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PLACE OF INTEREST
Tulsa is a city on the Arkansas River, in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. It’s known for its art deco architecture, mostly in the central Deco District. Landmarks like the Philcade and Philtower buildings reflect a 20th-century construction boom fueled by the prosperous local oil industry. The Philbrook Museum of Art is housed in an Italianate villa that was once the home of a local oil magnate.
Philbrook Museum of Art: The expansive villa is stunning and very well kept up. The museum has several permanent collections and some visiting ones. The grounds are stunning and well worth strolling through. if you want a guided tour, it’s 2pm during weekdays. Take your time to stroll through the rooms on all three levels but especially linger at the gardens and waterfalls, gazing into the koi pond at the bottom near the famous gazebo. Take lots of pictures but no flash photography inside. You never know what will come to the Philbrook. That’s just bonus! It’s a beautiful mansion turned museum. The art that resides here IS priceless. The gardens are picturesque. We recommend the Kitchen 27 which is a comfortable, casual restaurant. The food is good. The Vietnamese chicken salad which is very flavorful and light.
The Cave House: The house itself was amazing and I was shocked by the upstairs – it was so cool! While the house was amazing the true gem was Linda the owner/tour guide. She has done thousands of hours of research on the house, neighborhood and Tulsa. Her stories are wonderful about people who lived in the homes and nearby. Linda’s decoration and design choices were unique and perfect for the house. We recommend an afternoon with Linda’s stories to anyone…and the house is fun to see as well! Well worth the time!
Woody Guthrie Center: The Center was very informative and well laid out. Even if you are familiar with Woody Guthrie you will learn quite a bit. The virtual reality experience of the dust bowl storm was also great. Everyone loves all the interactive displays and seeing the original hand-written lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” is cool. We couldn’t recommend this museum enough, for fans of Woody, and those just beginning to learn. You will also see clothing and instruments from the Byrds, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Roy Rogers and others. This museum is not just great for learning about Woody Guthrie, his progenitors and musical influences, and those who came after him like Bob Dylan, but also provides insight in the social conditions that shaped him: the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, progressive politics and populism. And anyone just interested in Oklahoma history will enjoy this museum dedicated to one of Oklahoma’s most famous sons. It is good for kids because it is interactive. And in this multimedia age, it has pictures, sounds, video, artifacts and commentary to engage viewers of all ages.
Mary K. Oxley Nature Center: There are a lot of trails and you can walk through the marsh areas. There is an elevated platform for viewing at the large lake. Some trails may be mucky if there have been recent rains, so wear appropriate footwear. The nature center building itself is great with knowledgeable and friendly staff. All the trails are beautiful and well maintained. I suggest you get a trail map at the main building and leave a donation.
Discovery Lab -Tulsa Children’s Museum: They have a very realistic showcase of dinosaurs found in the OK and TX areas! They also have a giant room full of kids’ science learning, playing and very cool climbing tunnels made from tape! The place is in a warehouse, so it is very simple. The experiments were fun to watch. There seems to be a lot to do for all ages even for toddlers.
Flights from Tampa to Tulsa are direct. Call Travelkatz at 352-277-7300 and we will put a very special vacation together for you and yours.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
The word Oklahoma combines the Choctaw words ukla (person) and huma (red). Oklahoma City, meanwhile, started out as little more than a railway stop, established in 1887 and called Oklahoma Station. In 1889, when white settlers began moving in, people started calling the settlement Oklahoma City. The city officially adopted the name Oklahoma City in 1923.
State Capitol: The capitol complex area is interesting and the History Museum, Governor’s Mansion is all within easy walking. Good gift shop / Travel Info. But the capitol building is under renovations for some time in the future. The tour guides do their best to explain what you are missing because of the renovations and do a great at explaining the history and facts of Oklahoma and the Capitol so it is still worthwhile going on a tour.
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum: The Oklahoma City bombing memorial. WOW. The most beautiful memorial. So well thought out. So sweet. So moving. There is a person there in uniform explaining what was where and what happened that fateful day as well as what happened to the 2 attackers. Interesting and historic! A must see! It takes you to the event before the incident throughout the criminal trial. Go early when they open to beat the crowds and then come back to get pics of the outside memorial when lights are lit. The memorial lights are incredible.
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum: This museum has cowboy history, relevance of how Hollywood impacted American’s fascination with cowboy and even the civil war. The history of the Native American is well done. Over all it’s a good museum and a good way to spend the afternoon. Most enjoyable exhibits for most are the old town replica, the movie photography and the western actors exhibit. The Western art and Native American collections are amazing. Information presented is comprehensive. This is probably the best collection of western art in the country. Room after room of beautiful paintings and statures by artists such as Remington.
Museum of Osteology: The name should be Museum of Fish and Animal Skeletons, which is what it is. A surprisingly interesting place. The centerpiece is a complete suspended whale skeleton (it was brought from Nantucket where it had washed ashore dead. There are also snakes, small rodents, large predators, just about anything. This museum was started as a hobby by the owner when he was a young boy…he would get dead animals and clean the bones and reassemble. He has a very interesting story on how the bones are cleaned etc. It is very much worth a visit! You would think it would be creepy, but the approach of the museum is geared toward science and education. At the entrance, you’ll see the insects at work cleaning bones. Quizzes are provided for different ages to create a scavenger hunt for information found in the exhibits.
Science Oklahoma Museum: This is a good place for kids of all ages. This is a very big place with so much stuff in it! It offers many activities to spark the imagination of children and adults alike. Their new Curio City exhibit is an amazing array of zany things! it looks like it was built with old things that no one wanted. You can splash in the water, dig for dinosaur bones, star in a play, or test your physics skills at the carnival. Whether you want to just be indoors to beat the heat or explore everything science has to offer, everyone can find something to do at Science Museum Oklahoma.
Will Rogers Park: HUGE park with breathtaking landscaping. From the gardens, which looked like botanical gardens as seen in England, to the elegant walkways with statues, the arbor, the pond, and the look-outs, you may have trouble taking it all in. The flowers are dazzling. Can’t believe that entire place, on par with lots of botanical gardens and it is free and open to the public. Giant koi fish in the ponds as well as ducks and geese. You can even see some cranes and other wildlife while there. Great walking trails. This park is beautiful even in the winter.
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark: If you love Baseball then you need to go see the Oklahoma Dodgers play at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. They are a triple A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. This park is a first-class venue. Statues of Mickey Mantle and Johnny Bench grace the outside grounds. Seating is awesome no matter where you sit. There is two levels of VIP suites. The food choices are really good and not badly priced for a ballpark. They also have a great team shop that sell a wide array of shirts and other items. Just pack up the family and head to Bricktown and go to that Game. It is great family fun. Go early and eat in Bricktown.
Centennial Land Run Monument: These grounds are on the edge of Bricktown and next to Bass Pro. First off, this is a huge, multi-pieced sculpture. It is long and very life like. You can movement in the sculptures even though they are still. It’s a great place to take pictures, that is for sure. When in OKC do not miss this.
There are direct flights from TPA to Will Rogers Airport so give us a call and we will get you there is style. 352-277-7300.
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