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Tulsa, Oklahoma may be a stop-off point on the Historic Route 66, but it features a multitude of beautiful parks, live performance venues, amusement centres and vibrant markets. Make your flight booking in advance for cheap flights to Tulsa from Kenya with Travelstart

Tulsa International Airport

Tulsa International Airport is the principal airport that connects Kenyans visitors to Tulsa. The airport is is 5kms away from the city centre and contains a selection of ground transportation choices.  

Tulsa Transit buses are located outside the terminal building. Rental cars can be reserved at any of the major rental car agencies counters in the airport. Metered taxis are placed curb side outside between the baggage claim areas. There are extra fees for extra passengers, luggage and a fuel surcharge. Free shuttle service to and from the airport are offered by some hotels.

Major Attractions

Oklahoma is situated in the south central area of the United States, with much of its land lying in the Great Plains and comprising prairie, mountain ranges and forests.

People in Tulsa head outdoors and there’s no better place than at Tulsa River Parks. It is deemed as one of the most popular outdoor green spaces containing asphalt trails, perfect for hiking, bicycle riding, in-line skating whilst viewing nature’s bounty. Fishing is allowed, and the catfish and Striped Bass from the Arkansas River are plentiful.

Tulsa lays claim to a variety of museums. The Gilcrease Museum centres on the American West and Native American art and artefacts from the pre-historic to the contemporary.   Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a reconstructed Italian-style villa from the early 20th Century serves as the home to the Philbrook Museum of Art.  Tulsa's African-American settlers and their historical significance are highlighted and preserved at the Mabel B. Little Heritage House and Greenwood Cultural Centre. Other museums throughout Tulsa run the gamut and include dolls, jazz, astronomy and geology.

Things to Do

Test lady luck with all types of table gaming run by Native Americans at the Osage Casino, River Spirit Casino and Hard Rock Cafe. Other gambling opportunities include horse racing at Fair Meadow during the summer months.

Tulsa Garden Centre attempts to bring the beauty of nature to all who visit including educating people on environmental awareness and holding guided tours for no cost. In addition, the centre also contains the Municipal Rose Garden, as well as a topiary garden, several public fountains and even a Victorian style observatory.

During the day go on a guided white water rafting or kayaking trip. If the energy is left at night, spend some time to learn some country-western dancing and kick up the heels at a honky-tonk music club.

Tulsa Performing Arts Centre is a facility that houses four theatres in it as well as an art studio with exhibitions frequently on display. The largest theatre in the centre, the Chapman Music Hall holds more than 2000 people. Both local and abroad performances in theatre, ballet, opera, and concerts, amongst other performing arts take place here.

Sports fan can head to Memorial Stadium, the University of Tulsa Chapman Stadium, Boone Pickens Stadium or the BOK Centre. Each venue has games of American football, baseball or hockey depending on what is the playing season. The BOK Centre also alternates as the top venue for rock and other musical concerts and extravaganzas.

Hotels And Accommodation

Tulsa can provide luxurious hotels, family-friendly budget hotels and motels as well as smaller boutique hotels and B&Bs. All are placed in convenient locations near to all the points of interest, restaurants and nightlife and are available for all budgets.

Dining

Tulsa is a cultural melting pot when it comes to cooking. Recipes hailing from the Europeans, Native Americans and African Americans and an array of international fare are found in dining facilities all over the city. However, Tulsa excels in some home-grown cuisine and should not be missed out on. Chicken-fried steak, barbecue, black-eyed peas, and pecan pie are just some of the local’s favourites.

Getting Around in Tulsa

Parts of the city are spread out and most visitors get about by renting an auto. The local transportation is limited but possible, especially if situated in the downtown area.

Nothing could be cheaper in Tulsa than the free Old Urban Trolley which runs every Friday and Saturday evenings from downtown Tulsa to the Bok Centre and Performing Arts Center. The rest of the visit, it pays to obtain a transit pass on the Tulsa Transit which is the local bus line servicing the city.     

Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Tulsa is during months May, June, July, August and September. The average temperatures are at a comfortable and between 20°C and 30°C.   Other desired times to visit Tulsa, although cooler but pleasant, is March, April and October. The months January, February, November and December are fairly cool between 0°C and 10°C and require a coat, hat and scarf. Although it can rain any time, the months of March through June tend to have the most rainfall.


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