Golden Driller Statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma

You might call this big man the golden child of roadside attractions. Meet the Golden Driller statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66

The Golden Driller was first brought to Tulsa (then known as the “oil capital of the world”) from a Texas oilfield supplier for a trade show at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds. Two smaller versions were brought over in years previously but this one, the largest at 76 feet tall, was installed permanently in 1966. In 1979, the Texas company abandoned the statue, the city adopted it, and Oklahoma named it their official state monument.

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The Golden Driller stands at 75-feet tall, weighs 43,500 pounds, and is made from a steel frame covered in concrete and plaster. Across his belt buckle is a giant printed TULSA. Glowing with mustard-yellow paint, this giant sculpture is a must-see Oklahoma Route 66 roadside attraction to visit on a road trip or Tulsa vacation.

The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66
The Golden Driller in Tulsa, Oklahoma roadside attraction on Route 66

While visiting Tulsa, be sure to check out these other popular roadside attractions: Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza, the Meadow Gold Sign, and Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on 66.

Golden Driller Statue

Address: Tulsa Expo Center, 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible

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You might call this big man the golden child of roadside attractions. Meet the Golden Driller statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Golden Driller stands at 75-feet tall, weighs 43,500 pounds. Across his belt buckle is a giant printed TULSA. This giant sculpture is a must-see Oklahoma roadside attraction to visit on a Route 66 road trip or Tulsa vacation.  #TULSA #TulsaOklahoma #RoadTripStop  #Oklahoma #OklahomaRoadTrip #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica
You might call this big man the golden child of roadside attractions. Meet the Golden Driller statue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Golden Driller stands at 75-feet tall, weighs 43,500 pounds. Across his belt buckle is a giant printed TULSA. This giant sculpture is a must-see Oklahoma roadside attraction to visit on a Route 66 road trip or Tulsa vacation.  #TULSA #TulsaOklahoma #RoadTripStop  #Oklahoma #OklahomaRoadTrip #RoadsideAttractions #RoadsideAttraction #RoadsideAmerica

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Valerie Bromann is a a website manager, content creator, and writer from Chicago, Illinois (currently living in Dallas, Texas). As an avid road tripper who has visited hundreds of roadside attractions, Val always pull over for a world’s largest thing. Founder of Silly America and author of The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book, she visits, photographs, and writes about all the weird tourist destinations she visits and offers road trip planning advice and inspiration based on her own travels so you can hit the road for yourself.

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.