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Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

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Address: 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Rd., Bartlesville, OK 74003
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+1 918-336-0307
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Frank Phillips Ranch was founded in 1925 and the Woolaroc Museum had a...

The Frank Phillips Ranch was founded in 1925 and the Woolaroc Museum had a humble beginning four years later in 1929. The 3,700 acre wildlife preserve is home to more than 30 varieties of native and exotic animals and birds. It is a working ranch that maintains the animals for the enjoyment of our guests in a natural, protected setting. The Woolaroc Museum presents one of the world's most unique collections of Western art and artifacts; Native American pottery, baskets, beads, blankets and cultural art; historical displays; and one of the most complete collections of Colt firearms. Guests can also tour the Lodge, which was used as a place for Frank Phillips to entertain his friends and maintain business relationships. The Lodge abounds with tales of the parties, business events and wilder goings-on.

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Went in January on a quiet day. Museum with native american and western focus was excellent. My son really enjoyed the firearms collection as well. Extensive outdoor areas with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Oswego, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went in January on a quiet day. Museum with native american and western focus was excellent. My son really enjoyed the firearms collection as well. Extensive outdoor areas with many different animals, had to wait for the buffalo that were on the road as we left, very cool. Also have hiking trails and petting zoo areas. The lodge was closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a special place to visit! Wintertime is one of the best times because they feed the buffalo by the road and you can see hundreds of them at once.

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Thank Terri T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a great visit. World class western and Indian art, Indian artifacts, game preserve, great scenery

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Thank Kathy M
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have an annual membership and go often. Besides the impressive artwork and collections of animals and western memorabilia, there are great stories behind it all. Frank Phillips has a great story. The docents are well trained and can give you background stories as you tour the lodge. The mountain man encampment should not be missed. Wes and his crew... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove out to Woolaroc with some friends to see the Christmas lights. They were nice, but the museum and wildlife preserve is what really impressed us. We didn't make it through the entire museum but what we saw was first class - art, artifacts and history of the region. The buildings themselves were interesting to see. We skipped the... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Although most people around my hometown know Woolaroc, it isn't known outside NE Oklahoma. It is the best showcase of the Oklahoman way of life. The museum itself covers prehistoric to modern times in our vastly diverse state. Many of the collections are from outside our state, including everyone's favorite display, the shrunken heads! Outside of the museum is a... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bartlesville and Oklahoma staple; a must visit if in the area!! Takes you back to a simpler time and place.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many visitors yesterday so visitor center closed. Staff were friendly and enjoy their jobs. Interesting but really doesn't take long to see it. Kid would like the variety of animals and how close they are.

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Wichita, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place in beautiful country. The drive to the museum and lodge is scenic and wooded with abundant free-roaming wildlife. The museum is HUGE with rooms of American Indian artifacts plus an incredible gun collection, an historic airplane, and many other items. The lodge is interesting as well although only the great-room on the first level, with its various wildlife... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Woolaroc is a one of a kind preserve set up by Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum. The place was his weekend place. It has great driving trails, walking trails, Phillips lodge with antiques and items from his world travels, the museum that is world class, and an array of native animals in open and wooded environments with high fences... More 

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