Centennial Land Run Monument

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Centennial Land Run Monument

Centennial Land Run Monument
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Gil H
Oregon, WI139 contributions
To fully appreciate this monument, one should probably have some idea of how the land runs in Oklahoma were held and how that led to statehood in 1907.

The monument is beautifully done and grander than we expected to see. It does cross the canal and one can see it all by being on both sides. There is a sidewalk that takes you from one side to the other.

On the Water Taxi, we learned the figure of a man with the first set of horses, and ready to enter the water, is the figure of the artist of this monument. He wanted to be remembered for being a part of history.

So, if you really want to appreciate the history of how events led up to Oklahoma statehood, this monument, along with several stones and such with writing on them that tell of this event, this is a must see monument.

We found the best way to get there was going in by the Pro Shop and finding a road to the monument. We heard several people in Bricktown that day confused as to how to get to it.
Written June 18, 2021
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QuirkyDrivenLife
Midwest City, OK762 contributions
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The Oklahoma Land Run Monument contains one of the world’s largest collection of bronze statues depicting optimistic homesteaders frozen in time on their way to claim a better life on the April 22, 1889 land run. The 45 pieces were sculpted over a 20 year period and are the work of Norman artist, Paul Moore.

The intricate works of art are beautifully crafted & detailed. The pieces capture the essence of the historic event. It’s a nice tribute to those people that had the courage to take a chance to wildly race to stake their claim for a new life. Well done 👍🏻
Written June 2, 2021
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559danir
Tucson, AZ50 contributions
This was a neat stop on a road trip through the area. There are several signs to read about the Land Run, and the statues are so large and detailed.
To get to it, head toward Bass Pro Shop, then take the street that goes under the Interstate to the parking lot (it's free). Then it's a very short walk to the monument (also free).
Written June 10, 2022
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Phillip S
5 contributions
When we visited this monument I must confess I knew nothing about it beforehand. The couple we were traveling with had planned this stop and I'm very glad they did. I was amazed by both the detail and scope of the statuary on display. I don't think I've ever seen any artwork that conveyed so much action, emotion, and drama. The statues are larger than life and the detail is amazing. I didn't do my homework ahead of time but I'd suggest if you plan a visit that you do a little research ahead of time and learn the historical context of this monument and what the statues depict. ( I did so after the fact.) After you visit we'll have a quiz and you'll need to be able to explain how "Sooners" came to be such a part of the Oklaholma identity. lol If you're in OKC don't miss this stop.
Written January 2, 2020
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adrianmQ651ON
Thornton, CO103 contributions
Couples
If you don’t know your Oklahoma history, look up the 1889 Land Run in which the Boomers crossed the river from Texas into Oklahoma on horses and covered wagons and staked their claims on the first homesteads. Cast in bronze in remarkable detail, you’ll see a total of 49 figures including horses, riders, wagons, even a dog and a hare. You can view this monument from the Bricktown Water Taxi, however, it is just a short walk on the sidewalk from the famous waterfall fountain (near the Marriott Residence Inn / Chickasaw Ball Park). The sidewalk wraps around so you can see both sides of the monument close up. Look for the details: old and young, men and women, children and one infant, a writer who has lost his hat, a fallen rider and horse, covered wagons, provision wagons, light carts, flagmen and the artist’s uncanny ability to capture in solid bronze what appears to be entirely in motion. You are there, frozen in a moment in time. Don’t miss this on your visit Oklahoma City.
Written September 12, 2020
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yukiglasgow
Los Angeles, CA102 contributions
I mapped the location in my phone and let it guide me. I was surprised at where it was located. At the end of a parking lot? I don't see anything! And then I caught a glimpse. It is magnificent. We walked around and admired all the details of this gigantic bronze piece. The history of the land run is sad to me but this artwork is amazing. I had to look up the artist. I wondered how long it took to do each piece. I wondered how does one even cast bronze. That is good art. When it makes you want to know about the artist, the process, etc. To some, this may be just some big hunk of art they never really notice. To others like me, it feels criminal that something so magnificent is hidden like this. It deserves to be showcased in a high traffic area. (I marked travelled as solo because there's no family option w/o children. Some of us drive around our senior parents. That's family last time I checked.)
Written August 27, 2021
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marionclarkfla
Summerville, SC77 contributions
Couples
This monument is filled with bigger than life sculptures, which gives you a feeling of almost being there watching when the land run took place in real life. I wish they would have had a booth with literature or plaques detailing more information about the land run. Maybe they assume we can all look it up on wikipedia.
Written September 22, 2020
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Bart J
Kansas City, MO113 contributions
With the construction in OK City, driving about can be a pain around the Bricktown area, but this stop is worth it. This is a nice set of monuments noting the land rushes of Oklahoma. The detail is amazing, and there are lots of hidden jokes and details that can take hours to explore. The park they are in is nice with running water. A good break from a city.
Written May 30, 2020
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IronRangeMNGirl
Minneapolis, MN675 contributions
Wow. They really did a FABULOUS job of not only the sculpture work but the presentation of the park surrounding it. I thought it was going to be a short 5 minute stop - I was very wrong. There was so much detailing - even the dog and the rabbit was included. Truly magnificent!!
Written April 7, 2021
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dorsalmo
Florissant, MO1,092 contributions
This was a big hit with our group. The huge statues transported us to the event - as if we were there. The scenes depicted made us think about parts of the land run that were not obvious beforehand - the dog running alongside, the man falling from his horse, the equipment falling from the wagon, etc. All were very well done and very detailed. You can't beat the cost either (it is free). This is all located in a part with a river where tourists can take boat tours (similar to the riverwalk in San Antonio Texas, but on a smaller scale). It's a little hard to find, but definitely worth the effort!
Written January 2, 2022
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