Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch (Dog Iron Ranch)

9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK 74053

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch (Dog Iron Ranch)

9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK 74053
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Experience a unique glimpse into the life of vaudeville performer, famous actor, Cherokee Cowboy and American humorist Will Rogers (1879-1935) at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, with its historic Greek Revival house and 162-acre working ranch. Here, visitors can enjoy the lovely view over Oologah Lake and picnic with friends and family.

Will Rogers grew up on his father's ranch, which at its height was nearly 60,000 acres. There, he learned his love of cowboying from the ranch hands, including roping from Cherokee freedman Dan Walker. He rode the range and joined the long, dusty cattle drives from Texas to the Kansas rail heads. His physical prowess in precisely and expertly flipping heavy rope coils demonstrated his training, fitness and strength. Using that same deft touch with a lasso, Rogers later created a top vaudeville and cinema persona, "The Cherokee Kid." For a brief period from 1899 to 1902, after his father had moved into Claremore, Will Rogers operated the ranch himself, renaming it the Dog-Iron Ranch after his cattle brand.

Today, the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch features a historically accurate barn with a climate-controlled classroom and a historical video program. The working ranch is home to Texas Longhorn cattle and other livestock.




Free admission.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.



Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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