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In Bartlesville, one of the fun places in Oklahoma, see the town that oil built. See roaming herds of exotic animals on an oil baron's vast ranch, explore Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, shop for unique treasures and experience the art, culture and history of the American West.
Bartlesville is proud of the many Oklahoma attractions and assets that continue the legend of exploration and innovation, including museums, dramatic architecture, art collections, scenic prairie life and world-renowned events. So, there's always plenty to see and do when looking for things to do in Bartlesville, USA.
Annual events in Bartlesville include:
- Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival
Each year citizens and visitors enjoy the diversity and entertainment of the:
- Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra
- Civic Ballet
- Choral Society
- Community Concert Association
- Bartlesville Theater
Music is no stranger to Bartlesville, as the OKM Music Festival brings internationally recognized musicians and artists to the area every year, along with spectators and media attention from all over the world.
Since its early days in Indian Territory, Bartlesville's history has been told by the architecture and attractions still flourishing today. The Dewey Hotel, a Victorian structure built in 1900, was the first frame building in Dewey. The Frank Phillips Home, built in 1909 as the 26-room mansion of Bartlesville pioneer Frank Phillips, still houses the family's original furnishings and art collection. The beautiful La Quinta Foster Mansion, built in 1932 with terra cotta floors and hand-painted ceilings, is now part of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, a 4-year liberal arts college with students from America and across the world.
Bartlesville museums include:
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower
- Phillips Petroleum Company Museum
- Price Tower Arts Center
- Tom Mix Museum
- Bartlesville Area History Museum
- Museum at Woolaroc, the former country retreat of Frank Phillips.
Bartlesville began its second century with industrial and economic growth while remaining proud of its American Indian and western heritage. From its frontier trade and petroleum beginnings to its present diversity of manufacturing, research, ranching and commerce, the Bartlesville area presents a unique blend of cosmopolitan attitude mixed with neighborly friendliness.
Located in the heart of America's Sunbelt, the city's schools, library, and civic organizations continually produce the finest students, forums, and cultural events in the region. With such a rich heritage as its foundation, Bartlesville's growth and future will no doubt be legendary as well.
Bartlesville offers some delicious surprises in terms of one-of-a-kind local as well as major chain restaurants. Bartlesville restaurants boast a wide range of delicacies from steak houses to ethnic blends to coffee houses. You'll want to try them all.« back to cities in High Plains
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