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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 3 weeks ago
LUCKYME72
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Santa Ana, California
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He's located on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds - on 21st - in front of the Expo building. During the... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
BusyMicheLady
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1  Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed 6 November 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
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Reviewed 6 November 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 3 November 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
1  Thank BusyMicheLady
Reviewed 31 October 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 29 October 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 25 October 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 23 October 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
Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Can't miss this guy and his oil derrick. He was sporting a Built Ford Tough belt buckle on this day. He was golden but sporting a blue t shirt and red tennis. He must be the greeter to the Tulsa Fair at the Expo Center.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ki0ki
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This giant golden statue is a selfie invitation if ever there was one. Don't just photograph this thing from the street or the parking lot,. To appreciate the scale of it you need to get right up close. Standing next to a boot did the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Citallwic
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