Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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. Hours are Wednesday- Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm. Memorial Day - Labor Day, 10 am - 5 pm. Open Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. Please check the website for more info on pricing.
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  • Ollie’s Mom
    Carthage, Missouri253 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited in the fall of 2020 …Impressive
    Land, animals, history and culture…Native peoples are honored. An impressive legacy for an oil executive. Events are ongoing. A deliberate offering for the community and tourists alike. We were there during the height of Covid so took the driving tour.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 7, 2023
  • Travelwinedine
    Orange Park, Florida23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss this place!
    I can’t say enough about this place! What a beautiful day at a museum! So much to do and see. I felt like I had stepped back in time. Frank Phillips was forward thinking to allow people to enjoy this amazing place!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 19, 2023
  • ChelH
    Grand Rapids, Michigan115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large museum
    The museum is a lot larger than it appears. My kids particularly liked the dinosaur egg fossil. We had the opportunity for us all to do tomahawk throwing and shoot a muzzleloader. I think there might need to be better signage for where to park for that part. We loved everything, except some of the smaller enclosures for some of the animals.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Spmmik53
    Purley, United Kingdom638 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic attraction just south of Bartlesville
    The museum and wildlife park are located on a huge estate some 20 minutes south of Bartlesville. If you are lucky you may come across a herd of buffalo which roam the estate freely. The museum is laid out over two floors - there is lift access for the less able. You can easily spend a full day here. There are 3 trails, but beware as some can be quite challenging, particularly after rain. A good size carpark will accommodate some 150 vehicles. There is a restaurant/cafe on site. Definitely worth a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Susan E
    Bedford, Indiana324 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World Class Attraction in Remote Oklahoma.
    Founded in 1929 by oilman Frank Phillips, Woolaroc got its name from the WOOds, LAkes & ROCks that are found on this 3,700 wildlife preserve. It's also home to a world class western art museum plus Phillips' personal collections including the world's largest collection of Colt revolvers. Plan at least 2-3 hours to fully appreciate the museum's stellar exhibits of all things western. Don't miss seeing the Phillips' lodge & allow time to drive through the grounds to see bison & other wildlife.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Dreamer48625705697
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit!
    This place is bigger than it seems. You drive your own car through the path to see many animals. The welcome center has a lounge area, and cafe/snack bar. The museum is 3 stories! It kept my 4 and 9 yr old grandchildren entertained for 3 hours! Also has a playground, and small animal petting area. They also host special events on weekends (antique car shows, civil war reenactments, etc).
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 12, 2023
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Jeannie C
Springfield, MO77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
As you drive to the museum you encounter so many animals, beautiful bodies of water with spring houses and/or waterfalls. The displays of Indian clothing and their way of life is quite humbling. So many beautiful rugs/blankets. The last hand made canoe is outstanding as well as the story that goes with it. Impressive paintings hang on most every wall. Stage Coach's to oxen carts and airplanes to TNT pickups.

CAUTION: We were there on Saturday. Parents were hollering at their screaming children to "come here", "don't do that". The outdoor play ground and petting zoo is only a couple hundred feet from the museum, maybe you should remove yourselves from indoors and let the rest of us learn and enjoy the displays and visitors in respectful solitude. There were plenty of us that would have been happy to walk you over there. Shame on you. The indoors is NOT a playground for your children to run amok and yell and play. Woolaroc shouldn't need a docent to stand guard to remind you to be respectful.
Written April 18, 2021
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potaracke
Laupahoehoe, HI298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You will pull off the highway and pay admittance to drive into the massive property. You will drive by bison, deer, ostrich, llama and cattle etc that you will enjoy but, the real treat for me was going into the museum of western art and seeing the artwork of famous and not so famous although just as good. You can spend at least a couple hours if you have time looking at paintings and castings and interactive displays. IF you are into western art, this is the place to visit.
Written August 14, 2020
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Charrie S
Ardmore, OK922 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Wow, had no idea this place even existed or what it entailed. The museum is spectacular with all the many Indian artifacts, paintings, etc. Plus, all the history of Phillips Petroleum with exhibits of airplanes, old trucks, etc. There is certainly something here for everyone. They also had a wonderful gift shop with unique items. The Welcome Center just opened this year with a beautiful sitting/conference room with a huge stained glass window, antlers covering the ceiling in the lobby and a small cafe. We also went into the lodge but the only part open is the living area. Everything else is roped off which was a bit disappointing but the guide was very informative and it was interesting to see all the mounted animal heads covering the walls.
Written September 15, 2021
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Sara R
Guymon, OK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We visited right before Christmas, so lights and decorations were everywhere! I even saw Santa! Besides that, we enjoyed a delightful drive to the museum campus through Mother Nature's beautiful landscape, flora, and fauna. The museum was world class and full of great, detailed, well-maintained displays featuring Oklahoma's fascinating heritage. It is worth the trip. I would think it'd be a great destination with children of middle school age and up.
Written January 10, 2020
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WRHemp
Waukesha, WI30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Make sure to visit this “gem” in Oklahoma. An animal preserve, a museum, and a history of petroleum.

After paying as all fee ( compared to other worthwhile museums) we drove across the”cattle guards” and son came across bison crossing lazily across our roadway. An absolute thrill for my grandson ( and secretly me, even though I spent grad time at the U of Montana). Continuing on our way we’re elk, water buffaloes, zebra, llamas, Shetland cattle, etc.

Then came the well organized museum that had various rooms devoted to the history of the area, honoring Native Americans, western art, firearms collection, the life of Frank Phillips, a focus on petroleum, and the history of the company. Fascinating and engaging. My grandson is nine, and he was engaged and immersed in most of the offering.

With his “ bag of rocks” from the gift shop , and a volume of information, my grandson declared the visit great…and I did too.
Written February 18, 2023
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We saw lots of wildlife from buffalo to zebra and emu to longhorns. There is a children’s play area, lots of shaded picnic areas, a nice animal petting area, and, of course, the Phillip’s cabin with spectacular back-porch view. Despite all the latter, the central point of coming here is the truly world-class art museum comprised of Indian and other artifacts Frank Phillips collected, plus information about oil exploration and reclamation. Plan significant time to absorb the gems here.
Entrance is free with NARM membership.
Written July 24, 2020
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Deborah A
Rochester, MN172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
The Woolaroc Museum was one of the most enjoyable stops on our trip. There is an extensive exhibit of Indian and Pioneer artifacts, along with an amazing artwork collection portraying both. Go downstairs to view a HUGE Colt gun collection. The variety of animals on the grounds is impressive too.
Written April 6, 2021
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Lauradiane1951
Yukon, OK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Unlike any other museum and wildlife acres - so loved this day at Frank Phillips (Phillips 66) 3,700 acres. You must do yourself and your children and/or grandchildren a favor and gift of enjoying this place. It has collections of all sorts. It has Frank Phillips airplane. Too much to speak about. Just GO. The fee is free for children and for adults $12.00 seniors and $14.00 adults. So worth the fee. I love this place. Buffalo came up to the car too. The original Phillips 66 gas station is now located on this property.
Written March 6, 2020
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Linda E
Falls City, NE24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The museum is filled with interesting artifacts and information, however we were disappointed with the amount of "wildlife" we did not see. The gal who sold the tickets told us they were running mostly free range. Saw very little roaming wild except long horn cattle, two water buffalo and 3 elk. Everything else which was very little, were penned up.
Written September 20, 2021
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Lorna B.
Bechtelsville, PA766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My husband and I recently drove from our home in southeastern PA to OKC to learn about Oklahoma’s history, settlement, and flora & fauna; this was the first site we visited in our quest. We enjoyed the drive through the nice grounds up to the museum building, passing bison, deer, elk, and other wild animals. Exploring the numerous museum galleries was the highlight for us, with exhibits covering Native Americans, cowboys, cattle ranching, oil drilling, and more. Included throughout are many artifacts, textiles, paintings, sculptures, carved wooden dioramas, taxidermy, and historic vehicles. Other displays feature firearms, Frank Phillips’ life, aviation, and minerals. After leaving the main museum, we stopped at the small Bunkhouse Wildlife Gallery and enjoyed the North American waterfowl and Big Game displays. Also nearby was the Lodge, displaying numerous mounted animal heads (which were not hunting trophies).

All in all, we spent just over three hours at this site, including a break for lunch in their café. We were very impressed with the collections here! The only addition I would suggest is an orientation video (shown perhaps in the Welcome Center) about Frank Phillips and his creation here.

Reaching Woolaroc was a long drive out from the interstate for us (we came from Joplin, MO), but it was definitely worth it!
Written January 20, 2022
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