Fun for kids in Tulsa, this weekend.
November 18, 2014 12:20 PM   Subscribe

A family wedding will take us to Tulsa this weekend. Flight schedules imposed a Friday arrival for a Saturday evening function, so we will have much of the day Saturday with two little kids in a town we've never visited before. Saturday morning we are on our own, we'll be meeting up with cousins in the afternoon. Zoo? Aquarium? Good parks/play grounds would be good too. Kid-friendly restaurants? Lay it on me.
posted by ambrosia to Travel & Transportation around Tulsa, OK (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The zoo and aquarium are both good suggestions. I've been to both, and they're quite nice. They aren't terribly near each other, though.
posted by Gneisskate at 1:08 PM on November 18, 2014

Where in Tulsa will you all be based out of? Will you be renting a car for the weekend?
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:21 PM on November 18, 2014

Response by poster: We will be renting a car. Our hotel is near the airport, the reception we will be heading to eventually is in Owasso. We will be meeting up with cousins in the afternoon who live in Norman so I don't expect them to know much about Tulsa either.
posted by ambrosia at 1:30 PM on November 18, 2014

How old are the kids? Good restaurants for little kids include Dilly Deli (downtown, good for breakfast and sandwiches, has a play area outside), Ollie's Station (train-themed, further from downtown/airport), or Chimera (less kid-themed but kid-friendly restaurant downtown with good breakfast tacos and coffee). Both Dilly Deli and Chimera are downtown near Guthrie Green (good for running around and usually have bands or activities on the weekends) and the Tulsa Children's Museum. The zoo is close to the airport and they just opened a brand-new rhino exhibit last week. There's also an air and space museum not far from there. I've heard it's cool but I've never been. There are a lot of good playgrounds on Riverside Drive. If your kids are a little older, there are tours of the Art Deco buildings downtown (pretty fun because you get to run around in underground tunnels between all the buildings) or the Woody Guthrie Center.
posted by hilaritas at 4:02 PM on November 18, 2014

The Will Rogers Birthplace in Oologah keeps animals on the property.
posted by brujita at 9:13 PM on November 18, 2014

woodward park has lots of interesting stuff and is also close to the philbrook museum. (if the kids are old enough). the zoo has an indoor rainforest exhibit that is ideal - the petting zoo is pretty small.
posted by lescour at 10:14 AM on November 19, 2014

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