The Cave House
The Cave House
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The Cave House in a landmark in Tulsa. It was built in 1924, as a Chicken Restaurant. Built during prohibition, it was a place you could quench your thirst! It not only has quirky architecture, but it probably best known for its stories, full of interesting and sometimes amusing information. It is a great date, or family adventure, and as the owner I love to share it! It is best to call, or message ahead, as I do not have regular hours. Due to scheduling for private tours and groups, and because travelers request all days and times, I try to schedule according to requests as best as I can. The cost is $15.00 and kids under 13 years are $7.50
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  • GoPlaces187699
    Anaheim, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The true magic of the Cave House
    This wonderful place is magical! Be sure to call ahead to schedule an appointment. My wife and I neglected to read that part and just showed up one day. Fortunately, the owner and storyteller, Linda, was there and was just saying goodbye to her daughter. We asked if we could have a tour and she kindly said yes. This place has an incredibly fascinating history! I won't give it away, but Linda will tell you in the most riveting way. The decor is artistic and eclectic with strange objects around every corner. She's also built in some fun interactive things as well. But where this tour shines is sitting down in the living room with Linda and listening to her stories of the people, the history, and the visitors who have graced this wonderful house. The Tulsa Cave House is amazing, but the true magic is Linda!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 9, 2023
  • valliam13
    Sorrento, Florida402 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Stories and Cute House
    We really enjoyed the tour and the stories. Linda was an amazing story teller with some light-hearted humor. She had a lot of history of the house and the prior owners. She told of how she acquired the home and a lot of the different things the house was used for as well. After her stories, we toured the home and saw some of her neat trinkets. She involves you in the house and after the tour, she had a little show and tell and had us sign her guest book. This is a must do if you have about 1.5 hours and are in the area. Plan ahead because tours are by reservation only.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 28, 2024
  • gregsthay
    Saint Louis, Missouri3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good tourist spot
    Such a neat place with a great story behind it. Linda was a great host and such a history buff about the house. I wasn’t sure what to expect when going there but worth the trip and provided for some good fun and entertainment.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 19, 2024
  • Johnny B
    Glen Rose, Texas112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    True Tulsa Treasure
    A true Tulsa treasure! This unique house has an equally unique history. Linda has many informative and entertaining stories to share with photos to boot. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and recommend this stop when in Tulsa
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 19, 2024
  • beritgriffin
    Tulsa, Oklahoma4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full of quirky and fun history.
    Linda is a wealth of information about this iconic Tulsa site. The stories stem from personal experience during her lifetime and through the stories people have shared with her too. Linda has been the owner for 20 + years. It is quirky; unique; and just fun.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written July 16, 2024
  • Carrie L
    Charlotte, North Carolina3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique attraction in Tulsa
    Linda does an amazing job sharing the history of the house as well as local stories. The house is very interesting. She has done a great job decorating it. Very fun experience. Would highly recommend! Thank you Linda!
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 23, 2024
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CWK870
Raleigh, NC198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited the Cave House today. Wow! What an amazing place, and an equally amazing owner, Linda, who brought Tulsa history alive as she told us her “stories”. She had us spellbound for close to an hour, with tales of previous owners and their history with the house. She weaves humor into her storytelling and had us laughing out loud at times. I highly recommend you give her a call and set up a tour.
Written April 2, 2023
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Greg G
Southbridge, MA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
My wife and I couldn't believe the Rich American History behind such a seemingly small roadside attraction! Linda's warm and welcoming presence took us offguard for her vast knowledge of Oklahoma and the Prohibition Era. Everything about this attraction completly blew us out of the water! In an hour, Linda took us into a storybook of detail about the crazy owners of the cave house over the years dating back to when it was a speakeasy for bootleggers. This place is a must book tour for visiting Tulsa!
Written February 4, 2020
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GoPlaces187699
Anaheim, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
This wonderful place is magical!
Be sure to call ahead to schedule an appointment.
My wife and I neglected to read that part and just showed up one day. Fortunately, the owner and storyteller, Linda, was there and was just saying goodbye to her daughter.
We asked if we could have a tour and she kindly said yes.
This place has an incredibly fascinating history! I won't give it away, but Linda will tell you in the most riveting way.
The decor is artistic and eclectic with strange objects around every corner. She's also built in some fun interactive things as well.
But where this tour shines is sitting down in the living room with Linda and listening to her stories of the people, the history, and the visitors who have graced this wonderful house.
The Tulsa Cave House is amazing, but the true magic is Linda!
Written September 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jeanne L
Fort Gibson, OK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Add this as a must do to your Tulsa bucket list! Such interesting prohibition era history. Linda, the owner, was a fantastic story teller and guide. I took my two teenagers and senior mother. My teenagers enjoyed the stories and looking at the quirky collections inside. We even got my 77 year old mother to join in the fun and climb up the indoor slide. Make sure you stop at a restroom before your visit.
Written March 16, 2022
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THANK YOU for your visit, and for your review!
Written June 17, 2022
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Survile
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Nice little place to kill some time. Ms linda gives a good account of the history of the house as well as pictures and momentos of days gone by. Take the extra keys off your key ring and leave them her for the ghost. Thats right i said ghost.
Written January 31, 2020
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toryhunz
Bethany Beach, DE20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
What a gem of an attraction in Tulsa. The house and its owner (Linda) are both wonderfully quirky. Linda has a ton of information about the history of the house and getting to walk through the house was a treat. Linda is warm and welcoming and was easy to get ahold of to schedule a tour. As someone passing through on a road trip, this was the perfect stop to do something different and fun along the way. I chose not to include any photos so that future visitors will be as genuinely surprised as I was.
Written May 30, 2023
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John W
Springfield9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I love "road side" attractions and the Tulsa Cave House is one of the coolest places I've ever visited. Linda is a great host and storyteller and made the house's history come to life. Highly recommend a visit.
Written May 7, 2020
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Marcus B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
I was dragged to it by my mom. I was expecting it to be dumb but it was a very fun and enjoyable. The tour guide/owner Linda was amazing and made the visit very fun and had a funny quirky story for just about everything there. I would say one of my favorite parts was a slide that's in the house. It's just a very fun time.
Written June 17, 2021
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valliam13
Sorrento, FL402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed the tour and the stories. Linda was an amazing story teller with some light-hearted humor. She had a lot of history of the house and the prior owners. She told of how she acquired the home and a lot of the different things the house was used for as well. After her stories, we toured the home and saw some of her neat trinkets. She involves you in the house and after the tour, she had a little show and tell and had us sign her guest book. This is a must do if you have about 1.5 hours and are in the area. Plan ahead because tours are by reservation only.
Written April 28, 2024
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Dana R
Owasso, OK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Linda's history and stories about the house make it all the more fun and interesting. It's definitely not something you'd see every day and I highly recommend a visit. My 9 year old grandson really enjoyed it too. There's just so much to see and take in.
Written June 24, 2021
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