Welcome to the City of Tulsa — with a population of 987,201, Tulsa is an important center of commerce and industry with thriving arts and entertainment communities.
Tulsa is home to a wide range of industrial development opportunities in areas such as aerospace, aviation, cyber security, health care, energy, machinery, transportation, distribution and logistics. Growing fields include digital security, software development and data processing.
From homegrown barbecue and Tex-Mex to fine French and Italian cuisine, Tulsa has restaurants to fit every taste and budget. Fresh sushi, independent coffee shops and vegan delicacies line Brookside while food trucks are a staple around Guthrie Green.
The Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum features more than 1,500 animals representing 436 species. Animal exhibits include the Giraffe Experience, the Chimpanzee Connection, the Penguin Exhibit and the Helmerich Sea Lion Cove. Across town at the Oklahoma Aquarium, you can get up close to thousands of saltwater and freshwater fish and animals.
Whether it’s classic, contemporary, locally produced or touring Broadway shows, you’ll find a variety of performing arts in Tulsa. For decades, Tulsa Ballet and Tulsa Opera have been regarded as among the best in the nation.
The world’s largest collection of art and artifacts of the American West are found at Gilcrease Museum, which also features an outstanding Native American collection. The legacy of Thomas Gilcrease is owned by the City of Tulsa and managed by TU.
From fashionable to funky, Tulsa offers a multitude of shopping experiences. Explore eclectic boutiques and pop-up shops near campus and downtown. Woodland Hills Mall is more than 1 million square feet of retail heaven with 165-plus stores.
From annual marathons through some of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods to outdoor recreational opportunities and fitness facilities, Tulsa offers a plethora of options for residents and guests focused on fitness and health.