If You’re Into Museums, Tulsa Has The Best

Not everyone wants to include boating, camping, or any outdoor activity in their vacation. And if you’re one of those people, Tulsa has plenty for you to do and see. In addition to all the different eateries and shopping, there are three of the best museums you’ll find anywhere.

The Gilcrease Museum
Tulsa is proud to be home to The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, or as it is more commonly known, the Gilcrease Museum. You won’t find a better place around the country than here for the preservation of American art and American history. The largest collection of American West art and artifacts is found here as well as a Native American art collection that is unparalleled anywhere else.

The Philbrook Museum
It was the vision of Genevieve and Waite Phillips that gives Tulsa one of the world’s most renown museums. The 23 acres where the Italian Renaissance was built by Waite Phillips, an oilman in 1926/1927.
The mansion, with 72 rooms, was gifted to the City of Tulsa in 1938 by Mr. Phillips with stipulations it would become an art center for Tulsa. Today, the original residence’s integrity is still in place and any additions that have been added have been made to blend in with the original classic look.

Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planterium
Housed in a 1940s hangar on the campus of Spartan School of Aeronautics, the start of the aerospace heritage of Oklahoma was housed. IT would move to almost 18 acres of land with its own facility in 2005, north of the Tulsa International Airport. The planetarium opened in 2006, and gives the residents of Tulsa and Oklahomans an experience that many have never had with state-of-the-art interactive settings that engage the visitors.