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Oral Roberts University

7777 South Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74171
918-495-6161
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Ranked #22 of 62 Attractions in Tulsa
Type: Educational Sites
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English first
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 reviews 9 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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350 reviews 350 reviews
126 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

The grounds to walk around are very pretty. The buildings ridiculous and outdated. Grew up in a neighborhood next door. Unless you go to this sexist college there really isn't much to do. However if you live in the area, its a pretty n safe place to walk around. If your really bored and don't know where Lafortune, Turkey mountain,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We took a self-guided tour of the campus just to look at the unusual buildings and structures. I guess many people stop to see the giant praying hands, but there is so much more. Most interesting is the prayer tower, right in the middle of campus. It is beautiful and looks oddly new, as if dust dosesn't even stick to... More

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I didn't know that Oral Roberts was on acid when he helped design this architectural nightmare. Its worth seeing just to examine when someone has illusions of grandeur. Maybe when leisure suits were in style this would be considered attractive, but it certainly is one man's goofy idea of what is aesthetically pleasurable. See it for the comedy value.

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