Visit the home of a 1920s oil industry giant.
E.W. Marland founded Marland Oil and built this mansion for about $5 million back in 1928. He was a wealthy man with a net worth of over 30 million dollars. After losing his fortune in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, he decided to move South to Oklahoma and began drilling for oil at the 101 Ranch. After striking it rich again in 1911, he expanded his estate and had a home with an automatic dishwasher, three-car garage, and installed the first indoor swimming pool Oklahoma ever saw.
Marland fancied fine art and, with Englishman Bryant Baker's help, made many different statues, including the pioneer woman statue located outside the mansion. This statue was made in honor of the women who played a huge role in settling this area of the United States.
Large groups can rent out this mansion for private gatherings and events. You can also reserve a group tour to explore the mansion and learn more about the Marland family. Admission ranges from $5 to $10, and for kids under 6, it is free to enter. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Explore this immaculate mansion during your visit to Oklahoma.