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Oklahoma Museums and Historical Sites in in GREAT PLAINS COUNTRY



Abreviation Keys - Courtesy of Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department
Su, M, Tu, W, Th, F, Sa = days of the week
a = adults
c = children
sc = senior citizens
by appt = by appointment
mi = miles
Sum = summer
Win = winter
Fal = fall
Spr = spring
(D) = donations accepted
GBA = group tours by appointment
H = partially or completely handicapped-accessible
M = motorcoach parking available

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GREAT PLAINS

Anadarko

Delaware Tribal Museum
PO Box 825, Anadarko 73005
2 mi N on US-281 405/247-2448
M-F 8a-5p Closed all holidays GBA, H,M FREE(D)
Displays of traditional clothing, beadwork and artifacts of the Delaware tribe. Gift shop.

Indian City, USA
PO Box 695, Anadarko 73005
2 1/2 mi SE on SH-8 405/247-5661
Sum, daily 9a-6p; Win, 9a-5p Closed major holidays G of 12 or more by appt, H,M $7a, $4c 6-11
Reconstructed walk-thru villages of Plains tribes. Tribal dancing, lectures, museum, gift shop, Indian restaurant.

National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians
PO Box 548, Anadarko 73005
US-62 E 405/247-5555
M-Sa 9a-5p, Su 1-5p Closed state holidays GBA, H,M FREE
Self-guided tours of outdoor bronze art and busts of American Indian leaders throughout history.

Philomathic Museum
311 E Main, Anadarko, OK 73005
Old Rock Island Depot 405/247-3240
Tu-Su 1-5p Closed legal holidays G,H,M FREE(D)
Railroad memoribilia, American Indian dolls, military items, photo collection, re-created country store and doctor's office.

Southern Plains Indian Museum & Crafts Center
PO Box 749, Anadarko 73005>
715 E Central 405/247-6221
Sum, M-Sa 9a-5p, Su 1-5p; Win, Tu-Sa 9a-5p, Su 1-5p Closed major holidays GBA, H,M FREE(D)
Exhibits and galleries devoted to the creative achievements of Native American artists and craftsmen. Gift shop.

Apache


Apache Historical Society Museum
PO Box 101, Apache 73006
101 W Evans 405/588-3392
Aug-May, M-F 1-5pm; Jun-Jul, M-Sa 9a-5p Closed holidays GBA, H,M FREE(D)
Housed in historic State Bank building, built in 1901. Original fixtures, records, photo gallery, town history items.

Cache

Quanah Parker Star House/Eagle Park Ghost Town
Rt 2, Box 9, Cache 73527
SH-115 & US-62 405/429-3238
By appt Closed Christmas FREE(D)
Buildings include 1884 home of the Comanche chief, which has stars painted on the roof to mimic those on uniforms of US military.

Carnegie

Kiowa Tribe Museum and Resource Center
PO Box 369, Carnegie 73015
1/4 mi west on SH-9 405/654-2300
M-F 8a-4p; Sa-Su by appt Closed holidays GBA, H,M FREE(D)
Ten murals by Kiowa artists interpret the heritage of the Kiowa people, from pre-history to the present.

Clinton

The Mohawk Lodge Indian Store
Rt 1, Box 3135, Clinton 73601
1 mi E on Old 66 Highway 405/323-2360
M-Sa 9a-5p Closed major holidays GBA, M FREE
Established in 1892, features 1890s artifacts from Plains and western tribes, plus American Indian art and crafts supplies.

Oklahoma Route 66 Museum
2229 Gary Blvd, Clinton 73601 405/323-7866
um, daily 10a-7p; Win, Tu-Sa 9a-5p, Su 1-5pm Closed state holidays H $3a, $1c 6-18, 5 and under FREE(D) Newly-expanded showcase of the development of "The Mother Road" and transportation history. Self-guided audio tours.

Duncan

Stephens County Historical Museum
PO Box 1294, Duncan 73533
US-81 & Beech, Fuqua Park 405/252-0717
Th-Su 1-5p Closed legal holidays GBA, H,M FREE(D)
History of Plains Indians, cattle drives, pioneers and the oil boom. Blacksmith shop, quilts, military displays. Gift shop.

Elk City

Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History
204 N Main (Old Route 66), Elk City 73644
107 E 3rd 405/243-0437
M-Sa 10a-5p, Su 1-5p Closed legal holidays GBA, H,M $2.50a, $1sc & c, under 12 FREE
Housed in an old hotel, the site of a 1931 national Route 66 conference. Rocks, minerals, fossils, oil & gas history. Gift shop.

Fort Sill

Fort Sill Museum
437 Quanah Road, Fort Sill 73503-5100 405/442-5123
Daily 8:30a-4:30p Closed major holidays GBA, H,M FREE
1869 Army Post, history of American field artillery and area settlement, balloon hangar, Indian cemeteries and Geronimo's grave.

Hobart

Kiowa County Historical Museum
518 S Main Street
Hobart, Oklahoma 73651
Hours of operation are Tuesday thru Saturday -- 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sunday -- 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
admission is free -- donations are accepted

Hollis

Harmon County Historical Museum
102 W Broadway
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
580-688-2457
harcomuseum@pldi.net
http://www.rootsweb.com/~okhcgs/
 
Open Tues-Fri 12 to 5 pm and by Appointment
Museum includes Harmon County accessions from Harmon County people, art, books, household goods, farm and ranch items. 
 
Jeanette Coaly, Part - Time Curator
Harmon County Historical Museum
102 W Broadway
Hollis, Oklahoma 73550
harcomuseum@pldi.net
http://www.rootsweb.com/~okhcgs/

Lawton

Lewis Museum
3601 NW Arlington, Lawton 73505
816 SW 1 405/355-0692
By appt GBA, M FREE
Private collection of items from around the world includes antique cars, trucks & buggies; trophy heads, furniture, rocks & fossils.

Museum of the Great Plains
601 NW Ferris Ave. Lawton, 73507
Tue-F 8:00 - 5:00p; Sat 10-6p; Sun 1-6p
Admission: 12 and over $3.00; 7-11 $1.50; under 7 free

MGP is dedicated to collecting, research, care, interpretation, and education in the natural history and material culture of the Great Plains Region, with emphasis on SW Oklahoma and North Texas. Facilities include gallery, living history Red River Trading Post, research library/archives and auditorium.

Mangum

Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame
222 W Jefferson, Mangum 73554 405/782-2851
Tu-F 9a-5p, Sa by appt GBA, H (1st floor),M $1a, .50c 5 and over groups FREE(D)
1908 hospital building houses four floors of area artifacts since settlement in 1884, including restored operating room.

Sayre

RS & K Railroad Museum
PO Box 321, Sayre 73662
411 N 6 405/928-3525
Daily 9a-9p GBA, H,M FREE(D)
250 model trains in several gauges; operating model railroad accommodates more than 10 trains at once. Railroad memorabilia.

The Shortgrass Country Museum
PO Box 260, Sayre 73662
106 E Poplar, Rock Island Depot 405/928-5757, 405/928-5739
Tu-F 2-4:30p, Sa-Su by appt GBA, H,M (no restrooms) FREE(D)
Changing displays of early-day life in Western Oklahoma's Shortgrass Country and Beckham County.

Walters

Walters Depot
PO Box 364, Walters 73572
220 W Nevada 405/875-2384
By appt Closed holidays GBA, M FREE(D)
Rock Island depot features Comanche Indian artist's fresco paintings documenting the history of the area.

Waurika

Chisholm Trail Historical Museum
614 Monroe, Waurika 73573
US-70 & US-81 405/228-2166
Sa 10a-4p, Su 1-4p Call ahead to verify hours Closed state holidays GBA, H,M FREE(D)
History of the Chisholm Trail featuring a Pioneer Room, full-size covered wagon and educational video.

Weatherford

Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Airport Museum
PO Box 262, Weatherford 73096
3000 Logan Rd Building #2, Weatherford Airport 405/772-6143
Daily 8a-5p GBA, H,M FREE(D)
Chronicles career of Weatherford native. Spacesuits, Titan Second Stage Booster Engine, F104 Starfighter, space mission videos.

Cotter Blacksmith Shop, Inc.
208 W Rainey, Weatherford 73096 405/772-3786
M-F 8a-5p, Sa 8-noon Closed major holidays FREE(D)
Four generation business in original 1910 location on old Route 66. Turn-of-the-century belt-driven farrier equipment, most still in use.

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