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6421 East 36th Street North

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.6scorecard
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  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Though it's small compared to other zoos across the country, Tulsa's iteration does do well with what it's got, according to recent guests. The chimpanzees, prairie dogs and Asian elephants are the most popular of the zoo's residents. On a Saturday or Sunday in March through October, you can take a tour of the grounds atop a camel (a memorable experience, according to those who've had the opportunity to do so). What's more, there's also a buried treasure exhibit, a seasonal petting zoo and the ONEOK Safari Train and Arvest Wildlife Carousel.

The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum sits pretty along 84 acres of the city's northeastern Mohawk Park. The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (not including Christmas day and the third Friday in June, when the zoo is closed). Admission (which does not include tickets for the zoo's rides and camel tours) costs $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 3 to 11, $8 for those older than 65 and is free for kids 2 and younger. Parking is free from November through March, but costs $2 per vehicle on weekends from April through October 31. There are several concession carts on-site, as well as a full-service restaurant and gift shop. Visit the website for more details and prices on the camel tour, train rides and discounts.

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#1 Philbrook Museum of Art

The pieces inside Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art are constantly competing for attention with the natural splendor of the grounds. In fact, visitors can't seem to decide which they like better. You'll find Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures, plus a sampling of Asian art, Native American pieces and African sculptures. In addition to well-manicured pathways and blooming environs, recent visitors said the breathtaking gardens also have a picturesque sculpture walk with 17 installations to enjoy.

Just south of Woodward Park, the Philbrook occupies the former estate of oil tycoon Waite Phillips. It's open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Fridays, the exhibits stay open until 9 p.m. General admission costs $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and is free for children 17 or younger and for college students with a valid ID from participating schools. Free, docent-led tours of the museum's permanent collections are offered daily at 2 p.m. If you'd rather take a self-guided tour, grab a map from Guest Experience at the museum's main entrance. You'll also find a formal restaurant and gift shop on-site. Visit the museum's website for details.

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