Attractions Nearby Tulsa, Day Trips and Excursions

(Tulsa, Oklahoma - OK, USA)

Tulsa boasts a wealth of attractions within an easy day's drive from the city. Whether you visit the weird and wonderful attractions spread along Route 66 or the endangered habitat of the prairie, you are bound to find something to suit your tastes close to Tulsa.

Oklahoma Aquarium

Address: 300 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, Oklahoma OK, 74037, USA
Tel: +1 918 296 3474
Located just south of Tulsa is this extensive aquarium, home to over 200 aquatic exhibits. The aquarium tells the story of the Arkansas River and its variety of ecosystems, although you will also encounter attractions from around the world.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00 (Tuesdays until 21:00)
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, military and children, children under three free

Creek Council House Museum

Address: 106 West 6th Street, Okmulgee, Oklahoma OK, 74119, USA
Tel: +1 918 756 2324
Built in 1878 as the capitol of the Muscogee nation, today Creek Council House is home to a museum documenting the history and culture of Tulsa's original inhabitants who also had settlements in Georgia and Alabama.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:30
Admission: charge

Cherokee Heritage Center

Address: 515 East Willis Road, Tahlequah, Oklahoma OK, 74464, USA
Tel: +1 918 456 6007
For an interesting and educational experience that the whole family will enjoy, check out the Cherokee Heritage Center, where you will learn about Cherokee life and culture through activities such as basket weaving, cooking and weapon making. Other popular attractions include Cherokee pottery and jewelry, a museum, ancient village and the main Heritage Center.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children

Tallgrass Prairie Reserve

Address: Pawhuska, Oklahoma OK, 74056, USA
Tel: +1 918 287 4803
Perfect for a daytrip from Tulsa is the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve, where you will spot a number of different animals along with over 500 species of plants, many of which are rare and endangered. Much of the country's natural prairie ecosystem has disappeared, so it is worth checking it out while you still can.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: charge, children under 16 free

Will Rogers Birthplace

Address: US Highway 169, Oologah, Oklahoma OK, USA
Tel: +1 918 275 4201
Built in 1875, Will Rogers was born here on November 4th, 1879. The house remains well preserved and the expansive ranch is home to several picnic areas.