Tulsa Tours, Vacations & Travel Packages
Once a railroad town, this Art Deco-infused Oklahoma City boomed after “black gold” (oil) was struck here in the early 1900s. The bridges across the Arkansas River still see many freighter pass by beneath as Tulsa continues to be a booming oil centre. This wealth led to local investment in places like the Thomas Gilcrease Institute, an expansive art gallery and museum where Native and Western American works by famous artists such as George Catlin and Frederic Remington are on display.
The Praying Hands sculpture is a 24-meter (80-foot) high bronze on the grounds of Oral Roberts University is inspirational and a wonderful spot to have a picnic. Tulsa is a fertile ground for musical talent; most evenings country western ballads waft out from the doors of Cain’s Ballroom, a live music terminus since 1924 with greats like Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams having played there. Sip on a strong bourbon and take in free live jazz at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame or dress up and set out on the town in style to one of the 30 major annual performances from the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
For Dylan fans, head to the new Bob Dylan Archive at the University of Tulsa, which comprises 6,000 items, including writings, memorabilia, and recordings of the master Folk-Rock singer. To quench your thirst on a hot Tulsa day, a handful of craft breweries are located right in town and offer tours or samples with the warm hospitality you will come to adore the longer you spend in Tulsa.
Tulsa, United States
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