Woolaroc Begins Construction On New Welcome Center

Wednesday, June 10th 2020, 4:33 pm
By: Kristin Wells

Woolaroc Museum and Reserve reopened this week and now construction is underway on a brand new welcome center.

Work has begun on a major improvement at Woolaroc with a complete renovation of the current Heritage Center. When the project is completed, officials said Woolaroc will have a state-of-the-art Welcome Center along with brand new dining facilities, a small theater, an outdoor sitting porch, as well as a gathering space for weddings, dinners and events.

Bob Fraser, CEO of Woolaroc said, "We have been planning this project for the last five years. Our objective from the first was to create a space that reflects the essence of Woolaroc and improves the guest experience and we are confident that with this design, we will meet that objective. It is the largest undertaking we have done at Woolaroc in the last 50 years and we know it will be enjoyed for generations to come."

The Board of Trustees of the Frank Phillips Foundation, Inc. announced the start of this major capital improvement at Woolaroc. Foundation Chairmain Merl Lindstrom said, “this terrific project is an indication of the Foundation’s commitment to the continued improvement of this national treasure."

Woolaroc is located on State Highway 123 between Bartlesville and Barnsdall.