Things to do in Tulsa
Development and growth in Downtown Tulsa are booming. Dozens of projects are taking place in the city, including construction of new buildings and transformation of old structure:
5th Street Expansion West from Denver
Library Renovation at 4th and Denver
YWCA Renovation at 6th and Denver
Mamadou's Sports Bar on Street Level
Aloft Tulsa Downtown is centrally located to provide guests with easy access to the best things to do in Tulsa. Explore our favorite attractions and must-see sites below:
Oklahoma State University
Visit the OSU campus, just minutes from Aloft Tulsa Downtown. Established in 1890, this land grant school is home to over 23,000 students. Catch an exciting game and cheer on the Cowboys as they compete in the Big 12 conference.
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
The largest suburb in Tulsa is located south-east of downtown and is easily accessible from Tulsa International Airport. This smaller city is home to many historical sites and homes and is known for its works of art in public parks and spaces as well as its famous Blue Bell ice cream plant.
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
This 84-acre, non-profit zoo, is home to more than 436 species and nearly 2,500 animals. Be sure to stop by the Elephant Encounter, Sea Lion Cove, and African Plains.
Visit the showcase attraction - Shark Adventure, a 500,000-gallon shark tank. Walk through the shark tunnel and say hello to the Bull shark, Lemon shark, Nurse Shark and Sand Tiger sharks that call the aquarium home.
Safari Joe's H2O Water Park
Enjoy fun for the whole family at Safari Joe's. This outdoor water park hosts three exciting water slides as well as exotic bird and reptile attractions.
FlyingTee takes your golf game to the next level, combining its state-of-the-art driving range with an exciting nightlife atmosphere. Enjoy fine dining and drinks while you hit the driving range at this alternative entertainment experience.
Home to all the greatest downtown Tulsa Events, the BOK Center is the state-of-the-art entertainment and sports facility. Opened in 2008, the arena is designed to house all the major sports teams in Tulsa as well as host many major events, concerts, and shows.
Home of the Tulsa Drillers MiLB team. Just adjacent to downtown Tulsa, this ballpark is perfect for a night out on the town.
The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Course
Hit the links at The Canyons at Blackjack Ridge Golf Course, located in Sand Springs. This course offers a challenging 18-hole regulation course as well as a 15 tee driving range.
Woodland Hills Mall
Woodland Hills features an amazing selection of 165 stores spread over 1.2 million-square-foot complex. The mall is anchored with Dillard's, JCPenny, Macy's and Sears and features many of major retailers and small boutiques.
Other Tulsa Attractions:
Arts & Culture
- Philbrook Museum of Art
- Gilcrease Museum
- Tulsa Performing Arts Center
- Expo Square
- Tulsa Ballet
- Hillcrest Medical Center
- University of Tulsa
- Tulsa Community College
- Oral Roberts University
- Cox Business Center (formerly Tulsa Convention Center)
- Williams (One Williams Center)
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
- Samson Resources
- BOK Financial
- Cox Communications, Inc.
- Public Service Company of Oklahoma
- Coca Cola, Inc.
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation
- Hillcrest Medical Center
- Heart Hospital at Saint Francis
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America