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Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

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Address: 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, OK 73534
Phone Number: 580-252-6692
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Description: Museum traces the history of the famous Chisholm cattle trail of the 1870s...
Museum traces the history of the famous Chisholm cattle trail of the 1870s and 80s.
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Classy museum in a small town.

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is a great place to take kids to see what life was like on the old Chisholm Trail. Besides nice displays of life on the frontier, there are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Betty S
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Duncan, Oklahoma
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Duncan, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is a great place to take kids to see what life was like on the old Chisholm Trail. Besides nice displays of life on the frontier, there are interactive movies, special artist displays, and other special activities.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While the center is not very big, it is packed with many interesting things. The staff is very courteous and helpful. The art section is fantastic. There is also an interesting section for children.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place never gets old, one must see the Chisholm trail movie. We live in the same town and visit it a few times a year. Kids will also love.

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Oklahoma City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

small, but was a hands on museum. very entertaining and informative. would recommend seeing it. the person at the info counter gave us a small tour and explained what we were about to see.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Its best to visit this place during art shows, I've been multiple times. They had made nice improvements to the small theater and the museum provides a great educational opportunity to teach about how cattle drivers lived

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have been here many times in my life, and I remember it surprising me the first time I came, as I didn't expect much from a small town old west museum. It is a very nice museum featuring both permanent exhibits and rotating local exhibits (such as artists or quilts.) I did not expect the museum to have so... More 

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La Palma, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

...Because we became friends of the director, Cova Williams. But even this is plenty of signification, since we had not met Cova ever before...Nice.

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a much better experience that you might expect in a small town. The theater (with effects) and the explanations of the Chisholm trail are excellent. (Chisholm was not the cattle owner and did not look like John Wayne). There is also quite a good art gallery

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Pharr, TX
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I drove 30 miles out of my way (from Hwy 281) to see this museum and it did not disappoint me! Interactive displays were fun for all ages. The IMAX-type film was super fun! It was all educational as well as fun! The art gallery with original paintings & sculpture was awesome. I have never seem Russell and Remington works... More 

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Wayne, Oklahoma
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Once you enter the drive it seems to be big in size and maybe like you could spend the whole day there. Upon entering you realize after you pay that there is little to do. At the beginning you see a display of a prairie that you would see out in oklahoma. There is various stuffed wildlife on this display... More 

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