Information About Tulsa
Welcome to Tulsa and the 2017 Partners in Community Forestry Conference! Outside of the conference, we encourage you to explore our host city and take advantage of all the great attractions it has to offer.
No better blend of past, present, and future can be found than in Downtown Tulsa. Architectural marvels from the 1920s, coupled with a myriad of unique bars and restaurants, provide abundant options for memorable experiences the heart of Tulsa. Tour any of the city’s seven districts and find out what makes Tulsa special.
Historic Tulsa Museums
The Gilcrease Museum is one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. This museum houses the world’s largest collection of art and artifacts of the American West and also features an unparalleled collection of Native American art and artifacts.
Philbrook Museum of Art
The Philbrook Museum of Art is an Italian Renaissance villa built by oilman Waite Phillips in 1927. This impressive 72-room mansion and surrounding 23 acres of beautiful gardens is now home to one of America’s finest art museums.
Downtown Arts & Entertainment
Guthrie Green, an urban park and entertainment space in the heart of Tulsa's Brady Arts District, resides on the square block between Brady & Cameron and Boston Avenue & MLK Blvd. Enjoy concerts, movies, fitness classes, food trucks, and much more at Guthrie Green. All events are free and open to the public. Guthrie Green was recently honored as one of the 2016 Top Five Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association.
Brady Arts District
Home to primarily locally-owned eateries and located in downtown Tulsa, the Brady Arts District is the place to experience the eclectic side of Tulsa. With classic hot dogs, hip cafés, and four-star steakhouses, the Brady Arts District is one of Tulsa’s hottest spots.
Tulsa has mastered the art of blending something old and something new. Famous for its historic Art Deco designs, the downtown Deco District is booming with new and exciting restaurants featured in the classic Deco buildings. Visit decodistricttulsa.com for more information.
A Gathering Place for Tulsa
A Gathering Place for Tulsa is believed to be the largest gift to a public park in United States history at $350 million. A momentous transformation along Tulsa’s riverfront is underway, as 66.5 acres are being turned into a world-class centralized park for Tulsa. A Gathering Place for Tulsa will blend nature with an urban setting, providing Tulsans and visitors with more space to play, relax, and gather together along the Arkansas River.
Find your own niche at River Parks. Currently, River Parks encompasses more than 26 miles of paved trails, hundreds of acres of open and wooded areas, and activities for young and old alike. The asphalt-surfaced trails are open for nonmotorized use by pedestrians, bicyclists, and roller sports enthusiasts. Most areas of the trails are lighted, and park directory signs are located at parking lots.
Getting Around Tulsa
Downtown Tulsa is an easy 15-minute ride from Tulsa International Airport, and the Hyatt Regency Tulsa offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport. Below are several transportation suggestions to help you get around Tulsa.
The Loop is a free downtown circulator service that runs on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. It connects many of downtown’s important points of interest including BOK Center, ONEOK Field, Blue Dome District, Brady Arts District, and Deco District.
Bus service is available throughout the city and surrounding areas. Visit the Tulsa Transit website to view route maps, fare information, schedules, and general system information.
Uber is a great way to get around Tulsa. Download the app and get a ride in minutes.
This Tulsa-based rideshare company offers service all over the city. Donwload the app to ride with TRIDE.