Top Attractions for Visitors to Tulsa

Trying to decide what to add to your Tulsa itinerary? These destinations consistently rank as the most popular among first-time visitors.

The Gathering Place

Spread across 100 acres along the Arkansas River, the Gathering Place is Tulsa’s showstopper city park. It’s one of the largest parks in the United States and home to thrilling activities like an adventure playground, skatepark, bike park, splash playground, sports courts, and miles of trails. Visit the park’s restaurant locations like Vista at the Boathouse and THEW at the ONEOK Boathouse for a bite after a busy day of play. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the Gathering Place. Admission and parking are free, and it’s just minutes from downtown Tulsa. This spectacular green space is a can’t-miss stop, especially if you’re traveling with children.

Philbrook Museum of Art

Art enthusiasts of all ages flock to the Philbrook Museum of Art to take in its impressive collections and architecture. The museum is housed in a former 1920s villa with immaculate Italian Renaissance-style gardens. Inside, discover artwork spanning many cultures and time periods, from antiquities and Native American works to contemporary pieces. Highlights include traditional African objects, art deco furnishings, and works by prominent American artists like Thomas Hart Benton and Georgia O’Keeffe. Adults pay just $12 for admission while seniors age 65+ and college students with ID pay $10. Visitors 18 and under get in for free, making the Philbrook Museum an affordable option for families.

The Woody Guthrie Center

Music fans shouldn’t miss the Woody Guthrie Center, a museum celebrating the influential singer-songwriter’s life and enduring cultural impact. See Guthrie’s art, handwritten song lyrics, personal letters, and instruments on display. There’s also an interactive jukebox room where you can listen to recordings of his iconic folk songs. Don’t miss the opportunities to make music yourself by strumming some guitars just like Woody’s. General admission is $10 for adults. The Woody Guthrie Center offers discounted group rates, so consider booking tickets for 10 or more to save.

Oxley Nature Center

Just 10 minutes from downtown Tulsa awaits the Oxley Nature Center, a hidden green gem with wildlife exhibits and miles of woodland trails. This nature preserve allows visitors to leave the city behind for a few hours to commune with nature and spot local wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, red foxes, coyotes, barred owls, and over 200 species of birds on the protected grounds. Admission to roam the trails is free for all. Guided tours and educational programs tailored for school groups are also available through advanced reservation. The center’s Nature Store stocks trail maps, field guides, and other supplies for exploring the park.

The Tulsa Drillers at ONEOK Field

You can’t visit Tulsa without partaking in America’s favorite pastime at an Oklahoma Drillers minor league baseball game. Since 1977, the Tulsa Drillers have played as the AA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers. Cheer them on at ONEOK Field, a lively downtown ballpark with dazzling views of the Tulsa skyline. Enjoy $2 beers on Thirsty Thursday home games or $1 hot dogs on Weiner Wednesday. Charter Buses Tulsa can provide group transportation for an unforgettable Tulsa Drillers game day experience.

Cherokee Heritage Center

Learn about the history and culture of the Cherokee Nation at this Smithsonian Institute-affiliated museum and cultural center. See centuries-old artifacts, tour authentically recreated Cherokee homes and villages, and explore the nature trails. Knowledgeable interpreters demonstrate traditional crafts and customs while sharing stories and legends passed down through generations. Reduced group rates are available for parties of 10 or more with advance reservations. A charter bus rental from Charter Buses Tulsa makes getting your group to the Cherokee Heritage Center, located 15 miles southeast of Tulsa, simple and stress-free.

How to Get Around Tulsa

Once you’re in Tulsa, you’ll have several public transportation options for getting around town. However, a charter bus rental from Charter Buses Tulsa may still be your best bet for easy group travel. Here’s a breakdown of your choices:

Light Rail

Tulsa’s light rail transit system currently consists of one nearly 10-mile line with 11 stops connecting downtown to the suburbs. The line runs every 30 minutes and costs $1.75 for a 1-way trip. While an affordable option for solo travelers and commuters, keeping track of a big group across multiple transfers and long wait times for the next train can quickly turn into a headache.

Taxis and Rideshares

You can hail a Yellow Cab taxi on the street or via their app in Tulsa. Average fares start around $3 plus $2.20 per mile. Uber and Lyft also operate throughout the city. While convenient for individuals or pairs, splitting up to take multiple taxis or rideshares with a big group defeats the purpose of traveling together. Costs also add up fast.

Charter Buses

A charter bus rental from Charter Buses Tulsa keeps your group together on your own schedule. Our clean, comfortable buses have room for anywhere from 18 to 56 passengers. Onboard amenities like WiFi, TVs, power outlets, and restrooms available on our full-size coaches will keep everyone entertained en route. No need to worry about navigation or parking, either. Your professional driver handles it all!

Ready to Get Started?

With an expert local driver from Charter Buses Tulsa, you can visit Tulsa’s top attractions in comfort and style. Call 405-253-2363 now to check rates and bus availability for your ideal travel dates. Our reservation specialists are available 24/7 to walk you through the simple booking process and answer any questions you may have. Let us handle the transportation details, so you can focus on exploring marvelous museums, cheering at Drillers games, and making memories with your group in Tulsa. Contact Charter Buses Tulsa to get your custom itinerary underway today!