Things To Do In Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a getaway for all ages and interests, and the following are some of the top-rated and must-see.attractions in that city that are in addition to cultural attractions such as world-class art, ballet, opera, museums, entertainment venues, and more.
Center of the Universe
In downtown Tulsa, this acoustic phenomenon is a small hollow concrete circle in the middle of a larger circle of bricks that isn’t much to look at but is said to be connected to the universe. When you stand in the middle of the circle and utter a noise, the sound echos back even louder. It has become your own amplified echo chamber and is supposed to be a thrilling experience.
As one of the more than 140 parks in the city, Gathering Place is a public park of more than 100 acres south of the Downtown area on the east bank of the Arkansas River. Opened on September 8, 2018, it has trails, gardens, a playground, restaurants, boat rentals, puts on events and outdoor concerts, and much more!
Opened in 1927 on 85 acres in Mohawk Park, one of the USA’s largest municipal parks, this non-profit zoo has always had a primary focus to see that the 1,500 wildlife animals representing 436 species from all over the world thrive in an awesome atmosphere of conservation. The Zoo also provides family=friendly recreation and natural sciences education. Favorite areas are the Rainforest exhibit and the new Asia exhibit. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The Cave House
A one-of-a-kind landmark, it was built as a 1920s speakeasy in the 1920’s prohibition days and also as a chicken restaurant and is filled with history. You will hear quirky folklore stories and memories about Tulsa’s past if you go on a tour of the building, which has the most unusual architectural shape.
BOK Center and BOK Tower
Opened: August 30, 2008, the BOK Center has brought major entertainers to Tulsa to its multi-purpose indoor event, concert, and sports venue with 19,199 seats. Among other celebrities, there has been Justin Bieber, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, The Weeknd, Dan and Shay, Toby Mac, and more. It accommodates arena hockey, football, basketball, and similar sports. The facility cost public funds of 178 million and $18 million in upgrades that were privately funded. It is a great place to catch a show, has a beautiful interior design, and has food and drink options beyond standard concessions.
The BOK Tower skyscraper is in downtown Tulsa. At 52-stories, it was the tallest building located in the five “Plains States” at a height of 667 feet until it was surpassed by Devon Tower in 2011.
Route 66 Historical Village
This is a historic gas station that is a great place to stop for train lovers who are traveling on Route 66. There is a beautifully-restored railroad display of a Frisco 4500 Steam Engine, a 1917 Vintage Tank Car, aTSU Murray Hill Car, a steam locomotive, a Frisco 1157 Caboose, several historic Oil Pump Jacks, and an old oil derrick on display.