10 Things we like to do in Tulsa
One of the things that the owner and crew at Carpet Renovations like about being in the Tulsa area as a business and as residents are all the activities that are going on all the time. T-Town is a booming city now and a great part of the industrious part of Oklahoma. It still has that small town charm and feel that people are looking for and it still offers some of the big city lifestyles, too.
Take a look at what you can enjoy while living or visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma:
- River Parks: The Oklahoma we see today was acquired by the U.S. in 1803 from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase. It became known as where the Trail of Tears ended when the U.S. forced Native Americans to leave their home in the eastern and southern states. Today, the River Parks in Oklahoma are where you’ll enjoy more than 800 acres of land along the Arkansas River that features a trail system that weaves through open lawns with tree-lined picnic areas. Dotted with bronze wildlife sculptures and colored by the native trees and wildflowers, here are where many public events are held with an amphitheater and a floating stage. Enhancements are being made to the park area, and visitors will soon experience something new.
- Oklahoma Aquarium: The Oklahoma Aquarium was recently opened in 2003 and provides 72,000-square-feet of exhibits that include a coral reef, invertebrates, Ozark habitats, sharks and Oklahoma species.
- Restaurants: There are many restaurants in and around Tulsa that the residents and visitors alike both enjoy. These are three favorites of the crew at Carpet Renovations: Speedy Gonzales: Some of the best Mexican cuisine in the state.
Fish Daddy’s Seafood Grill House: A bar and eatery that serves some of the best Cajun specialties and fish.
Olive Garden: One of many major chain restaurants in the area with the best Italian food.
- Bike at Turkey Mountain Red Trail and Tulsa River Park: One of Tulsa’s most beautiful nature areas is this 300-acre of wilderness that stretches along the west bank of the river. With lots of woods, dirt trails, ponds and more, this is one of the city’s most popular areas for biking, hiking, skating, walking and more.
- Hike at Red Bud Valley: There is nothing more peaceful than a hike or walk in Redbud Valley Nature Preserve. Beauty among a rugged scenery that is alive with animals and plants that are native to northeastern Oklahoma.
- Tulsa State Fair: It only comes around once a year, but it is a must-do for anyone living here and should-do for any visitors that are in town during that time. It is in operation for 11 days after Labor Day starting on the 4th Thursday. You’ll find more activities, animals, food and rides than you can get to all on one visit.
- Tulsa Zoo: The Tulsa Zoo is a great place to bring both young and old, resident or visitor you are in for a fun filled day of adventure. A unique family friendly destination featuring animal encounters on 84 acres. The animal exhibits offer an exciting journey into the natural world with must-see exhibits including the Mary K. Chapman Rhino Reserve, Chimpanzee Connection and the Helmerich Sea Lion Cove.
- The new Warren Theater: Kicking it back old school in the Tulsa area with today’s technology, this is a retro-style multiplex that shows new releases and in some of the locations, there are '40s-style diners and in some the IMAX technology.
- Shows at the BOK Center: Here are almost 20,000 seats in this multi-purpose arena and the center has become a concert, events and primary indoor sports venue.
- Shop the Woodland Hill Mall: Here you’ll have over one million square feet on two levels to shop till you drop with all the major stores and many local and regional stores, too, along with a food court to get refueled and shop some more!