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.
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: www.gilcrease.org
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
Official site: www.philbrook.org
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.
Official site: www.tulsaairandspacemuseum.org
Address: 3624 North 74th East Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74115-3708, United States
Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
Official site: www.bostonavenue.org
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.
Official site: www.greenwoodculturalcenter.com
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: www.tulsazoo.org
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: www.oxleynaturecenter.org
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: www.tulsagardencenter.com
Address: 2435 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74114, United States
Bell's Amusement Park (closed)
ATTRACTION IS 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.
Official site: www.bigsplashwaterpark.com
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
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: www.tulsahistory.org
Address: 2445 South Peoria Street, Tulsa, OK 74114, United States
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