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Address: 7777 South Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74171
Phone Number: 918-495-6161
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The Praying Hands

something you should see. we made a point to go find them and it was very cool. probably won't do it again, but still ..... very impressive

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Enid, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just drove through to see the praying hands. Very moving and far more impressive in person than in the pictures. Worth the visit of you happen to be driving by.

Thank Liz D
Edmond, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Graduated from ORU in '74. Since then the grounds and buildings had run down but now looks better than ever. Has been especially spruced up for 50th Anniversary celebrations, of which I attended a couple. People visit ORU for various reasons. If you're simply curious and have an hour or two, you might want to sit in the prayer gardens... More 

Thank David C
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live close to ORU. I enjoy driving past the campus. There are some areas that could use some updates, but it shows a significant part of Tulsa's history.

Thank goanywheretogether
Jenks, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 2015 ORU did beautified the campus grounds along with adding a new student center. If you're a fan of Oral Roberts you might like to visit, but otherwise in my opinion there are other places in Tulsa to visit that are worth seeing.

Thank JenksLady
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Oral Roberts University is a private institution started by the Oral Robert's Ministry. First classes started 1965. It has a beautiful campus with gorgeous gardens surrounding the Prayer Tower. A tour of the Prayer Tower is a must. From the top you can see the whole campus at all angles. The architect of each building is very well designed. Of... More 

Thank Wayne L
Enid, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

something you should see. we made a point to go find them and it was very cool. probably won't do it again, but still ..... very impressive

Thank oklahoma-cruiser
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32 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

ORU has an interesting and storied past, and the main campus buildings do have a unique architecture. One might say garish. Past that, it is just a college campus. The famous hands have actually been moved up the street, and many of the gold plated buildings that were so controversial and note worthy in the 80's are now just old... More 

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Springfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Nice campus to tour. Make sure to go in the prayer tower and talk the journey through faith. The big praying hands are cool. The architect is unique.

Thank JubileeJerry
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a guide take us around the campus. It was interesting and pretty but not unlike mnay other campuses we had seen. At least that is what we though before we saw the hands. Impressive. If you are in the city you should drive by and see it.

Thank Bob L
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

That's one big set of hands! Its a beautiful structure and the grounds are gorgeous. I can only imagine how much time it took to create such a sculpture. The intricate details are simply astounding to see first hand - if you visit during the warmer months watch out for the wasps/hornets (whatever they were); they're not swarming or anything... More 

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