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Address: 7777 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74171-0001
Phone Number: 918-495-6161
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Stimulating architecture, getting better and better

I have been in and around ORU for most of my life. It has the most mentally stimulating architecture I have ever seen. Each building is unique, especially the older ones. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2016
Anna T
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

if you remember Oral Roberts, this is worth the trip. However, be advised that poor administration after his death until a very generous donor stepped in, means the place needs some TLC. the buildings are now a bit dated and unoriginal. however the praying hands that were moved to the entrance are a beautiful sculpture and reminder of the founder's... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

I have been in and around ORU for most of my life. It has the most mentally stimulating architecture I have ever seen. Each building is unique, especially the older ones. The grounds are improving every year to be more beautiful and inviting. I have found the people on campus to be friendly and willing to direct if you are... More 

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Thank Anna T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Oral Roberts was a great man of God! and who is greatly missed! When in Tulsa, one should visit "The Oral Roberts University" It is a beautiful campus. As you walk thru the campus, you can feel God presence. Its really beautiful during the Fall season.

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Thank Magda F
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is the place we take all of our friends that come to Tulsa. The tour in the Prayer Tower is a great family event. Plan at least 45 minutes, and don't forget to stop at the Prayinghands. There is parking on the south side.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I can not tell you how amazing it is to visit! You are driving along, and BAM! The hands, the buildings, the architecture, everything is really breathtaking! It is definitely worth seeing! My daughter had a doctors appointment at one of the offices or I would have never given a thought about driving out here. I could not imagine working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Beautiful gardens, friendly staff and a great photo op at the Praying Hands. It is better to visit in the late afternoon to get the best lighting on the hands.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Beautiful place. The gardens are wonderful. Very peaceful and elegant. The buildings and architecture are fantastic. Go in the prayer tower it is amazing and the views you have never seen. The gyms are fantastic. The Student center has this TV that might be the largest in OK and very modern and stylish. I signed up for online programs and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

My cousin took me to visit this wonderful University that he attended. Upon entering the compound we were greeted by a friendly staff member who kindly gave us a tour and taught us about the University's history. The architecture of the Prayer Tower, Chapel and many other buildings were very intriguing with there designs.

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Thank Rav26
Conroe, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is a lovely campus, We did not enter any of the buildings, however the grounds are very nicely landscaped with flowers and nice trees. There are walkways and the praying hands are very inspiring.

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

All I saw of the university was this amazing sculpture of praying hands, but that was well worth it. Quite an impressive sight. A good photo-op spot.

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