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Tulsa is a windy city on Route 66 once most famous for oil, now a popular destination with a creative modern ambiance. Arrive via the USA’s Mother Road and stay for the music, art, and architecture.

A real highlight of the iconic Route 66 is this Oaklahoma city that sits on the Arkansas River. When you stop and spend time in Tulsa you will experience some of the finest of America’s past and present culture. Recommended landmarks on this part of the road include Ollie's Station Restaurant and the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza with its bronze sculptures. Tulsa is unexpectedly home to an impressive collection of art deco buildings and you will find great examples of this architecture along the streets of Deco District. This is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood infused with history and best seen on the fun Art Deco Segway tour. Another interesting recommendation here is to book a ticket with Tulsa Tunnel Tours to explore the underground network of tunnels in the area. Art lovers should head to Tulsa Arts District - this is a thriving district with great shops and working studios where you can appreciate many crafts including glassblowing. A highlight is Cain's Ballroom, a historic venue, and a highly regarded live music and performance theatre. Offering an equally good events calendar is the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Comprised of four individual auditoriums, this is the place to come if you want to see first-class ballet, opera, stand-up comedians, or a Broadway show. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Tulsa is The Philbrook Museum of Art. This gallery is worth visiting not only for its extensive art collections but also for its historic building and the beautiful gardens that surround it. You will also discover treasured artwork at the Tulsa’s Gilcrease Museum, which houses 350,000 historical artifacts, Frederick Remington bronze statues, and original Thomas Moran paintings. And if you’ve come to Tulsa for the music - you have to spend time at the Woody Guthrie Center. This fantastic facility houses exhibits detailing Guthrie's life, talents, and powerful lyrics, and often features special events to showcase other inspirational musicians.