Tag: Tulsa Oklahoma

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

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

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

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April

Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Held in early April

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

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

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

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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

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Palomino Memorial Day Horse Show
Held in late May

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

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

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

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June

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

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

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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

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Trek Expo ’05
Held in mid June

Location: Expo Center – Upper Level

918-744-1113

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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

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Tulsa Holiday Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Held in late July

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

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August

Powwow of Champions
Held in mid August

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

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National Snaffle Bit Breeders Championship Futurity
Held in late August

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena & Barn C Arena

918-744-1113

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Green Country RV Show and Sale
Held in late August

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

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September

American Miniature Horse Registry Nationals
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Livestock Arena

918-744-1113

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Greater Tulsa Antique Show
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Exchange Center 1

918-744-1113

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Tulsa House Beautiful
Held in mid September

Location: Expo Square – Expo Center

918-744-1113

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Tulsa State Fair
Held in late September – early October

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

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October

Tulsa State Fair
Held in late September – early October

Location: Expo Square

918-744-1113

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Wanenmacher’s Tulsa Arms Show
Held in late October

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Entertainment:

Theatres:

American Indian Theater Co.
322 N. Greenwood Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74120
918- 838-3875

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

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-747-9494

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Brady Theater
105 W. Brady St.

Tulsa, OK 74103
918-582-7239

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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

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Clark Theatre
11440 E. Admiral Place

Tulsa, OK 74166
918-669-6455

Heller Theatre
5328 S. Wheeling Ave.

Tulsa, OK 74105
918-746-5065

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Sapulpa Community Theater

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

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Theatre Tulsa
207 N. Main St.

Tulsa, OK 74103
918-587-8402

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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
Call for schedules (including basketball, soccer, baseball, and volleyball)

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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