Monday, July 26, 2010

Discover Oklahoma . . .

Woolaroc Museum

Woolaroc is located in the Osage Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma on Oklahoma State Highway 123 about 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and 45 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Woolaroc was established in 1925 as the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. The ranch is a 3700 acre wildlife preserve, home to many species of native and exotic wildlife, such as buffalo, elk and longhorn cattle. Woolaroc is also a museum with a collection of western art and artifacts, American Indian material, and one of the largest collections of Colt firearms in the world. Woolaroc features a nature trail and two living history areas inviting you to experience the natural environment of Woolaroc, the life in a pre-Civil War 1840’s mountain man camp and an early-day oil lease.

Woolaroc is a wonderful place to spend the day.
I have visited several times through the years
with family, friends, & school field trips.

The entrance is made of beautiful mosiac tile work.

The Frank Phillips lodge is so fascinating.
There's a lot to see in each room.

This is a great day trip for you Okies.
If any of you out of state bloggers ever make it
to Oklahoma put this on your list of places to visit.

Happy Monday everyone!


Cindy said...

That looks so interesting. There are so many places we all have in our own states that many of us have never taken advantage of. I have a brother in Arkansas and would love to get down that way in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Woolaroc is a surprise attraction many Okies aren't aware of. I've been many times, too, and each time is a new learning experience. Great place, especially for history buffs.


Darlene said...

It sounds like a neat place to go visit!! It's going on my list!!!

tincanlily said...

Thank you for sharing a little bit of your homestate with us. It looks like a very interesting place to visit. It is as if time stood still and the owner could walk in at any time. Maybe someday I could take a very long road trip and see our beautiful country. By the way if you have time take a look at my Saturday post, it is aboout Rhode Island. A little day trip.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Woolaroc is one of my most favorite places. Inside the museum 2 of my favorite displays are: the little Indian dancers that you (now) have to have someone turn on for you and the stagecoach. Back in the day when I was little, kids could actually play on the stagecoach. Ah, those were the days!

Patsy said...

That would make a fun trip for The Bennie and I.