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From LAX, American, Continental, Southwest and United offer connecting service (change of planes) to Tulsa, 40 miles south of Bartlesville. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $283.
Where to stay
Inn at Price Tower, 510 S. Dewey Ave., Bartlesville, OK 74005; (877) 424-2424 or (918) 336-1000, https://www.pricetower.org . Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel is operated more like a bed-and-breakfast than a hotel, so don't expect staff to answer the phone around the clock. Rates include building tour and continental breakfast. Doubles from $145 a night; two-level suite $245.
Hotel Ambassador, 1324 S. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74119; (888) 408-8282 or (918) 587-8200, https://www.hotelambassador-tulsa.com . Nine-story Mediterranean-style building downtown with Italian terra-cotta relief panels. Built in 1929 and recently refurbished. Doubles usually $149-$225 a night; summer specials from $109.
Inn at Jarrett Farm, 38009 U.S. 75 North, Ramona, OK 74061; (877) 371-1200 or (918) 371-1200, https://www.jarrettfarm.com . Mobil-rated four-star cottages halfway between Bartlesville and Tulsa. Doubles $185-$295 a night, three-course breakfast included.
Where to eat
Copper, Inn at Price Tower, (877) 424-2424 or (918) 337-1402. A copper bar and views of the Osage Hills highlight this restaurant on the 15th and 16th floors of Price Tower. Continental lunch (entrees about $6-$9) and dinner (entrees about $14-$20). Reservations recommended.
Dink's Pit Bar-B-Que, 2929 S.E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville; (918) 335-0606. Extensive menu of meats cooked over native hickory. Sandwiches, ribs, sausage, takeout dinner packs, all $4-$12.
Murphy's Steak House, 1625 S.W. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville; (918) 336-4789. Popular hamburger steak with grilled onions, rib eye, filet mignon, T-bone. Most expensive item is a 24-ounce sirloin for $14.95.
To learn more
Bartlesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, 201 S.W. Keeler St., Bartlesville, OK 74003; (877) 273-2007 or (918) 336-8708, https://www.visitbartlesville.com.