Saturday, June 6, 2015 - Woolaroc Museum
This is the museum building for Woolaroc Museum.
The name of the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is derived from three words - woods, lakes and rock. Although these words are very descriptive of the natural environment here, they don’t begin to describe all that Woolaroc has to offer. A quote from Will Rogers pretty well sums it up, “Of all the places in the United States, Woolaroc is the most unique.”
Today, Woolaroc serves as a working ranch, museum and wildlife preserve that welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The 3,600+ acre property was established in 1925 as a retreat for oilman and founder of Phillips Petroleum Company, Frank Phillips. The Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is an educational and entertaining hub situated in the Osage Hills of northeast Oklahoma.
Visitors to Woolaroc are reminded of the natural environment, cultural heritage and history of early America at every turn.
Not only is Woolaroc home to over 30 varieties of native and exotic animals and birds, such as buffalo, elk, llamas, and longhorn cattle, but also artifacts from about 40 different native American tribes are displayed in the museum, including authentic pieces that trace prehistoric civilizations. Also on display is Woolaroc, the aircraft that won the ill-fated Dole Air Race of 1927.
Visitors can view numerous artifacts from the Plains tribes, as well as homemade items like baskets, pottery and blankets from the Navajo, Apache, Hopi and Pueblos located in Arizona and New Mexico.
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