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Things to Do in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s history is filled with stories of Indians, cattle drives and oil, first discovered at Bartlesville, home of Frank Phillips Mansion. Explore the Cheyenne, Chisholm or Choctaw-Chickasaw trails. Visit Geronimo's grave at Fort Sill, Guthrie, the territorial capital, Jenks’ aquarium, Ponca City’s Marland Mansion and 101 Ranch, top museum attractions - Tulsa’s air and space, and Gilcrease and Philbrook art, the capital Oklahoma City’s cowboy and western heritage (plus The Paseo art district), Norman’s Sam Noble’s natural history and Muskogee’s Civilized Five Tribe. Things to do: rodeos, trail rides, Tulsa’s gardens and roses, and antique shopping. Dine at restaurants or chuck wagon feeds. Stay at hotels, inns or working ranches.
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Cherry Street/15th Street District

15th Street between Peoria Avenue and Utica Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
In this seven-block area of 15th Street between South Peoria Avenue and South Utica Avenue, find the Saturday morning Cherry Street Farmers' Market. Beneath colorful, striped tents find displays brimming with organic fruits and vegetables The smell of rosemary, lavender and fresh-baked artisan bread fill the air. Foodies, gardeners and shoppers, some with babies and four-legged pets, flock for home-grown freshness and hand-crafted wares.

Just down the street, antique and...
Hours & Admission
Varies by business. Farmers' market: mid-April to early October, Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Free.
Photo by: Josh Walker. Photo Courtesy: Cherry Street Farmers' Market

River Skate Park

464 West 23rd Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Designed by American Ramp Company, the skate park features 24 high-flying elements. Half and quarter pipes, grind rails and ledges, jump boxes, pyramids and more make helmets required gear. With Tulsa's skyline as its backdrop, the park offers a rush for expert and novice skaters alike. Spectators can safely view the stunts from behind the fence.
Hours & Admission
Daily 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Free.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center

110 East Second Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Located in historic downtown and operated by the city, the Tulsa Performing Arts Center exemplifies the city's ongoing love affair with the arts. The facility has four theaters - Chapman Music Hall, John H. Williams Theatre, the Liddy Doenges Theatre and Charles E. Norman Theatre and displays an extensive collection of international art.

The center house more than a dozen performing arts groups - ballet, symphony and opera, among others....
Hours & Admission
Ticket office: Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission.
Photo by: Jeremy Charles. Photo Courtesy: Tulsa Performing Arts Center

Arkansas River Historical Society Museum

5350 Cimarron Road
Catoosa, Oklahoma
Visit the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, the beginning of the 445-mile McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River navigation system that links Tulsa with the rest of the world via the Mississippi River and the Port of New Orleans.

The museum covers a range of topics including the history of the river and its impact on the region, folklore, shippers and shipments and a miniature model of the lock and dam. The now retired M/V Charley Border, a towboat that worked with barges for more than 30 years, is also...
Hours & Admission
Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free; donations welcome.

Big Splash Water Park

4707 East 21st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Big Splash features 10 water attractions, including a tube, speed and body slides, a wave pool and a children's activity pool, plus horseshoes, a volleyball court and a basketball court.
Hours & Admission
Late May to September, Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Admission.

Blue Bell Creameries

8201 East Highway 51
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Come see how the "Best Ice Cream In The Country" is made at one of Blue Bell Creameries manufacturing facilities. Visitors can view the dry storage area, processing and production through glass windows, and then watch a short video on the history of Blue Bell. The headquarters are in Brenham, Texas, and the company is named for the state's famous wildflowers. A sample scoop of Blue Bell ice cream is served at the end of each tour.
Hours & Admission
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission.

Blue Dome District

Second Street and Elgin Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
What once was a 1920s gas station, attracting Route 66 travelers with its blue art deco dome, is now the hub of Tulsa's downtown nightlife scene. Laid-back pubs and watering holes abound, regularly playing host to the best in local bands.
Hours & Admission
Vary by business. Free.

Brady Arts District

Brady Avenue and Main Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Industrial space - old warehouses - once occupied this section of the Tulsa. The only reason to come to this part of town for many years was the Brady Theater and Cain's Ballroom, both historic entertainment venues that remain.

And like many places, artists are the first to adapt, renovate and re-use space once considered less desirable. Today with art galleries, shops, nightlife and restaurants, the district offers plenty of activities day or night. The district is home to the Tulsa...
Hours & Admission
Varies by business. Free.


South Peoria Avenue between 32nd and 41st streets
Tulsa, Oklahoma
A long-time shopping avenue, Brookside has had many faces over the years. At the center of this eclectic strip sits the upscale international shopping and dining experience found at Center One, a collection of one-of-a-kind shops that rival any found on both coasts. Fashionable and funky shops by day. Dining, dancing and club hopping by night.

Tulsa's Brookside district knows how to live it up with an unexpected blend of exciting venues and menus. Here the sushi bar neighbors the...
Hours & Admission
Varies by business. Farmers' market: early May to late-October, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Free.

Downtown Jenks

Main Street
Jenks, Oklahoma
Take a trip back in time while wandering the antique shops and tea rooms in the heart of the downtown district. Jenks is fondly known as the antiques and crafts capital of Oklahoma.
Hours & Admission
Vary by business. Free.
Information subject to change without notice.
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