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Things to Do in Dewey, Oklahoma

There's much to see and do in the City of Dewey! Our antique and specialty stores will keep you shopping for hours! There is something for everyone! Don't forget to save time to visit the Tom Mix Museum, Dewey Hotel Museum, and Prairie Song Pioneer Village.

Any time of year, Dewey is a great place to visit -- come see how we're building a quality community!

Dewey Hotel Museum
801 N Delaware Ave
Dewey, OK 74029
(918) 534-0215
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The Dewey Hotel Museum, located in Historic downtown Dewey, Oklahoma, is a stately Victorian hotel built in 1899 by city founder Jake Bartles. The museum is furnished in period pieces. Exhibits include early Dewey and Bartlesville history, Bartles family history, Indian Women's collections, Jake Bartles recreated office (including authentic Bartles pieces), and Dewey Round-Up photos, programs, and ephemera. She's "The Grand Ole Lady of the Prairie".

Tours are self-guided, but Docents are available to provide information and answer guests' questions. There is a gift shop stocked with local history books, photos, and souvenirs. The museum is open April-November, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Closed Sunday, Monday & holidays.  Adult admission is $3.00.

 

  

 

 

Historic Dewey Cemetery
Hwy 75 and Road 1300
Dewey, OK 74029
(918) 534-2272

The Historic Dewey Cemetery is located north of Dewey on US Highway 75. There are headstones from as far back as 1899. The graves of notorious bank robber Henry Starr, nephew of Belle Starr, can be found at the cemetery. The mausoleum of the Bartles family (Jake Bartles founded Dewey) is also in the cemetery.

Information about burials at the Dewey Cemetery can be obtained by stopping in at City Hall or calling City Hall (918) 534-2272.

Jake Bartles Well
800 N Delaware Ave
Dewey,  OK  74029

The well is located on the corner of Don Tyler Ave. and Delaware St. This historic well was the first in the territory, and was named for Jake Bartles,  the founder of Dewey. Legendary Tom Mix used the well to water his horse! You should note that the replica of the original sign marking the historic well has been duplicated down to the mis-spelled word: "wattered".

 

Prairie Song Pioneer Village
402625 W 1600 Rd
Dewey, OK 74029
(918) 534-2662
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Prairie Song Pioneer Village is a destination all its own! It is a replica of a historic town, with log structures and other period buildings. A unique experience for all! Prairie Song is a popular place for weddings and other gatherings. Prairie Song is located about 5 miles East on Durham Avenue in Dewey. Visit their website for tour appointments and special event information.

 

 

Tom Mix Jail
801 N Delaware St Dewey, OK 74029

This nondescript concrete structure once held bad guys of all sorts. When Tom Mix was Marshal of Dewey, he used this rustic jail to house the perpetrators he arrested. The jail used to be located north of the Fire Station.  In 2013, the jail was deconstructed and rebuilt to the north of the Dewey Hotel.  Thanks go out  to Bartlesville Redi-Mix, Hughes Lumber Co., Kenneth & Marilyn Tate, John & Carol Orloski, Esteban Vargas III, the City of Dewey, the Washington County Historical Society, and the Tom Mix Museum for their assistance in  the reconstruction.                                                           

Tom Mix Museum
721 N Delaware Ave
Dewey, OK 74029
(918) 534-1555
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Tom Mix was a silent movie super-star. But, before he became famous, he was the first Marshal of Dewey in 1912. See displays of his clothing, saddles, guns, photos and other memorabilia. You can even see a life-size replica of his horse, Tony! Closed in January, weekends only in February, the museum is otherwise open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. Silent movies are shown daily, but none after 3:30 pm. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays & holidays.

 

Herbert F. Tyler Memorial Library
821 N Shawnee Ave
Dewey, OK 74029
(918) 534-2106
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Established in 1941. Hours 8:00am to 5:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday 8:00am to 6:00pm. Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm. Closed holidays & Sundays.  Closings will be posted on the front door.

The library has an on-going book sale, a fun Summer Reading Program, computers for public use, and a mini-museum of Portland Cement Company memorabilia. The library can make copies and send faxes. Individual copies start at 25 cents each, and faxes start at 50 cents per page.

 

Washington County Fairgrounds
1115 N Delaware
Dewey, OK 74029
(918) 534-2600

This unique structure is one of several buildings and homes in Dewey that are made of concrete from the Dewey Portland Cement Co. The fairgrounds hosts the annual County Fair, as well as auctions, dances, reunions, and more.  On the property, you will see some of the few remaining concrete electrical poles that still exist in Dewey (some others exist on west 9th Street).