1503 E. 11th St., Tulsa, 918-838-9410, ikeschilius.com
A Tulsa must and favorite of celebrities including Martha Stewart and Will Rogers, Ike’s Chili has been a Tulsa staple since 1908. Chili, Frito pie, Frito burritos and some indulgent non-chili dishes like half-pound hamburgers and even fish and chips will indulge every visitor.
2727 S. Rockford Rd., Tulsa, 918-748-5300
Originally the home of Waite Phillips, the stunning Philbrook Museum of Art opened in 1939. The sprawling gardens surround a magnificent manor house filled with eclectic artwork. Visitors can feed fish, kids can enjoy story time in the gardens, and art-lovers can enjoy tours with curators.
102 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, 918-574-2710
Fans of folk music and American music history in general have their own must-see stop in Tulsa. The Woody Guthrie Center is more than just a museum dedicated to the singer himself. Itʼs a monument to music and the arts and how they affect and reflect our ever-evolving culture.
3900 Tulsa Botanic Dr., Tulsa, 918-289-0330
The Tulsa Botanic Garden is perfect for strolling and photo ops, with floral terraces, multiple gardens, a lake and a lotus pond and even a discovery garden for kids. Admission is $8 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 3–12 and free for kids 2 and younger. Check the calendar on the website for events.
2650 S. John Williams Way, Tulsa, 918-779-1000
Opened in 2018, the Gathering Place creates a vast and versatile shared space. The Gathering Place currently offers 66.5 acres with more than 6,000 trees, 120 feet of suspension bridges, 3 acres of pond water and 11 different ecosystems all thriving together.