Bartlesville is a city in Osage and Washington counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Bartlesville is located forty-seven miles north of Tulsa and very close to Oklahoma's northern border with Kansas. It is the county seat of Washington County, in which most of the city lies. The city has one daily newspaper and several radio stations. It is one of two places in Oklahoma where a Lenape Native American tribe lives, the other being Anadarko.
Price Tower, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, stands in downtown Bartlesville. The nearby Bartlesville Community Center, designed by William Wesley Peters, one of Wright's students, hosts the "OK MOZART" International Festival, an annual week-long music event in June. Begun in 1985 organized around the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the festival features performances of classical, jazz, light opera, and more. World-renowned musicians who have performed at OK Mozart include Itzhak Perlman, Joyce Yang, Joshua Bell, and André Watts.
The city also hosts several annual festivals and shows. Sunfest is scheduled the first weekend of June. It includes an arts and crafts show, a music festival, a kids festival, and a classic cars show in Sooner Park. A second classic air show and festival in the fall. An Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival held at the Community Center each fall. A youth concert venue called The Wherehouse hosts Christian rock and alternative rock bands and artists several times a month.
Frank Phillips' former home in Bartlesville is a museum maintained by the Oklahoma Historical Society. His ranch and retreat about 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Bartlesville is called Woolaroc (a portmanteau of the words woods, lakes, rocks). A working ranch of 3,700 acres (15 km²), Woolaroc houses a museum exhibiting Phillips' extensive Native American, western, and fine art collections. It holds one of the most complete private collections of Colt firearms in the world. The property includes the Phillips family's lodge and mausoleum, along with a huge wildlife preserve with herds of American Bison, elk, Texas longhorn cattle, water Buffalo, zebra, and more than 20 other animal species.