Fodor's Expert Review Philbrook Museum
Step into one of only five museums in the United States to display a unique combination of historical home, art collections, and gardens. The mansion is a 72-room 1927 Italian Renaissance villa, originally called Villa Philbrook, built by Tulsa oil baron Waite Phillips and his wife Genevieve as a place for their children, who were ages 16 and 10 at the time, to entertain friends. It's a fine setting for the collections of European, American, Native American, and Asian antiquities, plus modern and contemporary art and design. The gardens cover 23 acres of formal and informal plantings. On the second Saturday of every month admission is free, and there are family-friendly art activities, tours, and scavenger hunts.