4145 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK 74114
A beloved Tulsa landmark since 1966, the Golden Driller is a one-of-a-kind monument weighing in at a whopping 43,500 pounds and standing 76 feet tall, making it one of the tallest freestanding statues in the United States. The Driller was first erected by the Mid-Continental Supply Company at the 1953 International Petroleum Exposition. The Driller received such favorable reviews that it was temporarily brought back for the 1959 trade show as well. Afterward, the company donated the statue to the Tulsa County Fairgrounds Trust Authority. In 1979, the Golden Driller was even adopted as the state ...
General Information: Free admission
Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44, Route 66
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Self-guided tours
Viewable daily, dusk to dark.
Located at the entrance to the Tulsa State Fairgrounds.
Get your motor running with a day trip from Oklahoma City suburb Edmond to Tulsa. This fun motorcycle cruise can be completed one-way or round-trip with plenty of time left for visiting Route 66 icons along the way.
Take a trip down memory lane to childhood favorites in Oklahoma. Still standing after all these years, these attractions are a little bit kitschy but amazingly cool.