Tulsa, Oklahoma, offers many sites for visitors. The museums, located here, are of particular interest to visitors of all ages. Here are the most popular ones in the city.
The Gilcrease Museum is convenient located off United States Highway 64 and State Route 51. Art of the American West is featured in this museum. The art of Frederic Remington and Charles Russell is prominently displayed here. There are more than 400 artists’ works displayed in the museum collection, including John James Audubon, John Singler, and James McNeill Whistler. American Indian art pieces are included in the displays. This museum takes about three hours to tour, and guided tours are available. The cost is $8, with special rates available for students, children, and groups.
The museum grounds have magnificent formal gardens and should be toured, also. There are paved walking paths that surround the flora, so viewing the gardens is made easier.
The Kaleidoscope Children’s Museum is located on East Sheridan Road. This museum is of special interest to children of all ages. Children can experience many adventures at this facility. There is a grocery store, post office, cafe, doctor’s office, fire station and hair salon set up, where children can interact. The cost is $6 for all ages.
The Jazz Hall of Fame is definitely a different museum. It features collections of photos, musical instruments, albums, and clothing that pertain to the state’s jazz legacy. There are concerts and special events performed here periodically. It is free to the public.
The Philbrook Museum of Art is located on Rockford Road. The Italian villa was the home of oilman Waite Phillips and his wife. There are fine pieces of African, American, American Indian, and European art housed here. The exhibits change, so visitors can return again and again to the museum. The admission is $7.50, with discounted prices available for specific groups.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is another popular spot. It houses artifacts, Jewish ritual objects and history exhibits of the Jewish people in Oklahoma. There are video taped interviews of survivors of the Holocaust. The admission price is $6.50.
The Tulsa Historical Society and History Museum is located in Woodward Park. It is housed in a 1919 mansion built for another oil man, Samuel Travis. The house has eight galleries dedicated to exhibits pertaining to the history of the area. The gardens house cornerstones and other architectural elements from former Tulsa buildings. The museum can be toured, with donations requested.
A visitor can visit all of these museums by taking various walking tours. The Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce offers maps of the various areas.
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Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce