A baseball and softball academy, D-Bat Tulsa welcomes players of all ages and levels to practice and train at its spacious facility. In addition to a fully equipped pro shop, batting cages, and gym, D-Bat Tulsa offers personal and group instruction, memberships, and summer camps.
At Showplex Cinemas, it’s the same scene every night. The lights dim, and the crowd quickly falls silent. After some song-and-dance from the concession stand and a few thrilling trailers, main attractions from Hollywood’s biggest movie makers flicker to life on screen. Thanks to Showplex’s screening systems, moviegoers in five states share in this immersive entertainment tradition, which is as American as the hot dogs they sell in the lobby. Recently under the new management of Starplex Cinemas, Showplex has lowered ticket prices and added more items to the concessions lineup. The theaters’ Facebook page increases the community aspect, helping moviegoers stay abreast of the newest releases as well as flashback screenings of classic flicks.
U.S. Shooting Academy accommodates weaponry of all calibers and ranges with its 90-acre shooting facility. A squad of passionate instructors helms the academy's training center, which hosts a schedule of classes such as close-quarter handgun skills, advanced hostage-rescue operations, and armed response tactics for a variety of fragile environments such as aircraft or glass houses. Members of the academy's training group attend multiple small modules on tactics and technique to help them master their chosen gun. U.S. Shooting Academy's onsite gunsmiths are on hand to customize firearms to fit shooters' personalities, preferences, and Zodiac signs.With more than 30 pistol ranges, 100-meter carbine ranges, and 300-meter rifle ranges, U.S. Shooting Academy also hosts a wide variety of marksmen competitions. Club members take aim with machine guns and pistols to test their pinpoint accuracy on targets featuring generic assailants or the gun's long-time rival, a knife.
Founded by Joe Estes as a nonprofit operation, Safari Joe's Reptile World provides a 200-acre sanctuary for more than 250 exotic animals—including lions, leopards, alligators, pythons, and large tortoises—that were unwanted, abused, or neglected. Each week, five to six new animals are donated or abandoned at the facility. Though these animals cannot return to the wild, they receive nurturing care from a cadre of more than 30 volunteers.
While newly abandoned animals remain hidden from view within the sanctuary, the park also boasts exhibit such as Reptile World. This educational, hands-on environment encourages visitors to interact with a slew of exotic animals while learning about protecting each species and their natural habitats.