Broken Arrow

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Broken Arrow is a city in the Green 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"

Get in[edit]

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: Take State Highway 51 east. Take 169 to the BA (Broken Arrow) Expressway & turn off on the exit you need to go to.

From Bixby: Follow any Street from 101st through 131st east from Memorial Drive until you hit Aspen Ave.

From Catoosa: Take State Highway 51 west and turn off at one of several exits.

Get around[edit]

All roads in Broken Arrow are aligned to the four directions on a grid, so it should be fairly easy to navigate.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Broken Arrow Historical Society, 400 S. Main Street, +1 (918) 258-2616. Tu-F 10AM-4PM, Sa 10AM-2PM. Traces 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.  edit
  • Centennial Clock, (Located in front of the Farmer's Market). 1 of 100 installed across Oklahoma for The State Centennial in 2007  edit
  • Centennial Park, (Across from Dooley's Angus Inn). This corner park on Main Street boasts a magnificent bronze of a pioneer family.  edit
  • Veterans Park. The 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.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Broken Arrow Lanes, 4701 S. Elm Place.  edit
  • Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, (At the junction of 81st and Main). Built in 2008 for Broken Arrow Public Schools, This Modern Steel and Glass Structure puts on various theater performances throughout the year. Ticket Prices Vary.  edit
  • Central Park. Broken 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.  edit
  • Ray Harral Nature Park, (Located in a subdivision on the southern edge of town). Lots 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.  edit
  • Roller City Skating Center, 551 W. Oakland Street.  edit


  • Broken Arrow Farmer's Market, (Follow Main Street until you come to a pavillion). Thurs and Sat: 4PM-6PM. Specialty goods fresh from the fields and the earth. (April to October) Free.  edit
  • Fireworks Over Rhema, 1025 W. 71st Street. The big Independence Day bash at Rhema Bible College with lots of fireworks (June 30) Free.  edit
  • Rooster Days, (Located in Central Park on Main Street). Originally the market days when people in town would sell their excess livestock (Prior to The Great Depression), this county fair has evolved into the high point of BA's Calendar in recent years. (First week of May) Ride Tickets Vary.  edit
  • The Rhema Christmas Lights. One of the biggest light displays on the Great Plains. Has a lighted park, Synchronized Light and Music Displays and Helicopter Rides. (November 24 to January 1) Free.  edit


  • Rhema Bible College, 1025 W. 71st Street, [2] This 4-year religious college puts on the largest Christmas light display in Northeast Oklahoma.

Helicopter Christmas Light Flights, 918-748-1999, 918-299-5030,

Buy[edit][add listing]


  • Broken Arrow Pawn, 315 N. Aspen Ave.. BA's main pawnbroker for over 25 years.  edit
  • Just Another Hole, 1320 W. 71st Street, +1 (918) 451-6824. BA's first and foremost body piercing and tattoo parlor.  edit
  • S&S Sports Cards, 91st and Aspen (Next to C.J. Moloney's). Vintage Bubblegum Cards and More  edit
  • Star Jewelers, 120 S. Main Street, +1 (918) 251-9236. Star Jewelers also repairs jewelry and buys gold and diamonds.  edit


  • Bass Pro Shop, 101 Bass Pro Drive, This recently opened in 2005, it's been doing wonders for the city's economy, as well as producing some urban sprawl.

Eat[edit][add listing]


  • Desi-Wok, 723 N. Aspen Ave. (On the SE corner of 71st and Aspen), +1 (918) 258-6565. Great Indian-Asian Fusion cuisine Restaurant just a stone's throw from Wal-Mart. Try the Tandoori Chicken for Starters. $25 for 2.  edit
  • Golden Buffet, 1600 W. 71st Street (Across from Rhema Bible College), +1 (918) 258-3021. Su-Th 11AM-9:30PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM. Good food, Friendly people and an interesting story behind the restaurant if you pick up one of the pamphlets at the front. $15 for 2.  edit
  • Memories of Japan, 2409 W. 71st Street (Next to Vintage Stock), +1 (918) 259-8686. Best traditional Japanese food in BA. $6 and up.  edit
  • Napoli's Italian Kitchen, 2309-A W. 81st Street, +1 (918) 251-0647. Fine Italian cooking at half the cost of many other restaurants. $12 and up.  edit
  • Uncle Vinny's New York Pizza, 322 W 71st Street, +1 (918) 251-6666. New York Styled brick-oven pizza pies and slices for on the go  edit
  • Back Creek Deli, 116 S Main Street, +1 (918) 259-7050, [1]. Great deli and homemade desserts  edit


  • Copeland's: The Spirit of New Orleans, 3302 W. 71st Street, +1 (918) 252-2673. New Orleans-Themed Restaurant with Cheesecake Bakery, right next to Ted's.  edit
  • Ted's Cafe Escondido, 3202 W. 71st Street, +1 (918) 254-8337. Very crowded and very loud unless you get there early, but the food and service is superb.  edit


  • Dooley's Angus Inn, 201 S. Main Street, +1 (918) 258-2333. Dooley's Angus Inn is Undoubtedly BA's Finest Dining Experience. Located inside The Former Petrik Pharmacy and Photography Studio.  edit
  • Los Cabos, 101 Bass Pro Drive, +1 (918) 355-8877. Su-Th: 11AM-10PM, F-Sa: 11AM-11PM. Local award-winning Mexican cantina several years in a row.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Cecil's N Chips Lounge, 1117 S. Main Street, +1 (918) 258-2447. This dive has been here as far back as anyone can remember.  edit
  • C.J. Moloney's, 1849 S. Aspen Ave., +1 (918) 251-1973. The only Irish pub in town. There is live music nightly and the pub throws a big fling on St. Patrick's Day.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]




  • Tarp Gardens Chapel and Tivoli Inn, 1401 West Washington St. A wedding chapel with a 7 room bed and breakfast.  edit

Stay safe[edit]

  • 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.
  • Oklahoma Weather is very harsh on road conditions and road repairs are needed on an almost yearly basis here. Please be prepared to slow down or stop for road workers as fines double for accidents in work zones as specified by Oklahoma State Law.


  • 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.

Get out[edit]

  • 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.
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