Top things to do

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Medicine Park

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

The 59,020-acre Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge protects bison, elk, longhorn cattle and a super-active prairie dog town. Wildlife is abundant; observant drivers might even see a spindly, palm-sized tarantula tipt…
Top Choice Historic Building in Bartlesville

Price Tower

You can tour the only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed skyscraper ever built, the 1956, 221ft Price Tower. Inside and out it is like Architectural Digest meets The Jetsons. Wright shopped the design around for 30 years b…
Top Choice Museum in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

The story of America's worst incident of domestic terrorism is told at this poignant museum, which avoids becoming mawkish and lets the horrible events speak for themselves. The outdoor Symbolic Memorial has 168 emp…
Top Choice Museum in Tulsa

Gilcrease Museum

Northwest of downtown, off Hwy 64, this superb museum sits on the manicured estate of a Native American who discovered oil on his allotment. Exhibits explore Native American art, textiles, pottery and more, while th…
Top Choice Modern American in Oklahoma City

Picasso's Cafe

Picasso's is renowned for its Bloody Marys at noon and masterfully plated farm-fresh meals. The place has an artistic sensibility, with works by local artists on display. Grab a table outside.
Top Choice Live Music in Tulsa

Cain's Ballroom

Rising rockers grace the boards where Bob Wills played Western swing in the '30s and the Sex Pistols caused confusion in 1978 (check out the hole Sid Vicious punched in a wall).
Top Choice Museum in Tulsa

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Tulsa's beautiful Union Station is filled with sound again, but now it's melodious as opposed to cacophonous. During the first half of the 20th century, Tulsa was literally at the crossroads of American music with p…
Top Choice Museum in Tulsa

Woody Guthrie Center

Woody Guthrie gained fame for his 1930s folk ballads that told stories of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. His life and music are recalled in this impressive new museum, where you can listen to his music and …
Top Choice Barbecue in Tulsa

Elmer's

A legendary barbecue joint where the star of the menu is the potentially deadly 'Badwich,' a bun-crushing combo of superbly smoked sausages, ham, beef, pork and more. There's also smoked salmon and a showstopping si…
Top Choice Museum in Tahlequah

Cherokee Heritage Center

The excellent Cherokee Heritage Center features Native American–led tours through a re-creation of a pre-European-contact woodland village. It lies on 44 heavily wooded acres, the grounds of the former Cherokee Fema…