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Oklahoma History Center

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Address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone Number: 405-522-0765
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bring the past alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state...

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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Love History

Was impressed from the beginning to the modern day displays, And I cant wait to go back and see the new advertised displays

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank M
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was impressed from the beginning to the modern day displays, And I cant wait to go back and see the new advertised displays

Thank Frank M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Do it. You'll be glad you took the time. The diversity of perspectives adds so much to the understanding of the state and the cultures within it.

Thank jazzy859
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very good resources for looking up family information. from a great collection of state newspapers, to Internet sources which are available and the research staff are very helpful. The on site cafe "Winnie Mae" is named after Wiley Post's airplane, has sandwiches chips and sodas. A gift shop, and research library in addition to the museum are all in the... More 

Thank BlueBarron3
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Many aspects of Oklahoma's history is covered here. I learned about white settlement, the Great Depression, American Indians, Civil war battles, oil exploration, and much more. All the artifacts are nicely set up. Worth a visit for history buffs.

Thank AF_Hiker
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This is a very large museum with several different exhibits. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to fully enjoy it. We did like what we were able to see.

Thank Judy S
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I loved this place. I initially visited to thank someone in the Research Center for all the genealogy work she had done for me. I did not have enough time to see the entire place since it was pretty large. I did get to see the Land Run and Century Chest exhibits and they were well worth even more time... More 

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Midwest City, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Had a quick visit around the rooms. Had hard time figuring everything out on the bottom floor. It just did not flow to me. Top floor was well done and included many interesting Oklahoma facts. It is always hard to get everything in.

Thank mister41
Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I'm a native of Oklahoma and thought I knew almost everything about this great state, but surprisingly, we found new history nuggets very interesting.

Thank Rosella M
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The space exhibit is under-whelming but interesting. The native american exhibit has way too many words to read and is boring. Upstairs the centenary casket exhibit was very interesting and made up for the downstairs exhibits. The information boards were easier to read and more succinct.

Thank DelawareChin
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When I heard that the Historical Society was being forced out of its original state complex building for a court, I was angry, figuring that in oft times typical Oklahoma tradition, they'd literally trash their history. I could not have been more wrong or more pleased with the final result. This is a beautiful building which can do justice to... More 

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