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Tulsa Travel Guide: 188 reviews and 385 photos

Oklahoma's Second Largest City

Tulsa grew up under similar conditions as Oklahoma City, and as equals reaching maturity at the same time, neither grew up in the other's shadow. Like the larger capital city, Tulsa's downtown is a wonderful collection of old hotels and modern skyscrapers, with many of the former on the national register of historic places. Around the city center are a fine assortment of religious houses and other architectural gems, and farther out are the mom and pop businesses and merchandise houses of a modern metropolis. Known as the "Oil Capital of America," Tulsa has world-class art museums and an edge on Oklahoma City as the more cosmpolitan of the two. City streets are essentially listed alphabetically, so visitors can usually find their way around town without too much trouble.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great art museums and city architecture
  • Cons:Finding the federal and interstate highways is not always easy
  • In a nutshell:Easy to explore, friendly, full of wonderful scenes
  • Last visit to Tulsa: Sep 2003
  • Intro Written Sep 13, 2003
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  • 807Wheaton's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Enjoyed your review of Tulsa - I'm beginning to think it needs to be a two night stop for sure when we visit. Thanks.

  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 11:14 AM

    Mike, excellent tips on Tulsa's architecture and its history. One of my grandfathers was once assistant postmaster in the Federal Building.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2003 at 12:33 PM

    It is too bad that the inner city of Tulsa is so lifeless off hours. No inner parks or squares? All the same, hail the new King of VT Tulsa!!

  • annk's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 12:52 PM

    Good representation of the varied structures from modern to by-gone days. At least the city is preserving and not replacing the old buildings. Great reflection photo!

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Sep 26, 2003 at 8:10 AM

    I didn't realize that Tulsa was such a big city! I thought it was famous for truck stops....and cowboys! Quite a bit more cosmopolitan than I expected!

  • zrim's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2003 at 6:46 PM

    I seem to be all alone here--kind of like downtown Tulsa on a Sunday afternoon.

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