319 South Dewey Avenue Oklahoma State Highway 123 Bartlesville, OK 74003 +1 918 336 0307 x10
Originally established in 1925 as a personal ranch retreat by oilman Frank Phillips of Phillips Petroleum in an attempt to preserve the beauty of the Old West, this facility now is home to a large museum complex and wildlife preserve. The name Woolaroc is taken from "woods, lakes and rocks." The ranch hosts a museum, a Native American Heritage Center, a petting zoo, a drive-through natural preserve, a nature trail and more. About an hour north of Tulsa toward Bartlesville, this is a great day trip for the family.
4404 West 20th Street Grove, OK 74344 +1 918 786 6446
A 90-minute drive northeast of Tulsa brings you to Grand Lake of the Cherokees, on the southern banks of which sits this incredible outdoor museum. Built by Harvey and Bernice Jones in 1968, this walk-through village contains thousands of artifacts dating back to the turn of the century, housed in over 100 buildings from the same time period. Everything from antique furniture to clothing, tools and glassware are on display, all serving as reminders of yesteryear. The walk is steep at times, so the physically challenged might need help, but this is definitely worth the trip.
1720 West Will Rogers Blvd Claremore, OK 74017 +1 918 341 0719
Celebrate the life and times of America's most beloved cowboy comedian. This 62-year-old museum really captures the world in which Rogers lived. Western artwork fills one of eight galleries, while others display memorabilia from the entertainer's varied and full career as a screen actor, radio personality, writer and cowboy. The Rogers family tomb is also located on the grounds. Located in Claremore, the museum is a bit outside of the Tulsa metro, but it is definitely worth the drive. Admission is by voluntary contribution.
2050 East Utica Square Store No. 63 Tulsa, OK 74114 +1 918 742 0515
Close to two decades ago, when 11 local artists at Tulsa couldn't find space to showcase their art, they decided to pitch in together and form the Color Connection Gallery. Today, along with their own works, the curators hope to feature those of many other local artists who meet their high standards. With Tulsa having no shortage of the same, no less than 50 artists find their efforts up for grabs in at Color Connection. Everything from paintings, jewelry, pottery and sculpture find a place at Color Connection. Maintaining a mix between the contemporary and unique, the place provides variety galore. Being one of a kind in the neighborhood, it has found a niche amongst the Tulsa natives.
Tulsa is not called the crown jewel of Oklahoma's Green Country for nothing, and nowhere is this more evident than at the Garden Center. Upon arriving, visitors are treated to a view of a picturesque country home nestled in a grove of trees. As you explore the grounds, the sights only get better. Just over the hill behind the home are a Victorian-style conservatory and a colorful landscaped garden with inlaid stone steps. Adjacent to the center is the Municipal Rose Gardens, which houses more than 9,000 rosebushes to delight those with an appreciation for horticulture.
Containing 4000 years' worth of Judaic artifacts and art, this collection is the largest of its kind in the southwestern U.S. The Sherwin Miller Museum is caretaker to many pieces of Jewish history not found elsewhere. The Museum dedicates itself to educating people of all cultures, using both art and history to preserve and present Jewish culture.
600 S College Ave University of Tulsa Tulsa, OK 74104 +1 918 631 2202
Located in the Art Building at the University of Tulsa, this medium-sized gallery showcases a different art exhibit each month. Collections on display are varied, ranging from professional artists to student, graduate and faculty exhibits in a variety of media. Art enthusiasts, students and fans of culture will enjoy visiting this gallery again and again.
4145 E 21st St Expo Square Tulsa, OK 74114 +1 918 744 1113
Located in the Expo Square complex in midtown, the QuikTrip Center is one of the largest clear-span buildings in the world, sporting nearly half a million square feet of space on two levels. Here you will find a variety of events, many of them free of charge, including car and boat shows, gun and knife shows, craft shows, animal shows and many others. The layout of the facility allows for multiple events at the same time. The events calendar stays pretty full, so it is fairly likely you will find something of interest here.
4145 East 21st Street Tulsa, OK 74114 +1 918 744 1113
There is always something going on at this huge complex, located between Harvard and Yale along 21st Street in midtown. Among the attractions and facilities you'll find here are the massive Expo Center (used for big shows and exhibits), the historic Pavilion, Fair Meadows horse racing track, Big Splash Waterpark, Bell's Amusement Park, and Drillers Stadium (home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team). Expo Square also doubles as the Tulsa County Fairgrounds, and is home to the Tulsa State Fair held each fall.
Convenience is the word for this inn, found among a
cluster of hotels that line I 44 in the central part of Tulsa. The friendly staff offers quite a few valuable services, an added benefit to the already great ...
There is always something going on at this huge complex,
located between Harvard and Yale along 21st Street in midtown. Among the attractions and facilities you'll find here are the massive Expo Center (used for big shows and exhibits), ...
Tulsa is not called the crown jewel of Oklahoma's Green
Country for nothing, and nowhere is this more evident than at the Garden Center. Upon arriving, visitors are treated to a view of a picturesque country home nestled in ...