Golden Driller Statue

Tulsa, Oklahoma

OklahomaRoadside Attraction

The Golden Driller statue was first brought to Tulsa, Oklahoma (then known as the “oil capital of the world”) by a Texas oilfield supplier who came for a trade show at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Two smaller versions were brought over in years previously, but this one, the largest at 76 feet tall, was installed permanently in 1966. In 1979, the Texas company abandoned the statue, the city adopted it, and Oklahoma named it, making this roadside attraction their official state monument.

The Golden Driller is 76 feet tall, weighs 43,500 pounds, and is made from a steel frame covered in concrete and plaster. Across the statue’s belt buckle is the word “TULSA” printed in large black letters. Glowing with mustard-yellow paint, this giant sculpture is a must-see Oklahoma Route 66 roadside attraction.

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Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Golden Driller Statue

Address:
Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114

Hours:
Visible 24/7

Cost:
Free

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Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Located at the Tulsa Expo Center. Parking may be limited or closed off in the case of an event.
  • While in the area, check out more of the best attractions on Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Where to Stay Near the Golden Driller Statue

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest at one of these Tulsa hotels near this Route 66 roadside attraction.

Desert Hills Motel

Desert Hills Motel is a classic Route 66 motor court that has been providing travelers with a good night’s sleep since 1953. The remodeled motel offers clean, comfortable rooms at a budget price. Look for the bright neon sign with the glowing green cactus!

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is a boutique hotel located on Santa Fe Square in the Blue Dome District of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Blue Dome District is one of Tulsa’s most popular entertainment districts with a wide variety of local restaurants, bars, and venues. The interior of this Tulsa hotel pays homage to the surrounding area with an industrial-inspired modern look. Murals and artwork throughout the hotel are inspired by local attractions and history.

The Campbell

The Campbell Hotel offers a luxury experience in lavish and historic accommodation that is on National Register of Historic Places. Originally opened as the Casa Loma Hotel inside the Max Campbell Building in 1927, the property was conveniently located at the end of the trolley line that ran from downtown to Delaware Avenue on 11th Street.

Enhance your visit to Tulsa with a tour! Whether you love history, architecture, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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