Bartlesville is an oil town with a rich Native American and westward expansion history and love of modern architecture. The city, population 35,000 serves as headquarters for Phillips Petroleum Company and is often voted one of the best places to live in Oklahoma.
The city's premiere historical destination is 3,700-acre Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve. The ranch home of Phillips Petroleum founder Frank Phillips is home to herds of American bison, elk, and longhorn cattle. The museum section of the estate displays Native American and western art and artifacts, and a collection of Colt firearms.
Bartlesville is gaining a reputation for its modern architecture. The Price Tower, a Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper is the preeminent example of the city's architectural bent. Tours of the building offer glimpses of Wright-designed furniture. The 1909 Frank Phillips Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are a variety of other architecturally significant buildings throughout the city.
Entertainment options include ballet, symphony, theater, and national touring productions. The city's OK Mozart festival in June is a celebration of orchestra and chamber music that features world-famous guest artists. Antique and specialty shops like Keepsake Candle Factory and Country Store offer unique shopping experiences.
Bartlesville is located 47 miles north of Tulsa. It is accessible via U.S. Highways 60 and 75. Options for lodging include hotels and bed and breakfasts.