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Oklahoma History Center

Address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone Number: 405-522-0765
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Ranked #16 of 121 things to do in Oklahoma City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: Bring the past alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state museum of history. At the...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wonderful museum close all the stat government buildings. Well-organized to provide an insight into the history of the very interesting state.

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Checotah, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A wonderful showcase of all that makes Oklahoma great. We loved the displays. Oklahoma's astronauts were the featured display when we went. It is a beautiful building with the Capitol in the background.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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