The Charming City of Tulsa, Oklahoma

While it may not be the biggest city in Oklahoma, this quaint city is full of charm! Check out some of the hotspots worth seeking out while in Tulsa!


ATTRACTIONS

Center of the Universe

This may not look like more than a worn concrete circle but when you stand near the center and sing, speak, or make any noise, that noise is mysteriously echoed louder than it was made. Truly a unique place to behold!
Location: 1 S. Boston Ave, Tulsa
Hours: 24/7
Cost:
FREE


Cherry Street Farmers Market

Gather produce, fresh flowers, creative crafts and more at this unique farmers market.

Location: 15th and Peoria
Hours:
April-October: 7am-11am, Saturdays only
Cost:
FREE


Golden Driller

Once upon a time, Tulsa was one of the largest known oil cities. Thus the birth of the 76 ft tall Golden Driller happened and has resided at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds since 1966.
Location: 
4145 E 21st St, Tulsa
Hours:
24/7
Cost:
FREE


Tulsa Street Art

As in most cities, Tulsa also has so intriguing street art. Head downtown, walk around, and you’re sure to find some on most corners.

Location: Downtown Tulsa
Hours: 24/7
Cost: FREE


Oklahoma Aquarium

Say good-bye to your landlocked blues and become amazed by the mystery of the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers.

Location: 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm, Tuesday: 10am-9am
Cost:
$15.95 Adults, $11.95 Children 3-12


Philbrook Museum of Art

Not only does the Philbrook contain stunning pieces of art on the inside, the outside is a work of art itself! Grasp onto the history of paintings, sculptures, and browse the outdoor gardens on a nice day.

Location: 2727 South Rockford Road, Tulsa
Hours: Tuesdays – Sundays: 10am – 5pm, Thursdays: 10am – 8pm, Closed Mondays
Cost: $9

Photo credit: Philbrook Museum of Art


Warren Theater

This isn’t just any movie theater. The Warren has a full menu, luxury seating, and once you step inside you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time.

Location: 1700 Aspen Creek Dr, Broken Arrow
Hours:
Sunday-Saturday starting at 10 am


Hard Rock Casino

Test your luck a the poker tables or slots or if you’re not feeling lucky attend a concert at The Joint – the Hard Rock’s concert venue.

Location: 777 West Cherokee Street, Catoosa
Cost:
FREE… to enter of course


SHOPPING

Utica Square

Upscale and boutique outdoor shopping and dining area that is sure to appease anyone.
Location: 
1709 Utica Square, Tulsa
Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm, Friday: 9am-6pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am-1pm


DINING

Casual Dining

Queenie’s Cafe and Bakery

A fun lunch shop with delicious baked goods to share. Better hurry, the wait can get long!
Location: 1834 Utica Square, Tulsa
Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 7am – 7pm, Saturday: 8am – 5pm, Sunday: 9am – 2pm
Menu


Mondo’s Italian Restaurant

A slice of Italy all the way in Oklahoma? You bet! Mondo’s, family owned restaurant, will satisfy your cravings for Italian food.
Location: 3410 South Peoria Avenue, Tulsa
Hours: 
Monday-Thursday: 11am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 3pm – 9pm
Menu


Yokozuna

An Asian fusion restaurant that you’ll enjoy for the twist on original favorites. Give the broth noodle bowls or one of their specialty sushi rolls a try.
Location: 309 E. 2nd St., Tulsa
Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am – Midnight
Menu


Fine Dining

Polo Grill

One of the oldest and most prestigious fine dining establishments in the Tulsa area. Perfect for a romantic evening or business occasion.
Location: 2038 Utica Square, Tulsa
Hours: 
Monday – Thursday 11am – 10pm, Friday 11am – 11pm, Saturday 10:30am-11pm, Sunday 10:30am-9pm

PRHYME

A newer Tulsa hotspot part of a series of four restaurants that Chef Justin Thompson.
Location: 111 N Main St, Tulsa
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 4pm – 11pm, Sunday 4pm – 9pm
Menu


Sweet Treats

Pinkitzel

Be blown away by the vibrant colors, sweet treats, and candy bins at Pinkitzel.
Location: 201 S. Denver Ave.
Hours: 
Sunday: 1pm – 9pm, Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Menu


Candy Castle

Sugar shock will have a whole new meaning if you get an ice cream flight or cotton candy shake at Candy Castle.
Location: 7890 E 106th Pl S, Ste V-6, Tulsa
Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10am-9pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 10pm, Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
Menu


Antoinette’s Bakery

Pies, cakes, macarons, and savory snacks will tempt you at Antoinette’s!
Location: 207 N. Main, Tulsa
Hours: 
Monday – Wednesday: 7am – 4pm, Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 10pm, Sunday: 10am – 2pm, Pie Nights: Friday & Saturday evening 7pm – 10pm
Menu


What are some of the places you’d like to visit?

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  • lhelmbre
    March 12, 2017 at 8:45 PM

    Of all the places in the US, I wouldn’t have ever thought of going to Tulsa! Thanks for the great recommendations and the pictures from Candy Castle look amazing!

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:14 PM

      It’s definitely not as well known but has such charm! The Candy Castle is perfect for people with a sweet tooth. 🙂

  • Paula Morgan
    March 13, 2017 at 12:11 AM

    The Gardens at the Philbrook museum look lovely. I would also like to check out the street art. The Golden Driller would also be on my list as we have a tradition of big things in Australia – lots of small towns build them in the 1960s and 70s as a way to attract tourists and they are now so kitsch I love them.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:13 PM

      I love that about Australia! We spent time in Brisbane/Gold Coast area while we were there but didn’t venture much farther. The Philbrook is definitely a beautiful spot. 🙂

  • Ally Emm
    March 13, 2017 at 9:07 PM

    I’ve never been to OK, but now that I see that an ice cream flight exists, i think I need to make a trip hahaha this is great, thanks for sharing! I think I really will put Tulsa on my bucket list =)

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      Ice cream is always a good reason to visit ANY place! Let me know what you end up doing when you visit. 🙂

  • Natalie
    March 15, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Before I read this post, the only thing that I knew about Tulsa was that Hanson (of MMBop fame) was from there (oh, the useless ’90s pop trivia in my head). I had no idea that it was such a gorgeous place! I would love to wander around that art museum and take my kids to the aquarium. Adding this to our must-visit places whenever we get around to doing that massive U.S. road trip!

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      Natalie, that gave me a good laugh! It’s been ages since I thought of Hanson but now I’m singing MMBop along with you! Definitely stop in Tulsa if you plan to take on Route 66! Give a shout if you hit up St. Louis on your trip too. 🙂

  • Carola
    March 16, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    Never thought of Tulsa as a destination. But your photos have certainly sparked my interest! And to be standing for free in the center of the universe 😉 😉 😉

    Thank you & happy continued travels!
    C

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:09 PM

      It’s not a place most people think of hence why I had to let it shine! 😉 Thanks Carola, same to you!

  • FS Page
    March 17, 2017 at 12:46 AM

    Thank you for writing this wonderful blog. I had no idea Tulsa has such a variety of experiences. And i cannot even get started on how enticed i feel by the pictures of such delicious foods.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM

      Of course! Thank you for reading. 🙂 It is definitely full of unique experiences. I hope you’re able to make it some time.

  • Janine Good
    March 18, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    You had me at cupcakes. I love those little delightful treats. The street is fab! I totally reminds me of Brick Land in London 🙂 I think if I were to go to Tulsa I would be eating the cupcakes while heading to the casino. I love Hard Rock. They announced this week the one in Toronto is closing and it made me so sad.

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:06 PM

      That’s such a bummer about the Hard Rock closing in Toronto! 🙁 Where is the next closest one for you? Most places have me at cupcakes too Janine!

  • Christina
    March 18, 2017 at 6:47 PM

    Where to begin??!?! Very thorough list of things to do. I cannot believe that Tulsa, let alone Oklahoma (no offense) has a beautiful garden at their art museum that looks like it belongs in France or Italy. Wow that is beautiful! Besides the art museum the Center of the Universe looks like good fun and I alway love aquariums. The food…wow the cotton candy shake sounds and looks delicious! The Antoinette bakery looks darling. If I ever find myself in Tulsa I know where to go 🙂

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:04 PM

      No offense taken! Tulsa is not usually on the radar of most people! It’s a rather interesting city and there is loads of fun places to visit! 🙂

  • bruceschinkel19
    March 18, 2017 at 9:59 PM

    We met some new friends on a recent trip who are from Tulsa, and we’d love to go visit … now we have so many activities to do when there!

    • Kallsy Page
      March 20, 2017 at 12:03 PM

      It’s surprising how many cool things there are to do there! A lesser known and traveled to city, that’s for sure!

  • candycastleonline
    March 20, 2017 at 1:32 PM

    Thank you so much for including us on this awesome list! That’s a great photo of our ice cream flight! <3

  • alwaysagringa
    March 21, 2017 at 3:59 PM

    Oh my gosh! That cotton candy shake looks impressive! I have never considered visiting Tulsa before because I felt like it didn’t have much going on, but it looks like it is a unique place to visit!

  • Brinda
    March 21, 2017 at 8:17 PM

    Let’s not forgot a Route 66 favorite, the Big Blue Whale. It’s not actually in Tulsa, but it’s only a few miles from the Hard Rock Casino. Definitely worth a mention.

  • Isa
    June 11, 2017 at 12:43 AM

    My husband and I are currently roadtripping the U.S. and in Tulsa. Thanks for making this list! We were able to grab a few more things to see from it!

    • Kallsy Page
      June 21, 2017 at 1:02 PM

      Hi Isa! I’m so glad you found this helpful. Tulsa is a very neat city that is often overlooked by many travelers. Hope you enjoyed your trip!