Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
1141 Pawnee Bill Road
Pawnee, OK 74058
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Oklahoma's greatest personification of The Wild West, Pawnee Bill, leaves behind a fully furnished mansion as a testament to Oklahoma's flourishing past. Visitors will be delighted by the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum located in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
No other Oklahoman exemplified "The Wild West" like Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill). In 1888, after working in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, he formed his own "Wild West Show" and traveled all over the world recreating life in the "Wild West."
In 1910, Pawnee Bill built his dream home, a fourteen room arts and crafts style bungalow complete with modern conveniences such as hot and cold running water, electricity and steam heat, one of the first in the area. Pawnee Bill’s fully furnished mansion remains today as it was when he and his wife, Mae, lived there.
On the grounds of the 500-acre Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, see the original log cabin, a 1903 blacksmith shop, a large barn and an Indian Flower Shrine. Roaming the grounds, visitors can see the four-legged residents of the Pawnee Bill Ranch: draft horses, bison and longhorn cattle. These magnificent creatures can be seen as visitors picnic in one of the covered shelters.
This family fun attraction, the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, is open year round in Pawnee and can be rented for meetings, reunions and weddings. Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show is proudly recreated each June.