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Osage County is home to Ree Drummond, Food Network’s Pioneer Woman. For prairie, pleasure, or homemade pie – you’ll want to spend a few days in Osage County, Oklahoma!
Begin your visit with an overnight stay in the Osage Hills at the Postoak Lodge where guests can swim, hike, zip line, fish, or just take in the gorgeous view. On your way through the county, be sure to visit Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve where the whole family can step back into the past to the days of oilman tycoon, Frank Phillips, on his historic Woolaroc ranch. Woolaroc has a 50,000 sq. ft. world-class museum, beautiful country-side, and a petting zoo for the kids.
For a fun weekend, book a cottage at Cross Timbers Marina at Lake Skiatook where you can rent boats or jet skis and enjoy the calmest waters in the state of Oklahoma! Lake Skiatook has beach and picnic areas to enjoy as well.
Within the northern center of the county sits the county seat, Pawhuska, which is also home to the Drummond family. Downtown Pawhuska has eclectic shops of fine furniture, stylish clothing, art, native Osage items, and many antique stores. The biggest stir in Pawhuska has been due to the opening of the Pioneer Woman’s Mercantile. Visitors come from across oceans, as well as states to dine and shop at The Mercantile. The Pioneer Woman and her Marlboro Man often frequent “The Merc” and visit with their guests. Also, across the street from The Mercantile, right next door to Osage Outfitters, is the Pioneer Woman’s latest venture – P Town Pizza, where you can enjoy specialty drinks, specialty pizzas, and the special on the menu: Not Knots! From luxurious bed and baths, cabins or campsites at Osage Hills State Park, to the Frontier Hotel Pawhuska, Osage County has lodging in spades and hospitality by the bushels!
Adventure your way up to Fairfax, Oklahoma and stop by the bank to view their version of a “Hall of Fame” with the spurs of many legends hanging on their walls. Enjoy an overnight stay at Ben Ranch Cabins located just south of Fairfax along the bluff above the Arkansas River and Gray Horse Creek. You will have a view like none other and will have the opportunity to kayak down the river, fish, mountain bike and more! While in the western part of the county, be sure to take a drive up to Shidler to the Bivin Garden.
Your visit would not be complete without a stop in Hominy at the Drummond Home for a tour and a visit to Cha’ Tullis Art Gallery located downtown.
From bison on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to the city lights of Tulsa, Osage County will capture your heart with the culture of the Gilcrease Museum, the beauty of the Tulsa Botanic, and the romance of the cowboy on the range. Come explore the place where you can, indeed find a home where the buffalo roam, where the cowboys and Indians still play – where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day! Osage County, Oklahoma – you’ll never meet a stranger, just friends and neighbors. Come explore Osage County and we’ll roll out the red carpet for you when you do! For more information on upcoming events: www.VisitTheOsage.com
Fun things to do:
Attractions: The Mercantile – the Pioneer Woman’s Restaurant and general merchandise
The Pioneer Woman Boarding House – boutique hotel
P Town Pizza – The Pioneer Woman’s latest venture in dining!
The Pioneer Woman Lodge Tours – tour the Lodge where the Food Network TV Show is filmed
Roaming the Osage Historic Tours – tour the Osage on a guided tour in a
Luxurious Mercedes Benz van
Lorec Ranch Pawhuska – custom home furnishings
Osage Outfitters – be the best dressed in the west!
Osage Square – a unique shopping experience in Pawhuska!
Funky Pearl Boutique – women’s fashions in Barnsdall
Krazy Kow – western apparel in Barnsdall
Osage Hills State Park
Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve
Tulsa Botanic Garden
Hominy Municipal Lake
Hulah Wildlife Refuge
Osage Wildlife Refuge
John Dahl Wildlife Refuge
The Bivin Garden, Shidler
Canopy Tours, Post Oak Lodge & Resort - Tulsa
Lookout Memorial near Bartlesville
Art/Architecture Cathedral of the Osage – Pawhuska
Constantine Theater - Pawhuska
Pawhuska Historic District
Osage Tribal Museum – Pawhuska
Osage County Historical Museum - Pawhuska
Woolaroc Museum - Bartlesville
Gilcrease Museum - Tulsa
Cha’ Tullis Gallery - Hominy
City of Murals - Hominy
Cowboy/Western Spur Collection - Fairfax
John Free cowboy bronze and Veteran’s Memorial – Fairfax
World’s largest amateur rodeo – Cavalcade – Pawhuska
Indian Taco Championship – Pawhuska
Pioneer Days & Rodeo – Skiatook
Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping – Pawhuska
Osage County Cattlemen’s Association annual conference and ranch rodeo
Entertainment Seven Osage Casinos – Bartlesville, Hominy, Pawhuska, Ponca City
(casino-hotel-restaurant), Sand Springs, Skiatook (casino-hotel-restaurant),
Tulsa (casino-restaurant-event center)
There is no shortage of lodging from B & B's, hotels, and cabins; a variety of dining and one-of-a-kind shopping such as authentic Native American jewelry and art, gift and antique shops, a winery and a candle factory (Keepsake Candles-Bartlesville).
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