Stay at one of our Holiday Inn® Tulsa hotels to explore Tulsa’s spirited mix of high culture and simple recreational pleasures. Relish the city’s dense concentration of Art Deco architecture and take a relaxing meander along miles of scenic riverfront.
Our hotels in Tulsa make it easy to explore River Parks, a pastoral 26-mile stretch of land across from the urban marvels downtown. It’s thronged with Tulsans strolling the sculpture-filled pathways and tramping riverside trails. You may even stumble onto one of the frequent free outdoor concerts along the riverfront. Tulsa has long been rich in culture, thanks largely to the generosity of oil barons whose wealth built two of America’s finest collections of art. The Philbrook Museum of Art boasts masterpieces from around the globe, and the Gilcrease Museum has the world’s largest collection of art of the American West. The city’s performing-arts attractions—world-class orchestras, ballet and opera companies—are easily accessible from our Tulsa hotels.
It’s a short trip from our Tulsa hotels to Downtown’s Blue Dome District, named for a striking Art Deco gas station built in the 1920s to service Route 66 traffic. The Blue Dome brims with venerable watering holes and vibrant live-music joints. Tulsans also flock to the nearby Brady Arts District, another area that teems with restaurants and clubs. Named for the perennially hopping 1914 Brady Theater, the district is also home to the legendary Cain’s Ballroom, epicenter of the 1930s Western Swing craze and later host to big-name touring acts like the U.K.’s Sex Pistols.
Book a room at our Holiday Inn Tulsa hotels in fall to enjoy the jam-packed Tulsa State Fair or the rollicking Oktoberfest celebrations in River Parks, but any time of year is the right time to experience this mecca of art and culture.