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Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765
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Ranked #16 of 64 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
33 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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okieland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After my family and I visited the Oklahoma History Center last May, I came away with a fuller understanding of where Oklahoma came from and a deeper appreciation of who we are as a state today. One of my favorite items on display is a partial list of "Sooners" who were caught trying to settle in Indian Territory before a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I only had about an hour to visit the history center but I really enjoyed what I saw. I especially liked the exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Allan Houser. I also liked the exhibit on the various Native American tribes in Oklahoma. The only negative is that both exhibits referred to prison camps but didn't provide any history. I... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This wasn't what I expected...it was better!! Lots of information and fun facts about the OKC area. The movie section was my favorite part. Kids will love this museum because there's a lot of hands on history for them to do. Great for everyone

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a neat place to take out of stat visitors to share our history in Oklahoma. The displays are exciting to the kids young and old!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This museum was overwhelming. The curators packed every cubic inch with artifacts and information, with a smattering of interactive displays to round the experience out. This is the place to bring anyone who thinks Oklahoma is boring, because the entire purpose of this museum is to point out how awesome Oklahoma is by pointing out specific individuals, groups, events, etc.... More

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Austin, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My parents and I visited while I was in town and it was a first class experience. Extremely interactive, with lots of actors in historical dress (on small flat screens) explaining describing the exhibits or time periods. Yes, there is plenty of reading to be done or you can watch the aforementioned videos they've put together on various topics. Push... More

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OKLAHOMA CITY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The History Center is a top notch museum with an affiliation with the Smithsonian. Large exhibits change and are always interesting. They have historical impersonators who speak and dress as if they are Ben Franklin, Mrs. George Washington, Abe Lincoln, etc. These programs are in the evenings to those who work can enjoy the history lesson. They have an impressive... More

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