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Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Buffalo Viewing in Oklahoma!

When visiting the Sooner State, it's important to take in its western heritage, big city attractions, and of course, the scenic landscapes. Outdoor Oklahoma features everything from recreation and relaxtion to wildlife viewing – even entire herds of buffalo.

So for you buffalo buffs out there, check out these seven spots across Oklahoma:

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Located in Pawhuska, Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is set in northeastern Oklahoma just northwest of the Tulsa metropolitan area –­ including cities like Owasso, Sand Springs, Broken Arrow, and Muskogee.

At 39,000 acres, TPP is the largest preserved tallgrass prairie in Oklahoma – and the world. The site protects 27,000-member buffalo herd, which can be seen along a 15-mile roadway, along with other forms of wildlife like deer, bobcats, and beavers.

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

Also located in northeastern Oklahoma, the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve is set in Bartlesville. Established in 1926 by Phillips Petroleum Company found Frank Phillips, the 3,700-acre ranch started with only 90 buffalo – now boasting 125.

Be sure to also explore the Woolaroc Museum for all things Western art and Oklahoma heritage.

Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site & Museum

Set in central Oklahoma northeast of Oklahoma City, the Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site & Museum is found in the city of Pawnee near Stillwater and Cushing.

Established by Wild West Show star Pawnee Bill in 1910, the ranch yields historic mansions, a Pawnee Bill museum, and 500 acres of grounds. The expansive ranch features a blacksmith shop, log cabin, barn, and about 40 milling buffalo.

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Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Found southwest of the OKC metropolitan area, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is located in Lawton – just southwest of Chickasha.

Covering nearly 60,00 acres, WMWR was established in 1901 – and is home to roughly 650 Plains Bison. Open daily and free of admission, the refuge also features a visitor center, bookstore, and gift shop.

Grey Snow Eagle House

Found northeast of OKC, the Grey Snow Eagle House of the Iowa Tribe – Bah Kho-je Xla Chi – is located in Perkins near Guthrie.

The scenic lands of the Grey Snow Eagle House is home to approximately 60 buffalo – which you may be able to spot from the road – as well as a number of birds both releasable and non-releasable. The aviary houses about 50 bald eagles and golden eagles.

Foss State Park

Spanning 1,749 acres, Foss State Park is located in the city of Foss in western Oklahoma – just west of Weatherford. Operated by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, Foss features about 40 buffalo.

For those looking to stretch their legs can try hiking, cycling, and horseback riding on the many trails in Foss State Park.

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Set in southern Oklahoma in the Arbuckle Mountains, the 10,000-acre Chickasaw National Recreation Area is found in Sulphur near Madill, Thackerville, and Durant.

Established in 1902, this spot is Oklahoma oldest national park – and is now home to some returning buffalo herds. Visitors can see these majestic animals from the scenic viewpoint, or trek the two-mile Bison Pasture Trail.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:


Best Western Kenosha Inn

1200 E Lansing Street, Broken Arrow OK 74012-2099
Phone: +1 918-251-2795  |  Fax: (918) 259-9500  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Cushing Inn & Suites

508 E Main Street, Cushing OK 74023-2737
Phone: +1 918-306-4299  |  Fax: (918) 306-4288  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Markita Inn

2401 W Main Street, Durant OK 74701-4818
Phone: +1 580-924-7676  |  Fax: (580) 924-3060  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Lawton Hotel & Convention Center

1125 E Gore Boulevard, Lawton OK 73501-3023
Phone: +1 580-353-0200  |  Fax: (580) 351-9798  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Sand Bass Inn & Suites

827 South First Street, Madill OK 73446
Phone: +1 580-677-9890  |  Fax: (580) 677-9944  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Cimarron Hotel & Suites

315 N Husband Street, Stillwater OK 74075-5235
Phone: +1 405-372-2878  |  Fax: (405) 372-2879  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Red River Inn & Suites

22106 Black Jack Road, Thackerville OK 73459-9016
Phone: +1 580-276-5001  |  Fax: (580) 276-5625  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Airport

222 N Garnett Road, Tulsa OK 74116-6034
Phone: +1 918-438-0780  |  Fax: (918) 438-9296  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Tulsa Inn & Suites

3212 S 79th East Avenue, Tulsa OK 74145-1317
Phone: +1 918-858-2100  |  Fax: +1 918-858-2100  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Woodland Hills Hotel & Suites

10143 E 62nd Street S, Tulsa OK 74133-1528
Phone: +1 918-249-8100  |  Fax: (918) 249-8101  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »


Best Western Plus Weatherford

525 E Main Street, Weatherford OK 73096-5347
Phone: +1 580-772-3325  |  Fax: (580) 772-8950  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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