Will Rogers Birthplace (Dog Iron Ranch)

Will Rogers Birthplace (Dog Iron Ranch)9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK 74053

Phone: 918-275-4201  918-341-0719
Toll Free: 800-324-9455
Fax: 918-343-8119
Description

The Dog Iron Ranch in Oologah is the site of the log-walled, two-story home where famed Cherokee humorist and film star Will Rogers was born in 1879.  The ranch includes a 400-acre living history ranch with era-correct barns and Texas longhorn cattle overlooking Oologah Lake. Guests can roam the home and 400 acre grounds, pet farm animals and view vintage Rogers movies and newsreels in the air-conditioned barn.  A bronze statue of Rogers can also be viewed on the property. Donations are appreciated. Tours can be customized for groups with advance notice. 

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking, Meeting Space Available

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours

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Sunday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Monday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Located one mile north of Oologah on Hwy 169, then 2 miles east on E 380 Rd (Will Rogers Birth Place Rd W). Located 12 miles north of Claremore.

Primary Contact:

Pat Reeder

Event Contact:

Julie Luna




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From owner on 05/03/2014

We appreciate the concern about the calf in the Barn at the Birthplace Ranch. She was less than two weeks old when the visitors saw her in the barn. Unfortunately at the time of the birth, her mother was suffering from mastitis and could not provide the nourishment her newborn calf needed. Our ranch manager found her very soon after she was born and sheltered her in the barn where she has since been carefully bottle-fed. You cannot shock a newborn calf with mass amounts of artificial milk replacer. It could cause further issues. Red Rock the calf is doing fine and her mother is recovering and is infection free. Please remember that longhorns are comparatively much leaner looking than many other breeds of cattle. Feel free to visit with Ryan, our Ranch manager (918.275.4201), if you ever have questions about activities at the Birthplace Ranch. Again, thank you.


From Carolyn Rogers Bailey on 05/01/2014

A co-worker and I visited this home-place on Saturday April 26th, 2014. I was born, raised, graduated, and got married in Oologah. As a little girl I used to play on his ranch before it was moved and my brothers used to work on him. I have always enjoyed going there because it is so peaceful and I love to take my friends to see it. However this visit was very disturbing to myself and especially my co-worker, Inside the barn we saw a small calf that appeared to be very malnourished. You could visibly see its ribs and it stomach was sunken in. We did not see the mama cow anywhere. All the other animals were outside and appeared to extremely healthy and some were pregnant . We would like someone to check this out. We don't know if the calf was isolated because it is sick or it is not getting proper attention. Please check into this. This is very disturbing.


 
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