Located on the northeastern bank of the Arkansas River, Tulsa was once the 'Oil Production Capital' of the US. As the years have gone by Tulsa has lost its stature but it has not lost its charm.
Tulsa has a thriving and compact downtown area with many Art Deco buildings dating back to the early days of the 20th century. The abundance of such buildings has led Tulsa to be nicknamed the 'Terra Cotta City' reflecting the popular use of terra cotta during the Art Deco era.
Tulsa also has world-class museums such as the Philbrook Museum of Art and Gilcrease Museum, large shopping centers such as Woodland Hills and higher education institutions such as the University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University with its colorful architecture and the world-famous landmark Prayer Tower.
Other major attractions in and around Tulsa include the Tulsa Convention Center, Promenade Mall, Discoveryland, Bell's Amusement Park, Big Splash Water Park, Expo Square-Fairgrounds and Fair Meadow Race Track.
Hotels in Tulsa cater to both business and leisure travelers and offer a wide selection of accommodations from upscale hotels to more affordable roadside motels.