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World's Largest Praying Hands

We went here just to visit the World's Largest Praying Hands. It is worth the stop if in the Tulsa... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
FromSea2ShiningC
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Mansfield, Ohio
Wow !

Had to visit and see for myself. Wow, that is a great piece to stand and admire. Great work that... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
TinVet
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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Yes, this is a university campus, and there are several unique structures, which deserve a close exploration. What is of value is the stories that are part of this place. Visit the Prayer Tower. You will find a certificate which was presented to Oral Roberts by a Cherokee leader, as their "proud boy." Do more than seeing: do listening.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Before heading to Tulsa, one of my friends said that we should check out Oral Roberts because of its unique architecture so we made a stop.

When asking questions to student staff members, they were short with us and not helpful. Not a great beginning. The architecture, including the Prayer Tour, was very 60s Star Trek inspired and not at all interesting nor beautiful. After 20-30 minutes, we left very disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I would not make a special trip to ORU just to see it...but if you are driving by it is worth seeing. Of course, I have been at several events here so maybe I am just too used to it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cubfaninco
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Although this visit is not for everyone, it is really a great experience for many. For some, visiting the campus will be like walking on "holy ground". Living proof of one man's faith in God to do something with nothing. It is certainly inspiring to walk in the prayer gardens, visit the prayer tower and see positive wholesome students. If you need a dose of inspiration or maybe prayer, a peaceful walk at ORU might do the trick.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

From reading a few tour books, we got the impression that viewing the architecture of Oral Roberts University was a "must see" attraction when visiting Tulsa. It's got a fun/quirky but also tired/dated field. One tour book accurately likened it to an area of Disney that had not been updated in many years.

We were disappointed the visitor center there didn't seem to include placards or pamphlets that explained who Oral Roberts was or gave a history of the University. When we asked, we were directed to a book. We did not have time to read a book.

If you know you'll enjoy touring the campus and architecture, great. If you're unsure, take a look at some of the pics posted here. If you're having doubts and are short on time, there are prob. better sites in the Tulsa area.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Hrothmir
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