Local Attractions

Stuff to Do in Tulsa, OK

We understand that most will only be traveling to Tulsa for the weekend of the wedding, but there are a few folks who will be in town for a few days. Some of you may have children that want something to do, others may just take this as a chance to go someplace you’ve never been before to enjoy time with family you don’t see often. No matter what, though we want you all to enjoy your time in Oklahoma for our wedding. Below is a list of fantastic places to see while you’re in town, many of which are inexpensive but offer a lot to do. Our personal favorites include the Tulsa Aquarium, the Tulsa Zoo, The Philbrook and Gilcrease Museums and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Be sure to see when you’re in town and if there are any special events at one of these places that you may enjoy visiting.

AMF Bowling Center – Whether it’s a birthday party, a company outing or just a spontaneous desire to go have some fun, Americans have a favorite destination- AMF Bowling Centers. AMF is where America goes bowling.

Chandler Park – Chandler Park features 192 acres of wooded area with an open space in the center, that has great natural beauty and panoramic views of Tulsa and Sand Springs. Facilities include hiking and bike trails, rock formations for climbing, swimming pool, gardens and nature trails, lighted baseball/softball complex, playgrounds.

Gilcrease Museum – Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum is one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The Museum houses the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. The Museum also offers an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts, as well as historical manuscripts, documents and maps.

James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium – Instead of demonstrating the night sky as it looks from Earth, the presentation allows the audience to travel through a vast real-time simulation of the universe with its multitude of stars, planets, asteroids, and galaxies. In a split second, you will move from a pastoral Oklahoma sunset to a sense of presence in galaxies 700 million light years away.

Oklahoma Aquarium – Through enlightening exhibits, educational programs and up-close, sometimes hands-on encounters with aquatic life, it is hoped visitors come away from the Oklahoma Aquarium with a greater understanding and appreciation of the many fish, sharks, corals and other species that inhabit our world’s waters.

Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame – Excitement is in the air at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. Consider the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame your ambassador to the world of live entertainment and America’s classical music – Jazz. We invite you and, your friends, loved ones and colleagues to join us in a whirlwind of amazing music concerts, community-based arts programming and exciting special events.

Philbrook Museum of Art – From breathtaking gardens to captivating architecture and fine dining, the Philbrook Museum of Art offers an array of opportunities to shop, dine, host a special event, or simply relax in the timeless beauty fine art possesses. Our many classes and public programs offer a unique opportunity to develop a better understanding and appreciation of art for patrons of all ages.

The Brady Theater – The Brady Theater is a true Tulsa landmark. It is the perfect size and almost every seat is good. It has all of the historical charm that a traditional playhouse should have. The acoustics are great which makes any performance here enjoyable.

Tulsa Air & Space Museum – The museum chronicles the incredible aerospace heritage of Tulsa which includes early Tulsa aviators, the rise of the Tulsa Municipal Airport, the work done at Douglas Tulsa, American Airlines, North American, Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.

Tulsa Garden Center – Make learning fun here as you walk through the beautiful gardens. Feel the peace and serenity of Nature. Many of the rooms of the historic building still retain the craftsmanship and charm of the original home. The extensive woodcarvings, the flamboyant gold leaf ceilings and the dramatic marble floors are just a few of the original or near original elements preserved.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center – Sit back and enjoy a great show. We offer a wide variety of shows to please everyone. An attractive, comfortable setting, a knowledgeable staff and superb entertainment create the gratifying experience that audiences and performers enjoy when they Come Home to the Arts at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Tulsa Raceway Park – If you are adventurous then this is the place to be. Hard core car racing and adventure is the park’s privilege, where sports car lovers can find the latest hot wheels in action. The park has a seating capacity of 10,000 and you can enjoy a race with like minded car racing lovers.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum – The Tulsa Zoo is located on 84 acres within Mohawk Park, which is the third largest municipal park in the United States. Currently, more than 2,800 animals are on exhibit, many of them rare and endangered. Learn about animals from all parts of the world at this third largest zoo in the U.S. by exploring various habitats including “Cheek-to-Cheek with Chimpanzees,” “Siamang Island,” “Elephant Encounter” and “African Savanna.” The Tulsa Zoo is accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums.