The Best Things to Do in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tulsa holds true to its original title of “Oil Capital of the World” with historic monuments and original architecture. However, the Oklahoma city, situated on the Arkansas River, isn’t dated by any means. The city boasts an eclectic art scene, plenty of shopping and dining options, and exceptional performing arts and sports to spectate.


Take a Tour


Ready to take in the sights but don’t know where to start? Let the professionals help. Tulsa Segway takes you on a guided tour through the historic buildings of downtown Tulsa to explore the area and learn about the history of the city. The town is probably best known for its Art Deco architecture and you can learn all about it during the tour. The hour and a half tour starts with a segway lesson, so don’t worry if you’re a rookie. Tours are offered seven days a week and there are night tours too to check out a unique view of the city. You can rent a segway and explore on your own too, if you prefer.


Visit the Tulsa Zoo


The Tulsa Zoo spans over 85 acres and is home to dozens of different animals from around the world. Visitors can explore the area by foot or travel by train throughout the exhibits. Especially adventurous? Travel the whole zoo by camel for a truly unique experience. Each exhibit has a different theme including Life in the Desert, the Forest, the Cold, the Water, and more. The Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.


Sample the Local Flavors


Just like Tulsa has a food for every taste bud, they have a drink for every preference too. There are a variety of breweries and wineries to experience where you can try a local craft brew or sample a red or white wine from an area vineyard. Visit the local Farmers Markets to get your own piece of Oklahoma-grown produce. Be sure to check the calendar, the Markets are only open in season. There are plenty of area restaurants that only serve home-cooked food and lots of them are stocked with area meats and produce.


These are just a few of the fun things to do during your next visit to Tulsa. The city can definitely keep anyone entertained and you will will probably leave ready to plan your next visit.