Tulsa Tourism

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Tulsa /ˈtʌlsə/ is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties. Tulsa was settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lochapoka Band of Creek Native American tribe. For most of the 20th century, the city held the nickname "Oil Capital of the World" and played a major role as one of the most important hubs for the American oil industry. Once heavily dependent on the oil industry, economic downturn and subsequent diversification efforts created an economic base in the energy, finance, aviation, telecommunications and technology sectors. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa, at the head of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, is the most inland river port in the U.S. with access to international waterways. Two institutions of higher education within the city have sports teams at the NCAA Division I level, Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa. It is situated on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, a region of the state known as "Green Country". Considered the cultural and arts center of Oklahoma, Tulsa houses two world-renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and one of the nation's largest concentrations of art deco architecture. The city has been called one of America's most livable large cities by Partners for Livable Communities, Forbes, and Relocate America. FDi Magazine in 2009 ranked the city no. 8 in the U.S. for cities of the future. In 2012, Tulsa was ranked among the top 50 best cities in the United States by BusinessWeek. People from Tulsa are called "Tulsans".

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Tulsa tourism is much contrary to as what one would assume with its being as the “Oil Capital of the World”. One might question what could possibly so interesting to actually a plan a trip here. But, every coin has two sides and so does Tulsa. With the prevailing oil industry, the region has a strong financial foothold. This, over the years, has given rise to gradual culmination of art and culture in the city. Tulsa’s art deco town, despite being a highly distinct one is not very well-known on. So, abiding to Tulsa visitors guide a visit to the Brady Arts District in the downtown is a given! Head to the Tulsa Zoo to get up close and personal with some exquisite wildlife; this is also one of the best things to do in Tulsa with kids.

 

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Facts and Stats for Tulsa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Tulsa

    Know the pollution level of Tulsa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30.56 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.89 (Very Low)
  • Tulsa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Tulsa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tulsa.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.25 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 38.75 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.81 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Tulsa - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Tulsa is 177.93 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 49.79 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 79.3 (High)
    • Pollution Index 29.05 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 22.57 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.13 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 72.03 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.65 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.31 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Tulsa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tulsa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.86 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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