Exploring Oklahoma one weekend at a time

Woolaroc – Osage County

This weekend we went out to Osage County (near Bartlesville, OK) to visit Woolaroc. While the weather was a little chilly for this California girl, we had a great time, and I can’t wait to go back this spring/summer and do some hiking around the property.

Here is a description from the website,

“Hidden away in the rugged Osage Hills of Northeastern Oklahoma, Woolaroc was established in 1925 as the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips. The ranch is a 3,700 acre wildlife preserve, home to many species of native and exotic wildlife, such as buffalo, elk and longhorn cattle. Woolaroc is also a museum with an outstanding collection of western art and artifacts, Native American material, one of the finest collections of Colt firearms in the world, and so much more.”

It was so cool to see animals just roaming around the property


And the museum had a lot of cool exhibits, but I was running after the little one so I didn’t get to look at too many of them. But this plane caught my attention (it was hard to miss, even P stopped when we entered the room and said “AirP”) I found it especially neat since it was the first plane to fly to Hawaii. In 1927, the plane left from Oakland, Ca and landed in Honolulu, HI 27 HOURS LATER!!



There was also a play area for the kids, which was great for them to be able to burn off some energy after walking around in the museum.  In March, the petting zoo will open, but we were still able to see the goats, miniature ponies, zebras, chickens, llamas, and other animals. 


I would definitely recommend making a trip out to Woolaroc, only $10 for adults, and free for everyone under 12! I know we will be back this spring.

Until our next adventure.



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