The Golden Driller was originally introduced to Tulsa at the height of the oil boom in the mid 1900s. He was a symbol of the annual International Oil Exposition held at the time on the Tulsa County Fairgrounds.
The current Golden Driller was erected and dedicated in the spring of 1966. He stands 76 feet tall and weighs a hefty 43,500 pounds and is one of the tallest statues in the United States.
Occasionally the Golden Driller dons a piece of clothing touting an upcoming Tulsa event. He is located a short distance off historic Route 66 and is a Tulsa icon that should not be missed when visiting the city.