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Oral Roberts University

7777 South Lewis, Tulsa, OK 74171
918-495-6161
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Ranked #24 of 58 attractions in Tulsa
Type: Educational Sites
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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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292 reviews 292 reviews
106 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sep 2 2013 - This is a most beautiful campus, the gardens invite you to enjoy the beauty of the meticulously maintained landscape. From the Praying Hands, Flames representing the Spirit to the Prayer Tower, you will enjoy a peaceful walk, reflecting time, and quiet places to offer up your prayers.

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