• The BOK Center, located amidst the bright lights of Tulsa, hosts major concerts, sporting events and more.

    Photo by: Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Reflections of the Tulsa skyline shimmer on the Arkansas River as it flows through the city.

  • Tranquil green spaces dot the city surrounding downtown Tulsa.

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Visit Tulsa, Oklahoma's second-largest city for a haven of Southern comfort and cosmopolitan style. A town enriched by its oil heritage, Tulsa boasts world-class cultural attractions, including the Philbrook and Gilcrease Museums, and plenty of interesting things to do. The city stands tall with its magnificent art deco treasures, Route 66 gems and the new Cesar Pelli-designed BOK Center, a state-of-the-art venue for national concerts and sporting events. Tulsa's lively entertainment districts feature eateries, shopping and gaming, while the Tulsa music scene is the star of the state. Family fun also prevails in T-Town, home of the highly-rated Tulsa Zoo, while the city's Arkansas River trails and outdoor recreation areas offer outdoor respites from all the urban excitement.

Tulsa offers a fabulous array of cultural amenities including the acclaimed Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and other programs of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Theater-going opportunities abound around town and the music scene thrives with everything from country and western to indie rock and from local nightlife concerts to huge music festivals. Each year a multitude of festivals and events such as Tulsa International Mayfest, Tulsa Oktoberfest and the Oklahoma Scottish Festival celebrate Tulsa's culture and heritage and add to the long list of things to do in Tulsa.

Discover unique facets of Tulsa's personality by visiting the many vibrant districts within the city. The Blue Dome Entertainment District is resurging within downtown Tulsa. Anchored by the historic Blue Dome building, which once served as a gas station but now houses a trendy eatery, the Blue Dome Entertainment District is home to nightlife hot spots, hip restaurants and live entertainment. Visit the Brookside District of Tulsa for unique shopping experiences, upscale dining and plenty of nightlife options. The Brady Arts District features historic buildings that have been brought back to prominence hosting art galleries, theaters, restaurants, bars and dance clubs. Be sure to catch a concert at the famous Cain's Ballroom or Brady Theater. For antique shopping, local and regional art galleries and over 20 of the top local restaurants, visit the Cherry Street District in the northern midtown area of Tulsa.

Discover the top 10 things to do in Tulsa by reading the article below, or explore your options and plan your own visit using the icons below to research your interests. The photo and video galleries shown here will also help you choose things to do during your Tulsa vacation.

 
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Travel to Tulsa and uncover T-Town’s top attractions ranging from trendy nightlife to first-class art museums, family fun destinations, shopping and more. read more

Don your green attire, raise a glass and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Oklahoma at one of these festive celebrations. read more

Follow in the footsteps of House of Night’s Zoey Redbird with this tour of Tulsa. read more

Begin your east to west journey along Oklahoma’s 400 miles of Route 66 with these offerings found between Miami and Tulsa. read more

Route 66 in Oklahoma connects two of Oklahoma's largest cities: Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Along this nostalgic 90-mile stretch you'll encounter remnants of the past, as well as unique attractions that are just as busy now as they were in the Mother Road's heyday. read more

The Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra are full of seriously talented musicians who have audiences singing their praises. read more


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