Other Sights in Tulsa
If Route 66 brought you to Tulsa, there's a lot more to see and do when you stop and stay a while. We have several world-class museums, an amazing park, some cool neon, and so much more. Check out some other cool sights around the city below!
Tulsa’s downtown skyline features a variety of architectural styles, from modern to Art Deco to Gothic. Take to the streets and keep your eyes looking up; it’s easily walk-able and there’s always something new to discover.
Boston Avenue Methodist Church
1301 S Boston Ave
Boston Avenue Methodist was built in 1929 and is one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical Art Deco in the country.
Fire Alarm Building
1010 East Eighth Street
Built in 1931 and once housed the central reporting station for the Tulsa Fire Department. Every call in the city came into this building for dispatch.
Oral Roberts University
7777 S Lewis Ave
Oral Roberts University started construction in 1963 with a futuristic bent on Tulsa’s rich architectural heritage.
Tulsa Union Depot
111 East 1st St
The Union Depot (built by the Public Works Administration) served as Tulsa’s central railway station from 1931 until 1967. It currently houses the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
Center of the Universe
Although it isn’t architecture related, the Center of the Universe is right next to the Union Depot and worth a visit. In the middle of the bridge going over the train tracks, there’s a round brick spot. If you stand in the middle and speak aloud, your voice echoes all around you…however nobody else can hear the echo but you! It’s a lovely little acoustic anomaly.
1381 Riverside Drive
Tulsa’s Spotlight Theater, originally known as the Riverside Music Studio, was designed by Bruce Goff and built in 1928. It houses the longest-running stage performance in North America, running ‘The Drunkard’ consistently since 1953.
3700 S Birmingham Ave
Westhope is a Frank Lloyd Wright house built in 1929.
Sheridan Lanes - 3121 S Sheridan Rd
Moody's Jewelry/Pioneer Cleaners - 1137 S Harvard Ave
Cain's Ballroom - 423 N Main St
Atlas Life Building - 415 S Boston Ave
Mayo Motor Inn - 416 S Cheyenne Ave
Stokely Event Center - 10111 E 45th Pl
Public Service Co. of Oklahoma - River Parks W Trail
Vernon Chapel AME Church - 311 N Greenwood Ave
Woody Guthrie Center - 102 E Reconciliation Way
This museum is dedicated to one of America's most well-known folk artists. They also host a variety of traveling exhibitions.
Philbrook - 2727 S Rockford Rd
Once the palatial estate of oilman Waite Phillips, this Italian Renaissance villa now houses a fine art museum and beautiful manicured gardens.
Gilcrease Museum - 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd
The world’s largest collection of art and artifacts from the American West.
Greenwood Cultural Center - 322 N Greenwood Ave
Dedicated to preserving the memory of the casualties of the 1921 race riot in Tulsa. Sidewalks throughout the Greenwood district tell pedestrians about the hundreds of businesses that once stood before they were razed to the ground in Tulsa’s darkest historic chapter.
Tulsa Historical Society and Museum - 2445 S Peoria Ave
Museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the city. Woodward Park and the Tulsa Rose Garden are also in the same area
Tulsa Children's Museum - 560 N Maybelle Ave
Interactive science museum for kids of all ages
Tulsa AIr and Space Museum - 3624 N 74th E Ave
Showcasing the history of air travel, from vintage aircraft to the space age. Tulsa has had an American Airlines maintenance base for many years and there’s a full AA airplane on site.
The Outsiders House Museum - 731 N St Louis Ave
Centerpiece from the 1983 movie based on S.E. Hinton’s novel, filmed in Tulsa. Includes a growing number of artifacts from the filming of the movie.
The Church Studio - 304 S Trenton Ave
Musician Leon Russell bought this old church in the 1970s and turned it into a recording studio that attracted the likes of George Harrison, Tom Petty, and many others. It is currently being renovated and turned into a museum and active studio once again.
The Gathering Place
2650 S John Williams Way E
The Gathering Place is a 66-acre park that took four years to build. It’s a stunning addition to the city’s River Park system that is the result of the largest public park gift in U.S. History. It’s hard to really put into words how amazing it is – you just have to see it for yourself.