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Oklahoma History Center

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Address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone Number: 405-522-0765
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bring the past alive at the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma’s state...

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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This was our favorite museum. Really interesting exhibits. Very large and spacious. Very good overview of the history of Oklahoma

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our favorite museum. Really interesting exhibits. Very large and spacious. Very good overview of the history of Oklahoma

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum especially if you grew up in OKC or Oklahoma . Especially like the Native American section , hoho the clown and why tv displays

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was 97 degrees and we were looking for something to do inside. We chose this museum and were very glad we did. Great exhibits, wide variety of subjects, amazing what came to us from OK. The only downside was the temp inside the exhibits. It was freezing in there. I wouldn't hesitate to go back any time.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Called in to find out a little bit about the state and the city we were staying in. Lay out was fantastic, each exhibit had its own set up and story that was easy to follow and kept your interest up. Some areas had secrets hidden for you to reveal for your self one example was information hidden under top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Well laid out. Good exhibits but a lot of it is reading. Affordably priced. Kids would likely be bored. Nice outside exhibit of oil well equipment with good signage. Avoid the Sandwich shop upstairs, food is poor and overpriced.

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Maryville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We visited the history center for the purposes of doing some genealogy research. While we didn't find everything we were looking for in the way of information, we did find a staff that was outstanding and most willing to help us with our research. This is a very nice facility and although it did not have all the information we... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

On the 3rd floor is an exhibit called the 'Oklahoma Century Chest.' The chest had been buried in the basement of First Lutheran Church on April 22, 1913. The metallic copper chest was the size of a casket! When the chest was opened to the public on April 22, 2013, all of the items were found in pristine condition! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Took my 9 year old son & he loved the interactive features of the museum. Very affordable rates & a must see fun place to visit in OKC.

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Four lovely exhibits covering Oklahoma history plus a special exhibit on Oklahomans & Space. The first exhibit covers commerce in Oklahoma & have displays of T.G.&Y, Sonic, & Love's. There is also an exhibit of the Wiley Post hangar. Step inside & listen to narration of a flight over Tulsa. The second exhibit covers Native Americans in Oklahoma. Customs, traditions,... More 

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Shawnee, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Was impressed from the beginning to the modern day displays, And I cant wait to go back and see the new advertised displays

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