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Fun way to spend a couple of hours

This museum is housed in an old hospital. The interior configuration has not been changed, but each... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Little Elm, Texas
Best Museum in Northwest Oklahoma

This museum is housed in the old hospital each of the old rooms is set up so you can view something... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Alva, Oklahoma
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901 14th St, Alva, OK 73717-2500
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This museum is housed in an old hospital. The interior configuration has not been changed, but each of the rooms now contains exhibits that reflect the area’s history and civic pride. The halls also are lined with displays. There are military exhibits, frontier living displays...More

1  Thank rrkessler
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This museum is housed in the old hospital each of the old rooms is set up so you can view something different. One of the most unique rooms in the POW camp room. Alva was home to a World War II POW camp ( that...More

Thank Anthony1776
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

This museum brought tears to my eyes! Seriously! So much history in one place! I only had a couple of hours to visit and didn't get to see everything so I'll definitely have to go again. A must see if you're in Alva! Or even...More

Thank Alisha N
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Looks small, but has quite a bit inside! There us alot of history in the area, and I was impressed with the exhibits. They have separate rooms for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the history of the building as a hospital, the area was a...More

Thank DonnaH14
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Alva was the site of a Prisoner of War camp during WWII and it housed some of the worst Nazi prisoners that we captured. It makes sense because Alva is so isolated, there is nothing for miles in any direction. They have excellent displays of...More

2  Thank dtlongrifles
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The museum is set in a old hospital built in 1932. What I liked most was what it portrayed of the history of the area, of which I knew nothing. It also had some items of interest for sale.

Thank SweetestOrange
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

We fully enjoyed our visit to this museum. The staff (all volunteers, i believe) was helpful and informative. There are numerous rooms, as this was formerly a hospital. Therefore, pretty much the entire history of Alva, as well as much of the county, was covered....More

Thank deb W
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This museum offers a history for the Alva, Woods County area and Cherokee Strip. The staff is so pleasant and helpful and they offer many wonderful events for children and families throughout the year.

Thank dgweg
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Each exhibit presents a snapshot of earlier times or collections. A unique and fascinating section is the Prisoner of War exhibit.

Thank bj750
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The Alva Cherokee Strip Museum is located in an old hospital so I shouldn't have been surprised at the number of rooms. There must have been thirty forty rooms filled with memorabilia of pioneer days in Oklahoma. Something for just about any interest. Neat and...More

1  Thank William W
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