Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma and has a population of over 387,000 in 2007. Tulsa dates back to 1830 when it was settled by the Creek Native tribe. It was named ‘Tallasi’ meaning old town, and this later became Tulsa. Tulsa is very densely populated as for most of the 20th century it was the ‘Oil Capital of the World’. Tulsa’s first oil well, back in 1901 was named Sue Bland No. 1. It has now diversified into such businesses as aviation, finance and telecommunications. It is also well known for its two universities; the Oral Roberts University, and the University of Tulsa. Tulsa is nicknamed ‘the birthplace of Route 66’ as it established the US Highway 66 association in 1927, and began the famous route which links California with Chicago. There are plans to build the world’s largest free-standing statue in Tulsa, called ‘The American’ which is planned to be 217feet high, 60 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Situated on the banks of the Arkansas River, at the foot of the Ozark Mountains, Tulsa often experiences severe weather, including tornadoes. Visitors to Tulsa will enjoy the opera and ballet, the two art museums, and the historic Art deco architecture which was built from the huge oil profits. The BOK center is home to the city’s hockey and football teams, as well as being a major venue for conventions. There are many hotels in Tulsa, from budget to luxurious, which can all be booked through EasyToBook.com.