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Oral Roberts University

7777 South Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74171
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Ranked #21 of 53 Attractions in Tulsa
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

ORU is a "Christian" oriented institution, but that is not what made it an attraction for me. The campus buildings are really something to see. I call it "George Jetson" architecture. This campus was planned in the 60's when futuristic buildings were in vogue (like those in Brazilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer). Some of the buildings look like they could... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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253 reviews 253 reviews
100 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The campus here is very beautiful! There are a lot of walkways so you can enjoy the many things that it has to offer. The Mabee Center is a great venue for concerts as well!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Building are quite unusual, campus layout lends itself to future development. Student housing is exceptional, student center is very modern having a wonderful environment. I did notice a great deal of wind around all the building, I would suspect its very cold during the winter months walking between buildings.

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113 reviews 113 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was very inspirational to me. Our family of five thought the artistry was very worth viewing. Beautiful campus, would also have loved to have visited the prayer chapel and the university. We drove through during student welcome back week, so that was not really an option this time.

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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I took a much needed break to go out of town and visit this university campus. We were so impressed by the landscaping and serenity of the gardens below the tower that are open to the public for free. The buildings are very unique. The tower is used exclusively for prayer upstairs and there is so much... More 

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Camarillo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Beautiful up close. Worth a visit for photo ops! Drove around campus area, very interesting architecture!

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West Yorkshire
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373 reviews 373 reviews
134 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The praying hands are an amazing sculpture and so glad i decided to visit, but an additional bonus is to walk around the university grounds and enjoy the amazing architecture of this University. I have visited Harvard, Yale USA and Oxford and Cambridge UK Universities but ORU is the most amazing . Really worth a visit and spend time admiring... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This is truely a one of a kind place. Yes, they used to have problems. But the school is completely out of debt now and investing heavily in the grounds and facilities. Very clean and well maintained. We toured the whole campus and didn't even see a burned out light bulb or weed in a flower bed! The buildings reflect... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The Praying Hands are a striking sculpture and the the buildings on the campus with their Googie influenced space age architecture are very nostalgic. The prayer tower is not to be missed. The university is very accepting of respectful visitors and are there is a distinctive absence of restrictive signage or intrusive security. The Praying Hands are good example of... More 

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Rocklin, California, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We drove up to the most beautiful sight of praying hands then we walked the grounds so nice we went up the praying tower and took time to read the Oral Robert quotes and the chimes on the hour are so nice to hear a definite peaceful experience

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