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Find yourself in Bartlesville - and find some buffalo too!

When people think of Oklahoma they often conjure up images of Native American heritage, the historic American West and the beautiful and majestic American Bison. Often called buffalo around these parts, a visit to Bartlesville promises hundreds of these roaming animals - both real and as beautiful artwork!

If you’re looking for American bison roaming the Oklahoma prairie check out Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve. The herd is often seen as you enter the ranch slowly making their way to take a rest in the shade or munch on some grass. After enjoying the Woolaroc museum, visitors can also make their way over to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve outside of Pawhuska. With over 39 thousand acres and over 2500 free ranging bison, the preserve is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful Osage hills.

After enjoying the real thing, visitors can then take an artful tour of the Bartlesville area and find the many beautifully designed and painted buffalo throughout town. What started as a fundraiser for a local charity has become a favorite scavenger hunt for young and old alike.

Here’s a list of these artistic buffalo that roam the streets of Bartlesville!

ABB Buffalo Sponsor: ABB – Artist: Cindy Bennett – Location: ABB, 7051 Industrial Blvd.

“Amadeus” Sponsor: Class 13 of Leadership Bartlesville – Artist: Kristen Radaker Sheafer – Location: Tower Center at Unity Square, Dewey and Silas Ave.

“Barney” Sponsor: Bartlesville Insurance Associates – Artist: Cindy Bennett – Location: Frank Phillips Park, corner of Frank Phillips and Keeler

“Billie Jean, the Dancing Machine” Sponsor: Jay and Ann-Janette Webster – Artist: Jay Webster – Location: Centennial Park, corner of Frank Phillips and Dewey

“Buffalo Bill” Sponsor: Rand and Patti Berney – Artists: Cindy and Gillian Bray – Location: Bill Doenges Memorial Park Stadium, 115 E. Hensely Blvd.

“Cashanova” Sponsor: Arvest Bank – Artist: Cindy Bennett – Location: - Arvest Bank, 4225 SE Adams Road

“Frankie” Sponsor: Pete and Theo Silas – Artist: Lisa Fox - Location: Tower Center at Unity Square, Dewey and Silas Ave.

Gymnastics Buffalo Sponsor: Phillips 66 Gymnastics Club – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: Sonic, 271 Adams Blvd.

“Hands-on Fun” Sponsor: Kiddie Park – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: Bartlesville Kiddie Park, corner of Cherokee and Hensley

“Hi Ho Silver” Sponsor: Washington County Sheriff’s Office – Artist: Kerri Fleming – Location: 420 S. Johnstone Ave.

“Icon of the American West” Sponsor: Tri County Tech – Artist: Jan Martin McGuire – Location: Tri County Tech (inside), 6101 SE Nowata Road

“Mac” Sponsor: McAnaw & Co. Realtors – Artist: Cindy Bray – Location: 515 SE Delaware Ave.

“Magic” Sponsor:Gene and Lori Batchelder – Artist: Carolyn Mock – Location: Woolaroc, 12 miles southwest of Bartlesville on State Highway 123

“Max” Sponsor: Siemens USA –Artist: Kerri Fleming – Location: Siemens, west of Bartlesville on US Highway 60

“Nickelangelo” Sponsor: 66 Federal Credit Union (now Truity Credit Union) – Artist: Cindy Bennett – Location: Truity Credit Union, 2612 SE Washington Blvd.

OSU Buffalo Sponsor: Alumni and Friends of OSU – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: Bartlesville Public Library, 600 S. Johnstone Ave.

“Patch” Sponsor: Boy Scouts of America – Cherokee Area Council No. 469 – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: 520 S. Quapaw Pro Mortgage Buffalo Sponsor: Pro Mortgage – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: 2114 SE Washington Blvd.

“Roy L. Flush” Sponsor: Osage Casino – Location: Osage Casino Bartlesville, 222 Allen Road.

Safari Smiles Buffalo Sponsor: Safari Smiles Children’s Dntistry – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: Safari Smiles, 2359 Nowata Place

Schlumberger Buffalo Sponsor: Schlumberger – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: 509 W. Hensley Blvd.

Schwegman Insurance Buffalo Sponsor: Schwegman Insurance – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: COMING SOON!

“SGS Bison” Sponsor: SGS – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: SGS, 406 US Highway 60

“Sisilia” Sponsor: Delaware Veterans Committee – Artist: Erinn Rakes - Location: Delaware Tribe offices, 5100 Tuxedo Blvd.

“Sit(el)ing Bull”> Sponsor: Sitel – Artist: Kerri Fleming – Location:

No longer on display “Sparty” Sponsor: Sooner High School Alumni - Artist: Lindsey Garrett – Location: being repaired. Will be located at Fire Department Station NO. 3, 100 SE Madison Blvd.

“Splash” Sponsor: Phillips 66 Splash Club Location: Behind Hilton Garden Inn at 411 S. Keeler Ave.

“Tree of Life” Sponsor: Kenneth and Diana Adams – Artist: Marilyn King – Location: Bartlesville First Presbyterian Church, corner of 5th and Dewey

“Up and Away” Sponsor:Remax of Bartlesville – Artist: Cindy Bennett – Location: Remax of Bartlesville, 1809 SE Washington Blvd.

“Van Gogh-falo” Sponsor: Musselman Abstract – Artist: Cindy Bennett – Location: Sears Park, corner of Cherokee and Adams

“Vincit” Sponsor: Wal-Mart Food Distribution Center – Artist: Jeff Prescott – Location: Wal-Mart Food Distribution Center, Highway 75 near Ochelata

Westside Paint & Body Buffalo Sponsor: Westside Paint & Body – Artist: Kimberly Jones – Location: Westside Paint & Body Shop, 1775 SW Frank Phillips Blvd.

“Wildcat” Sponsor: College Hi Alumni Class of ’61 – Artist: Janet White – Location: Sears Park, corner of Cherokee and Adams

“Woolaroc Wiley” Sponsor: Debbie and Mark Haskell – Artist: Jim Cramer – Location: Centennial Park, corner of Frank Phillips and Dewey - Currently being repaired

YMCA Buffalo Sponsor: Richard Kane YMCA – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: COMING SOON!

Zachry Buffalo Sponsor: Zachry – Artist: Erinn Rakes – Location: Zachry, 307 Short Ave.

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1/8 & 1/9 Friday & Saturday – 9pm – Signal Twenty-Nine
1/15 & 1/16 Friday & Saturday – 9pm – Chance Anderson
1/29 & 1/30 Friday & Saturday – 9pm – Hi-Fidelics

Frank and Lola’s Restaurant & Bar 
1/9 Saturday – 10pm – Green Corn Rebellion
1/16 Saturday – 10pm – Aaron Lee Tasjan
1/23 Saturday – 10pm – Dustin Pittsley Band
1/30 Saturday – 10pm – Wink Burcham

Okie’s Bar 
1/9 Saturday – 9pm – KALO

Elk’s Lodge 
1/15 Friday 8pm – Way Layed “Unplugged”

Painted Horse Bar & Grille 
1/16 Saturday – 8pm - Signal Twenty-Nine
1/23 Saturday - 8pm – Telegram Nation
1/30 Saturday – 8pm – Mark Gibson

Solo Club
1/6 Wednesday – 9pm – Susan Herndon
1/13 Wednesday – 9pm – Paul Roper
1/20 Wednesday – 9pm – Robert Hoefling
1/27 Wednesday – 9pm – Garret Brown

Angelo’s Tavern
Thursday nights – 9pm – Open Mic Night
1/8 Friday – 9pm – Edge of Zephyr
1/15 Friday – 9pm – Interlaced
1/22 Friday – 9pm – Jason Kinney Band
1/29 Friday – 9pm – John Paul Adams Band

Cherokee Casino Ramona 
1/8 Friday – 9pm – Mike Black & The Stingrays
1/9 Saturday – 9pm – Trett Charles
1/15 & 1/16 Friday & Saturday – 9pm – Justin Heskett
1/22 Friday – 9pm – VCR
1/23 Saturday – 9pm – Wayne Garner Band
1/28 Thursday – 7pm – Retrorockerz
1/29 Friday – 9pm – Paul Bogart
1/30 Saturday – 9pm – The Tiptons


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