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Really a point of interest

We were amazed by the building this "Golden Driller" stands in front of . The building covers 11... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
Fred S
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Must See on Route 66

This is a huge statue and one of the iconic sites on our Route 66 roadtrip. Got some good pictures... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The imposing statue of the Tulsa Man is great attraction and worth visiting.Tulsa, Oklahoma is associated with Crude Oil production of US and refineries.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

We were amazed by the building this "Golden Driller" stands in front of . The building covers 11 acres under one roof and it's home to many great events all year long including the worlds largest gun and knife show .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fred S
Reviewed November 15, 2018

This is a huge statue and one of the iconic sites on our Route 66 roadtrip. Got some good pictures and enjoyed seeing him.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This statue was built in the 1960s for the International Petroleum Exposition which used to be held in Tulsa every 4 years. It has been repaired periodically, including recently. All I can really say about it is that it is tall. Many people seem to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank floydg
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A giant statue of a driller. You can drive up, take all the photos you want, and say you've been. Unless there's an event happening on-site, it's not usually busy.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

He's located on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds - on 21st - in front of the Expo building. During the fair he was wearing the Fair Sponsor shirt and shoes.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Was in the area and our daughter suggested we drive by the Golden Driller. You have to see it to believe it. You have to look up!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Freedom817187
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Easy to visit along the avenue. Good shout out to the oil industry in the area. Tulsa was once known as the Oil Capital of the World. Home to many oil companies. The city appears to be on sound economic footing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jerry B
Reviewed October 25, 2018

We stopped here to see it and it was worth the stop as it's not far from the University. It's in a parking lot in what looks to be fairgrounds!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gracie27
Reviewed October 23, 2018

It's a great photo opp stop. We like visiting world's biggest things when traveling around the U.S. Often the statues like this have meaning and represent the culture of the area, which is nice. It was easy to find/see since it's so tall and located...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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dgo42
San Francisco
Big Things Tour (6 Replies)
I'll be visiting Tulsa in early December and want to take a day to do a driving tour. I want to know if this would be the quickest route and if you think the weather will cooperate. I'm from the west coast and not used to real weather. Here's the Itinerary: 1) Golden Driller at the fairgrounds in Tulsa 2) Liquid Life Bottle just off of Hwy 44 3) Take 44 toward Big Cabin to see the Giant Indian on 69 4) Stay on 44 to Vinita to the one time Biggest McDonalds 5) Cut over on 60 to Nowata...More
October 29, 2009|
Response fromdgo42|
Thanks Twoprofs, While searching that site I also found the worlds tallest concrete totempole. Can't wait to see them in person! These are great monuments to people's ingenuity and imagination. They're a real window into the past. It will be interesting to see if my kids are as entertained as I imagine people were in the past. Imagine driving route 66 without radios, and cd's, and video players, and video games. I guess one way to keep you going would have been the next attraction. The time...More
mountainmare
kutztown, pa
Quick trip through Tulsa--basic questions (7 Replies)
We're driving from Pa to the Grand Canyon in our little red Mustang (yes along route 66) and will be going through Tulsa in October on our way to Oklahoma City. After visiting the Blue Whale we'll make our way into town. I've looked at Google earth and mapped some of the route. I do want to capture the Golden Driller--BUT we will be in town on a Saturday and the Arab Nationals are at that time...we won't be anywhere close to the evening finals but in general are you allowed to pull into the...More
July 21, 2016|
Response fromArt918|
Don't forget to visit the Meadow Gold (dairy) sign just East of Peoria Ave. on 11th Street. (All areas you mentioned are very safe.)