Tulsa, Oklahoma, is more than the sum of its parts. It's "The
Birthplace of Route 66" and "The Oil Capital of the World," but it has
also been called "America's Most Beautiful City." Home to some of the
most eye-catching Art Deco architecture in the country as well as one
of the top ten regional opera companies in the U.S., visitors will find
a wide array of delights ranging from the world's largest bull sharks in captivity to phenomenal art collections to top notch Oktoberfest celebrations!
Tulsa knows how to create a compelling museum
experience. Explore the heritage of the American West at the Gilcrease
Museum, or delve into the largest collection of Judaica at the Sherwin
Miller Museum. Wander through galleries of Italian Renaissance
paintings in the historic mansion and gardens that house the Philbrook
Take some time to explore some of Tulsa's most pedestrian-friendly areas. The bustling weekly Cherry Street
Farmer's Market is surrounded by galleries, restaurants, and antique
shops. And going to a show at the Brady Theater takes you through the
revitalized Brady Arts District. Or rest among the tree-lined walks
while you shop in fashionable Utica Square.
Enjoy a day at the zoo at the Tulsa Zoo and
Living Museum, home to well over a thousand animals and recently voted
America's favorite zoo. Or take a look at life from a fishy point of
view at the Oklahoma Aquarium: check out the rays in the touch tanks
and marvel at the sheer size of the bull shark.
No matter what time of year you visit Tulsa, see
what's playing at the Performing Art Center, or what's on the calendar
for Tulsa's opera company, ballet company, and two symphonies. And be
sure to check the calendar for Tulsa's seasonal fairs and festivals.