We started our trip off by paying for our ticket, we drive about 5 minutes, I'm looking off to the sides looking for animals, and all of a sudden Tony stops the car and says "Oh my gosh, look!" In front of us, coming down the road is a buffalo! Straight at us! This is what we saw...
We saw some other animals-deer, llama, ostrich, a longhorn-all roaming around the land around the house. The ostrich were right up against the the fence. We thought they looked pretty crazy with the beaks open.
The museum was probably the coolest part besides the buffalo encounter. We found out that it started as Frank Phillips' personal collection. There was a ton of Native American artifacts and artwork, animal heads, a large gun collection, lots of Phillips memorabilia and history, cowboy stuff, furniture, to name a few! It was quite a collection, while a lot of the items were Phillips', people also donated whole collections to the museum.
After we visited the museum, we walked down to the lodge. Woolaroc stands for woods, lakes, and rocks just like the landscape of the ranch. Here are some pictures of the lodge and the view from the lodge.
One of the lakes when we drove in.
We did not visit the petting zoo after Jacob & Mindy told us that it was in a barn and smelled really bad. Plus it was hot! That was the only thing we didn't see at Woolaroc. I was really glad that we went out there...learned some more about Oklahoma culture and got to see the pretty landscape. I'm looking forward to more day trips like that.