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Har-Ber Village

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Address: 4404 W 20th St, Grove, OK 74344-5136
Phone Number: 19187866446
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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HAR-BER VILLAGE MUSEUM is a seasonal (March 15-November 15) pioneer-era...

HAR-BER VILLAGE MUSEUM is a seasonal (March 15-November 15) pioneer-era village and history museum located on the shores of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees in Oklahoma. Visitors experience the area's history and ecology through self-guided tours. Antiques, collectibles and reproductions are displayed in exhibitions representing the mid-1800s to the early 1900s in the local four-state region (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas). Several of the Village's HISTORIC BUILDINGS were relocated to the grounds, including a schoolhouse, jail and 16 log cabins. Other log structures were built to house collections and are typical for the mid-to-late 1800s-a courthouse, a bank, a stagecoach inn and a church built with bricks hand-made before the Civil War. Other replicated buildings include a mercantile, jail and hanging gallows, a doctor's and a dentist's office, print shop, post office, drug store and more. Haven't been to Har-Ber Village in a while? EXHIBITS have been recently renovated and/or relocated, HANDS-ON ACTIVITY STATIONS added (Kid's Cabin, Nursery, School, Jail, Saloon), and frequent WORKSHOPS, events and historic craft and trade demonstrations have become a part of Har-Ber Village's offerings (blacksmith DEMONSTRATIONS, spinning and weaving demonstrations and historic craft WORKSHOPS.

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A very interesting place with lots of local history available to see and experience. Easy access. The people are very informative and helpful. A great place for kids! We will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2016
jollytraveler2016
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Guymon, Oklahoma
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Guymon, Oklahoma
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62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

A very interesting place with lots of local history available to see and experience. Easy access. The people are very informative and helpful. A great place for kids! We will go again when in the area.

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Moore, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

There are 101 exhibits in this quaint walk through exhibit. Tons of artifacts from the pioneer days with many log cabins being the actual homes of people. It was very educational and fun for a day trip.

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Toledo, Ohio
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Har-Ber Village, in a word, is "eclectic". It contains about 100 buildings, each with its own themed display. 1920s clothing? They have a small, one-room log house for that. A 1900s one-room schoolhouse? Yep, they have one of those. A blacksmith shop? They have one of those too. A display of Native American artifacts? Yes! A collection of taxidermy animals... More 

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New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We found out about this great attraction when talking with another tourist. The village is a collection of over 100 structures. Each building displays a unique collection on some aspect of americana. This is an outdoor activity but there is plenty of shade.

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Lawton, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most unique museums I've visited. It is an outdoor museum full of small buildings that house recreations or displays of history, primarily from late 1800's to early 1900's. We thoroughly enjoyed it. There are a few things you should know to make it enjoyable for you. 1. It is all outdoor. Keep the temperature outside... More 

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1 Thank Diana S
HarBerVilDir, Executive Director at Har-Ber Village, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! Your summary of the experience is spot on. I would say there are more air-conditioned buildings than you noted. Buildings #3, 7, 44, 48, 72, 74, and 99 as well as the Visitor Center all have air conditioning. Buildings 41 and 46, when open, are also air conditioned. We tried to locate these buildings to provide... More 

Kennewick, Washington
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This outdoor museum is almost too much to see. There are 106 different buildings, all full of interesting antiques of high quality to see. One can truly get a sense of what it like to live in the rural Ozarks at the turn-of-the-century. This collection is not just extensive, it is almost overwhelming! Though we truly enjoyed our visit it... More 

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Grove, Oklahoma
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181 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

There is so much to enjoy when you visit Har-Ber Village in Grove, OK. From re-enactments, to history in action. So many buildings to visit and such beautiful antiques of all kinds and colors!! You won't be disappointed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I drove 2 hours to bring my 91 year old mother here, because the website indicated it was handicap accessible. The parts we could see were interesting, but we could only go in about 1/4 of the buildings because of steep hills, and thresholds on the doors - even the ones with ramps - that we could not get her... More 

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Thank Janet H
HarBerVilDir, Executive Director at Har-Ber Village, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review. We do say on our website that our outdoor Village is "mostly" accessible. We are located on the edge of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees in the foothills of the Ozarks--so yes, our scenic property is hilly in places. The Village is spread out over 6 acres of wooded grounds--the majority... More 

Central City, Iowa
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The folks at Wyndham recommended Har-Ber Village as a great place to visit where you can spend as much time as you want at the exhibits. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the displays and the care taken of the property. We love antiques and even saw things there that we had never seen before. If you go,... More 

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1 Thank Susan D
HarBerVilDir, Executive Director at Har-Ber Village, responded to this review

Wyndham refers many people to our site. Thanks for letting us know. Glad you enjoyed your tour. Some folks come at 9am when we open and stay til 5pm when we close. Some see the museum in an hour and a half. It just depends on each visitor's interests and the time they have available. Thanks for the review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Defiantly a good experience. Alot more walking then we thought up and down hills. It would be interesting to do in an wheel chair.

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HarBerVilDir, Executive Director at Har-Ber Village, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review. I am glad you enjoyed your experience. We are located on the edge of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees in the foothills of the Ozarks--so our scenic property is hilly in places. The Village is spread out over 6 acres of wooded grounds--the majority of which is fairly level and there are paved sidewalks... More 

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