Comfort Suites East / I-44
1737 S. 101st East Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74128-4607
Phone: (918) 628-0900
Fax: (918) 663-5224
Located at 21st and Yale in midtown, this large water park features the largest wave pool in Oklahoma, as well as five water slides, a water roller coaster, a kiddie pool for the little ones, and more. Open seasonally, this place provides the perfect escape from Tulsa's hot summer days. Admission is good for all day, so bring the kids and don't forget the sunscreen!
At a stunning height of 76 feet, The Golden Driller is a monument is a truly inspiring sight to behold. Although this giant has watched over the Tulsa Expo Center from its current site since 1966, it was originally built in 1953 for the International Petroleum Exposition. The monument depicts an oil worker standing tall besides an oil derrick, and is the fourth tallest statue in the entire country. While the Golden Driller continues to serve as a testament to the dedication of all those who have made their mark in the Petroleum industry, it has also come to be a popular tourist attraction that offers a rather unique photo opportunity. The Golden Driller has been erected just outside the Tulsa Expo Center and is clearly visible as you drive along East 21st Street.
The Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, which was previously known as the Skelly Stadium, is the home arena for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team. Visitors of these facilities owned by the University of Tulsa can enjoy college football games.
Set on about 5 square miles (12.95 square kilometers) in the heart of South Tulsa, LaFortune Park is a favorite outdoor spot for many Tulsans. Besides wooded picnic and playground areas, the park contains a golf course, baseball diamonds and batting cages, a community center, a public swimming pool, and a walking trail. Certain picnic areas are available to reserve for parties. Visitors can workout or just relax and enjoy the scenery. The main entrance is on South Yale Avenue between East 61st Street and East 51st Street.
Spread over 70 acres (28.33 hectares) within Mohawk Park on the northern edge of Tulsa, the Tulsa Zoo is home to over 1500 animals. The beautifully landscaped paths provide views of tigers, elephants, bears, chimpanzees and many other species. Animal demonstrations are scheduled throughout the week, and special seasonal exhibits are also presented, such as “Wings of Wonder,” an aviary filled with thousands of rare butterflies. The zoo also features a children's zoo and many educational exhibits relating to zoology and the natural sciences, such as the North American Living Museum, making it a favorite educational trip for children.
The Cherry Street District has been a cultural and shopping destination in Tulsa for decades. Featuring the largest amount of locally owned businesses in Tulsa, the district features nearly two dozen restaurants and numerous shops and galleries. The area also features many beautiful historic homes dating from the 1920s. In fact, many of the shops and restaurants are located in repurposed buildings from the 1920s. The Cherry Street Farmer's Market takes place in the neighborhood every Saturday from April through October.
Woodward Park is absolutely beautiful park that is a must-visit for anybody who loves gardens. The 45-acre park features rock gardens, a 3-acre arboretum and an area with over 15,000 azaleas. The terraced Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden was constructed as a W.P.A. project in 1934 and 1935, and today it features over 5,000 rose plants of nearly 250 different varieties. The roses usually bloom from May until November. Woodward Park also features the Anne Hathaway Herb Garden, which was founded in 1939 and is named after William Shakespeare's gardening-loving wife.
Tulsa is not called the crown jewel of Oklahoma's Green Country for nothing, and nowhere is this more evident than at the Garden Center. Upon arriving, visitors are treated to a view of a picturesque country home nestled in a grove of trees. As you explore the grounds, the sights only get better. Just over the hill behind the home are a Victorian-style conservatory and a colorful landscaped garden with inlaid stone steps. Adjacent to the center is the Municipal Rose Gardens, which houses more than 9,000 rosebushes to delight those with an appreciation for horticulture.
This sprawling 2,800-acre (1133.12 hectares) park near Tulsa International Airport includes the Tulsa Zoo, a reservoir with boating and fishing, riding trails, a golf course and acres of wooded picnic areas. Also within the park is the Oxley Nature Center, consisting of 800 acres (323.80 hectares) of protected land with hiking trails for students of nature. Come and spend the day. Sheltered picnic areas can be reserved.
Brookside is a historic area in Tulsa that today is a major shopping destination in the city. The area was once Creek Indian land and cattle country before being transformed in the 1920s to the neighborhood that it is today, with many buildings that feature stunning Art Deco architecture. Buildings to take not of are the Brook Theater building, which today houses The Brook Restaurant and Bar, the local favorite Claude's Hamburgers, and the Brookside Broadcast Center. Brookside Farmers' Market takes place in the neighborhood every Wednesday from April until October.
In existence since 1893, this church is one of Tulsa's oldest. Its current structure, built in 1929, features Art Deco architecture and includes a tower 255 feet high that rises into Tulsa's skyline. The tower itself also contains 15 floors of useable space, and the sanctuary features a huge pipe organ valued at over $1 million.
At the corner of 7th and Boston in downtown Tulsa sits First Presbyterian Church, widely known as the first church in town. Chartered in 1885 by a Presbyterian missionary and 15 Creek Indians, the church has occupied various buildings on this site since 1911. The structure housing the current sanctuary was built in 1925 and is reminiscent of 16th-century Gothic architecture. However, the church actually occupies a number of buildings on this corner. Call the church office for information on touring the facility. You visit this place on Sunday at 8am, 9.30am and 11am.