3910 SE Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Phone: (918) 333-0710
Fax: (918) 333-6559
Arts & Museums
The Price Tower Arts Center (PTAC)in Bartesville beckons to visitors with its stunning permanent and temporary exhibits that span across paper works, textile, design, paintings and architecture. The towering structure designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is a wonder in itself, and shows how architecture and functional design can produce something beautiful yet functional. Several spaces within the center can be hired for corporate meetings, receptions and private parties. Admissions costs apply for entrance to the tower so check ahead for those.
Originally established in 1925 as a personal ranch retreat by oilman Frank Phillips of Phillips Petroleum in an attempt to preserve the beauty of the Old West, this facility now is home to a large museum complex and wildlife preserve. The name Woolaroc is taken from "woods, lakes and rocks." The ranch hosts a museum, a Native American Heritage Center, a petting zoo, a drive-through natural preserve, a nature trail and more. About an hour north of Tulsa toward Bartlesville, this is a great day trip for the family.
This museum depicts the growth and development of the Bartlesville area through numerous photographs and artifacts. You can learn about the Indian Territory, the composer of the 12th Street Rag, and the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma while at this museum.
Phillips Petroleum Company Museum is a hands on and interactive museum that features the history and displays of Phillips petroleum. Closed Sundays and holidays.
Numerous costumes, memorabilia, photographs, and personal belongings of Tom Mix, the first King of the Cowboys, are displayed at this museum. There is also a theater in the museum that plays silent movies starring Mix.
Osage County Historical Society Museum is located in an old Santa Fe depot. This museum features rail cars, a schoolhouse, western and pioneer life artifacts, early oil industry, Native American life, and a Boy Scout exhibit.