Ponca City, Oklahoma: Marland Mansion - Oil Museum, Sculptor Museum

The opulent prairie estate of oil baron E. W. Marland contains a museum about the regional oil boom and his company. A museum sculptor Bryant Baker's work includes a gallery of his Presidents sculpture models, and details on his giant pioneer woman sculpture south of the mansion.

Marland Estate Mansion

Address:
901 Monument Rd, Ponca City, OK
Directions:
Northeast side of town, east of US Hwy 77. From the Pioneer Woman Monument, take Monument Rd northeast for a half mile, mansion on right.
Hours:
Daily 10-5, Su 1-5. (Call to verify)
Phone:
800-422-8340
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Marland Mansion - Oil Museum, Sculptor Museum

Oil baron E. W. Marland's 43,581 square ft. palace on the prairie built in 1925. A National historic landmark.

[Ginger, 06/03/2012]

Oklahoma's equivalent of the Hearst Mansion or the Biltmore Estate. Includes several sub-museums: the Marland Oil Museum chronicles the oil boom to the company's takeover by Conoco. There's also a museum about the work of sculptor Bryant Baker, who created Ponca City's 17-ft tall bronze pioneer woman. A wax figure of Baker stands in a gallery of his models and busts, including a President's Gallery.

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