BELIEVE IT OR NOT:
THIS WAS ONCE A PRIVATE HOME & GARDEN
When oil was discovered in Oklahoma in 1901,
Waite Phillips became fabulously rich.
He used his enormous oil riches
to build this extravagant mansion
and manicured hillside water garden.
Here's the good part . . .
he donated his mansion and grounds to Tulsa.
Today, it operates as a private art museum,
called the Philbrook Museum of Art.
The gardens and estate are extraordinarily beautiful.
This historic home and estate now belong to the people
and are definitely worth the visit.