TULSA, Okla. — Eyes across the country are on Tulsa, we popped up on CNN Travel's best destinations to visit in 2022.
The upcoming opening of the Bob Dylan Center on May 10 is a large reason why Tulsa landed on the list.
The center is set to house over 100,000 items created or owned by Dylan spanning over seven decades. Some of the displays include original manuscripts, unreleased recordings, and more. The center will be close to the center honoring Woody Guthrie, an artist Dylan considered a hero. When the archives were announced for Tulsa, Dylan talked about Guthrie and Oklahoma's Native American significance.
“I’m glad that my archives, which have been collected all these years, have finally found a home and are to be included with the works of Woody Guthrie and especially alongside all the valuable artifacts from the Native American Nations. To me, it makes a lot of sense and it’s a great honor," Dylan said.
What other Tulsa spots are worth visiting according to CNN Travel?
The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park: Opened in 2010 as a partnership between the City of Tulsa and the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation Inc. to continue the legacy of John Hope Franklin. The vision behind the center is "to transform the bitterness and mistrust caused by years of racial division, even violence, into a hopeful future of reconciliation and cooperation for Tulsa and the nation." The John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park is part of the National Park Service.
Greenwood Rising:Greenwood Rising is the legacy project of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission. The Commission began in 2015 dedicated to a vision of a stronger and more just Tulsa. It opened in 2021 to commemorate 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. The goal of the project is to "honor the icons of Black Wall Street memorializes the victims of the massacre and examines the lessons of the past to inspire meaningful, sustainable action in the present."
Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area: Turkey Mountain is one of northeastern Oklahoma’s unique recreational spots. It encompasses over 300 acres of rugged park land located only a few miles from Tulsa’s downtown. There's hiking trails, bike trails and recently renovated areas for visitors.
What's your favorite?
This isn't the first time Tulsa has been featured on must-travel lists. The city was placed on "Where to Go in 2021" for travelers to visit due to the centennial anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
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