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Center of the Universe

20 E Archer St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103 USA

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“no one hears you scream in Tulsa”

This mysterious anomaly of an experience, aptly titled the Center of the Universe, consists of yelling, screaming, sneezing, farting, burping, and generally making noise that provides an echo... yet only those standing in the Center of the Universe can hear. There's a lesson in there somewhere, but more importantly, it's a super cool stop to make and try out on the road!

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Reviewed by
mike.carlen

  • 3 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
June 07, 2014

Personally I would say don't bother going out of your way for this. It's more like the sound effect heard when talking into a fan, though somewhat weaker. If you are passing through, might be worth a stop to check it out. I personally was unimpressed, though.

5 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kckmullen

  • 31 Reviews
  • 33 Helpful
April 27, 2014

This is right in the middle of downtown. However, there weren't many people there so we went right up and gave it a try. It's amazing, but true, you can only hear the echo inside the circle

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
whitneytay22

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
May 31, 2014

We went to the middle of the universe sight. At first I wasn't sure, it seemed like it wasn't up to the hype, then I stood on the spot and started talking and making noise, and it was super cool! Definitely an amazing spot!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tufftiff1227

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
February 12, 2014

Almost 6 hours from St Louis

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
George Murray

  • 84 Reviews
  • 87 Helpful
February 23, 2016

I've been to the center of the universe and this is not it.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
carrielynnj

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 23, 2014
Rated 2.0

Had a hard time finding it. Wasn't sure where it was since it is not marked in any way. It was ok, not worth the trip unless you are in the area.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
monica.nelson.14

  • 2 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 17, 2014

Definitely a pretty cool spot if you're in the area - though it helps to have a local show you the trick. Don't be afraid to speak up.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
mjoy57

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 02, 2021

I thought this was super cool! You gotta yell to really get the effect. How does this work??? Who knows? But if your in downtown Tulsa, don’t miss it. Then walk a few feet to ring the knocker...

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Reviewed by
feckweed405

  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 26, 2020
Rated 5.0

feckweed405 A cheesy acoustic effect to get you downtown and maybe the one down from the original works better and is less crowded but guess what, you are now in downtown Tulsa, so explore the art deco buildings, blue dome district, Brady district, Greenwood race riots area, etc.

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Reviewed by
Anthony Arata

  • 122 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
January 20, 2020
Rated 1.0

It was easy to find but couldn’t really figure out what the deal was here. Everything still sounded normal so no anomaly I found. Not worth stopping for in my opinion

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Center of the Universe

20 E Archer St
Tulsa, Oklahoma
74103 USA

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