Bell RV Village is located near some of the best arts and culture in the area. Enjoy a Broadway show at Bartlesville Community Center and incredible art displays at Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower, both located only minutes away in downtown Bartlesville. If you're looking for an adventure, travel half an hour into the Osage Hills for a unique experience at Frank Phillips' ranch-turned-art-museum Woolaroc. Or make your way south to Tulsa to enjoy his brother Waite Phillips' Italian villa, the Philbrook Museum of Art.
Located in downtown Bartlesville, only a 15-minute drive from Bell RV Village, the Price Tower offers spectacular views of Oklahoma's Green Country and the opportunity to tour architect Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper. Enjoy a vast collection of modern and contemporary art and design, and stop by the Copper Bar and Restaurant, located on the 15th floor. While you enjoy delicious cuisine, you can also experience unique entertainment, featuring live music from local artists.
Like the Price Tower, Woolaroc is something truly unique to the Bartlesville area. Hidden away in the Osage Hills, Woolaroc is a 3,700 acre wildlife preserve and Western art museum. Once the ranch retreat of oilman Frank Phillips, Woolaroc offers visitors a chance to step back in time and tour Phillips' rustic lodge, where he hosted cowboys, outlaws, bankers, lawmen, and socialites. Visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the vast nature preserve, home to bison, elk, longhorn cattle, Japanese Sika deer, water buffalo, llamas, ostriches, pigmy goats, and much more. Finally, stop by the museum for an incredible collection of Western art and artifacts, including paintings by Remington, Russell, and Moran.
After you've enjoyed Western art and the great outdoors at Frank Phillips' Woolaroc, stop by his brother Waite Phillips' 72-room Italian Renaissance villa, now one of America's finest art museums. Designed in 1927 by architect Edward Buehler Delk, Philbrook boasts an extensive European art collection as well as a growing modern and contemporary art collection. Guests are also invited to enjoy the breathtaking gardens that surround the villa.
The Thomas Gilcrease Institue of American History and Art in Tulsa is one of the country's finest organizations dedicated to preserving and studying American art and history. Enjoy the world's largest and most comprehenseive collection of art from the American West as well as an impressive display of Native American art.
Bartlesville Community Center
Come enjoy a performance by local artists, such as the Bartlesville Symphony and Bartlesville Choral Society. If you're visiting in June, you won't want to miss the OK Mozart festival, one of the nation's finest classical music festivals, hosted right here in Bartlesville. The Bartlesville Community Center even has a Broadway series, which brings in five Broadway touring shows every season, including Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Elf the Musical, Cinderella, and many more!
Designed by William Wesley Peters, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Bartlesville Community Center is considered to be one of the finest concert halls in the country. It is also home to the world's largest cloisonné artwork, a 25-foot long mural depicting the beautiful Oklahoma countryside. Whether you're in the mood for art, architecture, music, dance, or theater, Bartlesville Community Center is the perfect addition to your trip.