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Making Tulsa Home

In this community, there’s never an empty day. The city is home to Philbrook Museum of Art, Gilcrease Museum and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. The BOK Center brings in headline acts with the Brady Theater and world-famous Cain’s Ballroom offering more intimate venues. The Tulsa Zoo and Oklahoma Aquarium provide days of family fun; and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center hosts its annual Broadway series, along with performances from the Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Symphony. The River Parks trail system provides miles of trails to explore on foot or bike, and Turkey Mountain provides an urban wilderness for hiking and mountain bike enthusiasts. Kick back in one of our distinct districts and enjoy the local restaurants, breweries and art scenes that make the city unique. From the Blue Dome and Tulsa Arts District to Brookside and Cherry Street; you’ll be part of a diverse community growing stronger — built on new dreams and fresh opportunities.

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Over the past decade, Tulsa’s downtown has added a new ballpark, arena, a thriving arts district and hundreds of new residents. The downtown Tulsa Arts District features a collection of art galleries, an urban park and monthly art crawl attracting thousands to the district. Just south of downtown, nearly 100 acres of Arkansas River waterfront is being transformed into a park featuring a lodge, boathouse, five-acre playground, bike and skate parks and natural trails.

Tulsa is the perfect ‘sweet spot’ size - small enough to have an accessible cost-of-living but large enough to support world-class food, arts, and outdoor parks. Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Tulsa.

Experiences 

Tulsa has festivals, celebrations, and races throughout the year with plenty of activities to fill your weekends off.


Tulsa Tough | Oktoberfest  | Juneteenth | Pride Parade | Tulsa Raft Race | Oklahoma Aquarium  | Mayfest  | Renaissance Festival

Dining

Tulsa’s nationally-recognized restaurants are diverse, accessible, and affordable.


Amelia’s  | Oren | Andolini’s  | The Tropical  | Burn Co BBQ  | Lone Wolf  | White River Fish Market  | Nola  | Smoke  | Mother Road Market 

Bars

From Tiki bars to serious cocktails, Tulsa has what you need for a post-shift drink or Saturday night out.


St. Vitus  | Hodges Bend | Saturn Room | Vintage Wine Bar | Valkyrie  | Roosevelt’s  | Open Container Bar

Brew

Tulsa’s internationally-recognized breweries and coffee roasters provide great options to relax and recharge.


Fair fellow coffee | Cirque coffee roasters  | Welltown Brewing  | Marshall Brewing Company | Heirloom Rustic Ales  | Cabin Boys Brewery  | American Solera Brewery  | New Era of Fine Fermentations

Arts

From expansive formal gardens to the nation’s largest collection of Native American art, Tulsa’s museums offer a variety of experiences for any art lover.


Gilcrease Museum | Philbrook Museum  | First Friday Arts Crawl  | Woody Guthrie Center  | 108 Contemporary

Music

From intimate venues to large stadiums, Tulsa’s vibrant music scene adds to its unique culture.


Cain’s Ballroom | Duet Jazz Club | BOK Center  | Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Outdoors

Tulsa’s hundreds of acres of urban parks and nearby wilderness areas provide Tulsans endless opportunities for fresh air.