Are you planning an Oklahoma Pioneer Woman Mercantile trip?
Awesome! We just went and I am excited to share with you all the fun things to do in Pawhuska Oklahoma.
Ree Drummond aka the “Pioneer Woman” started a blog in 2006. On her blog she shares recipes and stories of what life is like on an Oklahoma ranch. She became a ranch food blogger and was offered her own show on the Food Network. Her show is still a hit and has inspired many people.
Ree Drummond films her show right on the ranch. When you visit Pawhuska, Oklahoma you can check out the Lodge where the show is filmed.
Let’s explore all the fun things do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma including the Pioneer Woman Mercantile and Lodge.
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Pioneer Woman Location
The closest major city to Pawhuska, Oklahoma is Tulsa. We actually had spent a few days at the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees near Tulsa and then headed over to the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. The drive from Tulsa to Pawhuska was not bad at all. The roads were well taken care of. We went through a few small towns, and found Pawhuska with ease.
On our way back we were actually headed to Oklahoma City where I grew up. The drive from Oklahoma City to Pawhuska is a little longer but primarily on major interstate highways. We liked the drive home going this direction because we added a stop to our favorite Route 66 spot Pops! We love visiting this location every time we visit Oklahoma.
Parking Near Pioneer Woman Mercantile
When we first arrived in Pawhuska I was surprised. I guess I had imagined all the Pioneer Woman activities would be located out on the ranch. However, I found that most of the attractions were actually located in town.
Parking at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile was easy. There are some spots available right on the street near the mercantile. If those are full, don’t worry there is a huge parking area located one block away and the best part is the parking is free.
Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Our first stop in Pushuska was the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. The mercantile is a cute store with tons of fun Pioneer Woman products.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Pioneer Woman Mercantile (Store)
Located on the main floor right as you walk in is the Pioneer Woman Mercantile store. There are products such as cook books, decorations, and even clothes. The Pioneer Woman actually has a line at Wal-Mart. However, the items sold at the store are unique and made especially for the mercantile.
Was the Pioneer Woman Mercantile Busy?
The Oklahoma Pioneer Woman Mercantile store is a happening place. There was always a good amount of people exploring. We didn’t feel overcrowded.
On our trip we took our nieces and our daughters. They loved it! One of the fun things we did was check out all the fun merchandise. We were able to score a few souvenirs.
How Long Should I Stay at the Mercantile?
We hung around town for about 3 hours total. We spent about 45 minutes exploring the store. We took our time and had fun.
Bakery at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile
Located inside the Pioneer Woman Mercantile is the bakery and deli. It is located on the upper level.
Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Pioneer Woman Bakery Choices
We were excited to try the treats at the bakery. We headed upstairs and found that there wasn’t a long line. We were able to check out all the treats and take our time deciding what we wanted to try.
Texas Sheet Cake
I decided to go with a Texas sheet cake. It is big enough to feed at least 2 people, maybe more. It was pretty good.
My daughter is not a chocolate fan so the Lemon Bar was perfect. We all shared each other’s treats. I really liked this one, I think it was my favorite treat.
We also tried out a few cupcakes including the Oreo, chocolate, and brownie. They were all delicious! If I had to choose one it would be the Oreo!
Seating at the Bakery
One wonderful thing about the bakery area is there is plenty of seating. Not only are there tables and chairs, they also have couches. It is a great place to relax.
My husband was totally indulging me on this adventure. He spent most of his time in this area working, while me and my daughters and nieces explored and shopped.
Deli at Pioneer Woman Mercantile
The hostess said that you could order off The Deli menu ( which looked the same as the restaurant menu) and take your “to-go” order outside to eat. This is a great option if you did not have 2-3 hours to wait for a table at the restaurant.
Ree Drummonds Pioneer Woman Mercantile Restaurant
The restaurant is located inside the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. As you enter you can go to the restaurant or start shopping.
If you want to eat at the restaurant you will want to put your name on the list right when you arrive. Typically, the wait will be anywhere from 2-3 hours.
If you arrive right when it opens or late in the evening you may not have to wait as long.
When your table is ready you will get a text letting you know. We waited just under 2 hours for a table.
Hours at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile Restaurant
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 7:00 am – 8:00pm
Food Choices at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile Restaurant
Ree Drummond is known for her ranch style cooking. We wanted to try a variety of things.
First up was our appetizer of chicken tenders….. and Wow! They were huge! They could honestly feed 5-6 people! It was also big enough to be a complete meal for a few people. I would recommend ordering this item. They were really delicious.
We ordered the turkey club sandwich, tomato soup and grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, and a fried chicken sandwich.
My favorite was the grilled cheese. It may have been the best grilled cheese ever! The soup was pretty good but my niece wasn’t a fan. I thought the turkey club and the macaroni and cheese were really good. (My daughter raved about both of these menu items) However, the fried chicken sandwich was not my favorite.
I am glad we all ordered different menu items and taste tested each other’s meals! The helping sizes were large and if you are not starving you can easily share one plate between two people.
The service was okay, it did take a long time to get our food, but we were having a good time chatting, so it was no big deal.
P - Town Pizza
P- Town Pizza is located right across the street from the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. If you do not want to wait 2-3 hours at the restaurant, head over for an authentic delicious pizza pie.
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Ree Drummond opened the pizza parlor in 2018. The menu includes unique pizza, garlic knots, salad, and chicken wings.
Ice Cream and Candy Store
It is always good to do your research before you go on a trip, I failed on this one. Charlies Sweet Shop is Ree Drummonds ice cream and candy store. It is located right across the street from the Oklahoma Pioneer Woman Mercantile and below her pizza store – P-Town Pizza.
It has the cutest Logo. It was named after her basset hound who passed away. “In memory of Charlie, the ultimate sweetheart”
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
The sweet shop sales Tilamook Ice Cream. We love Tilamook. Tilamook is not a ice cream you can buy in the grocery store in Oklahoma. (We do have it in Utah. Also, We have traveled down the Oregon Coast and visited the factory.)
I did not get a chance to check it out. Next time I go I will be getting a big scoop of ice cream!
Pioneer Women Boarding House and Gift Shop
The Boarding House is located just down the street from the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. The boarding house has a cowboy-luxury vibe.
There are different themed rooms. Room service is available as well as a guaranteed reservation for the Pioneer Woman Restaurant.
Depending on which room you choose, prices range from $169 -$279 a night.
The Boarding House sells out a year in advance. Planning ahead is essential if you want to stay here. To make a reservation you will need to book online. pwboardinghouse.com
Gift Shop at the Boarding House
Located right next door to the boarding house is a gift shop. This is different from the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. There are more of the “Pioneer Woman line” products. I noticed suitcases, dishes, and few a other products that I have seen at Wal-Mart.
Pioneer Woman Lodge
After you have explored Pawhuska, Oklahoma you can head to The Lodge. The Lodge is not open to visitors all the time. We were lucky enough to come when it was!
The Lodge is located 18 miles out of town, down an unpaved road. You truly get the Pioneer Woman experience when you visit The Lodge.
Tour Day Hours
When The Lodge is available for tours the hours are:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
You will pick up a ticket at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile Store. Tickets are free. The employees will give you directions.
We got lost! Just so you know you do not go back through the town to the main hwy! We had to backtrack.
Filming of the Food Network Pioneer Woman Cooking Show
One of the cool things about visiting The Lodge is that you get to tour the actual set of the Pioneer Woman Cooking Show.
We liked looking around and pretending to be on TV. The set kitchen was so nice. We loved looking at the pantry off to the side. It was huge!
The Lodge Guest Quarters
Within The Lodge are beautiful hotel style rooms. These are primarily for the filming crew or guests of the Drummonds.
You can take a tour of each room, as you do, be sure to check out the view. It is a beautiful look out to the ranch.
Located at the rear of The Lodge is an industrial test kitchen. I thought this area would be a great prepping station if you wanted to have a big party at The Lodge.
The pantries are really cool to check out. This one just off the test kitchen is huge! There are more kitchen Aides than you can count and tons of seasonings and sauces!
The View of the Ranch
After you tour The Lodge you can step out on the deck and take in the beautiful Oklahoma landscape. Ree’s ranch house is within view. One thing I love about Oklahoma is that the land seems to go on forever!
Things to Do in Pawhuska Near the Pioneer Woman Lodge
After your tour of The Lodge, you may want to consider taking a detour and checking out the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. The reserve houses 2500 bison.
There are some employees located at The Lodge. They can give you directions.
Are you Ready for the Oklahoma Pioneer Woman Mercantile?
Hopefully, this information helps you plan your trip to the Oklahoma Pioneer Woman Mercantile. We had such a fun time exploring, shopping, and eating!
I highly recommend a visit and hope you enjoy all the things to do in Pawhuska, Oklahoma!
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