally, don’t leave Portland without sampling some fine local fare. The region’s renowned seafood, berries, pears, cherries, hazelnuts, wild game and vegetables of all kinds inspired noted chef and Portland native, James Beard. This in turn laid the foundation for his lifelong dedication to fine cooking, simple menus and fresh ingredients. The tradition continues, and Portland is known for its superb cuisine and exceptional dining.

Culture and art; the Trailblazers and the Hawks; Mount Hood with its tempting menu of year round outdoor activities; fine wines, beers, and restaurants; farmers markets and excellent shopping: these are just a few of the many reasons to visit and enjoy Portland, Oregon.

B- City Information:
Population: 529,121

Elevation: 50 feet above sea level

Land Area: 134.3 square miles

Location: Located in the northwest section of Oregon, very near the Canadian border, at the intersection of Interstate Highway 5 from the north and south and Interstate 84 from the east.

Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (when it’s noon in Portland, it’s 2pm in Chicago and 3pm in New York City. Portland observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
40.7
43.9
47.8
51.8
57.5
62.7
67.9
68.3
64.0
55.1
46.3
41.0

High temperature (°F)
45.5
50.1
55.5
60.7
66.9
72.5
78.9
79.2
74.3
63.1
51.5
45.5

Low temperature (°F)
35.8
37.6
40.0
42.9
48.1
52.8
57.0
57.4
53.7
47.0
41.0
36.5

Precipitation (in)
5.9
4.8
4.3
3.0
2.5
1.6
0.8
1.0
1.8
3.3
6.2
6.5

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
18
16
17
15
12
9
4
5
7
12
18
19

Wind speed (mph)
9.9
9.3
8.3
7.4
7.1
7.2
7.6
7.1
6.5
6.5
8.6
9.6

Morning humidity (%)
85
85
85
86
85
83
82
83
86
90
88
86

Afternoon humidity (%)
76
67
60
55
53
49
45
45
48
62
74
78

Sunshine (%)
28
38
48
52
57
56
69
66
62
44
28
23

Days clear of clouds
3
3
3
3
5
6
13
11
10
5
3
2

Partly cloudy days
4
4
5
6
7
8
8
10
8
8
4
3

Cloudy days
24
21
23
21
19
16
10
10
12
18
23
26

Snowfall (in)
3.2
1.1
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
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Local Seasons:

Summer is by far the busiest season in Portland. Beginning in early June with the annual Portland Rose Festival, visitors flock to this beautiful city to experience its beauty and tranquility. With the high temperatures near 80 F in the summer and the nights in the mid – high 60’s, it’s the perfect time to experience many of the outdoor activities available. It is also the time of year with the most sunshine and the longest days. Spring and fall showcase the vast number of beautiful neighborhoods and parks. With the changing of the seasons, both in the spring and in the fall, the area comes alive with a host of breathtaking colors. Winters are chilly but not cold with the low temperatures still approaching the mid 30’s F.

How to Get There:

By Air

Portland International Airport

7000 NE Airport Way

Portland, OR 97218

503-944-7000

The airport, located 10 miles east of downtown Portland is served by many of the recognized national and international airlines as well as certain local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi and limousine service is available both at the airport as well as throughout the city.

By Car

The major routes to the city are Interstate 5 from the north and south, and Interstate 84 from the east. I-405 arcs around the west and south of downtown; I-205 bypasses Portland to the east; and U.S. 26 runs west to the Pacific coast.

By Train

Amtrak

800 NW Sixth Ave.
Union Station
Portland, OR 97209

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

550 NW 6TH Ave.
Portland OR 97209

503-243-2310

How to Get Around:

Both walking and public transportation are easy ways to get around this visitor friendly city. Tri-Met public buses, the MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) light rail system, and the Portland Streetcar are all free within Fareless Square, the area between I-405 on the south and west, Hoyt Street on the north, and the Lloyd Center area, which is also where the convention center is located.

For schedules and further information call: 503-238-7433.

For all activities outside the city, a personal or rental car is recommended.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day, 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day, last Mon. in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
American Advertising Museum
5035 SE 24th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
503-226-0000
See how advertising evolved over the years of America’s history. From the 1700’s when The Boston News Letter carried one of the first advertisements for a buyer from Long Island to the 1984 Nike ad for the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, visitors can explore the magic of advertising and how it has influenced you and your family.

Cascade Sternwheelers
1200 NW Naito Parkway
Suite 110
Portland, OR 97209
503-223-3928
Come feel history as you explore the rivers around Portland. Follow a part of the trail blazed by Lewis and Clark in 1703. Enjoy brunch or dinner as you take in this two-hour tour of the magnificent views of Portland.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
SE 28th Ave. and Woodstock St.
Portland, OR 97202
503-777-1734
If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Garden is a perfect solution to get back to nature. The many varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas create a perfect atmosphere for relaxing and tranquility.

The Grotto
Sandy Blvd. at NE 85th Ave.
Portland, OR 97294
503-254-7371
Set on 62 beautifully maintained acres in the heart of Portland, The Grotto is a prestigious Catholic sanctuary that opens its arms to all faiths and beliefs. Tour the lovely grounds and drop inside to visit the chapel and gift shop. For a small fee, visitors may access the upper level to get an extraordinary view of Mount St. Helens and other highlights.

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-228-8733
Get back to nature at the Hoyt Arboretum with ten miles of trails filled with numerous varieties of plants, trees and shrubs from 6 different continents. It’s a great midtown getaway for residents and visitors alike.

Oaks Amusement Park
East End of the Sellwood Bridge
Portland, OR 97202
503-236-5722
The park is home to the world famous 1924 Herschell-Spillman Carousel, known as Noah’s Ark because it features two of each animal. Still in operation today, the Carousel is a crowd pleaser to all. A childrens’ park, Acorn Acres, includes a family roller coaster and bumper cars. With a skating rink in the lobby, this is a great place for the family to have some fun!

Oregon History Center
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-222-1741
Explore the artifacts from Oregon’s past, from 1859 to the present. Research the past in the numerous works on Oregon’s history; look through the many maps available to see how the region had changed with exploration; see the pictures of the pioneers of the land and how the times have changed the original area; and listen to the voices of those who have made Oregon their home. br>
Oregon Maritime Center and Museum
113 SW Front Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
503-224-7724
Ship lovers will delight in the merchant ships, military vessels, and riverboat models. Imagine the place come alive as the sounds of cranes and men take visitors back to when the river was Portland’s main mode of transportation.

OMSI- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
4015 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
503-222-2828
A look at the list of attractions will give you a feel for the amazing things that are going on. OMSI features are labs ranging in physics, earth science, lasers and holograms, and computers (these are just a few). Be sure to visit Busytown where children experience their “own size” construction site, power plant, grocery and shipyard.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-226-7627
From bats to zebras and everything in between, it’s all here at the Oregon Zoo. Check out the many exhibits that are featured including the Rain Forest, the Alaska Tundra, and the kids-only section at “ZooFun Safari”.

Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Dr.
Portland, OR 97210
503-823-3624
This elegant home nestled in the heart of Portland was once home to Henry and Georgiana Pittock. Completed in 1918, nothing was spared in the construction. The mansion includes everything from a central vacuum to an intercom center. It’s a wonderful way to experience the history of one of the first families of Portland.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-226-2811
Opened in 1892, the art museum was created for all citizens in the Portland area to enjoy. Permanent galleries include work from the Americas, Europe and Asia. Past exhibits have presented Native American Indians, regional artists, and the Stroganoff family of Russia.

Portland Children’s Museum
3037 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
503-823-2227
Specifically designed for children under 10, this attraction is a child’s sanctuary. The “Under Construction” exhibit allows children to pretend that they are architects and construction workers. Other exhibits include a babies-only room and a shopping area for older children to make them feel more grown up.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
American Advertising Museum
5035 SE 24th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
503-226-0000
See how advertising evolved over the years of America’s history. From the 1700’s when The Boston News Letter carried one of the first advertisements for a buyer from Long Island to the 1984 Nike ad for the Los Angeles Summer Olympics, visitors can explore the magic of advertising and how it has influenced you and your family.

Cascade Sternwheelers
1200 NW Naito Parkway
Suite 110
Portland, OR 97209
503-223-3928
Come feel history as you explore the rivers around Portland. Follow a part of the trail blazed by Lewis and Clark in 1703. Enjoy brunch or dinner as you take in this two-hour tour of the magnificent views of Portland.

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
SE 28th Ave. and Woodstock St.
Portland, OR 97202
503-777-1734
If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Garden is a perfect solution to get back to nature. The many varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas create a perfect atmosphere for relaxing and tranquility.

The Grotto
Sandy Blvd. at NE 85th Ave.
Portland, OR 97294
503-254-7371
Set on 62 beautifully maintained acres in the heart of Portland, The Grotto is a prestigious Catholic sanctuary that opens its arms to all faiths and beliefs. Tour the lovely grounds and drop inside to visit the chapel and gift shop. For a small fee, visitors may access the upper level to get an extraordinary view of Mount St. Helens and other highlights.

Hoyt Arboretum
4000 SW Fairview Blvd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-228-8733
Get back to nature at the Hoyt Arboretum with ten miles of trails filled with numerous varieties of plants, trees and shrubs from 6 different continents. It’s a great midtown getaway for residents and visitors alike.

Oaks Amusement Park
East End of the Sellwood Bridge
Portland, OR 97202
503-236-5722
The park is home to the world famous 1924 Herschell-Spillman Carousel, known as Noah’s Ark because it features two of each animal. Still in operation today, the Carousel is a crowd pleaser to all. A childrens’ park, Acorn Acres, includes a family roller coaster and bumper cars. With a skating rink in the lobby, this is a great place for the family to have some fun!

Oregon History Center
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-222-1741
Explore the artifacts from Oregon’s past, from 1859 to the present. Research the past in the numerous works on Oregon’s history; look through the many maps available to see how the region had changed with exploration; see the pictures of the pioneers of the land and how the times have changed the original area; and listen to the voices of those who have made Oregon their home.

Oregon Maritime Center and Museum
113 SW Front Ave.
Portland, OR 97204
503-224-7724
Ship lovers will delight in the merchant ships, military vessels, and riverboat models. Imagine the place coming alive as the sounds of cranes and men take visitors back to when the river was Portland’s main mode of transportation.

OMSI- Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
4015 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
503-222-2828
A look at the list of attractions will give you a feel for all the amazing things that are going on. OMSI features are labs ranging in physics, earth science, lasers and holograms, and computers (these are just a few). Be sure to visit Busytown where children experience their “own size” construction site, power plant, grocery and shipyard.

Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, OR 97221
503-226-7627
From bats to zebras and everything in between, it’s all here at the Oregon Zoo. Check out the many exhibits that are featured including the Rain Forest, the Alaska Tundra, and the kids-only section at “ZooFun Safari”.

Pittock Mansion
3229 NW Pittock Dr.
Portland, OR 97210
503-823-3624
This elegant home nestled in the heart of Portland was once home to Henry and Georgiana Pittock. Completed in 1918, nothing was spared in the construction. The mansion includes everything from a central vacuum to an intercom center. It’s a wonderful way to experience the history of one of the first families of Portland.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
503-226-2811
Opened in 1892, the art museum was created for all citizens in the Portland area to enjoy. Permanent galleries include work from the Americas, Europe and Asia. Past exhibits have presented Native American Indians, regional artists, and the Stroganoff family of Russia.

Portland Children’s Museum
3037 SW 2nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
503-823-2227
Specifically designed for kids under 10, this attraction is a child’s sanctuary. The “Under Construction” exhibit allows children to pretend that they are architects and construction workers. Other exhibits include a babies-only room and a shopping area for older children to make them feel more grown up.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

January

Chinese New Year Celebration

Held in late January – early February

Location: Classical Chinese Garden

503-228-8131

In keeping with over 4,000 years of Chinese tradition, the Portland Classical Chinese Garden welcomes the New Year with an exuberant and colorful celebration. For two weeks, the Garden showcases a number of activities for the whole family which include: lion dances, knot tying and paper cutting crafts, storytelling, martial arts demonstrations, and an art exhibit featuring David Lee. The Garden’s Annual Chinese New Year Plant Sale, its largest plant sale of the year, delights the senses with fragrant orchids, citrus, witch hazel, quince, Chinese paper-bush and more.

March

Spring Beer & Wine Fest

Held in late March

Location: Oregon Convention Center

503-238-3770

Annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest is one of the nation’s largest “spring-time” alcoholic events held annually at Easter time and encourages responsible drinking.

St. Patrick’s Irish Festival

Held in mid March

Location: Kells Irish Pub

503-227-4057

Kells is host to the annual Portland St. Patrick’s Irish Festival, one of the largest on the west coast; a live music filled event for the entire family.

June

Portland Arts Festival

Held in mid June

Location: South Park Blocks

503-227-2681

The Portland Arts Festival is one of the region’s largest and most significant visual arts events.

July

Oregon Brewers Festival

Held in late July

Location: Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park

503-778-5917

The Oregon Brewers Festival features handcrafted beers from 72 of the top craft breweries from around the country. The festival is considered one of the finest craft beer festivals in the nation. Joining the breweries are industry exhibits, vendors, restaurants and live entertainment.

Waterfront Blues Festival

Held in early July

Location: Tom McCall Waterfront Park

503-973-3378

One of the largest blues festival in the U.S., the Annual Waterfront Blues Festival features four days and nights of top name blues acts, workshops, food vendors and more.

August

Homowo Festival of African Arts

Held in early August

Location: South Park Blocks

503-288-3025
The annual Homowo Festival of African Arts is a two-day community-wide event featuring jubilant African music and dance performances, food, arts and crafts, storytelling and more.

Annual Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days

Held in late August

Location: Mount Hood Village

503-622-4798

This festival has something for everyone: live music, Native American storytelling, singing, drumming and dancing; salmon bake and many food offerings, all featuring huckleberries. The carpool tour of the Barlow Trail, which became the first toll road over the Cascade Mountain Range, views remnants of the historic wilderness path including ruts and swales of the long gone Prairie Schooners and struggles of the Eden-seeking emigrants.

Annual Festa Italiana

Held in late August

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

503-644-5041

An international array of entertainers provides singing, folk dancing, strolling musicians and puppet shows. The festival is complete with authentic Italian food, wine and beer; raffles, kid’s events and merchandise.

Oregon International Air Show

Held in mid August

Location: Hillsboro Airport

503-629-0706

The annual Air show features the nationally renowned U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet team including death defying aerial acts, military fly-bys, historic aircraft, static displays and a spectacular evening of pyrotechnics and fireworks.

September

Cascade AIDS Walk

Held in late September

Location: Pioneer Courthouse Square

503-223-WALK

Annual AIDS walk with family, friends, and co-workers. Thousands of walkers raise urgently needed funds, honor friends and loved-ones lost to AIDS or living with HIV/AIDS and send the message that the crisis is not over and together the course of the pandemic can be changed.

Annual Oregon Polish Festival

Held in late September

Location: St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church

503-286-3776

This ethnic celebration is one of the largest Polish festivals in the Western US. Included in the festival are rich, homemade, cream-cheese filled pierogies Polish entrees, soups, pastries and of course kielbasa sausages. The last day concludes with a “Let’s Gdansk” street dance.

PICA Time Based Art Festival

Held in mid September

Location: Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

503-242-1419

PICA’s annual Time-Based Art Festival brings artists and audiences from around the world to Portland’s urban core for 10 days of performance, lectures, workshops, parties and happenings.

October

El Dia de Los Muertos Festival

Held in mid October – mid November

Location: Miracle Theatre, Portland

503-236-7253

Every year, the dead are commemorated in a lively show of dance, music and theatre in Portland’s only annual Day of the Dead Celebration. Join everyone for an extraordinary bilingual journey through the traditions of this colorful Mexican festival.

November

Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival

Held in mid November

Location: The Heathman Restaurant

503-292-6871

The French American Chamber of Commerce announces the annual event. The event celebrates the arrival of the first, fresh “new wine vintage” – the famous Beaujolais Nouveau of the Beaujolais region of France, whose ceremonial uncorking announces the end of the harvest season in the countryside and in the cafes of France.

Tiny Treasures

Held in early – late November

Location: Yoshida’s Fine Art Gallery

503-223-9463

In keeping with the spirit of Christmas by providing exquisite, one-of-a-kind creations; Yoshida’s Gallery presents their annual miniature show with work represented by some of the gallery’s top-selling artists.

Meier & Frank Holiday Parade

Held in late November

Location: Downtown Portland

503-241-3900

Kick off the holiday season with this annual event for the whole family.

Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto

Held in late November – late December

Location: The Grotto

503-261-2400

Welcoming visitors annually, this ecumenical lighting and music festival is quite possibly the largest Christmas choral festival of its kind in the world. The Festival features 140 holiday music concerts performed in The Grotto’s 600-seat chapel with over 5,000 singers and musicians giving their gift of music during the annual celebration.

December

Annual Holiday Box

Held in early – late December

Location: Portland Window Project

A changing display of desirable art by gallery artists fills the PDX Window Project; the selection rotates frequently.

Handel’s Messiah

Held in mid December

Location: First Baptist Flanagan

503-222-6000

Portland Baroque Orchestra brings audiences home for the holidays with its annual performances of Handel’s enduring Messiah.

Christmas Festival of Lights at the Grotto

Held in late November – late December

Location: The Grotto

503-261-2400

Welcoming visitors annually, this ecumenical lighting and music festival is quite possibly the largest Christmas choral festival of its kind in the world. The Festival features 140 holiday music concerts performed in The Grotto’s 600-seat chapel with over 5,000 singers and musicians giving their gift of music during the annual celebration.

Entertainment:

Artists Repertory Theatre

1516 S.W. Alder St.
Portland, OR 97205

503-241-1278

Call for performance schedule

BodyVox Contemporary Dance Company

1300 N.W. Northrup St.
Portland, OR 97209

503-229-0627

Call for performance schedule

Beyond poetry in motion, BodyVox is freewheeling imagination unbound. A fresh, lively blend of bold athleticism and creative choreography.

Chamber Music Northwest

522 S.W. Fifth Ave.,
Portland, OR 97204

503-223-3202

Call for performance schedule

Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center

5340 N. Interstate Ave.
Portland, OR 97217

503-823-4322

Call for performance schedule

The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, a community-based arts center, is committed to creating an environment in which people of every ethnic/cultural background come together as artists and audience to explore, preserve and celebrate their diversity.

Lakewood Center for the Arts

368 S. State St.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

503-635-6338

Call for performance schedule

Miracle Theatre Group

425 S.E. Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

503-236-7253

Call for performance schedule

Miracle produces a broad array of programming that includes public performances as well as specialized touring and education projects that currently encompass all of the Western states.

Oregon Ballet Theatre

818 S.E. Sixth Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

503-227-0977

Call for performance schedule

Oregon Symphony

921 S.W. Washington St.
Portland, OR 97205

503-228-4294

Call for performance schedule

Portland Baroque Orchestra

1020 S.W. Taylor
Suite 275
Portland, OR 97205

503-222-6000

Call for performance schedule

Portland Center for the Performing Arts

1111 S.W. Broadway
Portland, OR 97205-2999

503-274-6557

Call for performance schedule

Portland Opera

211 S.E. Caruthers
Portland, OR 97214

503-241-1407

Call for performance schedule

Portland Symphonic Choir

921 S.W. Morrison
Portland, OR 97205

503-223-1217

Call for performance schedule

Sports:

Portland Trailblazers

Profession NBA Basketball

Games played at the Rose Garden

503-224-4400

Season runs October – April

Portland Rockies

Minor league baseball

Games played at the Civic Stadium

503-223-2837

Season runs April – October

Portland Fire

WNBA Basketball

Games played at the Rose Garden

503-797-9601
Call for schedule and additional information

Tulsa, Oklahoma

A- Overview:
Tulsa, it takes you in – it is a city that surprises visitors with a feeling that is Southern, Eastern and Western all at once. Experience its cosmopolitan flavor, and be delighted in its small-town friendliness. Big enough to have everything, but small enough to make everyone feel right at home.

In Tulsa, visitors find everything from cowboys and classical ballet to art deco and arena football, rodeos, religion and rolling hills. A visit to Tulsa is a great opportunity to experience a delightful mix of rich culture, colorful history, terrific shopping, and lively nightlife.

If art is of interest, explore some of Tulsa’s nationally recognized museums such as the Gilcrease, which contains one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of fine art, artifacts, and archives of the American West. Or stroll through an Italian-style villa that was once home to a millionaire oilman and is now the renowned Philbrook Museum, filled with Italian renaissance art, ancient and classical pieces, and extensive Native American collections.

When the sun goes down in Tulsa, the city lights up with virtually any activity the visitor could image. Whether it’s a night at the opera, or a visit to one or more of the trendy bars of Brookside and the Brady District, there’s something for everyone. Get lucky at bingo or the horse races, laugh it up at a comedy club, cheer on a ball team, ride a roller coaster, feast at a four-star restaurant, or get messy at a barbecue joint. The choices are endless, and whatever the choice, the result is an experience to remember.

What gives Tulsa its distinctive flavor? Its distinctive mix of true southern charm, eastern elegance, and western flair. The city’s unique history plays a major role. Some of our native American ancestors, forced in the 1800s along a “trail of tears” from the southeastern United States to what is now eastern Oklahoma, brought Southern traditions along with their native culture. Visit the Creek Council Oak Tree, Tulsa’s birthplace, which still lives as a symbol of the settlers’ strong spirit. Under the tree, in 1836, the Lochapoka Creek Indians kindled a ceremonial fire using live coals they had carried from their Alabama homeland. It was there that they gathered to start a new life and to establish Tulsee Town.

African-Americans also brought Southern culture when they came to Tulsa to start new lives. Oklahoma was one of the first places in which they had a fair shot at the American dream. Land runs and freedmen allotments offered blacks the opportunity to quickly become land owners, farmers and businessmen. Tulsa’s Greenwood became known as the “Black Wall Street,” with shops bustling by day and clubs wailing blues and jazz by night. In 1921, Greenwood was also the site of one of the most infamous race riots in American history. Today, the Greenwood Cultural Center, Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, and the Mabel B. Little Heritage Center attest to the history of the district. Two major music festivals: Juneteenth on Greenwood and the Greenwood Jazz Festival in August fill the streets with food, people and soul.

Tulsa’s Western style was born when early settlers discovered that the city sat in some of the best cow country in the land. Many quickly became ranchers, and some of their descendants today are still working cowboys who actually have a reason to wear chaps and cowboy boots. Just north of Tulsa at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, the buffalo still roam and visitors can look across the vast land and imagine being back in the Wild, Wild West.

In the early 1900s, the discovery of oil, and the dreams of those who came in search of it, fueled Tulsa. Many of the risk-takers—with names like Rockefeller, Skelly and Getty—came from places such as New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. They brought Eastern elegance and a taste of culture and refinement. Oil brought the wealth that turned Tulsa from a cow town to a cosmopolitan city with luxurious homes, extravagant hotels, and an appreciation for the arts.

Tulsa continues to grow and position itself as a “City For the Future”. Today, T-Town stands for Technology Town. The rusting old pipelines Tulsa pioneers built to take their black gold across the country now carry fiber-optic cable and transport data to fuel the Information Age.

Tulsa takes great pride in keeping itself clean and beautiful. Visitors will be impressed by its graceful, green, tree-lined neighborhoods. It’s fun to drive through the historic areas and look at the vintage oil barons’ mansions and dream of what it would be like to live there. It is the best time ever to visit Tulsa! Enjoy the clean air and beautiful city on the River Parks Trail, or get wild at the Tulsa Zoo. Hug a tree at the Oxley Nature Center or follow local tradition and kiss your sweetheart on the bridge at Woodward Park.

Wherever visitors go in Tulsa, it is sure to be a pleasant experience and one that won’t soon be forgotten. And, as the folks of Tulsa say, “We do take kindly to strangers here, and people don’t stay strangers for very long.”

B- City Information:
Population: 393,049

Elevation: 740 feet above sea level

Land Area: 182.6 square miles

Location: Located in the northeastern section of Oklahoma, approximately 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City on Interstate 44

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Tulsa, it’s 1pm in New York City and 10am in Los Angeles). Tulsa observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
36.0
41.6
51.0
60.4
68.9
77.6
83.0
81.8
73.2
62.2
49.4
39.5

High temperature (°F)
46.4
52.8
62.3
72.0
79.4
87.8
93.6
93.0
84.1
74.0
60.0
49.6

Low temperature (°F)
25.7
30.4
39.6
48.8
58.4
67.3
72.4
70.5
62.3
50.3
38.7
29.3

Precipitation (in)
1.6
2.0
3.6
3.9
6.0
4.7
2.9
2.8
4.8
4.0
3.5
2.4

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
6
7
8
9
11
9
6
7
7
7
6
7

Wind speed (mph)
10.3
10.7
11.9
11.9
10.6
9.9
9.3
8.8
9.1
9.6
10.3
10.1

Morning humidity (%)
78
76
75
77
85
85
81
82
85
82
80
79

Afternoon humidity (%)
63
59
56
55
62
63
57
56
62
57
61
63

Sunshine (%)
53
56
58
60
60
66
74
73
66
64
56
53

Days clear of clouds
10
9
9
8
8
9
13
13
12
14
11
10

Partly cloudy days
7
6
8
9
10
11
11
11
8
7
7
7

Cloudy days
14
13
14
13
13
10
7
7
10
10
12
13

Snowfall (in)
3.3
2.4
1.9
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.5
1.9

Local Seasons:

Summer is the busiest season as visitors come to the area when the weather is the warmest and the many outdoor attractions are available. Spring and fall are exceptionally nice as the temperatures reach into the 60’s and 70’s F during the day, affording visitors a great opportunity to experience many of the areas sites and attractions. Fall and winter evening temperatures drop into the 30’s. Winters are relatively mild with snow on occasion.

How to Get There:

By Air

Tulsa International Airport

7777 East Apache

Tulsa, OK 74158

918-838-5000

The airport is located just 10 minutes from most points in the city including downtown and the Port of Catoosa. It is served by many of the nationally known airlines as well as certain international, regional and local carriers.

Ground Transportation

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service are available at the airport as well as at locations throughout the city.

By Car

From the southeast (Oklahoma City), Interstate 44 leads directly into the city. From the north and south, U.S. Highway 75 is the most convenient, and from the east and west, use Highway 412

By Train

Amtrak

317 South Detroit Street

Tulsa, OK 74120

800-USA-RAIL

By Bus

Greyhound

317 S Detroit
Tulsa, OK 74120

918-584-4428

How to Get Around:

With so many things to see and do in the area, the best way to get around is by either personal or rental car. In addition, Tulsa does have a convenient transit system.

Tulsa Transit

918-582-2100

Call for additional information

Tulsa Transit is a public trust of the City of Tulsa operating the local bus service in Tulsa, Jenks and Sand Springs. It also provides curb-to-curb transportation for persons with disabilities and the elderly through its Lift Program.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day, 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day, last Mon. in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Celebration Station
4518 E. Skelly Drive

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
918-493-3331

Summer hours: weekdays 10am.-11pm, weekends open until midnight. School year hours: Monday – Thursday, 10am – 9pm; Friday – Saturday, 10am – midnight; Sunday noon -9pm. Closed Christmas

Admission Charged
Race in go-carts, smash in bumper boats, play miniature golf. A ’50s-style diner and video arcade help keep the whole family happy.

Bell’s Amusement Park
3901 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-744-1991

Open weekends April, May and September; daily June through August. Group rates are available.

Admission charged
Scream out loud as you crest the top of Zingo, an authentic, old-fashioned wooden roller coaster. Log rides, Ferris wheel, bumper boats, midway games, lots of kiddy rides, and a putt-putt golf course make this park a favorite of Tulsa families and visitors alike.

Big Splash Water Park
4707 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-749-7385

Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

Admission charged

Cool off and have fun in the sun with seven-story-tall water slides, wave pool, float ride and children’s pool.

Discoveryland!

5529 S Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
Located five miles west of state Hwy 97 on West 41st Street (Sand Springs)
918.245.OKLA

Open early June – late August, Monday – Saturday. Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Enjoy Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma at Discoveryland’s outdoor amphitheater, where cowboys race on stage astride real ponies. This is a timeless story filled with laughter, romance and drama as cowboys and ranchers settle Oklahoma’s wide open spaces. In addition, Oklahoma alternates performances with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, another award-winning, rollicking frontier musical. Before the shows, visitors can chow down at the cattleman’s ranch dinner, ride a pony, watch Native American dancing, or visit the Indian trading post where they will find Native American art, beadwork, crafts and jewelry. It’s fun for the whole family, and children with a parent get in free. Call for reservations in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the gate just prior to performance if available.

Fair Meadows
4609 E 21st St.

Tulsa, OK 74114

918-743-RACE

Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged
Live horse racing on the Fair Meadows track during summer meets and Simulcast Racing from tracks around the nation in the state-of-the-art Simulcast Racing & Sports Bar.

Geoscience Center
8801 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK 74137
918-497-5555

Open Tuesday – Friday, 2 – 5pm. Tours scheduled by reservation, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 2pm. Museum closed some holidays

Admission Free

This museum, sponsored by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, provides an introduction to geophysics and its value in our personal lives to students of all ages, including K-12 and university level. The museum offers an exciting introduction to science, specifically geophysics, and encourages young students to consider a career in geophysics.

Golf World
8101 S. Garnett Road (Broken Arrow)

Tulsa, OK 74012
918-252-9797

Open year-round, when the temperature is above 50 degrees. Monday – Friday, 1 – 10pm; Saturday, 10am – 10pm; Sunday, 1 – 8:30pm

Admission Charged
Get ready for the mini golf pro tour at Golf World! After visitors conquer the mini links, they can race a go-cart or compete with video games.

Oxley Nature Center
6700 Mohawk Blvd.
(Mohawk Park, north of Tulsa Zoo)

Tulsa, OK 74117
918-669-6644

Open year-round 8am – 5pm. Closed some holidays

Admission Free

Get up close and personal with nature on the trails that wind through this 800-acre wildlife sanctuary. Guided tours are available by appointment. The visitor center has hands-on exhibits of area plants and wildlife. Handicapped accessible.

Redbud Valley Nature Preserve

6700 Mohawk Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74117
918-669-6644

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 8am – 5pm

Admission Free
The Redbud Valley Nature Preserve is a place of quiet beauty and rugged scenery. On a one-mile trail, visitors will see plants and animals found nowhere else in northeastern Oklahoma. Go slowly, open the senses and enjoy the wonders of this unique place.

River City Tours
918-688-5345

Tours given April 1-October 31 (regular season) and weather permitting off-season. Call for additional information

Admission Charged
See Tulsa and the Arkansas River from a new perspective with this exciting airboat tour. Travel upriver to the Keystone Dam or downriver to the new Oklahoma Aquarium on the only craft capable of negotiating every part of Tulsa’s river. Tours can be custom designed. Tickets can be purchased at the River’s Edge Restaurant (19th and Riverside), or by contacting the tour company.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

7130 E Apache St
Tulsa, OK 74115
918-834-9900

The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1 – 4pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is dedicated to preserving not just general aviation but Tulsa’s rich aviation history. Exhibits include an F-14 Tomcat, Bell 47-K helicopter, shuttle launch cockpit simulator, wind tunnel, and airplane simulator(s). Enjoy the computer-simulation lab and view several rare airplanes, including the Spartan C-3 biplane built in Tulsa in 1930 and purchased by W.G. Skelly when he began Spartan Aircraft Co. Also see the C-2 monoplane, a trainer used at Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
6421 E. 36th St. North (Mohawk Park)

Tulsa, OK 74115
918-669-6601

Open daily 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas and the third Friday in June

Admission Charged
Ready to go on safari? At the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, visitors can trek through rain forests and climates cold enough for penguins—all in the space of an afternoon. Located on 78 acres within Tulsa’s Mohawk Park (the third largest municipal park in the country), the zoo displays nearly 1,500 animals (436 species), many of them rare and endangered. Watch animals in such exhibits as the Tropical Rain Forest, North American Living Museum, Elephant Encounter, Children’s Zoo, Animal Kingdom, Sea Lions, Bear and Cat Grottos, African Savanna and Aldabra Tortoises. A favorite stop is the Chimpanzee Connection, which allows up-close encounters with the zoo’s chimpanzee group.

Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
628 N. Country Club Drive

Tulsa, OK 74127

918-584-6654

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 4:30pm. Closed major holidays.

Admission Charged

View more than 2,000 dolls, dollhouses, miniatures, and a delightful mechanical carnival.

Mac’s Antique Car Museum

1319 E. Fourth St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115

918-583-7400

Open Saturday – Sunday, noon – 5pm.

Admission Charged

Glimpse yesteryear through a collection of antique automobiles.

Greenwood Cultural Center

322 N. Greenwood Ave.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120

918-596-1001

Call for tours and information. Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm; Saturday,

10am – 1pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

This center recognizes and honors Oklahoma jazz musicians, documenting and reserving

their works in jazz, blues, and gospel art forms. Includes a library, listening kiosks, and a

Hall of Fame pictorial gallery.

Gilcrease Museum
1400 Gilcrease Museum Road

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127
918-596-2700

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Public tours daily at 2pm. Closed Mondays and Christmas Day

Admission Free, Donations Accepted
North American history comes alive at Gilcrease Museum, home of one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of art of the American West. Gilcrease Museum features more than 10,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 400 artists from colonial times to the present. See the rugged Old West in works by Remington, Russell, Catlin and Moran. Galleries include The American West, About Face: American Portraits, American Genre and Las Artes de Mexico. In addition, Gilcrease has extensive archival and anthropology collections spanning cultures through the 20th century.

The Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S. Rockford Road

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-749-7941
Museum hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Thursday, 10am – 8pm; Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

Formerly the home of oilman Waite Phillips, the Philbrook Museum of Art is an historic villa restored to preserve the grandeur of the 1920s. Nestled in one of Tulsa’s oldest neighborhoods, Philbrook exhibits more than 8,500 works of art, including Italian renaissance art, classical and Oriental pieces, and extensive Native American collections. As one of America’s Top 65 art museums, Philbrook’s Italian-style villa is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was featured in the television series “America’s Castles.” In addition, Philbrook offers 23 acres of English-style formal gardens.

Nearby Attractions:

Cherokee Hills Resort & Casino
777 West Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015
800-760-6700

The 41,000-square-foot facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Admission Free
Feeling lucky? Try your hand at high-stakes bingo, traditional bingo, electronic gaming and blackjack.

Oklahoma Aquarium
300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, Oklahoma 74037
918-296-FISH (3474)

Open year-round, 10am – 6pm, Tuesday until 9pm. Closed some major holidays. Admission Charged
With more than 200 exhibits and more than 1 million gallons of water, visitors can “sea” it all at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Visit this exciting new facility to see the many mysterious and wonderful creatures of the ocean that now make their home right here in Oklahoma. There’s also a collection devoted entirely to fishing tackle. Handicapped accessible.

Perryman Wrangler Ranch

11524 S Elwood Ave
Jenks, OK 74037-2046
918-299-2997
Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Mosey on down to the Perryman Ranch, part of the first ranch established by the pioneer Perryman family in 1896. Two hundred acres remain of the 250,000 acres originally operated by this frontier family. Visitors can pretend they are back in the Wild, Wild West and cheer on the good guys in staged outlaw shootouts, eat cowboy fare around a campfire, enjoy a hayride, and watch Native American dancers. Reservations required.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa and Arkansas River Historical Society Museum

5350 Cimarron Rd
Catoosa, OK 74015
918-266-2291
Open Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30pm. Closed some holidays

Admission Free
Visit the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, head of the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System that links Tulsa with the world and foreign ports by way of the Mississippi River and Port of New Orleans.

Blue Bell Creameries

8201 E Highway 51
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
918-258-5100
Tours are by appointment Monday – Friday and last 30-45 minutes

Admission Charged

Come see how the “Best Ice Cream In The Country” is made at Blue Bell Creameries. Visitors will view the Dry Storage area, Processing and the Production Departments through glass windows, and then watch a short video on the history of Blue Bell. A sample scoop of Blue Bell ice cream is served at the end of each tour.

Shopping:

Brookside
33rd to 52nd Streets on S. Peoria Ave.
This historic district, filled with quaint boutiques, art galleries, antique shops and trendy restaurants, turns into a neon avenue at night, with clubs and bars bringing out crowds for nightlife.

Cherry Street/15th Street District
15th Street east of S. Peoria Ave.
The Cherry Street area, redeveloped in the early 1980s, is known for architecture, antiques and fine dining. Gift shops and antiques, salons and a Saturday morning Farmer’s Market during the growing season make this area an interesting place to wander.

Jenk’s, America
Take a trip back in time while wandering the antique shops and tearooms in the heart of the Jenks downtown district. West of the Arkansas River on S. 96th Street, Jenks is fondly known as the Antiques and Crafts Capital of Oklahoma.

SouthRoads
41st Street and S. Yale Ave.
Browse at Barnes & Noble, or catch the latest flick at the AMC 20 movie theaters. Other stores include Oshman’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, Office Max, Paper Warehouse and restaurant TGI Friday’s.

The Farm Shopping Center
51st Street and S. Sheridan Road
A little bit of country in the heart of town, this tree-lined center features a restored rustic barn and boardwalk-style walks between shops. More than 40 national, regional, and local retailers and an assortment of restaurants create a convenient shopping experience.

Utica Square
21st Street and S. Utica Ave.
Utica Square is a Tulsa original, offering shoppers a unique variety of upscale local and national retail shops and restaurants. This outdoor shopping center features 36 varieties of trees, meticulously designed flower beds, water fountains, English telephone booths, wrought iron benches and Old World tower clocks.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Bell’s Amusement Park
3901 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-744-1991

Hours: Open weekends April, May and September; daily June through August. Group rates are available.

Admission charged
Scream out loud as you crest the top of Zingo, an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster. Log rides, Ferris wheel, bumper boats, midway games, lots of kiddy rides, and a putt-putt golf course make this park a favorite of Tulsa families and visitors alike.

Big Splash Water Park
4707 E. 21st St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
918-749-7385

Hours: Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

Admission charged

Cool off and have fun in the sun with seven-story-tall water slides, wave pool, float ride and children’s pool.

Discoveryland!

5529 S Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
Located five miles west of state Hwy 97 on West 41st Street (Sand Springs)
918-245-OKLA

Hours: Open early June – late August, Monday – Saturday. Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Enjoy Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma at Discoveryland’s outdoor amphitheater, where cowboys race on stage astride real ponies. Enjoy a timeless story filled with laughter, romance and drama as cowboys and ranchers settle Oklahoma’s wide open spaces. In addition, Oklahoma alternates performances with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, another award-winning, rollicking frontier musical. Before the shows, visitors can chow down at the cattleman’s ranch dinner, ride a pony, watch Native American dancing, or visit the Indian trading post where they will find Native American art, beadwork, crafts and jewelry. It’s fun for the whole family, and children with a parent get in free. Call for reservations in advance. Tickets can be purchased at the gate just prior to performance if available.

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

7130 E Apache St
Tulsa, OK 74115
918-834-9900

Hours: The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 1pm – 4pm. Closed major holidays

Admission Charged

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is dedicated to preserving not just general aviation but Tulsa’s rich aviation history. Exhibits include an F-14 Tomcat, Bell 47-K helicopter, shuttle launch cockpit simulator, wind tunnel, and airplane simulators. Enjoy the computer-simulation lab and view several rare airplanes, including the Spartan C-3 biplane built in Tulsa in 1930 and purchased by W.G. Skelly when he began Spartan Aircraft Co. Also see the C-2 monoplane, a trainer used at Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
6421 E. 36th St. North (Mohawk Park)

Tulsa, OK 74115
918-669-6601

Hours: Open daily 9am – 5pm. Closed Christmas and the third Friday in June

Admission Charged
Ready to go on safari? At the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, visitors can trek through rain forests and climates cold enough for penguins—all in the space of an afternoon. Located on 78 acres within Tulsa’s Mohawk Park (the third largest municipal park in the country), the zoo displays nearly 1,500 animals (436 species), many of them rare and endangered. Watch animals in such exhibits as the Tropical Rain Forest, North American Living Museum, Elephant Encounter, Children’s Zoo, Animal Kingdom, Sea Lions, Bear and Cat Grottos, African Savanna and Aldabra Tortoises. A favorite stop is the Chimpanzee Connection, which allows up-close encounters with the zoo’s chimpanzee group.

Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
628 N. Country Club Drive

Tulsa, OK 74127

918-584-6654

Hours: Open Wednesday – Saturday, 11:30am – 4:30pm. Closed major holidays.

Admission Charged

View more than 2,000 dolls, dollhouses, miniatures, and a delightful mechanical carnival.

Mac’s Antique Car Museum

1319 E. Fourth St.

Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115

918-583-7400

Hours: Open Saturday – Sunday, noon – 5pm.

Admission Charged

Glimpse yesteryear through a collection of antique automobiles.

Nearby Attractions:

Perryman Wrangler Ranch

11524 S Elwood Ave
Jenks, OK 74037
918-299-2997
Hours: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged

Mosey on down to the Perryman Ranch, part of the first ranch established by the pioneer Perryman family in 1896. Two hundred acres remain of the 250,000 acres originally operated by this frontier family. Visitors can pretend they are back in the Wild, Wild West and cheer on the good guys in staged outlaw shootouts, eat cowboy fare around a campfire, enjoy a hayride, and watch Native American dancers. Reservations required.

Blue Bell Creameries

8201 E Highway 51
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
918-258-5100
Hours: Tours are by appointment Monday – Friday and last 30-45 minutes

Admission Charged

Come see how the “Best Ice Cream In The Country” is made at Blue Bell Creameries. Visitors will view the Dry Storage area, Processing and the Production Departments through glass windows, and then watch a short video on the history of Blue Bell. A sample scoop of Blue Bell ice cream is served at the end of each tour.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events & Entertainment

January

Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Held in early January

Location: Expo Center

918-838-3777

Call for additional information

Oklahoma Racers Auction & Trade Show
Held in early January

Location: Expo Square – Trade Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Longhorn Rodeo
Held in late January

Location: Expo Square – Pavilion
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show
Held in late January – early February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

February

Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show
Held in late January – early February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Mardi Gras
Held in early February

Location: Expo Square – Pavilion
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

KOTV Women’s Show
Held in mid February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

National Rod & Custom Car Show & Monster Trucks
Held in mid February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Indoor Fun Fair
Held in late February

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

U. S. Team Roping
Held in late February

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Grand National Gun & Knife Show
Held in late February
918-744-1113

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center – Upper Level

Call for additional information

African Violet Society Show & Sale
Held in late February

Location: Tulsa Garden Center
918-746-5125

Call for additional information

March

Tulsa Indoor Fun Fair
Held in early March

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Green Country Paint Horse Show
Held in early March

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Antiques Show
Held in early March

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Speedhorse Barrel Racing
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Home & Garden Show
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Indian Art Festival
Held in mid March

Location: Greenwood Cultural Center

918-838-3875
A showcase of fine art and tradition honoring the Spirit of the American Indian. Includes Art Market, American Indian food, Exhibition Dancing, Storytelling.

Splashbreak
Held in mid March

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium

918-296-3474
Looking for a spring break get-away? The Oklahoma Aquarium hosts activities to keep the young and the young at heart busy. Pollywog Plinko, Flipper Races, Three-legged Race, Marshmallow Diving, and Aquarium Scavenger Hunt are just a few activities. Prizes will be given out daily related to the activities. Wrapping up Splashbreak is the photo contest winners’ presentation.

Tulsa International Auto Show
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Show
Held in mid March

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

April

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Held in early April

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Green Country Rv, Boat & Super Show
Held in early April

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Women’s International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament
Held in mid April – June (not every year)

Location: Riverlanes Bowling Center
918-747-4001

Call to see if the event is being held in Tulsa this year
More than 42,500 WIBC members (8,500 teams) from around the globe come to Tulsa to participate in one of the largest women’s sporting events in the world for women.

May

Women’s International Bowling Congress Championship Tournament
Held in mid April – June (not every year)

Location: Riverlanes Bowling Center
918-747-4001

Call to see if the event is being held in Tulsa this year
More than 42,500 WIBC members (8,500 teams) from around the globe come to Tulsa to participate in one of the largest women’s sporting events in the world for women.

Tulsa International Mayfest
Held in mid May

Location: Downtown Tulsa – Main Mall

918-592-6435

Call for additional information

Palomino Memorial Day Horse Show
Held in late May

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

OK POA Regional Horse Show
Held in late May – early June

Location: Expo Square – North 7 Barn A Arenas
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

June

OK POA Regional Horse Show
Held in late May – early June

Location: Expo Square – North 7 Barn A Arenas
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Annifishary
Held in early June

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks
918-296-3474

Admission Charged
Birthday celebrations include carnival games, inflatable games and fishing at the ODWC/Zebco Casting Pond. All activities are included with paid admission.

Pinto World Championship Show
Held in mid June

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Trek Expo ’05
Held in mid June

Location: Expo Center – Upper Level

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

July

Youth Palomino World Show
Held in mid July

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Admission Charged

Heart of Tulsa, Arts & Crafts Show
Held in mid July

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
405-632-2652
An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa is one of the highest quality arts & crafts shows in the United States.

Palomino World Championships
Held in mid July

Location: Expo Square – Arenas

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa Holiday Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Held in late July

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

August

Powwow of Champions
Held in mid August

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

National Snaffle Bit Breeders Championship Futurity
Held in late August

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena & Barn C Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Green Country RV Show and Sale
Held in late August

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

September

American Miniature Horse Registry Nationals
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Greater Tulsa Antique Show
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa House Beautiful
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tulsa State Fair
Held in late September – early October

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

October

Tulsa State Fair
Held in late September – early October

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Held in late October

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center
918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Hallowmarine
Held in late October

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks

918-296-3474
Put on a costume and join the fun for a frightfully delightful evenings of excitement. Bring the kids for traditional trick-or-treating, Halloween games like octopus and jellyfish darts, pin the tail on the shark and of course the costume contest! Spooks of all ages will be terrified by the haunted sunken ship located at the shark exhibit.

November

Tulsa Area Cluster Dog Show
Held in early November

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Tanksgiving
Held in mid – late November

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks

918-296-3474

Admission Charged
To help support the Jenks Community Food Bank, guests bringing in any non-perishable food item will receive $1 off general admission.

December

Tulsa Farm Show
Held in early December

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

12 Days of Fishmas
Held in mid – late December

Location: Oklahoma Aquarium – Jenks

918-296-3474

Admission Charged
Guests visiting the Oklahoma Aquarium can celebrate the 12 Days of Fishmas. Activities or drawings are held each day and are included with paid admission.

AEP-PSO Christmas Parade of Lights
Held in early December

Location: Downtown Tulsa

918-583-2617

Call for additional information

Jingle Bell Run on Brookside
Held in early December

Location: 34th Street & Peoria

918-743-4526
1K fun run/walk & costume contest for all ages, strollers, and dogs on leashes.1K sanctioned road race starting at 34th & Peoria, then north through Woodward Park at 21st and back. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. 1K fun run/walk & costume parade contest starts at 9:00am; 5K run/walk starts at 9:30am.

Tulsa Holiday Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Held late December – early January

Location: Expo Square – Livestock & Barn Arenas

918-744-1113

Call for additional information

Entertainment:

Theatres:

American Indian Theater Co.
322 N. Greenwood Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74120
918- 838-3875

Call for performance schedule

American Theatre Company, Inc.
3003 E. 56th St.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-747-9494

Call for performance schedule

Brady Theater
105 W. Brady St.

Tulsa, OK 74103
918-582-7239

Call for performance schedule

Broken Arrow Community Playhouse

1800 S Main St
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
918-258-0077

Call for performance schedule

Celebrity Attractions
7506 E. 91st St

Tulsa, OK 74133
918-477-7469

Call for additional information

Clark Theatre
11440 E. Admiral Place

Tulsa, OK 74166
918-669-6455

Heller Theatre
5328 S. Wheeling Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-746-5065

Call for performance schedule

Sapulpa Community Theater

124 S Water St
Sapulpa, OK 74066
918-227-2169

Call for performance schedule

Theatre Tulsa
207 N. Main St.

Tulsa, OK 74103
918-587-8402

Call for performance schedule

Tulsa Comedy Club
6906 S. Lewis Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74136
918-481-0558

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Tulsa Community College

10300 E. 81st St.

Tulsa, OK 74133
918-595-7777

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Tulsa Spotlight Theatre
1381 Riverside Drive

Tulsa, OK 74127
918-587-5030

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Arts:

Walter Arts Center

Holland Hall
5666 E. 81st St.

Tulsa, OK 74137
918-481-1111

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LOOK – Light Opera Oklahoma
2210 S. Main St.

Tulsa, OK 74114
918-583-4267

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Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College
(VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education)
10300 E. 81st St.

Tulsa, OK 74133
918-595-7777

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Tulsa Ballet
4512 S. Peoria Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-749-6006

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Tulsa Opera, Inc.
1610 S. Boulder Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74119
918-587-4811

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Tulsa Performing Arts Center
101 E. Third St.

Tulsa, OK 74101
918-596-7111

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Sports:

Tulsa Hurricane Football

631-GoTU (4688)

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University of Tulsa Athletic Schedules

600 S. College Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74104
918-631-3112

Golden Hurricane Basketball and all other TU Sports information!

Oral Roberts University

7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74171

918-495-6400
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Tulsa Drillers

Profession Baseball

918-744-5901

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Tulsa Oilers Hockey

Professional Hockey

918 252-7825

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Tulsa Talons

Professional Arena Football

918-294-1000

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Hallet Motor Racing Circuit

Track Location, Hwy 99 & Cimarron Turnpike

918-583-1134

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Fair Meadows

Live Horse Racing

918-743-7223

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