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At art, history and culture museums, explore the diverse heritage of Tulsa, from its beginnings as an Indian Territory, to the prosperity that followed its 1901 oil boom — and beyond.
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Program No. 23215GSP
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,459
Oklahoma

Best of Oklahoma: From Tulsa to Tahlequah

At art, history and culture museums, explore the diverse heritage of Tulsa, from its beginnings as an Indian Territory, to the prosperity that followed its 1901 oil boom — and beyond.
Length
7 days
Starts at
1,459
Program No. 23215 GSP
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Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2021
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1,499
Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2021
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Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2021
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Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2022
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Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2022
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1,559
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2022
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DATES & starting prices
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Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2021
Starting at
1,899
Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2021
Starting at
1,899
Nov 7 - Nov 13, 2021
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1,899
Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2022
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1,679
Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2022
Starting at
1,779
Oct 23 - Oct 29, 2022
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1,779

At a Glance

When oil was discovered in Tulsa in 1901, the little frontier town exploded with prosperity. In the oil boom years that followed, the city’s downtown developed with Art Deco architecture, and the Greenwood neighborhood became the wealthiest African American community in Oklahoma, bustling with the sounds of jazz, blues and — later — the Tulsa Massacre. Travel to the “Oil Capital of the World” to study the city’s diverse history, art and culture at museums across the city and the surrounding area, including the Greenwood Cultural Center, the Tulsa Botanic Gardens and more.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily, sometimes on unpaved terrain and standing at museums.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • At the Cherokee Heritage Center, learn how the Trail of Tears brought thousands of Cherokee to Oklahoma, and explore Tahlequa—the capital city of the Cherokee Nation.
  • Visit the Woody Guthrie Center and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum to learn about the lives and legacies of two of Oklahoma’s most famous former residents.
  • Discover amazing art and architecture throughout the city and at museums like the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art and the Gilcrease Museum.
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Kim Hale
Born in Chicago, Kim Hale grew up in Tulsa and has since lived in cities from Washington, DC to Los Angeles and multiple points in between. After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma, Kim embarked on a 20-plus-year career in government and public relations, inspiring and educating audiences, before joining the Road Scholar team. Today, she shares her love of learning and travel with participants in programs across the Southwest.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Born in Chicago, Kim Hale grew up in Tulsa and has since lived in cities from Washington, DC to Los Angeles and multiple points in between. After earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma, Kim embarked on a 20-plus-year career in government and public relations, inspiring and educating audiences, before joining the Road Scholar team. Today, she shares her love of learning and travel with participants in programs across the Southwest.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
by David Grann
Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity
by Dr. Bob Blackburn, Dr. Duane King, and Dr. Neil Morton
Tulsa's Historic Greenwood District (Images of America)
by Hannibal B. Johnson
Tulsa: Where the Streets Were Paved With Gold (Images of America)
by Clyda R. Franks and Kenny Franks
Mankiller: A Chief and Her People
by Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis
An autobiography by Wilma Mankiller, the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Hidden History of Tulsa
by Steve Gerkin
Bound for Glory
by Woody Guthrie
A partially fictionalized autobiography of folk singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie.





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