Woolaroc is a large wildlife preserve that has a cowboy themed museum filled with southwestern relics and art. The museum hosts one of the largest collections of Southwestern art anywhere. This is the ranch of Frank Phillips, who was the founder of the Phillips Oil Company. It is located near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The wildlife preserve is 3,700 acres filled with wildlife from Oklahoma and many parts of the southwest and features more than 30 species of animals including buffalo and many kinds of deer. Phillips was also an aviation fan, and has a small plane on display called Woolaroc.
They take Christmas seriously here too. The museum and grounds are worth seeing on their own, but the Christmas program with all its lights are an extra special treat. The Wooolaroc Wonderland of Lights is open through December, Friday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The grounds and buildings will be decked out with 750,000 lights. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under.
You may also tour the ranch with all the lights on a wagon ride. There is live Christmas related entertainment. You may also meet Santa at the museum. There his hot chocolate or apple cider with cookies for sale. Some nights a holiday horse rides through the grounds, covered with lights.
Entertainment is in the Heritage Theater. A schedule of performances is given to guests at the front gate when they arrive as the performances are different every day. Inside the lodge there are more than 100 mounted animal heads, and some large hides. None of these were killed through hunting, but were mounted after the animals passed away from old age.