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Tulsa Sightseeing

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Tulsa's historical business district mirrors the wealth of the oil industry through its opulent Art Deco architecture. Some of the finest examples of zigzag skyscrapers, the streamline style of the 1930s and the classical style popular during the Great Depression are displayed.

Visitors may choose to explore the area on foot; between 2nd and 6th streets and Cincinnati and Cheyenne avenues there are approximately 40 Art Deco sites. The Tulsa Union Depot, built in 1931, is on 1st Street; the Philtower, known as the “Queen of the Tulsa skyline,” can be found on 5th Street near Boston Avenue; the Mincks-Adams Hotel, with its terra cotta facade, is at 4th Street and Cheyenne Avenue; and the 320 South Boston Building, formerly the National Bank of Tulsa, containing a lavish lobby, is at 320 S. Boston Ave.

Visit Tulsa has maps detailing a walking tour of the Art Deco District; check online or phone (918) 585-1201 or (800) 558-3311.

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Tulsa, OK

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Travel Information

City Population

391,906

Elevation

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.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(918) 596-9222

Fire (non-emergency)

(918) 596-9444

Time and Temperature

(918) 743-3311

Hospitals

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.

Buses

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.

Taxis

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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