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Oklahoma History Center

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Address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917
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+1 405-522-0765
10:00 - 17:00
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Bring the past alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state...

Bring the past alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history. At the Oklahoma History Center discover the people and stories that truly make Oklahoma unique. From oil and gas to aviation; from the Dust Bowl to space exploration; from tornadoes to the Land Run; from Native American Indians to Route 66, there’s a story of triumph and tragedy, hope and heartache, famous and infamous around every corner.The Oklahoma History Center is a testament to the indomitable spirit that built Oklahoma. With four permanent galleries and a special exhibits hall, guests will explore the more than 200 hands-on interactives and 50 subjects that tell the stories of Oklahoma and its people. We truly have something for everyone, with special events that appeal to all ages. From Civil War Day to Rockabilly concerts, there is always something going on!After visiting our galleries, enjoy lunch at the Winnie Mae Café located on the third floor. Be sure to visit our gift shop, stocked with items from local artists, educational games, souvenirs and much more, it is the perfect place to shop for your Oklahoma fix.Conveniently located in the Capital Complex, the Oklahoma History Center is adjacent to the State Capital and the Governor’s Mansion, both within easy driving or walking distance. The History Center is conveniently located off of I-35 and I-40, with easy passenger pick, drop-off and free motor coach parking.

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Good museum

Nice overview of the state, especially for someone not very familiar with the area. Lots of information about the different time periods of the state.

Reviewed 17 February 2017
jennifer s
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Nice overview of the state, especially for someone not very familiar with the area. Lots of information about the different time periods of the state.

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a nice museum and one of the better places in OKC. There are some interesting things to see and learn. If you're in OKC and have a couple hours to fill then this is a good location to do it.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I hope that I can return to this facility to continue to learn more about my ancestors. The resources here are extensive and informative.

Thank Rita H
Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

While I enjoyed my 2 ½ hour visit to the Oklahoma History Center, major sponsors like petro-chemical giant Kerr-McGee dominate the story that is told. The oil drilling presentation is great, but not a word about fracking induced earthquakes across the state. The brief paragraph referring to petroleum related environmental problems implies that they are solved. They are not. Over-grazing... More 

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Thaxton, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was a great overview and introduction to Oklahoma history. Plan plenty of time. We had to go back the second day to visit all floors of the museum. If you want history, here is where you should start. Loved the section on Oklahoma entrepreneurs,

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Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

The museum journey began with the Native American and early settlers arrival to the "Sooner" State. Beautiful one-of-a-kind artifacts made by plains tribes. Upstairs exhibits a trip down memory lane for those of a seasoned age.

2 Thank mch815
Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband and I love museums. This was our first time visiting the Oklahoma History Center. The content was extremely educational, however the layout of some of the exhibits was a bit confusing. Overall a really good experience and would recommend to anyone visiting Oklahoma City.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I was lucky to be here for a museum conference and they pulled out the red carpet for our group. There is a lot to see and the people are very nice. Tells the history of Oklahoma very well with interesting exhibits. I am from Nebraska and really enjoyed learning about Oklahoma at this and several other museums and memorials

Thank jantraveler9
Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our 1st visit. We were there 3 hours and had to leave because they were closing. The exhibits were all wonderful. Especially liked the Indians of Oklahoma exhibit. This is truly a Okla. History museum. Will go back next time we are in town.

Thank Helen S
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This museum is the perfect place to start if you're visiting from out of state and want to learn about Oklahoma's history. There's a large amount of information presented in a very interesting way.

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