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- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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The Woody Guthrie center is, as you might have guessed, a museum dedicated to the life of Woody Guthrie, a renowned folksinger who was born in Oklahoma and who wrote “This Land is Your Land.” The center is home to the original, hand-written lyrics, which visitors can see, along with the Woody Guthrie Archives, a collection of his writing, art and songs, plus information about the Dust Bowl.
For visitors who are inspired by Guthrie’s art, the center also is home to a lyric-writing station, a listening station and exhibits by other artists that change throughout the year. Recent guests recommend taking some time to watch the videos on display, and say this is an “informative and entertaining” spot for guests of all ages, especially music lovers.
You can find the Woody Guthrie Center in downtown Tulsa, within the Brady Arts District, accessible via bus, car or by walking (if you’re staying downtown). The center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Admission costs $8 per adult, $7 for seniors or college students, $6 for children ages 5 to 17, $6 for military personnel and is free for children ages 5 and younger.
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