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Home TULSA Native Tulsa EDITOR'S HOT PICKS TULSA has an abundant of meeting sites in and around town, but we highly recommend downtown Tulsa as the hot spot for groups. Much of the cityʼs convention space is located in downtown, such as the Tulsa Con- vention Center, the BOK Center and the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Plus, the cityʼs downtown has several unique districts to explore like the Blue Dome district. The folks at VisitTulsa are meetings-minded and we give them four-stars when it comes to servicing groupsʼ needs. THE CHERRY ON TOP: Tulsaʼs Cherry Street offers a cluster of at- tractions from antique shops to one- of-a-kind restaurants like the very hip SMOKE, which serves local items. SHOOT FOR THE STARS: Oil drilling might have made the city of Tulsa fa- mous, but the city also has its sights on the sky. The Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium allows groups to celebrate the cityʼs aero- space heritage. And groups can meet among the museumʼs extensive air- craft and artifact collection. FOLLOW UP: VisitTulsa (800) 558-3311, ext. 0266 Book a meeting by Dec, 31, 2012 & receive a 10 percent rebate on accepted room nights. Minimum 100 room nights. TULSA IN-DEPTH Visit for more about the Tulsa area through our interactive Insiderʼs Guide with maps, videos & more. COOL DISTRICTS { Historic Route 66 runs right through Tulsa! Lyon's Indian Store has been located in downtown Tulsa since 1916 and offers one of the largest selections of American Indian goods and Okla- homa souvenirs in the state. Atten- dees can purchase one-of-a-kind Native American goods such as silver and turquoise jewelry, moc- casins, rugs, pottery, blankets, crafts, beads, feathers and more. Planning Directory Planner Resources Meeting Site Showcase ONEOK Field, home of the Tulsa Drillers baseball team, is located in Tulsa's Greenwood District. The field and stadium opened in 2008 and provides a number of group outing options ranging from group ticket discounts to a watching a game in an exclusive Party Suites. Gathering areas include the Oil Field Picnic Pavillion and the River Spirit Casino Party Platform. BLUE DOME DISTRICT What once was a 1920s gas station attracting Route 66 travelers with its Art Deco blue dome is now the hub of Tulsaʼs downtown nightlife scene. Laid-back pubs and watering holes abound, regularly playing host to the best in local bands. The district is also known for its annual art festival featuring local artists. The Blue Dome Arts Festival runs the same time and within walking distance of Tulsaʼs annual Mayfest. BRADY ARTS DISTRICT What was once an area of aging and abandoned warehouses visited only for its two historic entertain- ment venues, the Brady Theater and Cainʼs Ballroom, is now a diverse mix of Tulsaʼs most progressive art galleries, shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. For fine art, the performing arts, or the culinary arts, the Brady Arts District is the nucleus of Tulsaʼs art scene. ■ 42 ConventionSouth JUNE 2012 www.con v

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