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Jenks, OK 74037
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Housed in an old YWCA building, this museum in nearby Sapulpa encompasses 18 rooms of displays, a fairly large museum for such a small town. Inside you will find artifacts and exhibits detailing the local history, particularly focusing on the various kinds of manufacturing and industry that helped to build Sapulpa: oil, brick, glass and more. Native American artifacts and other historic items are also on display. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. This is worth the short drive west of town.
For a hidden outdoor excursion head to the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area. With the main trail located just 7 miles from downtown Tulsa, this area provides a respite from city life without a lengthy trip. There are so many trails here, it is easy to find some peace and quiet along with some time to reflect. Some of the trails feature great views of the Arkansas River. The trails can be biked as well. Be advised that the thick vegetation in the area can make some of the trails a bit more difficult.
Set on about 5 square miles (12.95 square kilometers) in the heart of South Tulsa, LaFortune Park is a favorite outdoor spot for many Tulsans. Besides wooded picnic and playground areas, the park contains a golf course, baseball diamonds and batting cages, a community center, a public swimming pool, and a walking trail. Certain picnic areas are available to reserve for parties. Visitors can workout or just relax and enjoy the scenery. The main entrance is on South Yale Avenue between East 61st Street and East 51st Street.
Tulsa is not called the crown jewel of Oklahoma's Green Country for nothing, and nowhere is this more evident than at the Garden Center. Upon arriving, visitors are treated to a view of a picturesque country home nestled in a grove of trees. As you explore the grounds, the sights only get better. Just over the hill behind the home are a Victorian-style conservatory and a colorful landscaped garden with inlaid stone steps. Adjacent to the center is the Municipal Rose Gardens, which houses more than 9,000 rosebushes to delight those with an appreciation for horticulture.
Spend a relaxing afternoon at the Linnaeus Teaching Gardens. Located in Tulsa's Woodward Park, this garden is free and open to the public. Staffed entirely by well-trained volunteers, the garden shows the most successful and latest techniques for growing flowers (both annuals and perennials), vegetables, and other plants. Paths and ramps provide access to all planted areas of the garden, and no pets (other than service dogs) are allowed. Group tours are also available.
There is always something going on at this huge complex, located between Harvard and Yale along 21st Street in midtown. Among the attractions and facilities you'll find here are the massive Expo Center (used for big shows and exhibits), the historic Pavilion, Fair Meadows horse racing track, Big Splash Waterpark, Bell's Amusement Park, and Drillers Stadium (home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team). Expo Square also doubles as the Tulsa County Fairgrounds, and is home to the Tulsa State Fair held each fall.
Located at 21st and Yale in midtown, this large water park features the largest wave pool in Oklahoma, as well as five water slides, a water roller coaster, a kiddie pool for the little ones, and more. Open seasonally, this place provides the perfect escape from Tulsa's hot summer days. Admission is good for all day, so bring the kids and don't forget the sunscreen!
With a seating capacity around 10,000, Driller's is Tulsa's major baseball stadium. Located on the Yale Avenue, the stadium is home to the Tulsa Drillers and thus the name. Formerly known as Tulsa County Stadium, the stadium also doubles up as a multi purpose venue.
When in Tulsa, spend some time outdoors on the Katy Trail. The trail travels 7 miles, from downtown Tulsa to Sand Springs. If you are running, mile markers are located every half mile which makes tracking your progress easy. Located on the former location of railroad tracks, the trail is relatively flat and features few road obstructions along the way. During the hot summer months, there are both water fountains and ample shade provided by canopies of trees.
Located northwest of downtown Tulsa, this large display is housed in 13 rooms on two floors of an old mansion. True to its name, the museum showcases thousands of doll, toy and collectible exhibits; more than one would expect to find. By nature of the exhibits, people of all ages, young children to seniors, will find something to delight them here. You will want to allow at least a couple of hours to see everything. It is requested that larger groups call ahead.
The H.A. Champan Stadium is housed inside the University Of Tulsa and allows fans to witness a whole new meaning to sports. With comfortable seating and excellent facilities this ground home to the Golden Hurricane Football Team is a top venue for sports. The H.A. Champan Stadium is also home to the Skelly Field at H.A. Champan Stadium and the Thomas Plaza. it also has a state of the art scoreboard measuring 32 feet.
Spread over 70 acres (28.33 hectares) within Mohawk Park on the northern edge of Tulsa, the Tulsa Zoo is home to over 1500 animals. The beautifully landscaped paths provide views of tigers, elephants, bears, chimpanzees and many other species. Animal demonstrations are scheduled throughout the week, and special seasonal exhibits are also presented, such as “Wings of Wonder,” an aviary filled with thousands of rare butterflies. The zoo also features a children's zoo and many educational exhibits relating to zoology and the natural sciences, such as the North American Living Museum, making it a favorite educational trip for children.