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Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, OK 73534
580-252-6692
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Duncan
Type: History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Museum traces the history of the famous Chisholm cattle trail of the 1870s and 80s.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum traces the history of the famous Chisholm cattle trail of the 1870s and 80s.

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Columbus
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went to the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center on our way home from a winter in Arizona. I wished we had been able to have our grandkids with us. The two shows were so much fun. We felt the wind, rain, thunder and more just like the cowboys on the trail. The show presented a realistic view of what life... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This center takes you back to time where you feel like an integral member of the trail. Nice experience. I love the effects in the 15 minutes cinemas. Superb. Don't visit Duncan without coming here.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great displays and interactive exhibits. Visitors from all over the world. Docents are very knowledgeable

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Outstanding museum in southwest Oklahoma, perfect for all ages and family members, especially if they are interested in western heritage, culture or American history in general. Our docent was wonderful, very helpful, engaging and knowledgable. The theaters were great as well -- unique and a lot of fun. I also enjoyed the interactive displays that tested how well you would... More 

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