Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum Receives Recognition
PAWNEE, Okla. — True West magazine ranked the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum as one of the top six museums in the nation in the “Cowboys, Cattle and Ranching” category. The list was published on page 91 of the September 2016 edition of True West. Staff members at the ranch are honored and very proud to be placed among the ranks of such wonderful institutions across the United States. This is the second consecutive year for the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum to be recognized in True West magazine’s museum rankings.
True West magazine captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America’s frontier history comes to life in True West, the world’s oldest continuously published Western Americana magazine.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch was once the home of Wild West showman Gordon W. Lillie and his wife May Lillie. The ranch includes a historic home with original furnishings, a museum, gift shop, log cabin, blacksmith shop, barn, observation tower and herds of bison, longhorns and horses. The ranch is open seven days a week April through October and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays November through March. Visitors can tour the entire facility during normal hours of operation and specialized programming is available upon request for groups who make reservations in advance. The Pawnee Bill Ranch also proudly re-creates Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show in June every year. For more information please call 918-762-2513 or visit the museum’s Facebook page. The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Road, approximately one-half mile west of Pawnee on US Highway 64.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.