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Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

We have been to Woolaroc numerous times, our latest being just after Thanksgiving 2012 for their Christmas Lights tour. It is a wonderful experience to walk through the museum and see all the art, gun and other collections. We took a walk through the grounds and took the wagon ride tour to see the lighted horse and indian. They have an old lodge that they have open for hot cider hot chocolate and cookies. The lodge is full of various animal heads..many of which died of natural causes not just trophy's.

They also have a KidsFest event in the summer that is HOT, but fun for the kids as they have lots of vendors and crafts for the kids.

Thank AnB_4ever
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

There is quite a bit to see and do here, from viewing wildlife from your car, to the museum, petting zoo, lodge, hiking, etc. We enjoy our visits.

Thank lonnie_p_ok
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

This place is awesomely unusual. Watch the live buffalo roam. Rooms full of so much memorabilia from Philips collection it's really worth a look. Something for everyone and beautiful grounds.

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

The Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve is located just southwest of Bartlesville, in the lovely wide open spaces of Oklahoma. An admission is charged at the entrance gate to the grounds.

The museum is located on 3,700 acres that feature the ranch home of oilman Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum. The site features a large museum, and acres of open range featuring 30 species of wild animals such as zebra, buffalo, elk, and more.

The Phillips historic lodge home is open for tours, as are trails, the petting barn, and Mountain Man Camp. The museum is extensive, with oil paintings, sculpture, Indian culture, firearms, baskets, clothing, and much more. Plan to spend a couple hours just in the museum.

For young and old, Woolaroc is a great learning experience about the Old West.

Thank RoadTripAmericans
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I expected the scenic location, but the large museum was a surprise. One can wander for hours in the museum. Th exhibits are well marked often with good background narratives posted nearby. We also saw the Christmas light display which was very good, but the scenic grounds, animals, house and museum are the best.

Thank Soonerair
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