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J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum

333 Lynn Riggs Blvd, Claremore, OK 74018
918 341 5707
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Claremore
Type: History Museums
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I have visited this collection since it was a dusty display in the old Mason Hotel. The building it is now housed in gives it the showcase it deserves. If you like history, firearms or just seeing interesting things, you should enjoy the collection

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Pittsburg, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

There is so much history in one place! Love how there is so much variety for everyone who visits! My fiancé who is a gun aficionado was so excited and was able to give detail on most of the weapons there. I personally like the display showing the different weapons, nooses and other items from specific "bandits" and other outlaws... More

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband read about this while planning our road trip. We went and loved it. Even if your not into guns there's so many other items. We actually went two different days.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Wow. Over 10,000 guns. Over 50,000 other items to our understanding, e.g., musical instruments, recruiting posters, beer steins, swords, hand cuffs, hanging nooses, and more. I honestly felt some degree of vertigo. It was dizzying. Overwhelming.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We first saw this collection back in 1959 when it was displayed on the walls of the Davis Hotel, which is now, sadly gone from the scene. The hotel, had a coffee shop, as well, and there were guns fastened to the walls from the chair rail all the way to the ceilings, in the hotel, as you went up... More

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Thayer, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I can't believe there are that many guns in one place! Sooo many!! And then there's swords and pipes and saddles, steins. Just lots of stuff. Very interesting though. And very attractive the way things are displayed.

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Scotts, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised that Mr. Davis did not simply collect arms. There are also musical instruments, military posters, taxidermy, furniture, etc. No fault of the museum, I found this place overwhelming for a novice arms aficionado. If you know your weapons, I could easily see a person spending three or more hours. For someone like me, it became overwhelming... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you like history, this museum is full of it. The displays are really unique. For those who are less of a gun enthusiast it does get a little repetitive. But you will see lots of things that you never see any place else. It is well worth the time to see it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

An AMAZING number of guns at this location, I can't believe the number of times I have been on Route 66 and have never stopped here. Can't go wrong with the price of admission as it's FREE. They do have a donation box when you come in and suggest $5 a person, you can't go wrong for 5 bucks! Stop... More

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Rock Springs, WY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

10,000 firearms--the largest privately owned collection of guns in the USA. So, if you're into guns, you'll enjoy this place. There are some political buttons and artifacts, a display of movie posters (mostly from John Wayne movies), saddles and some model trains too, along with a little gift shop. Along old Route 66, this museum is an unusual one, although... More

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