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Address: 7777 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74171-0001
Phone Number: +1 918-495-6161
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Stimulating architecture, getting better and better

I have been in and around ORU for most of my life. It has the most mentally stimulating architecture I have ever seen. Each building is unique, especially the older ones. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Anna T
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

One thing about evangelist Oral Roberts - he was a believer in thinking big. When he started building the university that bears his name, Roberts made sure to have some interesting architecture be part of the landscape. A large prayer towner might be the best example of it. The prayer tower is more or less in the middle of the... More 

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McAlester, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Was not disappointed with my photos of the Praying Hands. The sculpture stands 60' high and weighs 30 tons. It is the largest bronze sculpture in the world. Very Impressive.

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Preston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A place full of wonder. Lovely atmosphere, in the park, gardens and in the surrounding buildings. Met a lovely on campus student, who helped and prayed with us. what a pleasant day.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Not much to see, but well done sculpture of a pair of praising hands, on the back is shows the one who died doing the god's works

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Visalia, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

For the six of us traveling from Austin to Tulsa, we had some time to fill in. We stopped at ORU to see the 60' praying hands and decided to visit the 200' tall prayer tower. There are great views of the campus from there. It is free. There are scriptures and thoughts to encourage meditation. Individual prayer rooms in... More 

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tulsa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The architecture of the buildings and the layout of the campus sets this college apart from all others. Though the buildings design looks purely futuristic there is biblical meaning incorporated in many. There is an interesting museum in one building with an excellent collection of gems and minerals. The Elsing museum also has works of art, carvings and precious items... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We all form an image of what a university campus should look like. Dignified, conservative, showing its age as a badge of honor, etc. Oral Roberts University campus is a tradition breaker. After nearly 50 years, the campus still project a modern, contemporary image. The buildings are decorated with gold colored metal. The giant praying hand sculpture greet the visitor... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

if you remember Oral Roberts, this is worth the trip. However, be advised that poor administration after his death until a very generous donor stepped in, means the place needs some TLC. the buildings are now a bit dated and unoriginal. however the praying hands that were moved to the entrance are a beautiful sculpture and reminder of the founder's... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

I have been in and around ORU for most of my life. It has the most mentally stimulating architecture I have ever seen. Each building is unique, especially the older ones. The grounds are improving every year to be more beautiful and inviting. I have found the people on campus to be friendly and willing to direct if you are... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Oral Roberts was a great man of God! and who is greatly missed! When in Tulsa, one should visit "The Oral Roberts University" It is a beautiful campus. As you walk thru the campus, you can feel God presence. Its really beautiful during the Fall season.

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