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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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Description: 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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very informative

This was a nice presentation of the history of the Oklahoma area, also the price is right for active duty and retired military,FREE

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Ogden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This was a nice presentation of the history of the Oklahoma area, also the price is right for active duty and retired military,FREE

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Showcasing prominent and important Oklahomans, this beautiful building houses an exhibit that could have been so much more. I was looking forward to learning about the luminaries from the state, but the set up favors the present year's inductees. The special exhibits are not particular engaging. The museum has an empty feel to it. I'd recommend a brief stop if,... More 

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Heartland Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very reasonable and active military and veterans are free. It only takes about two hours to go through the museum, but it is well worth your time if you are in Oklahoma City. They have four major galleries. We especially liked the Native American gallery.

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Wichita, Kansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We weren't even planning on going here, but due to the snow, the Science Museum was closed and luckily, this was open! We had a wonderful time and the staff was very friendly. They had a lot to look at and it was very interesting. They have great hands on exhibits for the kids. This has got to be one... More 

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Rock Springs, WY
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The museum ranges from the land rush to WW1, from OK outlaws to the dust bowl, from WW2 to the modern kitchen, from local Civil Rights activism to an old steamboat found in the Red River. The museum's organization is, well, a bit unique, but it's an interesting trip. There's much to read and learn here. Check it out!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This Oklahoma History Center is one of the best in the nation. It really shows off the heritage of Oklahoma and how we came to be the state we are. Great for family or for research.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited Okla Historical Society bldg now called Oklahoma History Center since their move a few years ago. They have a wonderful library area with helpful staff. More room to display items and a much new building. I love the Winnie Mae airplane replica in the rotunda area. There are meeting rooms plus rotunda that can be rented for... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

well displayed, interesting but not so in depth to bore younger minds. café onsite was economical and actually pretty good for being museum food! Would definitely go again next time I'm in town!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We go on a regular bases - as work art is changed out - also we bought 3 bricks for the work way outside and always showing it to family - also go for the book sale they have .

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a nice place to learn about the history of Oklahoma, the land run, oil industry, etc. The Native American section was quite extensive but some of the exhibits looked a little tired and had burnt out lights, surprising given the museum is relatively new. that area was also a little overwhelming visually and could have had better interpretive... More 

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