• Enjoy the rich, diverse heritage and impressive downtown architecture of Bartlesville, the town that oil built.

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Black gold built Bartlesville, Oklahoma - today's sophisticated city of art and fine architecture. Ride to the top of Frank Lloyd Wright's only finished skyscraper, the Price Tower, which houses an art gallery, restaurant and boutique inn. Fill up on area history at the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum or visit the Nellie Johnstone, the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma. In June, tune into OK Mozart, Bartlesville's nine-day festival featuring world-class chamber music and dance performances. At Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve, the former country retreat of oilman Frank Phillips, roaming buffalo, fine art and amazing artifacts coexist.

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Explore the stunning architectural treasures of Tulsa and Bartlesville by following this road trip itinerary that showcases prime examples of Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright's genius and some of Bruce Goff's creations. read more

Driving the old Shawnee cattle trail is scenic and entertaining as you pass through a delightfully eclectic set of towns such as Durant, Muskogee, Pryor, Vinita, Sand Springs, and Bartlesville. read more

Bartlesville is one of the most important towns in the history of the oil industry. But there is so much more to this town than just tales of roughnecks and petroleum fortunes built. read more

A four-city tour of Oklahoma’s marvelous mansions discovers what wealth and taste can buy, and what philanthropy and the dedication of supporters can preserve and protect for the public. read more

This annual summer celebration features nine days of music, from classical instrumentalists to crossover artists that fuse country, jazz, world music and more. read more

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