New Osage County tourism website launched

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Osage County Tourism recently launched a new website featuring information that will be of interest to travelers, and possibly also to locals interested in helping their friends and relations make plans to visit.

“We wanted to make it convenient to plan a trip or book a stay all from one website. We’re a big county and now you can have all the information from Pawhuska to Tulsa in one place – at,” said Kelly Bland, executive director of Osage County Tourism.

From the Pioneer Woman Lodge tours to upcoming events, and from the best in Air BNB lodging to boutique hotels, Osage County Tourism has collaborated with Visit Widget to create a website that is user-simple and mobile friendly — and one that makes planning a vacation or weekend getaway a breeze.

In addition, organizations can now submit their Osage County events directly to the tourism office through a link on the website to have them posted under the “What’s Going On” tab.

Visitors now also have access at to the “Pawhuska and Osage County” blog created by the Postcard Jar professional travel bloggers, Steve and Ann Teget, who are known for their “70 Things to Do in Pawhuska” article. Also, users can sign up to receive the Osage County Tourism monthly newsletter to keep up with the latest information on upcoming attractions and events.

“With a county of this size we needed a professional and comprehensive site,” Bland said. “We are having tourists from every state in the nation and abroad visiting Osage County due in large part to the Pioneer Woman’s venues.”

In addition, Osage County Tourism also has the Visit the Osage App available for free download from the App Store that allows visitors to plan and share their itineraries, receive gps directional assistance, and have up-to-the-minute event information at their fingertips.

Osage County includes attractions such as Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, Lake Skiatook with Cross Timbers Marina, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Osage Hills State Park, the Tulsa Botanic Garden, the Osage Nation Museum, and the Cha’ Tullis Art Gallery. Additionally it is known for its rich history especially noted in David Grann’s best-seller, “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

Osage County has recently been featured or received accolades from National Geographic Magazine and Southern Living Magazine. In addition, Pawhuska was recently listed by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in the United States.” Also, the Pioneer Woman Mercantile’s “Patriotic Party on the Prairie” was amongst the 2019 Best of the Best Events according to the American Bus Association.

“We want to invite everyone to come see us in the Osage where you’ll never meet a stranger, just friends and neighbors; and where the smiles are always free,” Bland said, “and we hope this new website and app make it that much easier for you to plan your trip.”