Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Bartlesville

4.8
Founded in 1925 by oilman Frank Phillips, Woolaroc is a 3,700 acre working ranch that has a 50,000 square foot museum with a collection described by Christie’s of New York as “one of the finest collections of southwest art in the world” along with the original Lodge home and a large herd of bison, elk, longhorn cattle, scotch highland cattle and hundreds of deer. Woolaroc museum hosts an outstanding collection of western art and artifacts, Native American material, and one of the finest collections of Colt firearms in the world. The name WOOLAROC is derived from three words—the woods, lakes and rocks that make up the beautiful Osage Hills of northeast Oklahoma where Woolaroc is located. The name was originally intended for the rustic Lodge ranch house, but it was so unique that it soon became the name for the entire Frank Phillips ranch. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Washington, D.C., and a NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum) member which allows members access to over 800 national museums for free. Will Rogers once said, 'When you are visiting the beauty spots of this country, don't overlook Frank Phillips' ranch and game preserve in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It's the most unique place in this country.’
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  • We enjoyed talking to the man who runs the little store and tiny museum. He was very knowledgeble about buffalo history, and friendly. The buffalo happened to be close to the road that leads to the st...  more »
  • Saw the mountain men with their teepee as it would have at least a 150 years ago. The Museum was a wonderful place to see a lot of Native American items as well as the large firearm collection and lar...  more »
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  • Hidden gem in Osage County. This location has it all with something for old and young alike. The museum is world class with displays ranging from original Remington and Russel painting and sculptures, native american artifacts and huge gun collection. Varied animals throughout the preserve including elk, bison, deer and others too numerous to number. A petting zoo for the kids as well. Trails to walk as well.
  • Really enjoyed our time here. Wonderful museum and gorgeous wildlife to view. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend visiting.

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