Osage Tribal Tourism
The Osage Reservation history extends back a millennia and is woven into a contemporary fabric of rich tribal culture, oil, money, and cowboys. Take time to visit the many historical sites, museums, and attractions we have to offer.
- The Osage Tribal Museum is the oldest tribal museum in North America. Today the museum consists of two exhibition galleries and a gift shop.
- Osage County Historical Museum sits in the old Santa Fe Railroad Depot and houses a century old schoolhouse and a monument of America's first Boyscout Troop.
- Osage Tribal Council Chambers' north wall shows the Osage Creation Story with the south wall depicting current history and features many contemporary Osages.
- Million Dollar Elm Memorial is a tribute to the grand elm that provided shade for many oil lease sales. Oil barons such as Frank Phillips, Harry Sinclair, and Jean Paul Getty sat under the shade of the Million Dollar Elm.
- Osage Agency campus houses beautiful native sandstone buildings.
- Superintendent's Home has been residence to 30 Osage Agency Superintendent's and is listed on the national Register of Historical places.
- The Blacksmith House is the first house built for the Osage tribe's black smith.
- Osage Tribal Gaming Centers located in Hominy and Pawhuska offering a variety of Class II gaming machines.
- Hominy is the City of Murals depicting Indian folklore located on various buildings throughout town.
- Whitehair Memorial is the home of original allotter Lillie Morrell Burkhart. Mrs Burkhart's home has an extensive collection of cultural and documentary items.
- Cathedral of the Osage (Immaculate Conception Church) with glorious stained glass windows that were handcrafted in Germany in 1919.
- Chief Lookout Memorial is the burial site for Chief Lookout and his wife Julia. A ten-foot granite marker is located atop this mountain with a 360 degree panoramic view of Pawhuska, Bird Creek Valley and Osage County.
- Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, located north of Pawhuska has over 37,000 acres of the only protected ecosystem of it's kind and is the home to over 3,000 buffalo roaming freely, much as it was when the Osage Tribe settled here in 1872.
- Pawhuska City Hall was the first Osage Tribal Council house built in 1894. The bell in the tower was used to call councilmen to meetings.
- Woolaroc, founded in 1925 by Frank Phillips, this rustic ranch retreat will take you back to the wild west with its museum, art gallery, wildlife preserve and mountain man camp.