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  Gardner's Used Books, Music & Comics, Inc. Oklahoma's largest used book store
  Steve's Books and Magazines has a special section of books *about* Tulsa.
  Cherry Street Shops 15th Street South, Many unusual shops and restaurants line Cherry street.
  Utica Square Shopping Center 21st street South, has some nice shops and restaurants.


  McNellie's Public House Irish pub in downtown Tulsa, 1st and Elgin. Has over 60 beers on tap.
  Kilkenny's Irish Pub Irish pub and restaurant on Cherry Street. Has a nice selection of beers, nice atmosphere and good food. Pours the best Guinness. A little more upscale than McNellie's.


  Central Library is across the street from Denver Station, the central city bus station. There's usually a few free Internet terminals you can use there or at any of the 24 other public libraries.

Tulsa is in the Green Country region of Oklahoma. It is also called "T-town" by the locals and has been called the "Oil Capital of the World". Tulsa lies in northeastern Oklahoma, which is on the southeastern part of the Great Plains. Summers can be very warm and with the cold wind across the plains it can get very cold in the winter, but it does not last long. The winters are considered to be very mild. There is not much snow, just a few inches each year. Tulsa has over 225 days of sunshine each year. In Tulsa you will find old west charm as well as a cosmopolitan atmosphere. You will find the people of Tulsa love their city and they have that southern charm, so they are willing to help you find your way around.


Tulsa is just about the largest US city that has no major state/public university. There are two 4 year private universities and a plethora of smaller 2 year commuter colleges and limited-degree-option branches of statewide 4 years colleges such as NSU, OU, OSU, etc. There are also truck driving schools, welding schools, a Vo-Tech, and other technical colleges.

Universities in or near Tulsa:
  University of Tulsa Private four year University.
  Tulsa Community College (4 campuses)
  Tulsa Technology Center
  Oklahoma State University Tulsa branch
  University of Oklahoma Tulsa branch
  Oral Roberts University Tulsa is home to educational complex founded and named in honor of televangelist Oral Roberts. The Cityplex Tower there is the second-largest skyscraper in Oklahoma.
  Spartan School of Aeronautics  

Flea Markets

  The Admiral Flea market is on Admiral street between Mingo and Memorial. It is huge and includes a strip mall type of setup on one side of the road and a building on the other. On weekend mornings the outdoor exhibitors come as well, putting the number of booths into the hundreds. Even if you find nothing to buy, its quite a sight to look at. Be alert when you cross Admiral. A good strategy is to wait until you see a couple of locals gathering up to cross, and cross with them.
  The Tulsa Expo center has a flea market as well, but its more organized and prettyfied than the Admiral flea market.

Get out

  Oklahoma Aquarium Just south of Tulsa in the suburb of [Jenks]
  Safari's Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary Located in the suburb of Broken Arrow).
  Renaissance Fair In Muskogee). Last of April and first part of May.
  The Frank Lloyd Wright Price Tower in Bartlesville
  Rhema Bible Church Christmas Light Tour in Broken Arrow -- free admission.
  Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prarie Preserve 2 hours north of the city, near Pawhuska, You can drive around and spot buffalo and walk 3 miles of prairie trail. Its not on a national park level; there are still oil derricks and some farms in the area, but everyone tries to cooperate. (Note: buffalo are dangerous. Stay alert.)
  The cities of Sand Springs, Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Catoosa are all suburbs and part of the Tulsa metroplex.

Stay safe

The tornado sirens are tested at noon on Wednesday and Saturday. You might want to check the Tornado Safety page if you are visiting Tulsa.

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