The Phillips' Woolaroc Ranch House
West that he had known as a young man before the turn of the century. With the success of his oil interests, he purchased 3,700 acres of land near Bartlesville and began stocking it in 1925 with one of the largest collections of wildlife and birds in the country. These were used to populate what he would call Woolaroc Ranch and Preserve. Including a herd of American Bison (buffalo) from South Dakota, elk from Montana, longhorn cattle, Japanese sika deer, Northern European fallow deer, water buffalo, llamas, Sardinian donkeys, ostriches, African mountain goats, and others, they all roam freely through the hills. Many can be seen as one drives two miles from the gate to the Woolaroc museum. The museum holds one of the world’s most unique collections of Western art, cultural artifacts, and Western firearms.
Woolaroc Ranch House Dining Room
If you want to have a view from your patio, this one isn't bad---
across the prairie and down to Clyde Lake.
We took enough pictures that there are way too many to incorporate into a couple short posts, so there will be a wildlife post day, birdhouse post day, and museum post day. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed the visit.