Strike it big with a visit to the city built on black gold! Now an epicenter of culture in northeast Oklahoma, Bartlesville was the home of the Phillips Petroleum Company and has been closely tied to the oil industry since 1905. Learn about the city’s rich oil history with a visit to Phillips Petroleum Company Museum, the Frank Phillips Home or Johnstone Park where a reconstruction of the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma, dubbed the Nellie Johnstone, is located.
Spend a day touring the acclaimed Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve which lies in the beautiful Osage Hills between Bartlesville and Pawhuska. The sprawling Woolaroc was once a working ranch and hunting getaway owned by Frank Phillips. Here you can spot a free-roaming bison herd alongside Longhorn cattle and a plethora of other exotic animals including ostriches as you drive through the wildlife preserve. Then head inside the 50,000-square-foot museum to gaze at the world-class collection of Western and Native American art. The grounds also feature the oil baron’s rustic, yet splendid, hunting lodge built in 1925 as an escape from the pressures of his corporate world.
No visit to Bartlesville is complete without experiencing Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower & Price Tower Arts Center. Here, you’ll find the renowned architect’s only fully-realized skyscraper, which houses an art gallery, an inn and the chic Price Tower Plaza restaurant where you can enjoy outdoors dining in downtown Bartlesville.
Time your visit to Bartlesville during one of their annual events for a special treat. Each June, the week-long OKM Music Festival showcases a variety of regional and international musical talents on stages throughout the city. Known as Oklahoma’s largest outdoor picnic, Sunfest is another summertime favorite filled with food, music and vendors. Visit in September to catch the Cow Thieves and Outlaws Reunion at Woolaroc or ring in the New Year with the famous “Olive Drop” at Price Tower.
Osage Hills State Park
Revel in the natural beauty of flowing rivers, woods and a lake at Osage Hills State Park.
Historic Frank Phillips Home
Tour the historic home of Frank Phillips, oilman and founder of Phillips Petroleum.
Prairie National Wild Horse Refuge
Catch a glimpse of free-ranging herds of protected wild horses just south of Bartlesville.
Treat your kids to an evening of pint-sized carnival rides for just $0.75 per ride at Kiddie Park.
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
Browse a world-class collection of Western and Native American art & artifacts at Woolaroc.
Bartlesville Civic Ballet
Witness a ballet performance ar The Center with its renowned acoustics and architecture.
Inn at Price Tower
Spend the night in Frank Lloyd Wright's only completed skyscraper for a luxurious experience.
Tower Center at Unity Square
Visit the outdoor space at the base of Price Tower for public art, live performances and much more.
Enjoy a stroll or a bike ride on 12+ miles of paved nature trails in the Bartlesville area.
Bartlesville Area History Museum
Explore galleries depicting the history of the Bartlesville area at this interesting museum.
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
Visit Woolaroc Museum and discover world-class Native American and Western collections.
Kids have been loving the rides at Kiddie Park, where all rides are just $0.75, for decades.
Beautiful cityscapes throughout Bartlesville invite visitors to snap selfies or relax in a park.
OKM Music Festival
Attend a live performance at one of many venues around Bartlesville during the OKM Music Festival.
Steam Locomotive at Depot Building
Climb aboard an authentic steam engine for a great photo op in downtown Bartlesville.
Christmas in the 'Ville
Bartlesville invites you to join the fun at Christmas in the 'Ville including outdoor ice skating.