Ranch Necessities and Area Information



Here are a few of our favorite destinations near Ben Ranch:

Pioneer Woman Mercantile

Explore this destination restaurant, bakery and store in Pawhuska, Oklahoma! Owned by Osage County's ranchers-turned-entrepreneurs Ree and Ladd Drummond, this old building has a new life with gorgeous home goods and incredible eats.

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Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Located in northern Osage County, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve the largest (39,650 acres) protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left on earth. Visitors enjoy views of grazing bison and glimpses of other wildlife and agricultural phenomenons.

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Oklahoma State University

Ben Ranch makes a great place to stay after college visits, football games or parent weekends! We're just 45 miles from the beautiful OSU campus - home of America's Greatest Homecoming Celebration and numerous thriving academic and sports programs.

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Kaw Lake

Camping or picnicking…fishing or skiing….hunting or hiking….if it’s outdoors you can enjoy it at Kaw Lake in north-central Oklahoma. A Corps of Engineers lake, Kaw Lake has 168 miles of shoreline with seven Corps campgrounds.

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Marland Mansion

Designed and constructed as a showplace for pieces of fine art, this historic mansion of oilman E.W. Marland is itself quite the masterpiece. The home authentically portrays the Marland lifestyle during the 1920's and 1930's, and is open daily for tours.

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Gray Horse Indian Village

Home to the Osage In'Lonshka Dances each summer, Gray Horse Indian Village draws visitors from near and far. During this sacred yearly event, members of the Osage Tribe in cultural dress bring their history to life with dance and visits to historical family campsites.

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Fairfax Lake

Probably the best kept secret in Osage County, Fairfax Lake is just 8 miles from Ben Ranch and offers exceptional water skiing and fishing (get great bites from crappie, bass and walleye). Permits available at Fairfax City Hall (across from the bank).

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Fairfax Country Club

Kah-Wah-Z Country Club (or "Yellow Horse" in Osage) offers a challenging 9-hole course. 18 holes of golf are just $10, and cart rental is $12. Be sure to allow a few minutes to enjoy your favorite cold beverage on the spacious covered patio after golfing.

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Pawnee Golf Course

18 miles from the Ben Ranch Cabins, Pawnee Golf Course is well-maintained and is a great option for last-minute golfers as no tee is time required. Discounted rates for 18 holes available during the week ($22), and weekend rates are still very reasonable at $27.

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