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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765
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Ranked #17 of 67 Attractions in Oklahoma City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Museums
Owner description: Bring the past alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history. At the Oklahoma History Center discover the people and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
48 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well worth the visit for $5 each as seniors. It gave history up to present day. The Indian history was good. Lots of reading which was difficult to read with glasses on or off. Details of the land rush was good. There was an extra bonus for us from the UK to see how advanced USA households were in the... More

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Ada, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you have ancestors that passed through or stayed in Oklahoma, or if you are from a Native Tribe residing in Oklahoma today, this is the best place to look for your genealogical documentation.

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We loved the OK History Center for all the great exhibits, especially the old buggies and memorabilia on Native American history. The displays seem to rotate out often, which makes return visits enjoyable.

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Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Within the larger building there are 5 places to visit and there is a cafe: Winnie Mae. Very enjoyable areas with history of Oklahoma from prehistoric tribes to present day.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This museum covered myriad areas of discovery ranging from Oklahoma Indian history to space and air technology to the evolution of race relations - and a whole lot more! The exhibits were filled to the brim with special items including an iron lung, a stagecoach and the measuring tools used in preparation for the big land rush. We made the... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

When I got into the taxi headed towards the downtown the taxi driver assumed I was there for a conference since few people vacation in Oklahoma or inquire about it. This is the place to learn all about the history of a state which once existed only as "Indian Country"-the place where tribal peoples were sent off to inhabit (prior... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We spent a whole day at this museum and enjoyed the day. Very informative with interactive exhibits for the kids!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The history center features a wealth of exhibits about Oklahoma's storied history. exhibits are changed out to keep the museum fresh, and is a great way to show the museum's vast collections. Plan on spending the day here.

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Liberal, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I had an event to go to here and was thrilled seeing I have never been here before. The exhibits were very informative and covered all walks of life with most being about space and writing. Very beautiful building and very informative.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Oklahoma History Center is a great new museum of Oklahoma History. I especially liked their section on early Oklahoma Television and Radio. But my favorite part is their research center. I am big into genealogy, and I have utilized their research center a lot. They have thousand and thousands of old newspapers from Oklahoma on microfilm, and many are... More

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