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View of downtown Bartlesville taken from the Osage Hills west of town

Mark Blumer

History, Culture & More

2 days and 3 nights in NE Oklahoma

Welcome to beautiful, historic Bartlesville!

Ready for a few days of exploring one of the state’s most beautiful and historic areas? Here are a few suggested trip itineraries to help you make the most of your stay in Bartlesville.

  1. Check-in to your room at your hotel.

  2. Head to historic downtown Bartlesville and enjoy the incredible architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and the scenic views of the Osage hills with a tour of the Price Tower and dinner at the acclaimed Copper Restaurant & Bar on the 15th floor.

  3. Enjoy a stroll through downtown Bartlesville to take in some of our beautiful murals or snap some pictures of a member of our artistically decorated buffalo herd.

Day 1

  1. Start your morning with a home-crafted signature coffee at Outpost Coffee to energize you for a morning checking out local sites. There are several great options to choose from, including Phillips Petroleum Company Museum; Bartlesville Area History Museum; Discovery 1 Park and the Nellie Johnstone No. 1, where Oklahoma oil began; Bartlesville Community Center and Tower Center at Unity Square; historic Frank Phillips Mansion which is open to tours on select days and times.

  2. For lunch, try a Bartlesville original with Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que or an Oklahoma favorite Hideaway Pizza, found in the beautifully-restored Johnstone-Sare Building.

  3. Get ready for an afternoon of some of the best western and Native American art in the world at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve, located just a short drive southwest of Bartlesville. The 3,700-acre ranch boasts a wildlife preserve that allows up-close views of many species of native and exotic wildlife, Frank Phillips’ country home, the Phillips family mausoleum, and a museum with one of the finest art and artifact collections in the world. You have to see for yourself why Will Rogers called it “the most unique place in this country.”

  4. Finish off your evening with a stop at Painted Horse for a great farm-to-table meal or a nightcap before heading back to your hotel after a full day of fun.

Day 2

  1. After exploring Bartlesville on Day 1, start your day by visiting some of the great places found near Bartlesville. Plenty of places are within 30 minutes of Bartlesville with a variety of venues to choose from.

    • The nearby town of Dewey can energize your morning with a Boba tea from Sippin’ Sweet Company. The Tom Mix Museum and the Dewey Hotel Museum are nearby and offer plenty of local western history. It’s even believed by many that the Dewey Hotel Museum is haunted and lantern tours are offered on Saturday nights. While you are in Dewey, don't miss Linger Longer with its old-fashioned soda fountain.

    • Pawhuska, the home of Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, is also close by is a destination stop for people from all over the world. Visit the gift store at The Merc to find plenty of gift ideas for men and women, then you’ll want to grab a bite to eat at The Pioneer Woman Mercantile. The small town offers a thriving shopping district with boutiques that each provide a unique experience of their own. You’re sure to find something that you can’t get anywhere else. On your way back, take a drive through the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve where you will be amazed at the 50-mile prairie that is home to the largest protected remnant of tallgrass prairie on the earth, and one of the largest bison herds in the country.

    • Prairie Song, Indian Territory is located just a few miles west of Dewey, and exploring it transports you back in time with a recreated 1800s village. Prairie Song has everything from a one-room schoolhouse, to a saloon, to a doctor's office — and much more! You don’t want to miss it!

  2. Head back to Bartlesville for dinner and your final night in the ‘Ville. Some of the great local flavor stops include Weeze’s, Midway Café, Crossing 2nd, Murphy’s Steak House, Sterling’s Grille, Tumbleweeds Steak House, and Medusa Grill and Bar — just to name a few. Check out our restaurant listings page for more options.

We hope you had a great time!

As you now know, two days isn’t enough time to see and do everything the area has to offer! When you decide to come back, make sure you plan your trip with us!

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