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Unexpected on the prairie.

Impressive place with local history and unique story. Take the 1:30pm guided tour to get the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NDHarleyBoy
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Business trip

Wow!!! What a grand estate. We had a 2 hour guided tour followed by dinner in the dining hall... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2019
deereman78
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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

This "castle" was built by an Oklahoma oilman because, well, it's complicated. Nonetheless, it is fun to visit and view the grand stone and stucco walls, entertainment and living quarters, and to hear some of the local lore. Tour guides make the place and history come alive (try to time your visit to be on one, no extra charge).

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

You can just walk around and see the place or take a tour. The tours are interesting and different depending on the guide. It is also free if you are from Ponca City area!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank AARON N
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

I never get tired of hearing the stories of the risk takers/gamblers who indeed made "America Great!" and themselves filthy rich. The Marland Estate truly brings that story to light. While "glamorous and unfathomable wealth" is obvious at the Marland Estates, his actual real life failure as a smart business man is truly blatant. Incredible amounts of financial wealth through "gambling" and winning on oil wells, and his total stupidity as a smart businessman is staggering. The mansion and the grounds are exceptional and beautiful. The fact it took three years to build, and only two years for him to go broke and lose the Estate is a story that should be a story that all who wish to become entrepreneurs should witness and study...and avoid! loved the guided tour, and was stunned at the lack of business acumen of Marland. It is a tour worth doing...

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank David W
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is a jewel and hard to believe it's located in small town America. The story of EW Marland can sometimes sound like fiction; truth can be stranger than fiction. Be sure and purchase the DVD at the gift shop of the movie made in 2015. Also, visit Marland's first home, Marland's Grand Home, while in Ponca.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Ann B
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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Can't visit the Conoco Museum w/o visiting the Marland Estate too. The home is rather large w/ many floors containing items from the time era. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys nostalgia from that period.

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank jawhite72
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