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Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma, the 45th largest in America. The population of Tulsa as of 2006 was 382,872. Tulsa was a boomtown for most of the last century, with its nickname being "The Oil Capital of the World." Tulsa in known as the home of Western Swing music and is where Route 66 began on its way to California. Tulsa is in Tornado Alley. So the town gets some pretty severe weather. The Arkansas River runs through Tulsa with very good parks and trails along its shores. Tulsa has one of the world's largest collections of Art Deco Architecture. And Oral Roberts University.

The Tulsa skyline.

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Looking across the Arkansas River at downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Downtown Tulsa.

These downtown Tulsa photos were taken on a Sunday, which is why you don't see any people on this pedestrian mall that connects Tulsa's convention center with its downtown. Tulsa is very pedestrian friendly.

A water feature in downtown Tulsa.

Here we see a couple of people enjoying a water feature at the center of downtown Tulsa.

Tulsa pedestrian mall.

Another look at the well done pedestrian friendly downtown Tulsa zone.

Oilman statue at Tulsa Fairgrounds.

At the Tulsa Fairgrounds a big oil man stands taller than a derrick.

He is the Golden Driller Standing 76 feet tall, this golden oil worker has withstood the ravages of tornadoes, vandals, and critics for over 50 years.

A railroad bridge converted to a walkway across the Arkansas River.
Walking across a pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River. Here we're walking across the bridge we saw above.

Praying hands sculpture at Oral Roberts University.

A giant pair of praying hands at Oral Roberts University.

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