Top 10 budget weekend getaways

A few unique vacation ideas that will allow you to get away while staying close to home.



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Click here for more attractions, events and activities in and around TulsaTulsa’s central location offers access to a variety of fun and wallet-friendly weekend trips. Whether you are driving or flying, start planning with our Top 10 budget getaways below. Then check out www.tripadvisor.com to find deals on hotels and visit www.kayak.com to search for the cheapest airfare and track changing ticket prices.

1. The Kennedy Mansion, 506 W. Fairview, Tulsa
This west Tulsa historical bed and breakfast is close to downtown venues and offers French cuisine by Françoise Christopher. The mansion has several weekend specials, from romantic getaway packages to BOK Center event packages. Rooms start at $99 and packages are under $700.
Call 712-8065 for more information.

2. Turner Falls Park Gate, 301 E. Main St., Davis, Okla.  
Turner Falls Park is home to the largest waterfall in Oklahoma and a natural swimming pool. Located only two hours and 45 minutes from Tulsa, the park features cabins for $130 per night, which include park admittance or camping for $12.50 per night.
For more park information, call (580) 369-2988.

3. Big Cedar Lodge, 612 Devil’s Pool Road, Ridgedale, Mo.
Located only 183 miles from Tulsa, the secluded Big Cedar Lodge is located in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri on Table Rock Lake. Activities range from boat rentals starting at $30 an hour to in-room spa treatments starting at $145. Room rates during the summer start at $163 and drop to $81 during the winter months.
Call 1-800 BCLODGE (1-800-225-6343) for reservations.

4. Schlitterbahn Water Parks
This is not your average water park: Each park has a theme, lodging and dining. The Schlitterbahn Water Parks have locations in Galveston, New Braunfels and South Padre Island, Texas, plus a brand-new park in Kansas City, Kan. Passes are priced in the $32-$39 range with afternoon ticket discounts and military discounts at some locations.

5. Robbers Cave State Park & Lodge,
Highway 2 N., Wilburton, Okla.
Located two hours and 30 minutes from Tulsa, Robbers Cave State Park accommodates RV and tent campers. Lodging facilities include the Belle Starr View Lodge, with views of the San Bois Mountains, and cabins for $61-$81. Features include mini-golf, paddleboats, a nature center, equestrian trails and a swimming pool.
Call (918) 465-2562 for reservations.

6. Hot Springs, Ark.
Hot Springs National Park is just a four-and-a-half-hour trip from Tulsa and offers a weekend getaway of healing mineral baths and spa treatments. The Hamilton House Estate offers a Weekend Getaway package for $489. Spa salons and historic bathhouses are located on Bathhouse Row.

7. Hollywood Goes to Guthrie, Okla.
Guthrie’s collection of restored late-19th and early-20th century commercial architecture is the perfect location for the new 1950s-inspired movie “The Killer Inside Me.” Visit spots in town that will be featured in the movie and stay in a historic bed and breakfast; many offer room packages and special events. Guthrie is located north of Oklahoma City, and just over an hour and a half from Tulsa.

8. Bricktown, 25 S. Oklahoma Ave., Oklahoma City
Check out this interactive map of Bricktown to plan the weekend’s adventures, all within walking distance of multiple hotels, many of which offer special rates and deals on their Web sites. Tour the Myriad Botanical Gardens, $6 for adults and $3 for children, and stay for a free Twilight Summer Concert.  

9. Grape Ranch, Okemah, Okla.
Grape Ranch hosts live music throughout the summer, a Woody Guthrie Festival and the Red Dirt Harvest Festival over Labor Day weekend. It is located just south of Okemah, about 90 minutes from Tulsa.  
Call Grape Ranch at (918) 623-2250 for reservations.

10. “Route 66 For Kids,” Miami, Okla.
Download this free guidebook, “Route 66 For Kids,” by local author Emily Priddy and head to Miami, Okla. Visit the Coleman Theatre Beautiful for a free tour and entertainment. Also take a free tour of the Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum and stop at Waylan's Ku-Ku Burger for dinner.

 

 

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Stone Canyon of Owasso
Owasso, OK  74055


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The Venue Shrine
112 E. 18th St.
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Woody Guthrie Center
102 E MB Brady St
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The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
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The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
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Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK
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ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Vanguard
222 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
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On Sunday, June 25th.. The 8th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing.. Fans from all over the area will gather together for a night in remembrance of the Greatest Entertainer to ever ive!!...

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Lot 6
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
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Hodges Bend
823 E 3rd St
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
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ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave
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Gypsy Coffee House
303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tulsa, OK
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Guthrie Green
207 N Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
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Vanguard
222 N Main St
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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
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Hospitality House of Tulsa
1135 S. Victor AVE
Tulsa, OK  74104
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Central Library
400 Civic Center
Tulsa, OK  74103
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Crow Creek Tavern
3534 S Peoria Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
5 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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The Venue Shrine
112 E. 18th St.
Tulsa, OK
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Come play in the dirt!  Making mud pies and getting dirty is what it’s all about.  Wear clothes and shoes for getting dirty.  A rinse area will be available. Bring a towel. Get...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

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Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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MUD isn’t just for kids – we’re extending our Mud Day activities for adults and families. Tulsa Botanic Garden is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and Thursday...

Cost: FREE for Garden members; $8 for ages 13+; $4 for ages 3–12; 2 & under are free.

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Tulsa Botanic Garden
3900 Tulsa Botanic Drive
Tulsa, OK  74127
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

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MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n. main st.
tulsa, OK  74103
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Guthrie Green
207 N Boston Ave
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The Agenda performing LIVE @ Safari Joe's H2O Water Park and The Shark Beach Bar. Thursday Nights at Safari Joe's H2O are for adults only / must be 21 to enter. All adult water park...

Cost: 20.00

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Safari Joe's H2O Water Park
4707 E. 21st
Tulsa , OK  74114
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The Fur Shop
520 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 949-4292
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Cost: $50-$225

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River Spirit Casino - Paradise Cove
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Slo Ride Saloon
4133 S Peoria
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $16.82

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Philbrook Museum of Art
2727 S Rockford Road
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $35-$45

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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - The Joint
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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Seven Minutes in Heaven is a reading series of short fiction and nonfiction. This reading will feature TTV contributor Damion Shade, local author Nathan Knapp, and from Springfield, MO, American...

Where:
Mainline Art & Cocktails
111 S Main St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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The Colony
2809 S Harvard Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Telephone: (918) 794-4208
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Mercury Lounge
1747 S Boston Ave
Tulsa, OK
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Billy and Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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Zin Urban Lounge
111 N. Main St.
Tulsa, OK
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Utica Square
21st Street and Utica Avenue
Tulsa, OK
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, OK


Sponsor: YWCA Tulsa
Telephone: 918-858-2370
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The Bixby Freedom Celebration is the largest free, public fireworks extravaganza in this area. In it’s second year the 2016 Bixby Freedom Celebration brought approximately 13,000...

Cost: Free

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121st & Memorial
7673 East 121st St S
Bixby, OK  74008
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It's our favorite month of the year!   Time again to celebrate our anniversary with an annual exhibit presented by local artist collective E.T.A!!      E.T.A.’s...

Cost: free

Where:
MAINLINE ART BAR
111 n. main st.
tulsa, OK  74103
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Cabin Creek
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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River Spirit Casino - 5 O'Clock Somewhere Bar
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $5

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The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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The Bistro At Seville
10021 S Yale Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Soundpony
409 N Main St
Tulsa, OK
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American Legion Post 308
11328 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cost: $10

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Comedy Parlor
328 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK
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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Riffs
777 W Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK  74105
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River Spirit Casino - Volcano Stage
8330 Riverside Pkwy.
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Cost: $10-$45

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ONEOK Field
201 N. Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK  74120
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The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) hosts a Swing dance and lessons  The Oklahoma Swing Syndicate (TOSS) is the only UNESCO recognized dance organization in Oklahoma.  We are a 501c3...

Cost: $7

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Community Center - South Minister Presby Church
3500 So Peoria
1/2 west of Peoria, on 35pl behind the church
Tulsa, OK  74102
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Billy and Renee's
6373 E 31st St
Tulsa, OK
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The Blackbird on Pearl
1336 E 6th St
Tulsa, OK
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Making plans for this weekend? You can't do better than The Drunkard & The Olio at the historic Spotlight Theater. You know you've always wanted to go, and now's your chance. And if...

Cost: Adults $20, kids $12, seniors & military $17

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Spotlight Theater
1381 Riverside Dr.
Tulsa, OK  74127
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Cost: $16-$20

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The Venue Shrine
112 E. 18th St.
Tulsa, OK
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Soul City
1621 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK
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