As soon as I started researching Tulsa, images of this iconic Tulsa landmark started popping up. The Golden Driller was built in 1953 and moved to its current home in 1966. At 75 feet tall, this monument to the Tulsa oil industry is the tallest free-standing statue in the United States! This guy is made of a steel frame covered with concrete and plaster and weighs in at over 43,500-pounds. Whoa!
It’s easy to access the Golden Driller for photo-ops. Just head to the fairgrounds. There are even some parking spots just across the access road, making it nice and easy for everyone to enjoy.