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202 West 11th St
Coffeyville, KS 67337
Phone: (620) 688-6400
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Arts & Museums
Originally established in 1925 as a personal ranch retreat by oilman Frank Phillips of Phillips Petroleum in an attempt to preserve the beauty of the Old West, this facility now is home to a large museum complex and wildlife preserve. The name Woolaroc is taken from "woods, lakes and rocks." The ranch hosts a museum, a Native American Heritage Center, a petting zoo, a drive-through natural preserve, a nature trail and more. About an hour north of Tulsa toward Bartlesville, this is a great day trip for the family.
The Price Tower Arts Center (PTAC) in Bartesville beckons visitors with its stunning permanent and temporary exhibits that span across paper art, textile, design, paintings and architecture. It is housed in the towering Price Tower designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which is a wonder in itself and shows how architecture and design can produce something beautiful yet functional. Several spaces within the center can be hired for corporate meetings, receptions and private parties.
If you are a car enthusiast, then a visit to Darryl Starbird's National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum is a must when in Afton. Spread across 40,000 square feet (3716.12 square meters), this museum is home to more than 50 unique custom built automobiles created by Darryl Starbird and other well known custom car builders. Apart from these life-size models and rotating exhibits, the hall is covered with memorabilia of these beauties. The National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum is an ode to all the country's renowned custom car and street rod builders who played a significant part in the world of automobile redesigning.
Celebrate the life and times of America's most beloved cowboy comedian. This 62-year-old museum really captures the world in which Rogers lived. Western artwork fills one of eight galleries, while others display memorabilia from the entertainer's varied and full career as a screen actor, radio personality, writer and cowboy. The Rogers family tomb is also located on the grounds. Located in Claremore, the museum is a bit outside of the Tulsa metro, but it is definitely worth the drive. Admission is by voluntary contribution.
Located on historic Route 66 in nearby Claremore, this museum houses the largest single collection of guns in the world. Over 20,000 historic firearms as well as swords, knives, and Civil War artifacts are on display. Not limited to war and weaponry, this place also exhibits priceless music boxes, instruments, Indian artifacts, and a massive stein collection, among other relics. All this is contained in a 40,000-square-foot facility. Adults and children alike will find this display very educational, and well worth the short drive from Tulsa.