Oklahoma Field Trips: T - U

 

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Also http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/oklahoma/preserves/tallgrass.html
WHAT: largest protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left on earth.
WHEN: Call
WHERE: Between Bartlesville and Pawhuska. From downtown Pawhuska, drive north on Kiheka at the intersection of Highway 60 (at the corner of the triangle-shaped building), follow signs to the Preserve headquarters (approx.18 miles).
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: (918) 287 4803

Tara Cottage
WHAT: A quaint cottage home that houses a fascinating display of Gone With The Wind memorabilia and decor that can be viewed during a public tour. Your tour will have a sweet ending with one of our famously delicious desserts, served on the Tara Terrace or in the Tara Tea Room.
WHEN: Call for tour.
WHERE: 307 E. Midway Street, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
AGES: All
COST: Fee charged.
CONTACT: 918.853.3002, taracottage@cox.net

T. B. Ferguson House
WHAT: Home of Oklahoma Territorial Gov. T.B. Ferguson and temporary home of Edna Ferber while preparing to writer "Cimarron" novel.
WHEN: Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 510 N. Weigel, Watonga, OK. Near downtown on Weigel in Watonga
AGES:
COST: Free
CONTACT: 580-623-5069

Thomas-Foreman House
WHAT: 1898 home of Judge John R. Thomas, historian Carolyn Thomas Foreman and historian Grant Foreman
WHEN: By appointment only
WHERE: 1419 N. Okmulgee, Muskogee
AGES:
COST:
CONTACT: 918-682-6938

Three Rivers Museum
WHEN: Wednesday thru Saturday w 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 220 Elgin, Muskogee, OK 74401
AGES: All
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: 918-686-6624 or Email: staff@3riversmuseum.com

Tiger Safari
WHAT:Exotic and Domestic animal zoo for private parties and field trips. Waterfalls and jungle treehouses.
WHEN: Check website.
WHERE: 963 County St. 2930, Tuttle, OK 73089
AGES: All
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: 405-414-9365 or Email: tigersafari@me.com

Timberlake Rose Rock Museum
WHAT: Beautiful, rare rose rock clusters available for free viewing. See the world's largest collection of Barite Rose Rocks. If you plan on coming around the first weekend in May please plan to attend our annual Rose Rock Festival.
WHERE: 419 S. Highway 77, Noble, Oklahoma 73068-0663
CONTACT: Phone: 405.872.9838 and E-mail: Joe & Nancy Stine at timberlake@roserockmuseum.com
WHEN: Tuesday through Friday: 10 A. M. to 6 P. M., Saturday: 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.

Tom Mix Museum (http://www.okhistory.org/mus-sites/masnum31.htm)
WHAT: Contains a display of Mix's costumes, memorabilia, photographs and some of his personal property. A life-sized replica of Tony greets you as you enter the museum. Silent movies, starring Mix, can be viewed at the theater in the museum.
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
WHERE: 721 N. Delaware, Dewey, OK
AGES: All
COST: Donation
CONTACT: 918-534-1555

Travertine Nature Center/Chickasaw National Recreation Area
WHAT: The nature center contains exhibit dioramas, live reptiles, amphibians and birds of prey, and an interactive learning area for visitors of all ages. The Nature Center also contains an information desk and bookstore with over 130 sale items including books on nature, geology and history, and a variety of interesting nature posters and postcards. A one-hundred seat auditorium at the Nature Center provides opportunities for ranger-led nature programs and video presentations on a variety of topics.
Exhibits at the Travertine Nature Center highlights the Forest/Prairie ecosystem of Southern Oklahoma, the significant water resources of springs, creeks, and lakes of Chickasaw National Recreation Area and the diversity of wildlife and plants located in the park. Ranger-led programs are presented daily at the Nature Center. These programs include hikes to Antelope and Buffalo Springs, creek walks, night hikes, and a variety of talks associated with the nature and wildlife of the park.
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HEN: Year round except holidays.
WHERE: Sulphur, OK (located on State Highway 177, just south of the town of Sulphur, Oklahoma)
AGES: All
COST: None
CONTACT: Phone 580.622.3165 or 580.622.3161

Tucker Tower
WHAT: Intended as a summer home for Oklahoma Governor "Alfalfa" Bill Murray, Tucker Tower stands as a lighthouse sentinel atop a cliff overlooking Lake Murray. Inside, naturalist have assembled flora and fauna collections for an educational exhibit.
WHEN:
WHERE: South end of Lake Murray, Ardmore
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: 580.223.2109

Tulsa Air and Space Museum
WHAT: Museum dedicated to Tulsa's aviation history. Admission charged.
WHERE: 7130 East Apache, Tulsa, OK 74115-3708
WHEN: Tues.,Wed.,Thurs.,Fri. 10:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
CONTACT: 918-834-9900

Tulsa Audubon Society
Offers education, field trips, and publications related to birding and butterflies.

Tulsa Ballet
WHERE: 4512 S. Peoria Avenue (Brookside), Tulsa.
WHEN: See website.
COST: Admission charged. See website.
AGES: All
CONTACT:(918) 749-6006, Email: tickets@tulsaballet.org

Tulsa Garden Center
WHEN: 9 am to 4 pm
WHERE: 2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
AGES: All
COST: Self-guided or guided tour is free but donations are welcome.
CONTACT: Diana at 746-5125.

Tulsa Historical Society Museum
WHAT: History and culture of Tulsa. No physical exhibits yet. Cattle Trade of Tulsa - The program features Chuck and Maxine Tichenor teaching lasso twirling and brand making. Contact Kelly Finegan at 712-9484 to schedule a presentation.
WHEN: Thurs. & Fri. 10:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m. Sat. 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2445 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK
COST: Check website or call
AGES:
CONTACT: 918.712.9484 or Email: ths@tulsahistory.org

Tulsa International Airport Control Tower

WHEN: Call for available time. Varies.
WHERE: Hwy 169. Go to 46st St. North. Enter new road just east of Memorial. The hanger should be visible from there.
AGES: 12 and up. Maximum group size is 25.
COST: None
CONTACT: Loretta at 918-831-6700

Tulsa Performing Arts Center
WHERE: 110 E. 2nd St, Tulsa
WHEN: Check website.
COST: Admission charged.
AGES: All
CONTACT: (918) 596-7122, Email: tulsapac@cityoftulsa.org

Tulsa Underground
WHAT: Underground tunnels connecting some of downtown Tulsa's oldest and most interesting buildings. The tunnels were built by Waite Phillips and are said to have been used to avoid kidnapping, transport alcoholic beverages during prohibition, and transport money from a large vault under the Bank of Oklahoma building.
WHEN & WHERE: Tours given the last Friday of each month. Call for reservations & directions.
COST: FREE
AGES: For adults only. Children not permitted because of passing through businesses.
CONTACT: To arrange a large tour contact the Tulsa Historical Society at 712-9484.

Tulsa Zoo
WHAT: Zoological Park
WHEN: 9 am - 5 pm daily. Closed third Friday in June & Christmas Day
WHERE: 6421 East 36th Street North, Tulsa
COST: Admission Charged. See website.
AGES: All
CONTACT: Phone: (918) 669-6600, E--mail: info@tulsazoo.org

Turner Falls
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COST: None
AGES: All
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U.S.S. Batfish - See War Memorial Park Museum

 

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