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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917
+1 405-522-0765
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Nice museum - but there’s a lot of information here!

I’m adding this to the list of museums and places I enjoy and want to go back to in Oklahoma City... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dmarkwind
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Kansas City, Missouri
Nice visit

Beautiful building with many exhibits. On display is a Huey helicopter and another aircraft. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TexasEagle
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Abilene, Texas
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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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800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m adding this to the list of museums and places I enjoy and want to go back to in Oklahoma City. It’s a well-displayed and interesting museum, and my only major complaint is information overload - there’s just too much here to take in at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful building with many exhibits. On display is a Huey helicopter and another aircraft. The native Americans exhibit was very informative with multimedia presentations.the oil and gas exhibit was very good. A nice cafe has a variety menu

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here during the week to celebrate our 10 year anniversary together. We practically had the whole place to ourselves. I’ve lived in Oklahoma my entire life and have never visited this museum. Can’t believe how much I was missing out on. There are...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Oklahoma has a very interesting history, with interesting lessons for all of us. However, this museum did not fulfill its potential. Major events such as the Trial of Tears, the Land Rush, the Dust Bowl, the Murrah Building Bombing are, in my opinion, given inadequate...More

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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.

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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...More

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...More

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Reviewed 14 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...More

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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...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

There are several exhibitions on display here, all which are interestingly presented. Be sure to leave yourself enough time to see it all!

1  Thank WendyGBC
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Hayley1607
19 November 2017|
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Response from Baja001 | Reviewed this property |
If you haven't already gone, I would spend 3 hours or so. There is very much info & well laid out. (3 floors total )
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stacismom
17 March 2015|
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Adult - $7 Senior - $5 Student - $4 Child - 5 or under - free Veterans, active military - free Family - up to 6) - $18
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stacismom
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Visit the Oklahoma History Center Hours & Admission Museum Hours Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Days Closed: Sundays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Research Center Hours Monday - Saturday 10:00... More
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