Bartlesville is where Oklahoma oil began. Black gold built today's sophisticated city of art and fine architecture. Ride to the top of Frank Lloyd Wright's only finished skyscraper, the Price Tower, which houses an art gallery, a boutique inn and the elegant Copper Bar. Fill up on area history at one of the four downtown museums including the Price Tower, The Frank Phillips Home, the Phillips Petroleum Company Museum or the Bartlesville Area History Museum. Visit the Nellie Johnstone, the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma or experience a child's paradise at the Kiddie Park, located in Johnstone Park and open during the summer months.
If it's events you're looking for, in June you can tune into OK Mozart, a nine-day festival featuring world-class music of all genres and many other performances. Sunfest brings in music, artists and food to create Oklahoma's largest outdoor picnic. September hosts Oklahoma Indian Summer complete with Native American art and pow-wows. Also in September, Dewey's Western Heritage Weekend includes a Tom Mix parade and an authentic wild west show.
At Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, the former country retreat of oilman Frank Phillips, roaming buffalo, fine art and amazing artifacts coexist. Woolaroc is named for the woods, lakes and rocks that surround this more than 3,000 acres of beautiful Oklahoma landscape. Woolaroc has a museum full of Native American art, Oklahoma history and stories of the early years of the Phillips Petroleum Company. In addition, the annual Cow Thieves & Outlaws Reunion, a magical night under the stars, is held there each year.
Bartlesville is a perfect weekend getaway for families, friends or just the two of you. There's always something to explore in the city of legends.
Venture to nearby Dewey and discover the unique attractions available there as well. Dewey is the home of the Tom Mix Museum, the historic Dewey Hotel and Prairie Song, Indian Territory, a recreated pioneer village. In Dewey, you'll find antique delights in the quaint downtown and even an old-fashioned soda fountain at Linger Longer Antiques.