The great wild west showman "Pawnee" Bill (a.k.a. Gordon Lillie) was a contemporary and business rival of Buffalo Bill Cody, until they merged their shows and became international superstars. Today, Pawnee Bill's ranch stands atop a smart hillock in what is arguably the best location for a private residence in Oklahoma. For as far as the eye can see (and the eye can see dozens of miles in most directions), there is nothing but a universe of hardwood forests, a dazzling sight in the fall. Visitors touring the ranch and museum (both free) will still have much to say about Pawnee whether they come into town or not.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the ranchhouse is constructed of timber and stone on western motifs. The blacksmith's shop, the barracks, the museum, the barn wherein lie the actual show carriages and other conveyances, his hunting trophies, and his koi pond are very interesting talebearers of frontier and home life for this larger-than-life Western showman. By the way, there are buffalo in the paddock behind and below the house, a broad enclosure where you can drive among the animals -- but very slowly!