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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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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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Oklahoma History Center

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Oklahoma City
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15 reviews
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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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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

Thank Ron D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Definitely a must see. It cost $7 and worth every bit of it. 2 levels of history. I am not a huge history buff and I was very impressed.

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Pottsboro, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed it. If your looking for something to do at a very reasonable price I would recommend the oklahoma history center .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There's a lot of interesting stuff to se at this museum it's not a museum you would spend all day at but it is a great place to enjoy a couple hours. My kids liked all the stuff from different decades.

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Clare, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Many historical items to view. A new exhibit that is a time capsule that was recently opened with items from the area. A wonderful temporary exhibit of a teepee with great drawings. The local Indian tribes are all represented.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have visited several state history museums in USA. Oklahoma's History Center focuses more on American Indians, connections with NASA/space travel, and oil production. The public may view on the first and third floors. The second floor is for offices. Please visit the outside to see some oil drilling equipment, tree identification, and minor sculptures. While I learned more about... More 

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