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Bartlesville hit the jackpot during the 1905 oil boom, and you can still see this wealth today in its preserved buildings. From opulent mansions left by oil barons to a skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this northern Oklahoma metropolis will impress you with its sophisticated attractions and refined character. Go beyond the fancy architecture and discover fishing, music and pioneering food.

Wide view of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve with a herd of American bison in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

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Astounding Architecture

Price Tower is the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright that was ever constructed. After its completion in 1956, it served as the headquarters for the H.C. Price Company and later became a designated National Historic Landmark in 2007. Today, the tower hosts architecture exhibitions and displays an excellent collection of modern art.

Pioneering Foodies

Fans of the Food Network’s popular show, “Pioneer Woman,” should make a beeline to nearby Pawhuska. The town is home to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile, a restaurant and bakery that serves coffee, comfort food and pastries. Founded by the show’s stars, Ree and Ladd Drummond, the complex is housed in the hundred-year-old Osage Mercantile building on Main Street. Cap your visit with a confection from Charlie’s Sweet Shop, serving delicious ice cream and candy.

Musical Oklahoma

The most buzzworthy event of the year is June’s OK Mozart International Music Festival. It began in 1983 as a classical music showcase and has evolved into a multi-genre festival featuring everything from classical and jazz to bluegrass and pop. The Bartlesville Symphony puts on five to six performances throughout the year.

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Fish Like the Locals

Get your fill of the great outdoors in Hudson Lake. Situated north of Bartlesville and encircled by wooded hills, this scenic area has 8 miles of shoreline with a boat ramp, dock and fishing shelters. Toss a line in for hefty catfish.

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