One of the last things on our Oklahoma To-Do list was to check out a few things in Tulsa and we managed to squeeze everything into a weekend that was even filled with rain! At one point, it was pouring and we were soaking wet while we tried to find a place to dry off and enjoy dinner. In my personal opinion, I would much rather drive to Dallas than Tulsa (both around the same distance from Lawton) but it still made for a fun weekend. Here are the five things we would recommend doing if you can make it down to Tulsa for a weekend getaway.
First up is visiting the Center of the Universe – because DUH! The circle is on top of a bridge that goes on top of train tracks which probably creates the amazing echo you can hear right when you stand in the middle – but still. AWESOME! If you stand in the middle and talk, you can hear your voice echoing but as soon as you step out of that circle the echo stops. It’s very easy to get to and even on the weekend there was only a few people around so you can get some pictures and even sing a song if you are brave enough to hear your voice back 10x louder.
Next up is the Philbrook Museum of Art which you could easily spend an entire day at. The Museum of Art is giant and has so much beautiful art inside but also has a gorgeous outdoor garden you could spend hours walking around. Being that it was July we were extremely hot and kept taking breaks to go inside and look around to cool down. The Museum is a few dollars to visit, but Military get in free with a valid id.
We visited the Tulsa Aquarium on our second day for the first part of the day before our 3 hour drive home. The Aquarium ended up being the most expensive thing we did that weekend but it ended up being really awesome. There was a bunch of touch tanks and plenty of things to see and do.
Just outside of town a little bit is the ‘famous’ Route 66 Blue Whale which is a great stop for kids to see! The water was pretty gross and the slides were closed but this would definitely be a fun thing to slide or jump off of! We saw several turtles and Presley and Chad climbed up to the top of the whale for an even better view of the small lake. There was lots of tables, a small sand pit and even a snack shack and bathrooms to visit.
Last up is a quick visit to the Arts District while you grab a Donut from Wanna Hurts Donut. These donuts were delicious, we enjoyed a Cotton Candy and a S’Mores and while delicious, the Sugar crash afterwards hurt pretty bad!
Other than getting soaking wet and stuck in the rain – it was a fun weekend.
Have you thought about visiting Tulsa? Did we miss anything?