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Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

1141 Pawnee Bill Road
Pawnee, OK 74058

Director: Ron Brown
Historical Interpreter:
Anna Davis
Maintenance Supervisor: Kevin Webb

Hours April through October
Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Monday
1 to 4 p.m.

Hours November through March
Wednesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1 to 4 p.m.

Seniors (age 62+)$3
(5 and under)
(up to 6 people)
Veterans and Active Military (with ID)Free
Group Rate (10+)$5/person
OHS Members  Free

Use of drones over Oklahoma Historical Society property is not permitted without written approval of the facility director.

National Register of Historic Places

Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

COVID-19 Safety Measures

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, occupancy is limited to no more than ten visitors in the museum at one time. Tours of the mansion are limited to nine in a customer group and five if not in a group. Visitors will be admitted in the order of arrival.

One of the museum’s galleries is currently empty as we prepare for new exhibits. The big barn is closed for renovation, and the veranda of the mansion is closed for repairs to the home’s foundation. Due to these closures admission is temporarily discounted; see the column on the right for prices. Groups of more than nine are not being scheduled at this time. We ask that you practice social distancing by staying six feet away from staff and visitors who are not in your party.

OHS is requiring face masks in all public areas. Due to current COVID-19 conditions and Oklahoma State Department of Health guidelines, all visitors, staff, volunteers, contractors, and vendors are required to wear face masks in public areas of OHS facilities.

About the 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 tour Pawnee Bill and his wife May’s fourteen-room mansion, fully furnished with their original belongings. Their dream home, completed in 1910, is filled with Lillie family memorabilia, photographs, original artwork, and more. The ranch property also houses a museum with exhibits related to Pawnee Bill, Wild West Shows, and the Pawnee tribe. The 500-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 to the public.

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, tipi-covered 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 re-creates Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show annually during the second weekend in June.

Visit The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture to find out more about Pawnee Bill.

Research Requests

If you would like to submit a research request, please complete the request form. Fees to cover the cost of copies and postage may apply. Please return the completed form by email to adavis@okhistory.org. Requests may also be directed to:
c/o Anna Davis, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum
PO Box 493
Pawnee, OK 74058

Research form (PDF) | Research form (MS Word)

Educational Resources

Our staff has created educational resources to enhance your visit. Use the links below to download the PDF documents. To learn more about our programs and tours, visit the programs page.
Teacher's Guide
Hungry Hungry Bison: Feeding the Bison at Pawnee Bill Ranch lesson plan
Just Horsin’ Around: Measuring the Clydesdale lesson plan
More than Lincoln: Life in a Log Cabin lesson plan
Scavenger Hunt

Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association

The Friends of the Pawnee Bill Ranch Association (PRBA) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the Pawnee Bill Ranch. The Ranch Association helps support the Wild West Show, ranch maintenance, collections acquisition and care, and much more.

We are in search of new members! 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 PBRA newsletter plus a 15 percent discount in the museum store.

Membership form (PDF) | Membership form (MS Word)

Locate Us

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is on Blue Hawk Peak, land which Pawnee Bill purchased from his Pawnee friend Blue Hawk. Blue Hawk Peak is located one-half mile west of Pawnee on US 64.

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Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum Featured in Crossroads

Pawnee Bill

Issue three of Crossroads takes us to Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum to talk about their bison herd and the role of bison in Oklahoma history.
Find out more.