Area Attractions



Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve covers 38,300 acres of land, and is home to a host of wildlife including white-tailed deer, coyotes and more than 2,000 bison. Visitors can experience an afternoon prairie picnic, or enjoy the awesome spectacle of an evening sunset in the wide-open spaces. Don’t miss this opportunity to view the original tallgrass prairie and wildlife in its natural setting. 17 miles northeast of Pawhuska

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Bartlesville Area History Museum

The Bartlesville Area History Museum, a 10,000 sq. ft. facility is located on the top floor of the City Center, a historic building once home to the Hotel Maire during the Bartlesville oil boom. The Hotel featured a barbershop, a poolroom, a coffee shop, a pharmacy and an extravagant lobby used for wedding receptions and other special occasions

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Frank Phillips Home

The Frank Phillips Home, located in Bartlesville, is one of 32 sites and museums owned, staffed, and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. It was made available to the public in 1973 when Elizabeth Irwin, granddaughter of Frank and Jane Phillips, presented the home and the Phillips’ personal belongings to the state of Oklahoma as an historical site.

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Phillips Petroleum Company Museum

Determined to succeed and committed to innovation, Phillips became an industry leader, transforming basic oil and gas resources into an incredible array of useful products. See the results of remarkable genius and hear about these discoveries in their own words.  

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Nellie Johnstone No. 1- Oklahoma’s 1st Commercial Oil Well

Visit this Oklahoma Centennial Project to see a working replica of Oklahoma’s first commercial oil well and view a 19th century cable tool drilling rig in operation. Then, thrill to the GUSHER that put Bartlesville and Oklahoma oil on the map. Docent led tours are available March through November by appointment.  The rig and static displays are open year round.

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