Busting myths is what Tulsa is all about. Yes, there are some hills and yes, there are definitely things to do in Tulsa. From the quirky to the artsy and a bit of nightlife to boot, Tulsa has a little bit for everyone. And while a trip to Tulsa might not be on the top of everybody's bucket list, don't discount this city of surprises without exploring it first. Even some residents may not know of the gems hidden here.
The Philbrook museum is just one of many incredible Tulsa attractions. Built by an oil tycoon in the ‘20s, this beautiful Italian Renaissance-styled villa houses collections of European art from the 19th century, Japanese art from the Edo period, and works by famous artists, such as Picasso and Chagall. After viewing artistic masterpieces, step oustide and explore 23 acres of extraordinary gardens on foot. The gardens are so serene, the museum regularly schedules outdoor Pilates, yoga, and meditation classes there.
Looking for an only-in-Tulsa photo op? Check out the world's tallest free-standing statue. The Golden Driller is a 73-foot testimony that there is some quirky stuff in Tulsa. The Driller stands posed with a real old-school oil derrick under his palm at Tulsa’s Expo Square on 21st Street.
Tulsa days turn into Tulsa nights. When the sun falls, everyone with a pulse will be looking for stuff to do in Tulsa. Go check out the heartbeart of Tulsa's nightlife in Brookside. An extensive range of eateries and watering holes exist along South Peoria Avenue. Places like Cosmos serve up the whole range of cocktails, complete with a menu sporting vegetarian and gluten-free items in a sophisticated, artsy setting.
Enjoy a day and night out in Tulsa, a great city with plenty of quirks and plenty to do. It's offbeat, it's not not entirely flat, and it sits right in the middle of America.