We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Center of the Universe

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Boston Ave pedestrian overpass between 1st and Archer Street, Tulsa, OK
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 231 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Interesting

We went looking for something interesting to do in Tulsa and went exploring to find this. It was a fun hunt for the kids and they got excited when they finally found it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jenna3000
,
Grand Prairie, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 228: English reviews
Grand Prairie, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went looking for something interesting to do in Tulsa and went exploring to find this. It was a fun hunt for the kids and they got excited when they finally found it.

Helpful?
Thank Jenna3000
Oklahoma
Level Contributor
42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a free activity located near the Tulsa Train Station/Tulsa Jazz center. It is pretty neat how the echo works especially if facing the Northwest!

Helpful?
Thank Courtney J
Near Fort Worth, TX
Level Contributor
119 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an interesting and odd spot. Sound does indeed behave oddly here. It was a fun stop while we were in Tulsa.

Helpful?
Thank jakh58
Manila
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are to fly to Houston via Tulsa and drove earlier there just to look around. We chanced a little tip on this place and decided ro go see it without knowledge of what to do or expect just going. There were group of people there and when it was our chance to step on the center we were told... More 

Helpful?
Thank Taciturn
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was interesting to say the least. Although unlike the legend people can hear you outside the circle. So you can't tell your secrets to the universe.

Helpful?
Thank Natalie P
Woodward, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to do but good for a 30 minute time killer. Kids thought it was cool how the acoustics/ echo worked. Best part is it's free.

Helpful?
Thank mwilliams4905
Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
159 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's tough to know why this particular spot earned the name "Sonic Center of the Universe." That sounds a little pretentious. But no matter what you call it, you should visit it if you happen to be in downtown Tulsa. Park on Archer St. (meters available) and cross the overpass bridge that runs above the railroad tracks. In fact, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank BBailey182
Arkansas
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

My husband and I were looking for things to do in Tulsa for our honeymoon. I ran across this unique experience. Cannot explain how the whole concept works, but it a must try. You stand in the circle and speak. Everyone outside the circle can hear your normal voice but you hear a slight echo like you are speaking into... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kimberly B
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Our family has been to the Center of the Universe many times.Very nice atmosphere especially at night.

Helpful?
Thank Mary M
USA
Level Contributor
210 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Had to stop by after reading reviews from TripAdvisor; it's right where they say and it is really a cool experience. But after a few words or yell..... it really is just a quick stop.

Helpful?
Thank NoneReally

Travellers who viewed Center of the Universe also viewed

 

Been to Center of the Universe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Center of the Universe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?