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Welcome From the Mayor

We hope you enjoy your stay in our wonderful city. Tulsa is rich with visitor opportunities, offering a variety of attractions and entertainment activities, and has a small-town flavor while offering the benefits of a large metropolitan city. You can experience first-class cultural programs of music, theater and dance, as well as museums and galleries. These, combined with our excellent shopping, hotels and restaurants, will create an unforgettable visit to Tulsa.

I am pleased that you have chosen to visit Tulsa and let KEY Magazine be your guide. KEY Magazine is a comprehensive guide to events and attractions and provides helpful information about tourist sites, restaurants, and places to shop. I am sure that you will enjoy our unique brand of western hospitality and our friendly people! Sincerely,


Dewey Bartlett Jr., Mayor

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Travel Host


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Analicia Harrison Guest Services Aloft Downtown

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Born and raised in Tulsa, Analicia has been a member of the Aloft guest services team for the last 7 months. Her favorite hobbies include volunteering at Celebrate Recovery, attending services at Transformation Church Greenwood, dancing, writing poetry, and spending time with family and friends. Analicia also loves to watch cake decorating contests, especially the annual contest at the Tulsa State Fair

Where to Eat:

Tulsa has an abundance of locally owned eateries from one of the newest - Prhyme Steakhouse, an upscale restaurant Downtown to one of the oldest - Celebrity Restaurant (31st and Yale) which has been a Tulsa Icon for 50 years.

Analicia’s favorite recommendations include locally owned Palace Café on Cherry Street (15th and Peoria) - featuring locally sourced ingredients and In the Raw Sushi located in the Brookside district (24th and Peoria) - for great sushi and Asian food.

What to Do:

An aspiring poet, Analicia has a deep passion for the arts, and is proud of the Museums in Tulsa. Her favorite is the Philbrook Museum of Art in Midtown and the recently opened satellite Philbrook Downtown. “the Philbrook Museum is a ‘must do’ for visitors to Tulsa” said Analicia “ Both locations offer fascinating , frequently changing exhibits. There is always something new to see!”


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Tulsa Proud History. Bright Future. What was to ultimately become Tulsa was part of Indian Territory, which was created as part of the relocation of the Five Civilized Tribes– the Choctaw, Cherokee, Muscogee(Creek), Chickasaw, and Seminole peoples. These Native American tribes moved into the region after the passage of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, when they were forced to surrender their lands east of the Mississippi River to the federal government in exchange for land in Indian Territory.

The city now known as Tulsa was first settled by the Lochapoka (Turtle Clan) Muscogee (Creek) between 1828 and 1836. Driven from their native Alabama, the Lochapokas established their new settlement "Tulasi," meaning "old town" in their native language.

In 1882, the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad completed the extension of its line to Tulsa from the town of Vinita to serve the cattle business, the city's first industry. Brothers James and Harry Hall, who had operated the railway's company store in Vinita chose the point at which the railroad stopped. James, who would later be

referred to as the 'Father of Tulsa,' marked off Tulsa's first streets, built its first permanent store, organized its first church, school, and government.

Tulsa changed from a small frontier town to a boomtown with the discovery of oil in 1901 at Red Fork, on the opposite side of the Arkansas River. Wildcatters and investors flooded into the city and the town began to take shape. Neighborhoods were established in Tulsa on the opposite side of the Arkansas River from the drilling sites, and began to spread out from downtown Tulsa.

In 1904, Tulsans constructed a bridge across the river, allowing oil field workers, supplies, food and equipment to cross the river, reaffirming Tulsa's position as the center of the oil field. Within a year the Glenn Pool oil field was discovered. This strike created such a large supply of crude oil that it forced Tulsans to develop storage tanks for the excess oil and gas and, later, pipelines. It also laid the foundation for Tulsa to become a leader in many businesses related to oil and gas. Many early oil companies chose Tulsa for their home base.

High rise buildings began to appear downtown during this decade. The16-story Cosden Building was constructed in 1918, and is considered the first skyscraper in Tulsa. It was later acquired by Mid Continent Oil Company, who built an adjacent tower integrated with the older structure, now called the Mid-Continent Tower.

The second surge of oil discoveries occurred between 1915 and 1930, and firmly established Tulsa as the "Oil Capital of the World". Wealthy oilmen such as Waite Phillips, William G. Skelly and J. Paul Getty built stately mansions and beautiful modern headquarters. The prevalence of the Art Deco style of architecture during this period resulted in a treasure trove of beautiful structures. In 1932, Waite Phillips donated his exquisite Italianate mansion "Philbrook" to the city of Tulsa for use as an art museum

Another community that flourished in Tulsa during the early oil booms was Greenwood. It was the largest and wealthiest of Oklahoma's African American communities and was known nationally as "Black Wall Street". The neighborhood was a hotbed of Tulsa KEY • June 2014



Tulsa was literally the "Oil

Capital of the World" from

the early 1920s until World

War II. By the time the

companies moved operations

closer to offshore production,

Tulsa had begun to develop

the aircraft and aerospace

industry, which is now the region's largest industry.

jazz and blues in the 1920s. The scene in Greenwood was so hot that story has it that in 1927 while on tour, Count Basie heard a dance band in a club in Greenwood and decided to focus on jazz.

The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 was one of the nation's worst acts of racial violence and large-scale civil disorder. On May 31, during 16 hours of rioting, 39 people were killed, over 800 people injured, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks with more than 1,200 residences were destroyed by fire, and $1.8 million (nearly $17 million after adjustment for inflation) in property damage. Confined mainly to the segregated Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, the riot was responsible for wiping out nearly all of the prosperity and success that Black Wall Street had achieved to that time, although the neighborhood had rebuilt within a few years and flourished until the 1960s.

For the majority of Tulsans, the mid 20th Century proved a time of continuing prosperity. The wealth generated by the

Downtown Tulsa view from ONEOK field. Left: Tulsa Garden Center


Opposite Page: Tulsa Driller; BOK Center. Tulsa KEY • June


early oil industry also helped Tulsa become a leader in the aviation industry. During WWII, the Spartan School of Aeronautics was a training site for hundreds of allied pilots and in 1942, Douglas Aircraft built its mile-long Air Force Plant No. 3 to build bombers. Following the war, Tulsa became an important maintenance center for American Airlines and many aviation related businesses developed alongside.

Tulsa was the first major Oklahoma city to begin an urban renewal program. One of the first major urban renewal projects was the Williams Center. The most notable feature of this project is the BOK Tower (originally named One Williams Center). This required the clearing of several blocks in downtown Tulsa near the Frisco railroad tracks as a result many of the oldest buildings in the city were razed. The only pre-1910 building remaining in downtown Tulsa is the Pierce Block at Third and Detroit. The "Oil Bust" of 1982 allowed the title of "Oil

Capital of the World" to be relinquished to Houston. City leaders worked to diversify the city away from a largely petroleum-based economy to Internet and telecommunications firms and enhancing the already important aviation industry. Showing that petroleum is still an important player, an abundant supply of natural gas also helped with recovery.

Today, Tulsa boasts an eclectic mix known nowhere else. One of big city extravagance and small town charm. Cosmopolitan arts like the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Performing Arts Center and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra collide with the classic cowboy charisma found in the infamous Cain’s Ballroom, the historical Gilcrease Museum, and world-renowned horse shows like the Palomino World Championships and the Breeder’s Invitational.

Unexpected treasures are found at every corner. Stateof-the-art facilities like the BOK Center and ONEOK Field stand side-by-side with the rejuvenated high-rise

buildings like the Mayo Hotel. Built during the height of Tulsa’s oil boom era, the Mayo Hotel is one of many Art Deco-style architectural gems that still stand in Tulsa today, offering a glimpse of Tulsa’s rich oil heritage.

Premier attractions like the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum, the Oklahoma Aquarium, and the Tulsa Air & Space Museum and Planetarium are a destination for all ages with interesting creatures and learning experiences sure to excite and educate young and old alike.

Visitors will appreciate the unique shopping districts like

Utica Square; festivals like Mayfest and Oktoberfest; fine dining; gaming; horse racing; outdoor trails like River Parks for hiking, biking or running; gardens; nightlife in the Blue Dome, Brady Arts Districts, Brookside, and Cherry Street. Just about everywhere you turn in this dynamic city, you’ll find a renaissance spirit - to renovate, reinvent, revitalize and restore. Newness and change are ongoing, but the city respects and holds dear its historic landmarks.


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For over 30 years, Drysdales has lived up to their slogan – north, south, east and western wear.

In the beginning J.R. Dry Sr. had just ended a long and successful career in retail and western wear, but grew tired of being retired. That itch to return to business led to the founding of the company, Drysdales. Dry felt certain Tulsa was ideal for a western wear store. He found a former grocery building, gutted it, and nearly doubled its size. Dry hired experienced managers he knew, and the first Drysdales store opened in 1981, at 3220 S. Memorial Drive. The flagship store still thrives today.

The companies ‘customer first’ principles and a growing catalog business created their first expansion to better serve the fast growing trade. In 1994, Drysdales expanded by purchasing a warehouse near U.S. Highway 169 and Pine Street in Tulsa to operate the call center, and later, the Internet division.

That combined success lead to the 2003 opening of a second Drysdales retail location at a busy commercial corridor at 10127 E. 71st Street. McClure says Drysdales continues to excel in the Western apparel business due to value and service. Taking note of what colors and styles will become fashionable, Drysdales’ incorporates them in to their own line of western wear - a product approach that was unique when the company started. The enormous selection remains a big source of pride. Need denim, come and get ‘em! Denims are the heart of country living and Drysdales keeps more than 100,000 jeans in stock for men, women and children. They have every cool style under the sun from rugged work jeans to high fashion including famous brands like Levis, Wrangler, Miss Me, Rock Revival, Lucky, Silver, Rock N Roll Cowboy and more. Drysdales offers the toughest Carhartt work clothes in the industry.


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Their clothing line is designed with highperformance features that keep you safe during a hazardous job. They cater to comfort and function -- boots with rubber soles, jackets with waterproof fabrics, bibs with extra insulation, shoes with steel toes and more.

Want that special cowboy look for your boy and girl? Drysdales offers authentic western blue jeans, shirts, cowboy boots, jackets, coats, belts, shiny buckles, warm gloves and even pajamas.

Drysdales features a wide selection of men’s western clothing and boots. They have everything you need from a set of cowboy boots, a pair of jeans, a classic rodeo hat, rugged work wear and a warm jacket. Catering to today's fashion and function - this is the place to polish off your look.

selection of felt and straw western hats, along with baseball caps and wool hats. Drysdales stocks over 45,000 pairs of boots from the best brands in the world, like Justin, Lucchese, Ariat, Dan Post, Corral, Justin Original Work For women, looking pretty has never Boots, Tony Lama, Nocona and more. been simpler with their large collection of Drysdales also features a broad selection of women’s clothing. Compliment your favorite home furnishings. Transform your home into a showplace of style and luxurious country living. Their collections offer many country kitchen ideas, exciting western bathroom accessories and rich bedroom sets. Bring the fun into your bedroom with cowboy themed bedding sets and window dressings featuring bright colors and easy care fabrics. jean – with a colorful blouse, a cute pair of cowgirl boots, glittering jewelry and a matching handbag. Bling and you have the latest fashion. Both men and women can tailor their cowboy-look by wearing a Drysdales cowboy hat and boots. They offer a huge

Drysdaleshastwoconvenientlocation intheTulsametro.Theflagshipstoreis locatedat3220SMemorialDrive.Their secondlocationislocatedatthecenterof the Tulsa shopping district, near the intersectionofHwy169and71stStreet. BothstoresareopenMonday–Saturday from 9 to 9 and Sundays from 11 to 6. FormoreinformationcalltheMemorial Storeat(918)664-6481orthe71stStreet storeat(918)252-7917orcheckthemout

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Oklahoma doesn’t have

Indian Reservations. We do,

however, have 39 federally-

recognized tribal nations

headquarters in the state.

Oklahoma has the largest

American Indian population

of any state. Many of the

American Indians living in

Oklahoma today are

descendants from the

original 67 tribes

inhabiting Indian Territory.



Police/Fire/Ambulance................................................911 AAA Emergency Road Service.................(800)222-4357 Tulsa Police Non-Emergency............................ 596-9222 Oklahoma Highway Patrol................................ 627-0440 Cellular........................................................................*55 Oklahoma Poison Control Center............ (800) 222-1222 Terrorist Threats…………………..…… (800) 424-8802


MedCenter………North East Tulsa..............….665-1520 St. John Urgent Car.……North Tulsa ..........…… 748-1300 ERgent Care………....South West……….... 299-4333 St. John Urgent Care…South East Tulsa….......872-6800 BA Urgent Care….......Broken Arrow…….…. 258-9111


Saint Francis Health System………..…………494-2200 St. John Medical Center……………………….744-2345 OSU Medical Center………..............…………599-1000 Oklahoma Surgical Hospital, LLC….…………477-5000 Brookhaven Hospital……................………….438-4257 Southcrest Hospital………................…………294-4000 Southwestern Regional Medical…................…286-5000 Hillcrest Specialty Hospital….....................…..599-4000 Medcenter South..….................................…….252-9300 Children's Hospital At St. Francis..........…........502-6000 Parkside.......................................................…..582-2131 St Jude's Childrens Research.............................622-7050 Select Speciality Hospital..................................579-7300 Oklahoma Heart Institute at Hillcrest.................574-9000 Orthopedic Hospital-Oklahoma.........................477-5041 Oklahoma Heart Institute...................................592-0999 Hillcrest Healthcare System...............................579-1000


American Express.....................................(800)528-4800 Diners Club...............................................(800)234-6377 Discover....................................................(800)347-2683 MasterCard or Visa...................................(800)336-8472


Yellow Cab...............................................(918) 665-9999


Downtown Bus Station


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American...................................................(800)433-7300 Delta..........................................................(800)221-1212 Southwest..................................................(800)435-9792 United........................................................(800)241-6522 Frontier................................................(800)432-1359


Tulsa International Airport………..........…...... 838-5000 Paging/Travelers Aid……............................ 838-5046 R. L. Jones, Jr. Airport………......……........…. 299-5886


TicketsandInformation BOK Center………………………................ 894-4200 Brady Arts District……………...................... 585-1201 Brady Theater…….............................……… 582-7239 Cain's Ballroom…..........................………… 584-2306 Celebrity Attractions………..........…………. 477-7469 The Gallery on Sixth………………..........…. 694-8467 Gilcrease Museum……………….............…. 596-2700 Henthorne Performing Arts Center….......….. 746-5065 Living Arts of Tulsa………………….......…. 585-1234 LOOK Musical Theatre……..........………… 583-4267 Myers Gallery…………………..................... 585-1234 Nightingale Theater……………...........……. 633-8666 Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame…….................. 281-8600 Philbrook Museum of Art…………............... 749-7941 Rose Bowl Event Center……...................….. 289-0048 Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art………492-1818 Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium.....834-9900 Theatre Tulsa………….........………………. 587-8402 Tulsa Artists' Coalition………………………592-0041 Tulsa Ballet……………………………….… 749-6030 Tulsa Convention Center……………....…… 894-4350 Tulsa Little Theater…………....................…. 749-0020 Tulsa Mabee Center……………............…… 495-6400 Tulsa Opera…… …………………................ 587-4811 Tulsa Performing Arts Center……………..... 596-7122 Tulsa Spotlight Theatre…………..........….… 587-5030 Tulsa State Fair……………………….......… 744-1113 Tulsa Symphony Orchestra………….....…… 584-3645 The Vanguard……………...............……...… 561-6885


If you’re having trouble

figuring out which way is

which in downtown Tulsa, go

back to your old geography

lessons. Years ago, city

planners laid out the streets

that run north-south in a

unique way: using Main

Street as the dividing line,

streets west of Main are

named, alphabetically, for

cities west of the Mississippi

River. East of Main, the streets

run alphabetically as well,

and are named for cities east of the Mississippi.


LaFortune Golf Course (18 Holes) 496-6200 • 51st & 61st, Yale & Hudson Ave

Mohawk Park Golf Course (36 Holes) 425-6871 • 5223 E 41st St N

Page Belcher Golf Course (36 Holes) 446-1529 • 6666 S Union

White Hawk Golf Course (18 Holes) 425-6871 • 14515 S Yale Ave, Bixby, OK

Bailey Ranch Golf Club 274-4653 • 10105 E 89th St N, Owasso,OK


Lafortune Park Tennis Center 496-6230 • 5302 S Hudson Ave


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re you excited by the thought of finding treasures from generations past? Do you love the smell of old books or the sight of aged brass? Looking for unique antiques and collectibles? From rare finds to classic collectors’ items three of our favorites and most popular destinations are The Antiquary, Tulsa Antiques & Vintage Jewelry and the I-44 Antique Mall.

I-44 Antique Mall is located just off I-44 at Peoria. The 9,000square-foot showroom is packed with treasures from over 60 antique dealers. The clean and airy store stocks row after row of art, furniture, home decor and collectibles. Find things for the home like antique glass, porcelain, rugs, old phones and clocks and plenty of Victorian furniture. Collectible items found in the store include military memorabilia, railroad items, medical and dental collectibles and postcards.

Tulsa Antiques & Vintage Jewelry is located in Midtown - just across from the Promenade Mall. The store provides everything you need to outfit yourself and your home in antique and vintage wares spanning the 18th to 20th centuries. The two owners, Marcia and Jennifer take great care hand selecting each treasure to appeal to a discriminating taste.

Tulsa Antiques offers timeless pieces of unsurpassed beauty, and a variety that are from classic to whimsical. As you walk through the store, you will be tempted by American & European art glass, fine porcelain, decorative accessories, bronze sculptures, art pottery and fine & costume jewelry. Whether you collect Tiffany or Steuben, Galle’ and Daum, Miriam Haskell, Trifari, Native American or Chanel, a new or advanced collector is sure to discover that perfect piece meant just for you.

The Antiquary Ltd. Is located at the east end of the popular Cherry Street District - just west of Harvard on 15th Street. The Antiquary literally has something for everyone. For more than 25 years and with an impressive inventory, The Antiquary has the “go to” store for large furniture pieces to small, delicate glassware. Their mission is to locate the finest quality antiques and art to share with those who appreciate artistry and craftsmanship.

The Antiquary Ltd. boasts a unique assortment of kitchen items, art, furniture and decorative accessories, as well as many one-of-a-kind objects d' art for the curious connoisseur. Discover hand-painted ceramic clocks more than 100 years old - still in working condition, apothecary cabinets still bearing original labels and European glassware in a variety of colors and patterns. Radios, pharmacy bottles, vases and sculptures are just a few of the other treasures you can expect to find.

I-44AntiqueMallislocatedat5111SPeoriaAvenue(I-44 and Peoria).  For more information call 918.712.2222 or visit  TulsaAntiques and Vintage Jewelryislocatedat4717E.41stStreet.Formoreinformation call 918-712-8855 or visit The Antiquaryislocatedat3024E.15thStreet.Formoreinformation

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GILCREASE MUSEUM 1400N.GilcreaseMuseumRoad•918.596.2700

The Gilcrease Museum contains one of the world's most comprehensive collections of American Indian and Western art. This nationally celebrated museum features extensive exhibits on America's prehistory, settlement, and expansion. The permanent collections of over 10,000 works of art include priceless pieces by renowned Western artists such as Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and George Catlin. The grounds of the Gilcrease Museum match the artistry within as 11 themed gardens have been developed on 23 of the museum's 460 acres and garden tours are available. Open Tu–Sun, 10a–5p. Public tours daily at 2p.

GREENWOOD CULTURAL CENTER 322NGreenwoodAvenue•918.596.1020

Dubbed America's "Black Wall Street" by Booker T. Washington, the 35-block Greenwood District surrounding the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street became a prosperous center for black commerce in the early 1900s. It was also a hotbed for jazz and blues, and the site where Count Basie first encountered big-band jazz. When the tragic and devastating Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 destroyed much of the district, the black community rebuilt from the ashes. One of the building's most valuable contributions is an impressive collection of historic memorabilia and photos from before, during and after the 1921 race riot that gives visitors a taste of Greenwood's unique history.

GUTHRIE GREEN 111EastBradyStreet 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 is an urban garden and performance space in The Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. Accommodating visitors looking for a peaceful escape or family activities, the park features a stage, The Dock pavilion, tree-lined paths, shade structures, water features and a large lawn. In addition to the markets, festivals and concerts we have planned for Guthrie Green, we hope that visitors to the park will enjoy a simple walk or lunch at the park to experience an urban green space unlike any other in Tulsa.

OKLAHOMA AQUARIUM 300AquariumDrive,Jenks •918.296.FISH

A land-locked ocean, of sorts, awaits your amazement with more than 200 exhibits and more than 1 million gallons of water, you can “sea” many mysterious and wonderful creatures of the ocean right here in Oklahoma. In addition, you’ll find fresh water species and mammals showcased in their natural environs. You’ll be amazed at many of the exhibits such as Biodiversity, highlighting how varied aquatic life can be, and the shark exhibit including a water-filled tunnel. You’ll walk under, yes under, giant sharks as they swim above in the water filled, see-through tunnel. Open year-round, 10a–6p; Tuesdays until 9p. Closed Christmas.


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Housed in the historic Tulsa Union Depot, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is the state's only facility devoted to gospel, jazz and blues musicians with Oklahoma ties. The on-site music library holds video, audio and photographic materials about featured artists. The Hall chronicles the history, evolution and influence of jazz in Oklahoma. Part museum, performance hall and educational facility, the Jazz Hall of Fame's mission is to create unity through music. Through its on-going concert, classes and cultural events, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is raising a new awareness and appreciation of the truly American art forms of jazz, blues and gospel music. Open M–F, 9a–5p. Closed major holidays.

PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART 2727S.RockfordRoad •918.749.7941 Rooted in the beauty and architecture of an historic home gifted by the Phillips family nearly 75 years ago, Philbrook Museum of Art has grown to become one of the preeminent art museums across the central United States featuring, among others, 44 works of European art from the Kress Collection, one of the greatest surveys of Native American art anywhere, and growing modern and contemporary art collections. The Philbrook American art collection includes, among others, works by William Merritt Chase, Alexandre Hogue, and Asher B. Durand. Philbrook spans 23 acres with gardens, an historic home, restaurant, and a contemporary education wing. Philbrook Museum of Art is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST. Admission runs $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and university students; Philbrook Museum Members and youth 17 and younger are always free. For additional information, visit

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PHILBROOK DOWNTOWN 116E.BradySt. •918.749.7941 A satellite facility of Philbrook Museum of Art located in the heart of Tulsa's Brady Arts District, Philbrook Downtown features 30,000 square feet dedicated to modern, contemporary, and Native American art. Works on view include pieces by notable 20th century artists including Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Clifford Still, and Georgia O'Keeffe. The upper level of the facility features the Eugene B. Adkins Collection and the Adkins Study Center. Philbrook Downtown is open Wednesday – Saturday, Noon. – 7 p.m. and Sundays, Noon – 5 p.m. CST. Admission runs $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and university students; Philbrook Museum Members and youth 17 and younger are always free. For additional information, visit

SHERWIN MILLER MUSEUM OF JEWISH ART 2021E.71stStreet •918.492.1818 The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art educates visitors about the Jewish experience in Oklahoma, the United States, and the world. Through exhibitions and educational programs on Jewish culture, history, religion and art, the museum works to deepen understanding of the Jewish people, their faith, and their history. The Museum is home to the largest collection of Judaica in the American Southwest. The Jewish History and Culture collection depicts the 5,000 year history of the Jewish people from the pre-Canaanite era through the settling of the Jewish communities of Tulsa and the American southwest. Open M–F, 10a–5p; Sun, 1– 5p. Closed Saturday and all major Jewish and national holidays.

TULSA AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM 3624N.74thE.Avenue •918.834.9900 Experience 100 years of Tulsa's rich aerospace history while viewing rare vintage airplanes and enjoying exciting interactive. Tulsa has been a strong center of aerospace manufacturing and research for decades and the museum displays aircraft such as the Spartan C-2 which was built in Tulsa during the 1930s, the Rockwell Ranger 2000 and other locally-built planes. You'll also find easily recognizable modern airplanes such as an F-14A Tomcat fighter jet. The state-of-the-art planetarium features a spectacular show that takes you on a journey through the universe in a 50-foot diameter dome. Shows are about 45 minutes in length and begin on the hour. Open Tu–Sat, 10a–5p; Sun, 1–5p. Closed major holidays.

TULSA ZOO AND LIVING MUSEUM 6421E.36thSt.N.(MohawkPark) •918.669.6600 Come ready for an African safari, a trek through a tropical rain forest, a chilling experience in the Arctic, or even an enchanting tour of Asia. In Africa, discover the speedy cheetah or a relaxed chimpanzee. Lions, giraffes, zebras and rhinos roam these parts too. Asia’s exhibit includes Siberian tigers, snow leopards and Asian elephants. The Arctic exhibit includes polar bear, arctic fox, snowy owl and arctic seal. The jungle floor in the Tropical American Rain Forest nets sightings of black howler monkeys, anacondas, jaguars and more. Many other animals are home here, including penguins, meerkats, and a variety of snakes. In all, 1,500 animals, 436 species, call the Zoo home. Open daily, 9a–5p. Closed Christmas and the third Friday in June.


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isitors can experience the depth and breadth of Gilcrease Museum’s permanent collection, as well as view an exhibition of the extraordinary art of Allan Houser. The exhibit, Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings, continues through June 29.

From its position as one of the nation’s premier collection of American art and archival material, Gilcrease Museum is uniquely suited to present exhibitions and programming that is as rich and diverse as the stories that make up our nation’s history and culture. The museum is one of the country’s best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. The museum's charm, beauty and art collections draw thousands of visitors from around the world to the hills just northwest of downtown Tulsa for a glimpse into the past.

Gilcrease Museum has join other institutions across Oklahoma to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser. Throughout his career, Houser honored changing inner directives, finding an artistic vocabulary in various materials and in diverse stylistic approaches.

The exhibition at Gilcrease features stone sculptures and finely finished charcoal drawings, revealing an artist extraordinarily adept at traversing media and physical dimensions. In addition, the artist's sketchbooks are on display, opened to pages of conceptual drawings illustrating the raw, prolific energy that fueled his evolution as an artist. Most of the exhibition works are loaned by Allan Houser, Inc., the artist's estate in Santa Fe.

Also on exhibit is “Focus on Favorites” bringing together many of the most admired and finest examples from the Museum's expansive collections in one place for all to see and enjoy. Important portraits of some of our nation's founders, magnificent landscapes by Bierstadt and Moran, Audubon's iconic painting of the American turkey as well as more recent masterpieces by George Inness and John Singer Sargent are on view. Masterpieces of western painters including Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and George Catlin are also included.

Gilcrease Museum was founded in 1949 as a private museum by Tulsa oilman Thomas Gilcrease (1890-1962), who amassed the nation's most comprehensive collection of art of the American West, as well as major collections of historical documents and artifacts. Beyond the extensive Gilcrease collections and exhibits are its beautiful facilities and gardens. Themed gardens have been developed on 23 of the museum’s 460 acres. Themuseumisopen10:00a.m.to5:00p.m.Tuesday throughSunday;closedonMondaysandChristmasDay. Visit the museum’s website for admission information: www.gilcrease.utulsa.eduorcall918-596-2700.


The Port of Catoosa, just north of Tulsa, is the nation’s largest inland port.



Thru 6/29 Opening Abstraction - Philbrook Museum Downtown - 918-749-7941

Thru 6/29 Form and Line: Allan Houser's Sculpture and Drawings - Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700 Thru 6/29 Identity & Inspiration - Philbrook Museum Downtown - 918-749-7941

Thru 9/7 Beauty Within - Philbrook Museum Downtown - 918-749-7941

Thru 12/31 Focus on Favorites: Masterworks from the Gilcrease Collection - Gilcrease Museum - 918-596-2700

Port of Catoosa


6/1 Tulsa Drillers vs. Midland - ONEOK Field 918-744-5901

6/1 Sunday Market - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421


Tulsa has more convenience stores on street corners than any other city per capita in the U.S.


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6/1 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey BOK Center 918-894-4200

6/1 Ballroom Blitz Presents: Salsa in the Park Guthrie Green 918-574-2421

6/1 CHVRCHES - Summer Cannibals - Cain’s Ballroom - 918-584-2306

6/3 Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra - John H. Williams Theatre - Performing Arts Center 918-596-7111 6/3 Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Crash - Cain’s Ballroom - 918-584-2306

Entertainment Districts Entertainment Districts



Located just north of downtown, amidst art galleries, shops, restaurants and nightclubs, you’ll find two historic entertainment

venues, the Brady Theater and Cain’s Ballroom, in the Brady Arts District. The Brady Theater, built between 1912 and 1914, was originally designed to serve as the city’s Municipal Auditorium and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Supplanted as the City Auditorium in 1979 by construction of the Performing Arts Center in downtown, “the Old Lady on Brady” continues to be used today for a wide variety of concerts and theatrical productions.

Cain’s Ballroom, an historic venue called the birthplace of Western Swing and the Carnegie Hall of Western Music, is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. So much talent has passed through its doors, from Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys to Hank Williams and Patsy


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Cline. Later, names such as Van Halen, The Police and INXS joined the ranks. The grand ballroom continues to attract concertgoers as diverse as the music that draws them here.

There’s plenty happening in the historical district known for its funky vibe, with plans to create an entire, walkable arts district in a span of only a few blocks. A number of the older buildings are in the process of renovation, like the Mathews Warehouse, with neighboring buildings like the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa Hardesty Arts Center expanding the district’s desirability.

These exciting new locations have plans to house art galleries, including satellite


The Blue Dome District is another center for downtown nightlife. Located on the north east side of downtown, the Blue Dome was

once a 1920’s gas station attracting Route 66 travelers with its Art Deco blue dome, this gem is now the place to enjoy pubs, restaurants, a vintage bowling alley or regional bands. Several festivals take place here including the Blue Dome Arts Festival, FreeTulsa Music Festival and St. Patrick’s Day Festival.


Once called “Black Wall Street,” Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District boasts

locations of the Philbrook and Glicrease Museums; studios; learning centers; groceries and much more. Be sure to visit often for an expanded landscape housing any and every thing the artistic soul might desire.

the world-class ONEOK Field, the downtown baseball stadium and home to the Tulsa Drillers. The stadium supports further development with new venues nearing completion in the surrounding areas. Artifacts from the historic district’s past can be found at the Greenwood Cultural Center, the Mabel B. Little Heritage Center, John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, and heard at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Jazz Depot in the city’s core business district.


Cherry Street is more than its name implies--this colorful seven-block area of 15th Street between Peoria and


Brookside, Peoria Avenue between 33rd and 51st

is home to some wonderful eateries with outdoor seating, perfect for a break in your walking tour of the beautiful buildings like the Courtyard by Marriott, the Philtower and the recently revitalized Mayo Hotel.


Streets, is another popular nightlife venue. Here, you’ll find dining, dancing and trendy clubs. This eclectic district boasts sushi bars near biker bars and indie coffee shops near martini lounges. At its center is the upscale international shopping and dining experience named Center One.

One of Tulsa’s up-andcoming districts, the Pearl District, is located on Sixth Street between Peoria and Utica, right


Utica wears many faces. On Saturday mornings during the growing season, you’ll find striped tents brimming with area growers’ harvest at the Cherry Street Farmer’s Market. Later in the day, you’ll love browsing the shops, bistros and cafes. And in the evening, you’ll find restaurants with bars catering to those seeking a trendy and upscale nightlife.

Downtown Tulsa hosts one of the largest collections of Art Deco architecture in the nation, ranking with cities like Miami, Fl. And Chicago, Ill. This district

outside downtown Tulsa. This corridor between downtown and the University of Tulsa is quickly becoming one of the hip new places to open a business, bar or restaurant. With a new art bar, Lot No. 6, a great Farmer’s Market during growing season, a beautiful park and a number of plans in the works (like a record store and a fresh-made bagel shop), the Pearl District is an ever-growing place to hang out. Tulsa KEY • June 2014



Tulsa has more convenience stores on street corners than any other city per capita in the U.S.

6/4 Bruno Mars - BOK Center 918-894-4200 6/4 Food Truck Wednesdays - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421

6/4-5 Tulsa Oilfield Expo - Cox Business Center 918-978-0900 6/4-7 Comedian Frankie Paul - Loony Bin Comedy Club - 918-392-5653

6/5 Dr. Dog - The Districts, The Hawks (of holy rosary) - Cain’s Ballroom - 918-584-2306 6/5 The Reckoners - The Hunt Club - 918-599-9200

6/5 Zodiak (Pop/Rock) - Utica Square 918-742-5531 Quiktrip

6/5-8 Fair Meadows Live Racing - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/5-7/11 Experience Tulsa: Art and Culture Are All Around Town - PAC Gallery Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/6 First Friday Art Crawl - Brady Arts District -


The official State Meal of Oklahoma is chicken fried steak, fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, black eyed peas and pecan pie. 28

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6/6 Tulsa Shock vs. Phoenix - BOK Center 918-894-4200

6/6 Tulsa Athletics vs. Joplin Demize Drillers Stadium - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/6 Leake Car Auction - River Spirit Expo - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/6 Dante and the Hawks- The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/6-7 2014 Quilt Tulsa Show - Central Park Hall - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/7 Tulsa Tough - Brady Arts District 6/7 Redwood Rising - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/7 Jerry Seinfeld - Chapman Music Hall Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/8 Sunday Market - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421 6/8 Preslar Sunday Showcase - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/9-21 Pinto World Championship Horse Show - Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex Expo Square - 918-744-1113

6/10 Tulsa Shock vs. New York - BOK Center 918-894-4200

6/11 Food Truck Wednesdays - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421


Originally, the state of Oklahoma was set aside for the exclusive use of the Indians and was called Indian Territory . However, in 1889, the land was opened to settlers in what became known as the "Oklahoma Land Rush." On the first opening day on April 22, 1889, 50,000 people swarmed into the area. Those who tried to beat the noon starting gun were called Sooners. Hence the state's nickname.

6/11-14 Comedian Lucas Bohn - Loony Bin Comedy Club - 918-392-5653 6/11-14 Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas - ONEOK Field - 918-744-5901

6/12 Light Opera Oklahoma (Musical Theatre) Utica Square - 918-742-5531

6/12 Nate Binion and the Moonshine Miracle and Shelby Car Show - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/12-13 OK Pecan Growers Association 84th Annual Convention - Cox Business Center 918-978-0900 6/12-15 Fair Meadows Live Racing - Expo Square - 918-744-1113

6/13 We the Ghost - The Hunt Club - 918-599-9200

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6/13 Tulsa Shock vs. Los Angeles - BOK Center - 918-894-4200

6/13 One-Man Star Wars - John H. Williams Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/13-22 The Music Man - Cox Business Center 918-978-0900

6/14 Daydream Empire - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/14 Tulsa Athletics vs. OKC FC - Drillers Stadium - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/14 Tulsa Flea Market - River Spirit Expo - Expo Square 918-744-1113 6/15 Sunday Market - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421


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6/15 Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory Tift Merritt - Cain’s Ballroom - 918-584-2306

6/15 Tulsa Shock vs. Seattle Storm - BOK Center - 918-894-4200

6/15 Fun & Frolic Family Magic Show Liddy Doenges Theatre - Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/15 Fair Meadows Live Racing - Expo Square - 918-744-1113

6/15-18 Tulsa Drillers vs. Springfield ONEOK Field - 918-744-5901 6/18 Food Truck Wednesdays - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421

6/18-21 Midnight Swinger - Loony Bin Comedy Club 918-392-5653

6/18-22 Fair Meadows Live Racing - Expo Square - 918-744-1113

6/18-7/6 Wicked - Chapman Music Hall Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/19 Bob Cats (Rock and Roll) - Utica Square 918-742-5531 6/19 Ego Culture - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/19 Vintage Wildflowers in Concert Charles E. Norman Theatre - Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111 6/19 Frank Sinatra Jr. - The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino 918-384-ROCK

6/19 NEON TREES: Pop Psychology Tour - Smallpools, Nightmare and the Cat Cain’s Ballroom - 918-584-2306

6/19-21 Book of Days - Liddy Doenges Theatre - Performing Arts Center 918-596-7111 6/20 Granger Smith - Earl Dibbles Jr., Shady 5 Eighty - Cain’s Ballroom 918-584-2306 6/20 Tulsa Athletics vs. Corinthians FC SA - Drillers Stadium - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/20 Christopher Cross - Riverspirit Casino 918-995-8235

6/20 Klondike 5 - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/20-21 BOOM - John H. Williams Theatre Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/20-21 Janet Rutland Sings the Sixties Charles E. Norman Theatre - Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/21 Tulsa Flea Market - River Spirit Expo - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/21 The Avett Brothers with Langhorne Slim & The Law - Cox Business Center 918-978-0900

6/21 1st Annual MLK Commemoration Society: Juneteenth Gospel Festival Guthrie Green 918-574-2421 6/21 David Castro Band - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/22 Sunday Market - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421

6/22 Eddie Izzard - Brady Theatre 918-582-7239

6/22 Preslar Sunday Showcase - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200 6/23 Roots and Boots - Osage Event Center 918 -699-7667

6/24 Jesus Christ Superstar - BOK Center 918-894-4200

6/24 Tech N9ne's Independent Grind Tour Freddie Gibbs, Krizz Kaliko, Jarren Benton, Psych Ward Druggies - Cain’s Ballroom 918-584-2306

6/25 Food Truck Wednesdays - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421

6/25 Collective Soul - The Joint @ Hard Rock Casino 918-384-ROCK

6/25-27 Tulsa Drillers vs. San Antonio ONEOK Field 918-744-5901

6/25-28 Untamed Shrews - Loony Bin Comedy Club 918-392-5653

6/26 Whiskey Myers - Cain’s Ballroom 918-584-2306 6/26 Fine as Paint - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/26-28 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - Liddy Doenges Theatre Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111


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6/26-29 Fair Meadows Live Racing - Expo Square - 918-744-1113

6/27 BattleGrounds MMA - BOK Center 918-894-4200

6/27 Greg Reichel and the Big Flats The Hunt Club - 918-599-9200 6/27 Rumble On The River IX - USA vs. Mexico 918-995-8235

6/27 Tulsa Athletics vs. Dallas City FC Drillers Stadium - Expo Square 918-744-1113

6/27-28 ..through and back again... - John H. Williams Theatre - Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/27-28 A Really Cool, Cool Show (Please Come!) - Charles E. Norman Theatre Performing Arts Center - 918-596-7111

6/28 Tulsa Shock vs. Los Angeles - BOK Center - 918-894-4200

6/28 Glam R Us - The Hunt Club 918-599-9200

6/28 Tulsa Flea Market - River Spirit Expo Expo Square 918-744-1113 6/28-30 Tulsa Drillers vs. Corpus Christi ONEOK Field 918-744-5901

6/29 Sunday Market - Guthrie Green 918-574-2421

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Located in downtown Tulsa since 1916, this is probably the closest you'll get to an old trading post. You'll find everything from beads to Pendleton blankets, to original Native American pieces of art. Lyon's Indian Store offers one of the largest selections of American Indian goods and Oklahoma souvenirs in the State. Lyon’s is located in the city's vibrant Blue Dome District at 111 South Detroit. Lyon’s features silver and turquoise Indian jewelry, shirts, moccasins, Native American art, rugs, pottery, bronze statues, Pendleton blankets, crafts, beads, feathers, gifts and more. Fordirectionsormoreinformation call918-582-6372.


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BLUE ROSE CAFÉ 1924RiversideDrive918.582.4600 The Blue Rose Café family prides itself in providing a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by great service and personality. Surrounded by windows, roll-up garage doors, indoor/outdoor service, and a large patio area constructed on piers overlooking the Arkansas River, it's the best place in town to kick back and relax.

CELEBRITY RESTAURANT 3109S.YaleAve918.743.1800 For nearly 50 years, Celebrity Restaurant has been Tulsa’s icon. Established in 1963, Celebrity is a time-tested Tulsa tradition. Celebrity is a wonderful surprise. From the outside, it doesn't look like you might expect, but walk in and everything changes! Inside it is a cozy place that has an award-winning menu and classic decor that provide guests with a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience.

EDDIE’S STEAKHOUSE 3510E.31stSt.742.521.5212 A Tulsa landmark with unmatched tradition, quality, and pricing. Serving only the highest quality meats and Mediterranean-style dishes prepared fresh daily from the finest ingredients.

IN THE RAW 34th&Peoria918.744.1300 61st&Sheridan918.524.0063 In the raw sushi features traditional and nouveau sushi, sashimi and nigiri creations in addition to a full menu of cooked cuisine. The menu is the creative and everevolving centerpiece of the multi-sensory dining experience. JAMES MCNELLIE’S PUBLIC HOUSE

409East1stStreet918-382-PINT(7468) McNellie’s is a neighborhood gathering place for everything and everyone - regardless of age. The pubs feature menus with fresh, reasonably priced food and an atmosphere that is ideal for everyone including families with young children.

JUNIPER 324E3rdSt.918.794.1090 Juniper focuses on providing the freshest, local products. Using hand-selected items sourced from Green Country, Juniper's menu evolves with the changing seasons, allowing Justin and his team to introduce new and exciting plates with International and American influences. The bar at Juniper focuses on innovation in mixology, utilizing infused vodkas, gins and flavored bitters. MAHOGANY PRIME STEAKHOUSE

6823S.YaleAve918.494.4043 Mahogany's steaks are the finest customaged U.S. Prime Midwestern Beef known for its excellence in marbling, texture and flavor. Selections from the ocean include Australian Rock lobster and the freshest fish daily based on availability.

MCGILL’S 1560E.21stSt.918.742.8080 6058S.YaleAve.918.388.8080 Prime rib. Prime steak. Prime seafood. This upscale restaurant delivers a dining experience that makes every guest feel as if they are an executive-level power player.

PRHYME STEAKHOUSE 111N.Main918.794.7700 In downtown Tulsa’s Brady District, PRHYME Downtown Steakhouse introduces an upscale, modern interpretation of an American steakhouse. PRHYME features classic cuts of beef, such as the Rib-Eye, NY Strip and Filet Mignon. PRHYME presents a wine list with over 225 selections from around the world, meticulously chosen and arranged by its Certified Sommelier and Beverage Director, Joe Breaux. RIVERSIDE GRILL 9912RiversideParkway918.394.2433 Riverside Grill sits on the bank of the Arkansas River and focuses on providing the freshest in ingredients, seafood, and meats. Local produce and an extensive selection of gluten free menu items. Tulsa KEY • June 2014


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Restaurants & Clubs

Looking for a local steak dinner in a unique atmosphere, Molly’s Landing is just the place. The unique atmosphere and decor of Molly’s Landing never allow for a dull moment or for the conversation to wane. The restaurant is adorned from ceiling to floor with antique oddities, eccentric lighting fixtures, noticeable statues, and beautifully hand painted tables.

It’s not just the setting - a rustic log cabin on historic Route 66 on the banks of the Verdigris River – that makes Molly's special. A full assortment of steaks, game and seafood awaits diners here.


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Located just about fifteen minutes fromdowntownTulsaoffofhistoric Highway66,Molly’sisopenfrom4 to 10 Monday through Saturday. 3700NorthHighway66inCatoosa (exit241offofInterstate44east). For more information, call (918)

TAVOLO ITALIAN BISTRO 115West5thSt.918.895.8403 A new dining concept by Justin Thompson, will open for business May 2014. The menu, featuring classic Italian favorites and modern, innovative plates, offer both lunch and dinner options along with an extensive wine list. Lemoncello and grappa are made in-house alongside freshly prepared tiramisu, homemade ice cream, sorbet and custard.

TRULA’S 115West5thSt.918.895.8403 Trula impresses with a traditional yet surprisingly decadent menu. From Scrumptious seafood to sizzling steaks to luscious pastries, Trula Restaurant provides spectacular offerings for refined Tulsa dining at its best.

WILD FORK 1820UticaSquare918.742.0712 Where art meets the art of dining. This eclectic masterpiece is a fun-loving staple of the Midtown crowd. The Wild Fork features a full spectrum of dining and features an ever-changing collection of artwork by regional artists. SPAGHETTI WAREHOUSE 221BradySt.918.587.4440 Every day they roll hundreds of meatballs by hand, prepare sauces from scratch, & layer lasagna with fresh meats, cheeses, noodles, spices, & sauce.

WILSON’S BBQ 1522E.ApacheAve.918.425.9912 3616E.11thStreet918.836.7020 This legendary, family-owned barbecue joint has been a Tulsa icon since the 1960s and is owed a debt of gratitude from the paper towel industry. After all, sloppy BBQ is the best BBQ!

YOKOZUNA 309E.2ndSt918.508.7676 Creative menu features classic dishes from Chinese, Japanese, and Thai and an Asian spin on some American favorites like filet mignon and pork chops.


HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO 777WestCherokeeSt.,918.384.7800, As the seventh Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the world, Hard Rock Tulsa boasts Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill; 450 luxury hotel rooms and suites; more than 2,300 electronic games and 70 poker and table games; five dining venues including McGill’s on 19, a fine-dining penthouse restaurant; and six nightclubs and entertainment venues including the 2,500 seat Event Center and “indoor amphitheater” The Joint. The Hard Rock retail store is stocked with favorite Hard Rock merchandise and souvenirs.

RIVER SPIRIT CASINO 81st&Riverside•8330RiversidePkwy., 918.995.8518 One of the largest casinos in Oklahoma, River Spirit offers more than 300,000 square feet of gaming space with 2,750 high-tech machines, 24 table games and 15 poker tables. With four dining venues including the state’s largest buffet and a sports bar, dining options are incredible. Other draws include free entertainment, exciting promotions, a prestigious High Stakes Lounge and excellent customer service - all within a beautiful new building. OSAGE CASINO 951W.36thSt.North,918.699.7600 The 47,000-square-foot casino features a “blues and jazz” theme with 1,000 electronic gaming devices and an entertainment venue featuring headlining

concert acts, amazing shows high-intensity sporting events.

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STONEHORSE CAFE 1748UticaSquare918.712.7470 This upscale, locally-owned restaurant is located in the heart of historic Utica Square. The menu is straightforward and honest, prepared in classic French culinary technique with a New England influence.


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isitors to Tulsa need to experience the Oklahoma Aquarium. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, The Oklahoma Aquarium has now welcomed more than 400,000 guests each year including tens of thousands of students, ranging from preschoolers to graduate students on educational field trips and research projects. Among those visitors are also more than one million people from out-of-state.

The crown jewel is the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure, with 500,000 gallons of salt water. The unique tank design includes a walk-through tunnel and dome allowing visitors to see the largest bull sharks in captivity swimming all around and overhead. While the viewing is breathtaking, there are also hands-on opportunities, especially exciting for children. Kids, and adventurous adults, can touch and feed stingrays, small sharks and turtles in interactive tanks. Get as close to the fish as possible without getting wet, by crawling under the water’s surface to view exotic fish in the AEP-PSO Extreme Amazon. The exhibit, which also houses curious iguanas, is one of the newest features.

The Aquarium is home though to more than saltwater animals. Watch furry river otters, beavers and raccoons splash and play in the Hayes Family Ozark Stream. A crashing waterfall and rolling stream with native fish round out the beautiful exhibit replicating a northeastern Oklahoma habitat.

The Aquatic Oklahoma gallery is full of fresh water fish including paddlefish, alligator gar, stripers and catfish. You will never look at Oklahoma lakes and rivers the same again after seeing the size of the swimmers lurking in those waterways.

Preview the new sea turtle exhibit under construction. The Sea Turtle Experience will house two 300-pound Loggerhead sea turtles, small sharks and other compatible fish in a 65,000 gallon tank. Visitors can peer through windows and see the construction site adjoined to the existing building.

More than 70% of our planet is covered by water, so learning about our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams, and the animals that live in these ecosystems, is a critical part of environmental science and conservation. That learning is fun and exciting at the Oklahoma Aquarium, so plan a visit and wish them Happy Anniversary.

The OklahomaAquarium is located at 300Aquarium DriveinJenks.Formoreinformationandtoregister for 10th Anniversary events visit or call918-296-FISH(3474).


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very City has an iconic restaurant – the one that is the fabric of the community. The restaurant that has weathered the test of time. The restaurant that is the locals “go to” place for great atmosphere, service and consistency - but most importantly great food.

For nearly 50 years, Celebrity Restaurant has been Tulsa’s icon. Established in 1963, Celebrity is a time-tested Tulsa tradition. Celebrity is a wonderful surprise. From the outside, it doesn't look like you might expect, but walk in and everything changes! Inside it is a cozy place that has an award-winning menu and classic decor that provide guests with a one-of-a-kind fine dining experience.

The menu isn’t long and hasn’t changed all that much since early days, but there is something for everyone. Old-fashioned is a term of pride at Celebrity. Lunch patrons will enjoy the house specialty Caesar salad with choice of marinated grilled chicken, marinated grilled shrimp or grilled Salmon. Other light choices include the Asian Chicken Salad and Soup Du Jour. For heartier appetites a 1/2 pound Choice Ground Beef burger is available with numerous choices to personalize it to your taste, as well as a traditional Rueben, grilled Chicken and hand cut Rib-Eye Sandwich.

For dinner, as a starter – enjoy their world class Caesar salad — prepared tableside by Samara’s son Nick using a classic recipe, a perfect blend of raw eggs (don’t worry, they’re pasteurized), Worcestershire sauce and anchovies, it’s a taste of old-world perfection you won’t find anywhere else.

For an entrée choose from a succulent 14 ounce New York Strip, 16 ounce Rib-Eye or an 8 ounce Filet that will literally melt in your mouth. Fish offerings include a filet of New Zealand white fish, Cold-water lobster tails, grilled salmon and fried or grilled shrimp. Celebrity’s poultry offering is a taste of a bygone era - cast-iron skillet fried chicken.

Celebrity is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 to 2 and dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 pm; Friday and Saturday 5 to 10. Reservations are suggested, but not required. For more information visit For reservations call 918.743.1800.




5111S.PeoriaAve.918-712-2222 I-44 Antique and Collectibles Mall has been Tulsa's #1 Antique Store since 1996. Come and see what our more than 50 vendors have to offer in our 9,000 square feet of dealer space.


4717E.41stSt.918-712-8855 Providing everything you need to outfit yourself and your home in antique and vintage wares. Stop by to try on an assortment of jewelry made as early as the late 1800s. A collection of rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches and earrings all reflect antique styles that are hard to find in modern jewelry stores. Shop a variety of home furnishings, as well. The shop specializes in items from the late 1800s to the 1930s and boasts antique tables, chairs, sofas, cabinets and beds all in pristine condition.


111S.Detroit918-582-6372 Lyon's Indian Store has been a Tulsa fixture for over 95 years. Located in downtown Tulsa Lyon’s offers one of the largest selections of American Indian goods and Oklahoma souvenirs in Tulsa, Located in the city's vibrant Blue Dome District, Lyon's Indian Store features silver and turquoise Indian jewelry, t-shirts, moccasins, Native American art, rugs, pottery, bronze statues, Pendleton blankets, crafts, beads, feathers, gifts and more.



8035E31stSt918-664-2668 Cavender’s takes exceptional care of our customers, striving to provide the best value, selection, and service in the business. It’s true - Cavender’s has something for everyone.


3220S.MemorialDr.918-664-6481 10127E.71stSt,918-252-7917 Established in 1981, this 55,000 square foot emporium features seven departments and the widest selection of Wrangler jeans in the southwest. The newest addition to the


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Drysdales family is located at the center of the Tulsa shopping district, near the intersection of Hwy 169 and 71st Street.


300RiverwalkTerrace918-296-7121 Through the entrance of RiverWalk Crossing, our resident moose is awaiting visitors at the beautiful rock waterfall cave. Visitors will be delighted by the wildlife sculptures, outdoor fireplaces, riverside outlook areas, and an outdoor amphitheater as children play in the unique dancing fountains. Stroll along the riverbanks and explore the many upscale restaurants and shops of RiverWalk Crossing. Visitors may even catch one of the many live, outdoor performances.


51stSt&S.SheridanRd918-622-3860 The Farm, a Tulsa landmark, is charmingly reminiscent of a village square and features a 90 year old restored barn. The tree-lined outdoor shopping center with convenient curbside parking is home to more than 40 national, regional and local retailers, services and restaurants creating a unique shopping experience in the heart of Tulsa.


81stStreet&S.Lewis918-295-7200 Upscale shopping with unique boutiques focusing mainly on clothing and home accessories.


41stStreet&S.YaleAvenue918-627-9282 Known for great department store shopping, including the most recent addition of Macy’s, as well as other popular retailers including The Gap and Express.


21stStreetandSouthUtica918-742-5531 Offers upscale well-known boutiques such as White House/Black Market, Coach, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Chico’s, as well as a number independently owned stores.


71stStreetandSouthMemorialDrive Woodland Hills Mall is Tulsa’s premier shopping destination - hundreds of popular stores, restaurants, and specialty shops - the perfect place to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Visitors looking to spend time in downtown Tulsa need to eat at least once at Tavalo. Tavolo offers classic Italian favorites and modern, innovative plates, offers both lunch and dinner options, along with an extensive wine list and traditional Italian desserts. Tavolo Italian Bistro comes close to fitting most people’s image of an upscale, intimate, big-city Italian restaurant. Tavolo has a casual feel at the bar and a cozy, romantic ambience at the tables. Dont miss an opportunity to experience Tavolo during your visit! Tavolo Italian Bistro, located at 427 S. BostonAvenuewelcomesdinersMonday thru Friday for lunch and dinner Saturday for dinner. Reservations may be made by calling 918-949-4498. For


Tulsa KEY • June 2014

Tulsa KEY June, 2014 Issue  
Tulsa KEY June, 2014 Issue  

KEY Magazine, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Events, Sights, Shopping, Dining, Nightlife, Maps and Much More!