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Oral Roberts University

7777 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74171-0001
+1 918-495-6161
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If you are driving by....stop and look

I would not make a special trip to ORU just to see it...but if you are driving by it is worth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
ORU is worth it

Although this visit is not for everyone, it is really a great experience for many. For some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7777 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74171-0001
+1 918-495-6161
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I would not make a special trip to ORU just to see it...but if you are driving by it is worth seeing. Of course, I have been at several events here so maybe I am just too used to it.

Thank cubfaninco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this visit is not for everyone, it is really a great experience for many. For some, visiting the campus will be like walking on "holy ground". Living proof of one man's faith in God to do something with nothing. It is certainly inspiring to...More

Thank BeautifulLinda17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From reading a few tour books, we got the impression that viewing the architecture of Oral Roberts University was a "must see" attraction when visiting Tulsa. It's got a fun/quirky but also tired/dated field. One tour book accurately likened it to an area of Disney...More

Thank Hrothmir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On town on a business trip. Having lived in Tulsa, I've seen all of this before, but a co-worker never had so I drove him around the campus just to look around. He was impressed with the architecture of the buildings and thought that the...More

Thank Oldguitarmike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A garrish, ugly statue of hands (be more appropriate if it was filled with the millions he duped folks out of), set in the midst of some of the most butt-ugly college buildings every constructed. Not worth the time, effort or energy to visit. Unless...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Avenue of Flags representing Nation Flags from countries with student at the school leads up to the Praying Hands sculpture, one of the largest bronze statues ever made which marks the main entrance to the University. The buildings at ORU have a unique architectural...More

Thank Nathan J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I guess there is an observation tower here? So check that out if you had time. I didn't know this, and didn't have time anyways, but I bet the view would be crazy!

Thank MCaughron
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We stopped at Oral Roberts University on our way out of town to head back to Dallas. We'd heard about the praying hands statue and wanted to see them for ourselves. Those were fine but I highly recommend that you actually walk over to the...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

When you understand the vision in the heart of the man who built this place, and the impact it's grads have had throughout the world for 50 years, it motivates you to think bigger than you ever had before. And it's debt free . ....More

Thank Greg F
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Whatever you may think of the late Oral Roberts, the campus of his university is worth a stop. Roberts wanted to express through architecture that Christianity is about the future, not just the past. He did that by building a campus in futuristic style. The...More

Thank Callmephil
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