Broken ArrowGreen Country region of Oklahoma about 15 miles southeast of Tulsa and the largest suburb of Tulsa County at a Population of 95,000 and counting. Its nickname is "Tree City"
Travel by car is the preferred option for traveling BA, Buses are still not up to par with most of the USA and run infrequently. That could change in 5 to 10 years with transit expansion plans. But lack of enthusiasm and interest in public transit poses a problem for Tulsa County.
- From Tulsa International Airport: Take State Highway 11 east onto I-244 East. Then take US-169 South. From there you can either take the BA Expressway (State Highway 51) East & turn off on the exit you need, or continue on US-169 South. Broken Arrow exits are at every mile South of State 51 on US-169 until 91st street. If you pass 91st street it will take you 2 miles to the end of US-169 at Memorial Drive in Bixby (See From Bixby). When exiting US-169 be sure to turn East off the freeway for BA.
- From Downtown Tulsa: Take State-51 (BA Expressway) East towards US-169. For North BA, continue on State-51 past US-169 & turn off on the exit you need. For South BA, get onto US-169 South from State-51. Broken Arrow exits are at every mile South of State-51 on US-169 until 91st street. When exiting US-169 be sure to turn East off the freeway for BA.
- From Bixby: Follow any Street from 91st through 131st East from Memorial Drive until you hit Garnet Ave (approximately 2 miles).
- From Coweeta: Take BA Expressway (State-51) West and turn off at one of several exits until US-169. Heading to South Broken Arrow from Coweeta? Take State-51 to US-169 and head South on US-169 form there. Broken Arrow exits are at every mile South of State 51 on US-169 until 91st street. When exiting US-169 be sure to turn East off the freeway for BA.
All roads in Broken Arrow are aligned to the four directions (North, South, East, West)grid system, with 1 mile being recognized as the next major road, so it should be fairly easy to navigate. East/West streets are numbered, main roads being identified by ending with "1" (E.G. 111th, 101st and 71st streets are main roads, however 115th, 103rd, and 79th are minor roads, mostly leading to houses). The larger the number of the East/West street, the farther South you are. The smaller the number of the East/West street, the farther North you are.
Broken Arrow Historical Societyphone: +1 918 258-2616address: 400 S. Main StTraces Broken Arrow's history from a small Muscogee Creek outpost to modern city. Highlights include Ernest Childers Cabin, artifacts from various periods, a playing of the film Broken Arrow and genealogical resources.
Centennial Clock1 of 100 installed across Oklahoma for The State Centennial in 2007
Centennial ParkThis corner park on Main Street boasts a magnificent bronze of a pioneer family.
Veterans ParkThe local BA memorial garden. It boasts two bronzes, one of local WWII hero Ernest Childers in Native regalia. The second is of a modern-day US soldier. The stone plaque in the garden contains all the names of BA citizens who have died in combat since 9/11.
Broken Arrow Lanesaddress: 4701 S. Elm Pl
Broken Arrow Performing Arts CenterBuilt in 2008 for Broken Arrow Public Schools, This Modern Steel and Glass Structure puts on various theater performances throughout the year.
Central ParkBroken Arrow's main meeting ground for events such as Rooster Days, The Municipal pool and BA Community Center are located in Central Park as well as Korean and Vietnam War Memorials with lists of BA citizens who died in combat.
Ray Harral Nature ParkLots of nice trails. This park is also built on top of the site of a Depression-era Hooverville. Artifacts from that time still surface here periodically.
Roller City Skating Centeraddress: 551 W. Oakland St
Broken Arrow Farmer's MarketFollow Main Street until you come to a pavilion on the North side of the Rail Road Tracks. Hours are: Friday and Saturday: 4PM-6PM. Specialty goods fresh from local farmers and craftsmen. (April to October)
Rockets Over Rhemaaddress: 1025 W. 71st StFree to attend. This is BA's big Independence Day celebration held at Rhema Bible College with lots of fireworks
Rooster DaysLocated in Central Park on Main Street. Admission is free to the event and craft fair, however you have to pay for the rides. Price of Ride Tickets vary, also available are various "Mega Ride Passes" (similar to those of the Tulsa State Fair). Originally started as the market days when people in town would sell their excess livestock (Prior to The Great Depression), hence the name, Rooster Days. This county fair has evolved into the high point of BA's Calendar in recent years, and is the largest County Fair in the state. (First weekend of May;Rides Th-Sun, Craft Fair Fri-Sun)
The Rhema Lightsaddress: 1025 W. 71st StFree to attend and walk around, this is one of the biggest Christmas light displays in the Great Plains. The entire Church park (and then some) is covered with Christmas Light Displays, includes a Synchronized Light Bridge with Music Displays. Helicopter Rides, and Horse/Buggy Rides (prices vary) are available. Also available for sale by the church, are hot and cold drinks and small snacks. Donations are accepted and 100% of proceeds go to replacing the old light with new, energy efficient LED lights. The "Lights On" event is one of the biggest media covered event annually, and is covered by KOTV-The News On 6 live, and has been for the last several years.(November 24 to January 1)
Broken Arrow Pawnaddress: 315 N. Aspen Ave.BA's main pawnbroker for over 25 years.
Just Another Holephone: +1 918 451-6824address: 1320 W. 71st StBA's first and foremost body piercing and tattoo parlor.
S&S Sports Cardsaddress: 91st and AspenVintage Bubblegum Cards and More
Star Jewelersphone: +1 918 251-9236address: 120 S. Main StStar Jewelers also repairs jewelry and buys gold and diamonds.
Bass Pro Shopaddress: 101 Bass Pro DrThis recently opened in 2005, it's been doing wonders for the city's economy, as well as producing some urban sprawl.
Desi-Wokphone: +1 918 258-6565address: 723 N. Aspen Ave.Great Indian-Asian Fusion cuisine Restaurant just a stone's throw from Wal-Mart. Try the Tandoori Chicken for Starters.
Golden Buffetphone: +1 918 258-3021address: 1600 W. 71st StGood food, Friendly people and an interesting story behind the restaurant if you pick up one of the pamphlets at the front.
Memories of Japanphone: +1 918 259-8686address: 2409 W. 71st StBest traditional Japanese food in BA.
Napoli's Italian Kitchenphone: +1 918 251-0647address: 2309-A W. 81st StFine Italian cooking at half the cost of many other restaurants.
Uncle Vinny's New York Pizzaphone: +1 918 251-6666address: 322 W 71st StNew York Styled brick-oven pizza pies and slices for on the go
Copeland's: The Spirit of New Orleansphone: +1 918 252-2673address: 3302 W. 71st StNew Orleans-Themed Restaurant with Cheesecake Bakery, right next to Ted's.
Ted's Cafe Escondidophone: +1 918 254-8337address: 3202 W. 71st StVery crowded and very loud unless you get there early, but the food and service is superb.
Dooley's Angus Innphone: +1 918 258-2333address: 201 S. Main StDooley's Angus Inn is Undoubtedly BA's Finest Dining Experience. Located inside The Former Petrik Pharmacy and Photography Studio.
Los Cabosphone: +1 918 355-8877address: 101 Bass Pro DrLocal award-winning Mexican cantina several years in a row.
Cecil's N Chips Loungephone: +1 918 258-2447address: 1117 S. Main StThis dive has been here as far back as anyone can remember.
C.J. Moloney'sphone: +1 918 251-1973address: 1849 S. Aspen Ave.The only Irish pub in town. There is live music nightly and the pub throws a big fling on St. Patrick's Day.
Tarp Gardens Chapel and Tivoli Innaddress: 1401 West Washington StA wedding chapel with a 7 room bed and breakfast.
Tornado Season lasts from February to July, but Broken Arrow and Tulsa (Excluding North Tulsa) are rarely affected somehow. Aside from that, always be on guard in the event of a major storm. Check the Tornado safety page for more details.
Tulsa County has more Wi-Fi spots than anywhere else in Oklahoma (As well as most of the Great Plains) Making it a major Tech Hub in the region. If you need a Wi-Fi link, check into any number of restaurants and cafes, you'll be sure to find one.
- Blue Bell Creameries On the edge of town along County Road 51B is the Blue Bell Creameries Ice Cream Plant. In the summer, they give tours of the plant (Along with free samples at the end of the tour).
- Safari's Sanctuary is also on the edge of town, if you've ever wanted to get up close with lemurs or other animals, this is the place for you.
- Hard Rock Casino and Resort is in Catoosa, Billed as the Largest Casino in Oklahoma (Formerly The Cherokee Casino).
- Tulsa is just a stone's throw from BA and the source of all the action in Northeast Oklahoma.
- Take County Road 51B east from the edge of town and you should wind up in Coweta.