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Address: 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone Number: 918-596-2700
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Description: The world's largest collection of art from the American West is housed at...
The world's largest collection of art from the American West is housed at this museum, which is also well stocked with Native American artifacts and artwork. Thematic gardens reflect the gardening styles of different time periods.
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World-Class museum with expansive view of Osage hills!

This must be the premiere Museum of "The Americas" containing fabulous art, amazing archeological artifacts & priceless documents. Impressive American Western art collections... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Durham, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

While the location of this museum is fantastic, I was more than a little underwhelmed by the odd hodge-podge of the collection. It seemed unusually random. As I read more about the original benefactor, it made sense to me why the collection seemed disjointed to me. It's worth a visit to look out over the city, but I personally would... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This must be the premiere Museum of "The Americas" containing fabulous art, amazing archeological artifacts & priceless documents. Impressive American Western art collections include pieces by Remington, Russell, Moran, Bierstadt, and many more acclaimed artists! Impressive early American collection includes an original Declaration of Independence. Beautiful view of downtown Tulsa to the southeast & the rolling Osage Hills to the... More 

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De Soto, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lots of displays of art works of Indian culture, note picture taking is discouraged. Some display cases need lighting improvements to show the vivid color of bead work and head dresses.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I took a friend from London to the Gilcrease and she was so moved with the paintings that she cried... what more can I say? I love it...

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Los Angeles, CA
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Not so big as to overwhelm, but big enough to surprise-- it's a great museum of unexpected pleasures on beautiful grounds.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I just got back from a Washington DC. I was visiting all of the Smithsonians but I did not realize what a treasure we have here in the Gilcrease until that visit! Gilcrease has much more genuine artifacts and from many more tribes than the Native American Smithsonian by an overwhelming margin!!! The Gilcrease is on a much higher level!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We love the Gilcrease. There isn't another museum with as deep of a collection of Native American art. The staff are thoughtful and helpful. (In the interest of full disclosure, I'm associated with The University of Tulsa which proudly manages this great museum.)

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Gilcrease has a remarkable collection of Native American and Western art. It's close affiliation with the University of Tulsa and leadership by TU has added to its fine reputation for research, preservation and education. The collections of western artists' work are so vast one needs several hours to appreciate them fully. Don't miss it.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Two of my grand kids and I visited Gilcrease on a cold, rainy day. There were very few people visiting, so moving around the exhibits was easy. Since the last time that I visited, there has been an attempt to make the museum more kid-friendly. Since my alma mater (University of Tulsa) operates the museum, I was pleased to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I can spend hours! Gilcrease Museum is a hidden treasure in the rolling hills of Tulsa OK. A collection of western art so large that only 1/8th of it can be displayed at any one time! Remington, Moran, Russell, Bierstadt and many others! It's not only western art! Artifacts that will amaze! Beautiful gardens and a nice restaurant make Gilcrease... More 

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