If you’re considering travel nursing destinations, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma may not have made your list. But before you assume there’s nothing to do out west, think again! As the second largest city in Oklahoma, Tulsa has much to offer visitors looking to immerse themselves in new experiences. Fortunately for you, we’ve researched five of the best attractions in Tulsa for you to explore during your travel assignment.
Jazz Hall of Fame
Tulsa is home to the Jazz Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization honoring jazz, blues and gospel musicians in the state of Oklahoma. The organization hosts numerous jazz performances each year and also serves as a museum, showcasing historic photographs, biographical information, artifacts and memorabilia from famous musicians like Chet Baker, Earl Bostic, Barney Kessel and Jimmy Rushing. A gem like no other, the Jazz Hall of Fame is a must-see for any Tulsa visitor!
Tulsa Air and Space Museum
If your childhood dream was to go to space, you’ll love the Tulsa Air and Space Museum! Covering over 18 acres, the facility opened in 2006 and has since had 2.5 million visitors come through its doors. The museum features many interactive exhibits about flight and space, simulators and historic artifacts. You’ll also be able to enjoy one of the museum’s many captivating planetarium shows playing Monday through Saturday.
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Considered the city’s premier performing arts venue, Tulsa Performing Arts Center houses six performance venues, including four theaters, a studio space and an art gallery. At this breathtaking attraction you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular shows by well-known groups like the Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Opera and Tulsa Symphony Orchestra.
Owned by the city of Tulsa, the Tulsa Zoo is a favorite of visitors and locals alike. The zoo has more than 1,500 animals from more than 430 different species, including Asian Elephants, American Alligators and the White Rhinoceros. The best part is this beloved attraction is open year-round with the exception of Christmas and the third Friday of June.
Big Splash Waterpark
Want to get wet and wild? Spend a hot afternoon at the city’s only water park, featuring rides and attractions for those of all ages. Big Splash Waterpark is filled with water fun for everyone, including the “Master Blaster” (the state’s only water rollercoaster), a lazy river ride, a wave pool, and children’s pools.
As you can see, an assignment in Tulsa is sure to be a memorable one. With an abundance of things to do and see, you’ll never find yourself bored!
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