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Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
The name of the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is derived from three words: woods, lakes and rock. Although these words say much about the natural environment, they only begin to describe everything this iconic attraction has to offer.
A working ranch, museum and wildlife preserve, this Bartlesville establishment welcomes countless visitors each year. The 3,700-acre property was built in 1925 as a retreat for oilman and founder of Phillips Petroleum Company, Frank Phillips. Because Phillips wanted to retain the essence of the West before the turn of the century, he stocked the Bartlesville preserve with diverse varieties of animals. Today's bison herd on the property dates back to 1926, when 90 of the animals were imported from South Dakota. American Bison continue to roam the property alongside elk, longhorn cattle, Japanese Sika deer, North European fallor deer, water buffalo, llamas, pigmy goats and more.
Today, the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is an educational and entertaining hub situated in the breathtaking Osage Hills of northeast Oklahoma. Visitors are reminded of the natural environment, cultural heritage and history of early America at every turn. Tour the 50,000 square foot Museum, featuring the cultural heritage and lifestyles of early Western residents. Artifacts from about 40 American Indian tribes are displayed, including pieces that trace prehistoric civilizations. See beaded buckskins and feather bonnets from the Plains tribes, and homemade items like baskets, pottery and blankets from the Navajo, Apache, Hopi and Pueblos located in Arizona and New Mexico.
View paintings from a broad range of artists spanning decades, including works by Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, Thomas Moran, John Clymer, impressive murals from W.R. Leigh and much more. Sculpture abounds both in the museum and on the main grounds.
Alongside Western and Native American art and artifacts stands an expansive collection of Colt firearms. Pieces on display include the rare Paterson revolvers, prototype pieces used to develop new models in the Colt factory, and Army and Navy pistols used in the Civil War. The collection of firearms features a selection of Winchester pieces donated by Russell Straight in 1981.
Visitors can peek inside Frank Phillips' opulent lodge, which once impressed and entertained friends and business associates. The eight-bedroom lodge overlooking Clyde Lake displays hundreds of mounted heads and horns from wildlife that once roamed the ranch. Many of the same native and exotic species still roam freely on the property today.
Visit the petting barn and mountain man camp during seasonal hours, and hike property trails year-round. Woolaroc is also an incredibly unique facility rental, providing space in the museum, lodge, main grounds, and at scenic Clyde Lake. Woolaroc is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C., and a NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum).
Seniors (65 & older): $10
Children 11 and Under: FREE
Members of Woolaroc and NARM: FREE While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.
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