A couple friends and I recently went to the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I currently live about three hours away from Tulsa, so it was an easy drive to break up the mundane everyday life. Once I saw the Philbrook Museum of Art, I could not resist a mini vaca to the museum. The grounds are by far the most spectacular gardens that I have seen in the mid west. The house used to be family owned and then was donated to become the museum that it is today. The art ranges from every style imaginable and can capture any viewer's imagination. There is also a splendid little restaurant in the museum that is great for anything from a cappuccino to a full meal.
The area surrounding the museum is a beauty of its own. The private homes are a delight to drive by, spinning your imagination and sense of wonder. Tulsa holds many other little delights, from museum and casinos to wonderful restaurants and shopping. It is a wonderful change up from the everyday routine in the little town of Springfield, MO. Check it out if you have the chance.