Situated in the center of Green County in scenic northeastern Oklahoma, the metropolitan city of Tulsa boasts small-town charm with an active economy, picturesque recreational sites and a dynamic downtown of cultural entertainment and nightlife.
Tulsa offers a variety of family friendly outdoor fun with plentiful lakes, 144 public parks and breath-taking garden centers. In addition are Tulsa’s 16 municipal golf courses and the award-winning golf courses La Fortune Park and Southern Hills. Sports lovers enjoy Tulsa 66ers basketball, Tulsa Drillers baseball, Tulsa Oilers hockey and Tulsa Talons arena football.
Tulsa is home to numerous and diverse museums including the Philbrook Museum of Art, the Tulsa Air & Space Museum, the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum, the Oklahoma Aquarium, and the Gilcrease Museum.
Tulsa, a city older than the state of Oklahoma itself, has received a number of nicknames such as “The Birthplace of Route 66”, “The Oil Capital of the World” and “America’s Most Beautiful City.”
Tulsa’s downtown renewal efforts and newly constructed BOK Events Center offer shopping 'til you're dropping, fine dining, and eclectic entertainment. Majestic Art Deco buildings and churches are sprinkled throughout Tulsa’s downtown. Local culture thrives at the historic Greenwood Jazz District and the Blue Dome Arts District. Downtown Tulsa is also home to Tulsa Performing Arts Center, the Tulsa Ballet and the Tulsa Opera.
Tulsa’s higher-education community presents a variety of educational choices. Student options include the University of Tulsa, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma University-Tulsa and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campuses, along with Tulsa Technology Center, and Tulsa Community College.
Written by Kathleen Cooney