Pawnee Bill Ranch
PO Box 493
Pawnee, OK 74058-0493
Director: Ron Brown
Historical Collections Specialist: Erin Brown
Historical Interpreter: Anna Davis
Maintenance Supervisor: Kevin Webb
Pawnee Bill Ranch
The Pawnee Bill Ranch was once the showplace of the world renowned Wild West Show entertainer, Gordon W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie. Visitors can now tour Pawnee Bill and his wife May's 14 room mansion, fully furnished with their original belongings. Their dream home, completed in 1910, is filled with Lillie family memorabilia, photographs, original art work, and much more. The Ranch property also houses a museum with exhibits related to Pawnee Bill, the Wild West Shows, and the Pawnees. The five-hundred acre grounds include the original Ranch blacksmith shop, a 1903 log cabin, a large barn built in 1926 and an Indian Flower Shrine - all available for the public to tour.
A herd of bison, longhorn, and several draft horses call the Pawnee Bill Ranch home and can often be found grazing in the drive through exhibit pasture. The Ranch is also a day-use facility and several outdoor amenities can be reserved for private functions. The Ranch has covered picnic shelters, covered teepee picnic tables, fishing ponds, a playground, and a meeting room. The Big Barn, shelter, meeting rooms, porches, and lawns can be rented for weddings, reunions, meetings, and more. The Pawnee Bill Ranch also proudly recreates Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show the last three Saturdays in June every year.
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Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association
The Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to support of the Pawnee Bill Ranch. The Ranch Association helps support the Wild West Show, Ranch maintenance, collections acquisition and care, and much more. Please consider joining this group today.
We are in search of more members to join the PBRA! If you are interested in the Ranch or the Old West, print and complete the forms below and send it to us along with the membership fee. Thank you for your support and help! With your membership, you will receive a copy of the newsletter plus a 10% discount in the museum store.
The Pawnee Bill Ranch is located on Blue Hawk Peak on land Pawnee Bill purchased from Blue Hawk, his Pawnee friend. It is located one-half mile west of Pawnee on US 64.