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Tulsa Travel Guide, Oklahoma

An Overview of Tulsa, OK US

Tulsa is the 2nd biggest city in Oklahoma and 45th biggest in the US. With a population of about 384000, it is a principal municipality of the area. The city also serves as the seat of county of the Tulsa County which is the most densely populated one in Oklahoma. The city is located in north-eastern corner of the Oklahoma between the edges of Great Plains and Ozark Mountains.

Though Oklahoma has been placed in the Southern US, the city of Tulsa is greatly influenced by Midwest, Southern and south-west cultural regions. This can be expressed by the city’s cultural centers, museums, art venues, festivals, zoos, park systems and collections of public monuments, artwork and sculptures. Usually in the streamline and zigzag styles, the art deco of the city is dotted along its older neighborhood areas, primarily in the midtown and downtown. A collection of huge art deco structures like Mid continent tower, Philtower and Boston Avenue Methodist Church has attracted huge architectural interest, thus promoting their preservation.

Tulsa prides itself in its beautiful scenic and recreational destinations, growing economy and its cultural attractions. It is a flourishing area which still retains the close-knit attitude and friendliness of smaller cities. There are many schools, museums, universities, shopping centers and cultural spots in the city, making it a great place to visit, live in and raise your family.

There are plentiful of recreational destinations with access to several gorgeous parks, garden centers and lakes. Popular museums include Tulsa Air and Space Museum, Phillbrook Museum of Art, Oklahoma Aquarium and Gilcrease Museum.

With the revitalization of the downtown Tulsa and the construction of BOK Events Center, it has become one of the fresh destinations for restaurants, shopping and nightlife. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Ballet will give you an idea about the local culture of the downtown. The thriving present, bright future and historic past of the city gives it a progressive atmosphere and positive attitude.

The sectors that have been flourishing in the city are finance, aerospace, technology, high tech, manufacturing and telecommunications. Headquarters of several financial corporations are present in the Tulsa city and this is the true indication of the city’s economic growth and development. There are plentiful of housing options in the city and if you are a golf lover, you may want to visit the Southern Hall and LaFortune Park. After all, Tulsa has everything to offer within your budget range.


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  • ainoChanGilcrease Museum
    travel tip by ainoChan posted more then 30 days ago
    Housing one of the most vast collection of Native American artifacts, not to mention the various sculptures, paintings and canvases of the American West, the Gilcrease Museum is must while in Tulsa. The only drawback on the visit is that...
  • andra88Kilkenny's Irish Pub
    travel tip by andra88 posted more then 30 days ago
    I think that only if you would go to Ireland, you would find a great pub like the Kilkenny's Irish Pub in Tulsa. When you just look at the place you feel like you're not in the 21st century but were transported back in time. And...
  • lindamuraTulsa Garden Center
    travel tip by lindamura posted more then 30 days ago
    We've been to the Tulsa Garden Center last year during summer and we can only recommend the place. It is as good that the facility is not open during winter, because you wouldn't see anything of the real beauty of the garden,...
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