3910 SE Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Phone: (918) 333-0710
Fax: (918) 333-6559
Built in the 1930s, La Quinta Foster Mansion is an opulent architectural wonder with its Spanish style exterior, paintings on the ceilings, mosaic patterns, stained-glass windows and other beautiful features. Today, it is the seat of a College.
The Sooner Park Play Tower is a vertical structure with a spiral staircase, built especially for kids in the year 1963. Along with various climbing features, the tower also has a sand pit. In 2013, it underwent renovation to commemorate its 50th anniversary.
Spread over 56 acres in Bartlesville, Sooner Park came into existence in 1956 because of the generous patronage of the benevolent Harold and Mary Lou Price. Families with children are frequently spotted here enjoying a day out at the designated picnics areas, roasting some chicken barbecue, swimming, swinging, playing volleyball, softball or golf. The flora and fauna is beautiful, and a sight for sore eyes to say the least.
Once owned by an oil baron, Frank Phillips' House is a study in opulence with Waterford chandeliers, designed ceilings and beautiful pieces of furniture. The house itself, with its Neoclassic design, is an architectural wonder made of imported mahogany wood.
The Price Tower Arts Center (PTAC) in Bartesville beckons visitors with its stunning permanent and temporary exhibits that span across paper art, textile, design, paintings and architecture. It is housed in the towering Price Tower designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which is a wonder in itself and shows how architecture and design can produce something beautiful yet functional. Several spaces within the center can be hired for corporate meetings, receptions and private parties.
Spread over close to 80 acres, the Johnstone Park is one of the oldest parks in Bartlesville whose land was bought in 1903 at a time when kids splashed merrily in the nearby river. Unfortunately no one ever swims there now but the park continues to provide respite with its leafy trees and shaded areas. A bird sanctuary, picnic areas, boat ramps, a skate park, tennis courts, exercise paths and an RV park are also part of this park.
Kiddie Park is an amusement park for kids. With stalls for snacks, bumper cars along with other pay and ride attractions, this is a place any kid would love to visit.
Nellie Johnstone No. 1 - Oklahoma's 1st Commercial Oil Well, was the first oil well drilled in the state of Oklahoma. When this field was discovered in the late 1800s, it brought civilization to the surrounding areas of the wild west.
The erstwhile train station of Bartlesville, which was built in the early 1900s, when settlers came to the West is now the Visitors Information Center. The center caters to every need of tourists looking to explore the rich and diverse culture of Bartlesville through the many attractions, landmarks, and other destinations the city houses.
The White Rose Cemetery was established in the late 19th Century, with notable burials of town's stalwarts. The cemetery also has a large Greek-style mausoleum within its premises. The mausoleum with its stone exterior and marble interior houses many crypts and is, in itself an architectural marvel.