All activities will take place Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center located at 6808 South 107th East Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133.
The Room Block has ended, please contact the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center at (918) 307-2600 for room availability.
FUN IN TULSA
Tulsa Art Deco Tour – in the Tulsa Deco District
Hear about and see the wonderful art deco architecture of Tulsa, known as the “terra-cotta city” for its elaborate ornate buildings from the 1920s. Only New York and Miami have more art deco buildings than Tulsa! Imagine visiting the private tunnel of oil baron Waite Phillips that he used to walk between his luxury penthouse apartment in the Philcade Tower to his opulent office at the top of the Philtower. Have a nice lunch at The Vault built in 1958 it was the First national Auto Bank and world’s largest auto bank with six drive through lanes, is now a wonderful classic American restaurant. Tours of Tulsa has wonderful guides for walking tours or owner Kelly Gibson can provide an amazing, animated step-on experience.
Kelly Gibson, 918.625.4909
Tours of Tulsa Kelly.gibson@ToursofTulsa.com
The Gathering Place Lunch and Tour
America’s 2021 No. 1 City Park – According to USA Today. Imagine a $465 million privately funded park that offers amazing attractions and world-class programming for all ages with no entry fee. This dream was built into reality at Gathering Place: Tulsa's Riverfront Park. Gathering Place aims to serve as a cornerstone for our vibrant community while improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in Tulsa. The 66-acre park is the result of the largest private contribution to a city in US history. This public park was created to draw everyone together to play, free of cost. Guests can dine at the Vista at the Boathouse. Family dining with floor to ceiling glass walls, and the Overlook deck that will aesthetically enhance your dining experience. Gathering Place offers outdoor concessions adjacent to the Williams Lodge.
Philbrook Museum Tour – Lunch and Tour
In 1938 Waite Phillips surprised Tulsans with the announcement of his gift of the 72-room mansion and surrounding 23 acres of grounds as an art center for the city of Tulsa. The vision first made possible by Waite and Genevieve Phillips is now one of America's finest art museums. The integrity of the original residence remains intact while later additions to the facility and gardens complete this classic Tulsa attraction. Serving over 160,000 visitors annually, Philbrook has become a poignant testimony to Tulsa's past while building a shining example of this city's bright future. What began as an unprecedented gift to the community of Tulsa by the Phillips family continues today through the generosity of Philbrook Members and donors. The museum offers three types of docent-led tours offers the beautiful art galleries highlighting the Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting and sculpture, a tour of the 25-acre master gardens or historical guide through oil baron Waite Phillips home while viewing and discussing the architectural features of the Italian Renaissance Revival style villa.
The Church Studio – Tour Mon-Sat* *Tours subject to change due to recording studio schedule.
Walk on the wood floors where Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Kansas, and Leon Russell walked. The Church Studio is hallowed ground and the epicenter of the famed Tulsa Sound. Visitors will enjoy being greeted by a full-sized bronze sculpture of Leon Russell before entering the gallery. The Church Studio features a comprehensive collection of Leon artifacts and memorabilia including the only known self-portrait. Various displays and exhibits show the historical significance of The Church Studio while celebrating today's music industry. Unlike other historic studio "museums," The Church Studio is a real-world working recording studio that boasts top-of-the-line analog and digital gear.
Greenwood Rising Center & John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park
Greenwood Rising will educate Oklahomans and American about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, its impact on the state and nation. Greenwood Rising is a world-class history center located on the southeast corner of Greenwood and Archer, the gateway to Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District. John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park features two monuments and named the most important monuments to see in 2021 by National Geographic.
Bob Dylan Center & Woody Guthrie Center – (Tour both!)
See the archives and works of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Located in the Tulsa Arts District of downtown Tulsa, you can study and learn about Dylan and his worldwide cultural significance through six decades of his amazing career.
Woody Guthrie tells the story about one of Oklahoma’s favorite sons. The center tells the life story of legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie through interactive exhibits that let visitors hear his music and follow his path across the United States. Experience Woody Guthrie’s influence and virtual reality exhibit of the Dust Bowl and migration to California.