Clarion Inn Tulsa International Airport
2201 N. 77th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74115
Phone: (918) 835-9911
Fax: (918) 838-2452
Spread over 70 acres (28.33 hectares) within Mohawk Park on the northern edge of Tulsa, the Tulsa Zoo is home to over 1500 animals. The beautifully landscaped paths provide views of tigers, elephants, bears, chimpanzees and many other species. Animal demonstrations are scheduled throughout the week, and special seasonal exhibits are also presented, such as “Wings of Wonder,” an aviary filled with thousands of rare butterflies. The zoo also features a children's zoo and many educational exhibits relating to zoology and the natural sciences, such as the North American Living Museum, making it a favorite educational trip for children.
This sprawling 2,800-acre (1133.12 hectares) park near Tulsa International Airport includes the Tulsa Zoo, a reservoir with boating and fishing, riding trails, a golf course and acres of wooded picnic areas. Also within the park is the Oxley Nature Center, consisting of 800 acres (323.80 hectares) of protected land with hiking trails for students of nature. Come and spend the day. Sheltered picnic areas can be reserved.
The Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, which was previously known as the Skelly Stadium, is the home arena for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team. Visitors of these facilities owned by the University of Tulsa can enjoy college football games.
Located at 21st and Yale in midtown, this large water park features the largest wave pool in Oklahoma, as well as five water slides, a water roller coaster, a kiddie pool for the little ones, and more. Open seasonally, this place provides the perfect escape from Tulsa's hot summer days. Admission is good for all day, so bring the kids and don't forget the sunscreen!
At a stunning height of 76 feet, The Golden Driller is a monument is a truly inspiring sight to behold. Although this giant has watched over the Tulsa Expo Center from its current site since 1966, it was originally built in 1953 for the International Petroleum Exposition. The monument depicts an oil worker standing tall besides an oil derrick, and is the fourth tallest statue in the entire country. While the Golden Driller continues to serve as a testament to the dedication of all those who have made their mark in the Petroleum industry, it has also come to be a popular tourist attraction that offers a rather unique photo opportunity. The Golden Driller has been erected just outside the Tulsa Expo Center and is clearly visible as you drive along East 21st Street.
The Cherry Street District has been a cultural and shopping destination in Tulsa for decades. Featuring the largest amount of locally owned businesses in Tulsa, the district features nearly two dozen restaurants and numerous shops and galleries. The area also features many beautiful historic homes dating from the 1920s. In fact, many of the shops and restaurants are located in repurposed buildings from the 1920s. The Cherry Street Farmer's Market takes place in the neighborhood every Saturday from April through October.
Taking up nine square blocks of eastern downtown Tulsa is the Blue Dome Entertainment District. A major feature of the district is its eight buildings that are of high historical significance. This includes the building the district is named after, the very unique Blue Dome building that originally housed a Gulf Oil station ins the 1920s. Today the area is a nightlife destination, with favorite hangouts like Woody's Corner Bar, El Guapo's Mexican Cantina, and McNellie's Public House. Many of the bars here also feature live music on weekends.
Covering a block between the East Bardy Street and The East Cameroon Street, Guthrie Green has something for everyone. It comprises an open air stage for performances, a large covered pavilion for families to relax on a sunny day, scenic water fountains, a shaded path for joggers and walkers, a cafe and a huge green lawn where you can spread out with your family. Also referred to as Park on Brady, it is a hot spot for various events like concerts, film screenings, theater and other performing arts events that are held here in association with Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust (TPACT).
At the corner of 7th and Boston in downtown Tulsa sits First Presbyterian Church, widely known as the first church in town. Chartered in 1885 by a Presbyterian missionary and 15 Creek Indians, the church has occupied various buildings on this site since 1911. The structure housing the current sanctuary was built in 1925 and is reminiscent of 16th-century Gothic architecture. However, the church actually occupies a number of buildings on this corner. Call the church office for information on touring the facility. You visit this place on Sunday at 8am, 9.30am and 11am.
Woodward Park is absolutely beautiful park that is a must-visit for anybody who loves gardens. The 45-acre park features rock gardens, a 3-acre arboretum and an area with over 15,000 azaleas. The terraced Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden was constructed as a W.P.A. project in 1934 and 1935, and today it features over 5,000 rose plants of nearly 250 different varieties. The roses usually bloom from May until November. Woodward Park also features the Anne Hathaway Herb Garden, which was founded in 1939 and is named after William Shakespeare's gardening-loving wife.
The Center of the Universe is one of the most unique attractions in the city of Tulsa. Its strange quality lies in that it can strangely change the sound of your voice if you stand directly at the center of its 30-inch cement circle. The speaker's voice assumes a vibrating nature that can be heard by the speaker alone. There is also no established explanation regarding what causes this unusual phenomenon. However, some theories claim that the parabolic reflectivity of the planter walls may be causing it. The extraordinary nature of this attraction cannot be denied, thus making it a must-visit spot for those in Tulsa.
In existence since 1893, this church is one of Tulsa's oldest. Its current structure, built in 1929, features Art Deco architecture and includes a tower 255 feet high that rises into Tulsa's skyline. The tower itself also contains 15 floors of useable space, and the sanctuary features a huge pipe organ valued at over $1 million.