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Tulsa Performing ArtsEarly Tulsa settlers included cultured people who brought their appreciation of music with them, thus sowing the seeds for future growth of the arts.

The Tulsa Opera presents a season of internationally renowned productions. The Performing Arts Center (PAC), E. 2nd Street and Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Tulsa, was built with a combination of public and private funds. It serves as the hub of the arts entertainment community in the city. For ticket information phone (918) 596-7111. In addition, Tulsa Ballet performs in Chapman Music Hall at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center; for ticket information phone (918) 749-6006.

The Tulsa Spotlighters present “The Drunkard,” a 19th-century melodrama that has been in regular production since 1953. The play, which encourages audience participation, is followed by “The Olio,” an old-fashioned variety show. The landmark Spotlight Theatre, 1381 Riverside Dr., serves as the play’s venue; phone (918) 587-5030.

The Jazz Depot at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, 5 S. Boston Ave., features jazz, gospel and blues concerts on Sunday afternoons. On Tuesday evenings the public is invited to drop in to hear local jazz musicians during “Depot Jams.” The Hall of Fame also hosts live jazz music on Friday mornings. For schedules and ticket information phone (918) 928-5299.

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Tulsa, OK

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Travel Information

City Population



689 ft.

Sales Tax

The Tulsa area has a sales tax of 8.52 percent, a lodging tax of 13.52 percent and a rental car tax of 14.51 percent.



Police (non-emergency)

(918) 596-9222

Fire (non-emergency)

(918) 596-9444

Time and Temperature

(918) 743-3311


Hillcrest Hospital South, (918) 294-4000; Hillcrest Medical Center, (918) 579-1000; OSU Medical Center, (918) 599-1000; Saint Francis Hospital, (918) 494-2200; St. John Medical Center, (918) 744-2345.

Visitor Information

1 W. 3rd St., Suite 100 Tulsa, OK 74103. Phone:(918)585-1201 or (800)558-3311

Air Travel

With service to most major cities in the United States,

Rental Cars

Hertz, 7727 E. Young Pl., offers discounts to AAA members; phone (918) 838-1015 or (800) 654-3080.


Greyhound Lines Inc. and Jefferson Lines are the major bus lines serving the city. Both operate out of the terminal at 317 S. Detroit Ave.; phone (918) 584-4428 for schedule information.


The major cab company is Yellow Checker Cab, (918) 582-6161. Taxis are metered and charge $1.50-$2 plus $1.90 for each mile. There is a $1 charge for each additional passenger.

Public Transportation

Tulsa Transit operates buses throughout the metropolitan area and includes stops at attractions and shopping centers. The main terminal is at 319 S. Denver Ave. at W. 3rd St.; phone (918) 582-2100 for schedules and information.

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