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“Interesting collection”

Oklahoma History Center
Ranked #14 of 154 things to do in Oklahoma City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Oklahoma History Center had a handful of very distinct and interesting collections. Visitors get a great look at pieces from Oklahoma's past.

Thank George N
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We stopped here on Labor Day and the facility was almost completely empty. I am amazed at all of the items that are contained within this museum. You can learn about native-Americans, lawmen, outlaws, military, space travel, and many other walks of life as it pertains to Oklahoma. Did you know the first Girl Scout cookies were baked and sold in Muskogee? The parking meter was invented in Oklahoma City in 1935 and the first shopping cart was invented in Ardmore. There are many things here that will surprise and impress.

1  Thank AlphaRam
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you like museums, you're going to love this one. The exhibits are all done very well and there are a lot of interactive exhibits. The view of the Capital building through the windows is worth the visit! They have a fabulous library for genealogy work as well.

1  Thank SteveMirn
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

First off, the building itself is lovely. It looks as though it's designed to echo the huge grain elevators that are strewn across Oklahoma.
All of the displays are very well composed and constructed. My favorites were: the Steamboat Heroine, the Land Run exhibit, the "Crossroads of Commerce" displays focusing on businesses that were founded in Oklahoma, the Century Chest, and the special exhibit "Welcome Home: Oklahomans and the War in Vietnam."
Outdoors is a lovely walking tour of the Red River in concrete, with sculptures, educational displays about significant events in history and the flora of the area.
Prices in the cafe and museum store are a little high.
Admission was only $7 -- well worth it!

1  Thank a_elkins1
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Were in town for the OU game on Saturday but Friday was chilly and windy so looked for an indoor activity. This is a great museum with 4 rooms full of Oklahoma and Indian history. My father grew up in OKC so this brought back so many memories from visiting my grandparents over the years. We went on a Friday afternoon and almost had the place to ourselves The $7 admittance fee was reasonable. There is a small café that is only open for lunch but didn't look too impressive.

Thank kes1639
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