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.
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Tulsa offers plenty of walkable districts worth the exploration, from historic staples to newer innovations. Plan a day trip or a full weekend spent visiting local arts, entertainment, dining and nightlife options with the help of this guide to Tulsa’s most unique districts.Learn More
To describe Oklahoma’s craft beer scene as “thriving” would be an understatement. World-class microbreweries have been popping up in every corner of the state during the last decade, releasing award-winning beers to national and international acclaim. Inspired by the styles of the moment and traditions of the past, Oklahoma’s bold and innovative brewmasters have carved out a unique place in a crowded field—and they don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. Take a tour of some of the state’s most buzzed-about breweries and see what’s on tap in the Sooner State.Learn More