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“You Never Get Tired of Going to WOOLAROC”

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 July 29, 2013

WOOLAROC (Woods Lakes and Rocks) is a wonderful destination for any visitor to NE Oklahoma. It is the former country estate of oil man Frank Phillips and a world-class museum and American Indian cultural center. The museum houses one of the most outstanding western art collections in the world and includes paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. There are thousands of cowboy and Indian artifacts, gun collections and an airplane that won the Dole Pineapple race. Buffalo, elk and white tail deer roam free on this 3,700 wild life preserve. Prairie dogs pop up to greet you and the walking trails among the trees and hills are well worth the time.

Thank AmandaOldRog
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is definitely a 10 out of 10 for excellent choices. Wildlife to see, western history,
art, gifts, and picnic places to eat. Lore about Indians in Oklahoma Territory, and a petting zoo for small children.

Thank Ruthie D
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great family friendly adventure for all ages. You will drive through a wildlife preserve on your way to a great museum. There are many Indian artifacts in this musuem. Something for all ages!

Thank C E
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We have visited the Smithsonian museums and found this to be more thorough, interesting and informative of western American history. There was so much to see on the ranch - wild animals, lodge, museum and the landscape. They have online lesson plans and will be sharing this resource with my school as a field trip idea.

Thank OKwanderers
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We visited today, and I'm sad that we waited so long to go there. The Mountain View is an authentic frontier fur trapper encampment complete with guys who have long beards braided with animal parts and wearing bear skins. My kids and I got to throw axes and shoot a black power rifle and see authentic fully-furnished teepees. The museum itself is phenomenal. I had no idea how much art we would see. There are plenty of non-art as well, like the Woolaroc plane that flew in the 20s and personal items of Geronimo's. There's also a petting zoo, a historically furnished large lodge and gorgeous grounds complete with many bronze statues. I wish we'd taken a picnic lunch, because there are picnic grounds, and the concession stand is fairly blah, although the woman working it was remarkably friendly and helpful. There is a lot of wildlife - in pens, roaming wild, and stuffed and hanging on many, many walls. My kids were engaged the whole time, and we were there 3+ hours. I have an 8, 11 and 14 year old. We'll definitely be back.

Thank cadamy
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