This is your portal to the various shopping, retail, art, dining, and entertainment districts within the IDL. For more information on the various districts, click their links (if available). Or better yet, stop on by and ask around!
The Arena District comprises of the BOK Center, an entertainment venue home to world class concerts, performances, and sporting events. The district houses numerous other event centers, hotels, restaurants, and retail. Launched in February of 2018, the Arena District Master Plan effort will help guide the City and its partners in developing improvements to the District’s public realm. This master planning process will assess the current state of the District, evaluate the potential of public infrastructure investments, identify opportunities for private development, and provide a phased roadmap for future decisions. For more information on the plan, click here.
Tulsa Arts District
The Tulsa Arts District is a diverse, culturally robust district in Downtown Tulsa. Grown from a historic oil-rich past with icons including the Tulsa Theater and Cain’s Ballroom, the District has evolved over time to become a creative, community-driven engine of the Tulsa economy. With a variety of retail and service shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, museums, parks, private businesses, and historic music venues we welcome you to arrive early and stay late in the Tulsa Arts District!
Blue Dome District
The Blue Dome District is one of Tulsa’s most popular entertainment districts, anchored by the 1924 Blue Dome building. It offers a great nightlife scene and nice selection of restaurants, often considered the place to go before and after a big show or just to relax with friends. The district has a down-to-earth vibe that is very welcoming to both local and visiting guests. As the Blue Dome District has grown, bars and restaurants have been joined by retail shops, commercial properties, fine dining, art studios, salons, bowling alley, and residential developments.
This up and coming southern end of Downtown Tulsa has formed an emerging district dedicated to stimulating and supporting growth and walkability for employees and visitors to the area by emphasizing the natural amenities offered from Denver to Detroit and 7th to the IDL. More than just a handful of churches, the Cathedral District has vibrant and historic, nationally recognized churches offering the visual excellence that make parts of downtown Tulsa so special. Centering the District is a Tulsa Community College campus with more than 6,000 students and the Foolish Things Coffee Co. right next door to add to the bustling student vibe. There’s a lot more to come in this part of Downtown!
Tulsa’s Deco District is located at the center of downtown Tulsa, and a collection of local businesses, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and events that celebrate Tulsa’s art deco history and everything modern downtown Tulsa has to offer.
The businesses in the Deco District range from restaurants to entertainment and shopping to staying in the district’s historic hotels. Tulsa’s Deco District is a unique place full of history, charm, local arts and delicious dining.
East Village District
Downtown Tulsa’s East Village District is affectionately referred to as “the sunny side of downtown” for its geographical location and sunny disposition. Dining, nightlife, performing arts, and business and retail services, the East Village is your one-stop visit for all your Downtown needs.
The Greenwood District was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community. Revitalization and preservation efforts in the 1990s and 2000s resulted in tourism initiatives and memorials. John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park and the Greenwood Cultural Center honor the victims of the Tulsa Race Riot and provide information, as well as an event space.
The Tulsa Drillers and Tulsa Roughnecks FC call Greenwood their home at ONEOK Field. The streets of Greenwood also include restaurants, residential and hotel accommodations, the sports complex, and an expanded mixed-use district with more on the horizon.