Welcome to Fifty Grande’s Best of the U.S. Bucket List series. This is your one-stop travel guide to the best, most unique and quintessential experiences of a city, state or event. Want to know how to “do” Tulsa? We’ve got you covered. Curated by experts, vetted by in-the-know locals, this is all you need to have the best trip ever. If we’ve written a Bucket List, we recommend you go. If it’s on this list, it’s the best the city has to offer right now. Consider this your one-stop answer to “What are the best things to do in Tulsa?”
Tulsa is both exactly what you expect when you think of Oklahoma, and nothing like it at all. The big sky and sprawling prairies are the picture of American West. But beyond the circling hawks and wind sweeping off the plain, Tulsa is a city full of culture, history and fantastic international food. The oil that made this city rich brought with it a bevy of art and sophistication, and that spirit lives on today in a place that many compare to the Austin of yesteryear. So put aside what you think you know about Oklahoma, and see why Tulsa can pack more fun into a few days than you’d ever imagined.