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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 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…
Brewery in Tulsa

American Solera

Located amid the oil refineries on the outskirts of town, this newly opened tasting room is the long-awaited showpiece for American Solera's award-winning brews. Arriving feels like showing up at your old friend's g…
Museum in Tulsa

Philbrook Museum of Art

South of town, this oil magnate's converted Italianate villa, ringed by fabulous foliage, houses fine Native American works and other classic art. There is a new second location, Philbrook Downtown, in the Brady Art…
American in Tulsa

Tavern

This beautiful pub is a top choice in the Brady Arts District and serves excellent fare. The hamburgers are legendary or you can opt for steaks, salads or seasonal specials. The bartenders are true mixologists and t…
Concert Venue in Tulsa

Guthrie Green

Open-air Guthrie Green, near the namesake cultural center in the Brady Arts District, often hosts events.
Monument in Tulsa

John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park

This park tells the story of the race riot that began on Memorial Day, May 30, 1921, when an African American man and a white woman were alone in an elevator in downtown Tulsa and the woman screamed. The how and why…