Surrounded by man-made lakes and reservoirs, Tulsa is situated on the Arkansas River, which winds through the city's central business district. Situated between the Osage Hills and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Tulsa is the second-largest city in Oklahoma and is known as the arts and cultural center of the state.
Tulsa is home to more than 130 parks, all of which offer a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Oklahoma City is located just south of Tulsa.
There are several museums in the city, including the Historical Society, which houses a collection of artifacts from the city's early days, as well as Philbrook Museum of Art, the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa Zoo, and the Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium.
With an elegant dose of retail therapy, there is no shopping destination better equipped to fulfill that desire than Utica Square in Tulsa. Spend some time exploring Oklahoma-themed gifts and ice cream made at Rose Rock Microcreamery.
The densely wooded riverbank with its picturesque Arkansas River views also provides a great backdrop to the city's vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Located at the intersection of two major rivers, Tulsa averages 40 inches of rainfall per year.
A number of toll roads, including the Will Rogers, Cimarron, and Turner Turnpikes, connect Tulsa with other regional cities. A week-long trip to Tulsa can fit in a few days to explore the iconic sights and neighborhoods. The suburbs and parts of the Tulsa Metro station are a great place to check out while in town. The University of Tulsa has been an integral part of the city as well.
Tulsa was once known as the "Oil Capital of the World" for most of the 20th century; today the city's economy has been diversified with telecommunications and technology industries.
Tulsa was home to Tulsa Rig & Reel Manufacturing Company, Tulsa Oil and Gas Company, and many more.