Top Four Fun Activities for Families in Tulsa Oklahoma

If you’re looking for family activities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the following attractions are some of the best familyt activities Tulsa has to offer.

Bell’s Amusement Park
3901 E 21st Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Opening in 1951 by Robert Bell, with not much more than a handful of rides in his front yard, this amusement park is still family owned and operated and now includes over 50 rides and attractions and has become a Tulsa tradition.

Some of the more popular rides include Zingo, the state’s largest wooden roller coaster, The Log Ride, The Himalaya, and Pharaoh’s Fury. The park also features a fun arcade area that includes dozens of games including Hydro-Horse races and Skeeball.

Prices are extremely reasonable, with special discounts often available. They also offer birthday package rates. For under $10 per person, the package includes gate admissions, wristband (unlimited rides) and lunch.

Big Splash
4704 E 21st
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Conveniently located adjacent to Bell’s Amusement park, Big Splash is a great, family attraction and water park located in Tulsa. It offers a giant slide, wave pool and lazy river among it’s many attractions. There is also a large kiddie pool area for younger children. Picnic areas are available for those wanting to bring their own food as well as several snack and food vendors within the park itself.

General admission is $17.95. They also have specials for Sunday starting at $11.95 and their Nightsplash rates of only $8.95 for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum
6421 East 36th Street North
Tulsa, OK 74115
(918) 669-6600
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Recent renovations and upgrades have made the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum a wonderful place to spend the day with your family. Animals featured at the Tulsa Zoo include Chimpanzees, Elephants, Siberian Tigers and African Lions as well as many others. The zoo also has a large Children’s zoo that includes familiar farm animals such as horses, goats and sheep as well as more exotic animals that include wallabies and kangaroos.

One of the newest additions to the Tulsa Zoo is Cajun’s Bayou. This exhibit creates a swamp-like environment including a boardwalk with a realistic fishing shack decorated with buoys, fishnets and moss.

Currently the Tulsa Zoo is featuring their Tropical American Rainforest. A wonderfully entertaining indoor exhibit. It is 15,000 square feet and includes a 2,000 square foot jaguar exhibit.

Realistically created, you’ll think you’re in the middle of the Amazon forest the minute you step into the exhibit. Animals from the Amazon are featured here including tamarinds, anacondas and jaguars. Lush vegetation, Mayan ruins and murals complete the rainforest experience. It’s an exhibit you don’t want to miss.

Oklahoma Aquarium
300 S Aquarium Dr
Jenks, OK 74037
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One of the most interesting and educational attractions in the Tulsa area is the Oklahoma Aquarium located within minutes of Tulsa in a quiet suburb. The aquarium features a wide variety of marine and aquatic animals, as well as a one of a kind fishing tackle collection. There are well over 200 exhibits that contain thousands of animals from all around the world.

Some of the more amazing exhibits include the Karl and Beverly White National Fishing Tackle Museum. This is a 4 million dollar collection that includes more than 20,000 pieces valued at more than $4 million and is the largest antique fishing tackle collection in the world. Also featured is the Shark Adventure exhibit. Built with a walk through acrylic tunnel and unique dome, you are surrounded by 500,000 gallons of water and the largest bull sharks in captivity.

Other exhibits include a Coral Reef exhibit, a Tide pool Touch-Tank and a Stingray Touch-Tank along with many other interesting and educational exhibits and galleries.

Visitor And Ticket Information:

Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays until 9:00 p.m, Closed Christmas Day.
General Admission prices:
$13.95 for adults,
$11.95 for seniors and military (I.D. required) and
$9.95 for youth (ages 3-12). Children under three are admitted free.

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