The best museums in Tulsa in September 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Tulsa, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Tulsa? These are the best ones:

  1. The Outsiders House Museum1

    The Outsiders House Museum

    Tulsa, OK
    The Outsiders House Museum is a unique attraction located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is dedicated to the 1983 coming-of-age movie, The Outsiders, and the 1967 novel it was based on by S. E. Hinton. The museum aims to preserve the house which served as the primary film set for the Curtis Brothers, the story's lead characters. This is a must-visit for fans of the movie or the novel, offering a unique insight into the making of the film and the story behind it.
  2. Philbrook Museum of Art2

    Philbrook Museum of Art

    Tulsa, OK
    The Philbrook Museum of Art is an American art museum situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is a significant cultural institution in the region, showcasing a diverse range of art from various periods and styles. The museum offers a unique blend of historical and contemporary art, making it a fascinating destination for art enthusiasts and tourists alike.
  3. Tulsa Zoo3

    Tulsa Zoo

    Tulsa, OK
    The Tulsa Zoo, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, is a non-profit zoo that spans 84 acres (34 hectares). It is a significant attraction for both locals and tourists, offering a wide range of exhibits and experiences for all ages.
  4. Gilcrease Museum4

    Gilcrease Museum

    Tulsa, OK
    The Gilcrease Museum, also known as the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, is a significant cultural institution located northwest of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The museum is renowned for housing the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of art from the American West. In addition to this, it also boasts a growing collection of art and artifacts from Central and South America, making it a diverse and rich source of cultural and historical artifacts.
  5. Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame5

    Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

    Tulsa, OK
    The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is dedicated to honoring jazz, blues, and gospel musicians from Oklahoma. The Hall of Fame is not only a place of recognition for these musicians but also a testament to the rich musical history of the state.
  6. Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium6

    Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium

    Tulsa, OK
    The Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM) is an aerospace museum situated in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. It is conveniently located in the northwest corner of the Tulsa International Airport property, making it easily accessible for visitors flying into the city.
  7. Harwelden Mansion7

    Harwelden Mansion

    Tulsa, OK
    A home of former oil magnates. It embodies the elegance of 1920s. Displayed furniture is in a period style. Weddings are possible here.
  8. Tulsa Union Depot8

    Tulsa Union Depot

    Tulsa, OK
    The Tulsa Union Depot, also known as the Tulsa Union Station, is a significant historical landmark in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Built in 1931, it served as the central railway station for the city. The Depot was constructed on the site of buildings destroyed during the Tulsa Race Massacre and was seen as a symbol of hope for economic recovery during the depression. Today, it stands as a testament to the city's resilience and growth.
  9. Tulsa Historical Society & Museum9

    Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

    Tulsa, OK
    If you want to know more about Tulsa history, this museum is the right place. In eight galleries you will be guided through it.
  10. Greenwood Cultural Center10

    Greenwood Cultural Center

    Tulsa, OK
    Greenwood is a neighborhood located in the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Known as the 'Black Wall Street', it was home to a thriving African-American community in the early 20th century. Its growth was halted by the racial riots of 1921, which resulted in between 50 and 500 deaths, thousands of injuries, and significant destruction.

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