Take a lake break
BY NOUR HABIB World Scene Writer
Sunday, February 17, 2013
2/17/13 at 6:13 AM
Watch a narrated aerial tour of Grand Lake on Google Earth. Play the Weigh-In challenge contest and win prizes. Read all our coverage and watch videos of the anglers discussing the event.
Tulsa is home to a variety of attractions and venues to suit the taste of any and all visitors. From museums to casinos to shopping districts, Bassmaster Classic visitors will have much to choose from.
The art lovers will enjoy the exhibits at the local museums, including Philbrook Museum of Art, 2727 S. Rockford Road, and Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road. Visit tulsaworld.com/philbrook and tulsaworld.com/gilcrease for information on hours, admission costs and current exhibits.
Those who like animals should consider a visit to the Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E. 36th St. North. Jaguars, sea lions, elephants and snakes are among the numerous animals housed at the Tulsa Zoo, a perfect place for a family excursion. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/zoo
If you're a bigger fan of underwater creatures, head to the Oklahoma Aquarium, 300 Aquarium Drive in Jenks. Jellyfish, sharks, eels and numerous colorful creatures inhabit the tanks at this attraction. Visit tulsaworld.com/aquarium
If a shopping excursion is what you seek, Tulsa's got plenty of options. Check out Woodland Hills Mall, 7021 S. Memorial Drive, or Promenade Mall, 4107 S. Yale Ave. For an outdoor shopping center experience, head to Tulsa Hills, 7300 S. Olympia Ave., or browse the upscale shops at Utica Square, at the southeast corner of 21st and Utica.
More shopping options include the various boutiques on Cherry Street (15th Street between Peoria and Utica) or at Brookside (Peoria Avenue between 31st and 41st), where you can also take a break and catch a bite at any of the various restaurants.
Area casinos - Osage Casino, 951 W. 36th St. North; River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway; and Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, 777 W. Cherokee St., Catoosa - also offer various amenities. And on Feb. 23, during the Bassmaster Classic weekend, REO Speedwagon will perform at the Hard Rock. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/osagecasino, tulsaworld.com/riverspirit or tulsaworld.com/hardrockcasino
Read more about where to shop, eat and hang out during this week's Bassmaster Classic in Thursday's Weekend magazine.
Nour Habib 918-581-8369
The Gilcrease Museum is one of many popular destinations for visitors to Tulsa. Tulsa World file
The Tulsa Zoo is one of many popular destinations for visitors to Tulsa. Tulsa World file
The Oklahoma Aquarium is one of many popular destinations for visitors to Tulsa. Tulsa World file
The Philbrook Museum of Art is one of many popular destinations for visitors to Tulsa. Tulsa World file