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Tulsa Tourist Attractions

The oil capital of Tulsa, the second largest city in Oklahoma, lies in the east of the state. Thanks to the wealth brought by oil, it has a number of excellent museums: the Gilcrease Museum, which is devoted to the move to the west (Indian artifacts, pictures of the Wild West by Remington, Russell and other artists); the Philbrook Museum of Art (art of many periods and styles, including the Italian Renaissance, 19th c. English painting and Indian arts and crafts); and the Fenster Museum of Jewish Art.
South of Downtown Tulsa, the gold facade of the Christian fundamentalist Oral Roberts University gleams in the sun - this is a top-class architectural showpiece, with "praying hands" more than 76 ft high.

Gilcrease Museum

The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa presents an extensive art collection from the American West. The Museum has an excellent collection of Native American art, artifacts and historical manuscripts. There are gardens in the museums 460 acres of land.
Official site:
Address: 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, OK 74127-2105, United States

Gardens at Gilcrease Museum

The Gardens at Gilcrease Museum are 23 acres of thematic gardening styles including Victorian, Colonial, pre-Columbian and Pioneer.

Philbrook Museum of Art

A pond in front of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa.
The Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is an Italian Renaissance-style villa with 23 acres of formal and informal gardens. Collections include African, American Indian, Asian and European art.
Official site:
Address: 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa, OK 74114-4104, United States

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum pays tribute to the people and events in aviation history, and the city's contributions to the aerospace industry. Hands-on exhibits include flight simulation, shuttle launch, wind tunnel and a Space Shuttle Robotic Arm.
The James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium has the Spitz SciDome HD projection technology.
Address: 3624 North 74th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74115-3708, United States

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church

Art Deco Tower on the Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Boston Avenue Church in Tulsa was established in 1893. The church is a significant example of modern skyscraper architecture. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1999 due to the exemplary Art Deco architecture and exterior terra cotta sculptures designed by artist Robert Garrison.
Official site:
Address: 1301 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119, United States

Greenwood Cultural Center

Located next to the historic Mackey Home the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa houses the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, the Opal Dargon Renaissance Hall and an art gallery. The center promotes and celebrates Oklahoma's African-American heritage and culture.
Address: 322 North Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74120-1026, United States

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum

The Tulsa Zoo houses more than 2,800 animals including zebras, antelopes and Cape buffaloes. The Living Museum presents North American natural history exhibits in a four-building complex built in 1978. The zoo also has an African exhibit and a Tropical American rainforest exhibit.
Official site:
Address: 6421 East 36th Street North, Tulsa, OK 74115-2121, United States

Ida Dennie Willis Museum of Minatures, Dolls and Toys

The Willis Museum in Tulsa houses the collection of dolls and toys gathered by Mrs. Ida Dennie Willis, a retired teacher. The renovated 1910 Tudor mansion has over 2,000 dolls plus doll houses, toys, and miniatures.
Address: 628 Country Club Drive, Tulsa, OK 74127-5303, United States

Oxley Nature Center

The Oxley Nature Center in Mohawk Park in Tulsa consists of 800 acres of natural flora and nearly 9mi/14km of walking trails. There is also an interpretive building with hands-on exhibits.
Official site:
Address: Mohawk Park, United States

Tulsa Garden Center

The Tulsa Garden Center is located in Woodland Park in Tulsa. The center promotes horticultural education. It includes a 21-room mansion, 3-acre arboretum, formal sunken garden and rock garden. It also has a library of horticultural books.
Official site:
Address: 2435 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74114, United States

Bell's Amusement Park (closed)

Bell's Amusement Park in Tulsa opened in 1951 and offers a wooden roller coaster, log flume ride, kiddie land and miniature golf.

Big Splash Water Park

The Big Splash Water Park in Tulsa is a water theme park with a water roller coaster, water slides, lazy river and kiddie pool.
Address: Box 14156, Tulsa, OK 74159, United States

Harmon Science Center

The Harmon Science Center in Tulsa has interactive exhibits that include laser shows, displays about weather, electricity, chemistry and geology.
Address: 5707 East 41st Street, Tulsa, OK 74135-5605, United States

Oral Roberts University

Praying Hands at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
Oral Roberts University in Tulsa has a 200ft/60m glass and steel prayer tower, seven-story diamond shaped library, sports center and television production studio.
Official site:
Address: 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74171, United States


Tulsa Historical Society

The Tulsa Historical Society is housed in the Samuel Travis Mansion which features period furniture, photographs and displays about the history of Tulsa.
Official site:
Address: 2445 South Peoria Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, United States
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