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Here's our required reading list, must-have gadgets, helpful travel tools and some cool maps showing shops and some of the modern places in and around Oklahoma we have visited!

Travel Tools

Looking to stay someplace unique? Oklahoma offers a number of boutique hotels. And if a B&B strikes your fancy there some unique offerings there also. The bad news: modern options are not very plentiful.

The Inn at Price Tower in Bartlesville definitely tops the list. Where else can you enjoy an Oklahoma sunset then fall asleep in a Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper? In Tulsa the contemporary styling of Aloft will satisfy modern tastes. Consider the Aloft Tulsa Downtown, one of a few located in a re-purposed MCM building. Less modern but no less unique, consider the classic accommodations at Oklahoma City's Skirvin Hilton and Colcord Hotel, or the Ambassador Hotel in Tulsa.

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Home of ORU Architect on the Auction Block

Frank Wallace is best known as the man behind the futuristic look of the Oral Roberts University campus. On October 14, 2010 his unique home overlooking ORU will be sold in a public auction conducted by Mister Ed's Auctions. Jackie and I recently had a chance to visit with Mr. Wallace and learn more about the house, his career and his thoughts on architecture.

When we visited we expected to snap a few photos of an empty house and speak with a representative from the auction company. To our surprise the door opened, and we were greeted by Mr. Wallace himself! After assuring him we were not architects, he let us look around. Unfortunately we were not prepared to interview the man whose buildings incite such extremely diverse reactions- but that didn't stop me from asking him several questions anyway. 

The home, completed in 1980, was designed and built by Wallace who is now 87. The expansive home is so large that Wallace spends most of his time in a room that was his late w…

The World Museum

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This unusual landmark near Peoria, once known as the World Museum, is being emptied in preparation for demolition.

The concrete complex was built in 1963 by the Osborn Ministries as a museum and "Interstate Temple." Self-proclaimed minister, T. L. Osborn, and his wife, Daisy, traveled the world as Christian missionaries and collected art and artifacts on their journeys. The unusual La Concha-esque building housed their partial collection and distracted motorists touring along the new Skelly Bypass (aka I-44).

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