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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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Gilcrease Museum

1400 Gilcrease Museum Road
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-596-2787
The Gilcrease is the home of one of the world's largest and most comprehensive collections of art and artifacts of the American West, plus Native American art and artifacts, historical manuscripts, documents and maps. Western artists include Charles Russell, Willard Stone, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin and Frederic Remington, among others.

Rounding out its collection are works by Daniel Chester French, John Singer Sargent, John James Audubon, William Merritt Chase, John...
Hours & Admission
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed December 25. Admission.

Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

2435 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-746-5151
Named for the father of botany, the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens is a demonstration garden - a project of the Tulsa Garden Center*. This learning laboratory features the latest innovations, such as composting and recycling. Capable horticulture volunteers share their love of gardening and recent efforts - vegetables, annuals, perennials, woody plants and ground cover.

Make time to visit the boulder, herb fountain, vegetable and water gardens and the greenhouse....
Hours & Admission
Early September to early May, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., early May to early September, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free.

Tulsa Garden Center

2435 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-746-5125
The garden center houses an extensive library and serves a number of affiliate organizations whose interests include roses, orchids, trees, herbs, daylilies, iris, native plants, bonsai, cacti and African violets, to name a few.
Hours & Admission
Early September to early May, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., early May to early September, Tuesday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free

Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden

2435 South Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-746-5125
Began as a Works Progress Administration effort in the 1930s, the terraced Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden features more than 250 varieties in some 5,000 plants. Blooms display from late spring to fall.
Hours & Admission
Daily dusk to dawn. Free.

Woodward Park

2324 South Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
918-596-7275
The park serves as the home of the Tulsa Garden Center*, the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden*, the Linnaeus Teaching Garden* and the Anne Hathaway Herb Garden. Just beyond the herb garden, find the rock garden filled with 15,000 azalea plants that bloom in the spring. (*see separate listings)
Hours & Admission
Daily dusk to dawn. Free.
Information subject to change without notice.
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