The Golden Driller

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2doglady
Tennessee721 contributions
Couples
This iconic Rt 66ish stop has to be one of the better stops. It is in Tulsa at the Expo Center. We were the only ones here when we visited, but it is one of those things that you get your photos and move on. The statue gets good care and it shows. It stands about 76 feet tall and should withstand 200mph tornado winds. There is parking right in front of the Expo Center where the statue is, so it is easy in and easy out. Thanks, Tulsa, for a fun stop and for keeping the Golden Driller looking good!
Written April 11, 2022
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LovesPhotoOps
Hoover, AL976 contributions
The 76-foot-tall statue is at the Tulsa Expo Center. There is a small parking lot in front of the statue so it was easy to make a 5-minute stop for photos. It is such a weird piece of Americana that you should not miss it if you have time to stop by.
Written May 23, 2022
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Aaron B
Broken Arrow, OK27 contributions
This is really nothing but a large oil well figure. Picture it as Big Tex before he burnt down. This is an iconic statue at the Tulsa Fairgrounds and a large oil derrick, he has been around as long as I have. It is neat to see but no real thrill. I guess it would be ICONIC TULSA!
Written September 20, 2020
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stOOOge
Independence, KS531 contributions
Seeing the Driller is always great. This time happened to coincide with Tulsa State Fair, so the place was packed and busy. Driller in great shape looked freshly painted etc. What a great thing for Tulsa.
Written October 4, 2021
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO1,092 contributions
This is just a quick stop if you are in Tulsa (or even traveling through). Worth seeing simply because of its size (one of the tallest statues in the country), but it also is an icon of the oil industry in Oklahoma. The unfortunate thing is that there is no signage to explain the statue and its significance.
Written January 2, 2022
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Bee80204
Denver, CO3,843 contributions
Family
Another sight along Route 66 is the Golden Driller. It is 76 feet tall and 43,500 lbs and was erected in 1966 as a tribute to the region’s petroleum industry.

They are building a new plaza around this statue, which will be completed Fall 2021. There is a fairground behind it. We didn’t cross the road to the statue as it was kinda busy. But we did take photos from across the street. There is no parking so we parked a little ways down in the residential area across from the statue. It was cool to see.
Written June 10, 2021
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA590 contributions
The Golden Driller is iconic to the city of Tulsa. He is located next to the expo center. We parked across the street and took a short walk to see the sculpture. Definitely stop by if in the area!
Written May 27, 2021
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donjuan909
Platte City, MO64 contributions
Big tall golden man! An absolute Tulsa icon. A good spot to stop and stretch your legs for 10-15 minutes and get a couple of pictures. He was wearing a mask during these troubled times so he didn't spread the COVID.
Written October 29, 2020
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okiesooner09
Oklahoma361 contributions
He's become a Tulsa icon. But what is there to say about the Golden Driller? You just drive by the big guy and there he is. He's easily visible from the street. You can't miss him. He's on the north side of 21st St between Yale Ave. and Harvard Ave. He's at the fairgrounds entrance but not in the fairgrounds. If you want to take a picture it's easy to pull into the parking lot. You can even stand right next to his feet.
Written October 1, 2020
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Barbara M
Saint Louis, MO227 contributions
Couples
How often can you see a statue 76 feet tall and take pictures right at its feet? We took all kinds of shots from various angles. A fun and unique attraction that only Tulsa has for you to view.
Written September 25, 2014
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