Be inspired by the story of Phillips' transformation from a small Bartlesville business to a global energy enterprise, and the extraordinary people who made it happen. During your tour experience the thrill of Billy Parker flying overhead in an original 1914 Pusher plane, and Phillips' breakthrough discovery that helped fuel the Hula Hoop craze. Observe how a roustabout lived in the rowdy days of the Burbank field and see an actual section of the Anna Anderson No. 1, the well that started it all!
Frank Lloyd Wright called this masterpiece the “tree that escaped the crowded forest” when he completed it for the H.C. Price International Pipeline Company in 1956. The Price Tower is Frank Lloyd Wright’s only built skyscraper. The combination apartment-office building received the American Institute of Architects 25-year Award and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Price Tower Arts Center offers a variety of traveling art exhibitions and permanent exhibitions on Wright, Bruce Goff and the Price Company and Tower.
The country estate of oil baron Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company, got its name from the woods, lakes and rocks that are indigenous to the area. This rustic environment served as a one-of-a-kind entertainment venue. 'Uncle Frank' hosted U.S. Presidents, wealthy Eastern investors, dignitaries, Indians, tycoons, movie stars, lawmen and outlaws alike on his sprawling ranch southwest of Bartlesville. From early spring to late fall, the North Road Tour features a five-mile drive through some of the most beautiful portions of the Woolaroc preserve. This tour includes a stop at an authentic restoration of an 1840s Trader's Camp where true to life mountain-men offer a glimpse of early settler living. Experience nature’s beauty while smelling the clean, fresh air of the Osage Hills and listening to the peaceful sounds of the streams running through this 3,700 acre wildlife preserve. And don’t miss the museum, which houses over 55,000 pieces including some of the Southwest’s greatest collections of western and worldwide art, relics and exhibits that tell the alluring story of the American West. An outstanding regional attraction!
Travel back in time to experience the growth and development of Bartlesville and surrounding areas. Through photographs and artifacts learn about Indian Territory, the first commercial oil well in Oklahoma, the composer of the 12th Street Rag and many other people, places and events which shaped this turn-of-the-century settlement into the modern community it is today.
Experience the sumptuous town residence of oil baron Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Although the house itself is beautiful and ornate with rich imported Philippine mahogany, handcrafted molded ceilings, and Waterford crystal chandeliers, it is the original furnishings left by the Phillips family that make this tour an experience to remember.