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Oklahoma History Center

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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...more
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800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Decent museum. Native American section still has a bit of skew towards the majority white populations. Crashed the helicopter simulator several times.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

Just visited the History Center for some family research. There is so much material available that it is hard to focus on what to reference first. Before you get there, you should have a concrete plan on what you're going to do

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

I learned things about OK that I never knew: like the Vietnam exhibit with the Wall of dog tags and names, the first airplane used for airmail, a Vietnam Huey helicopter, Indian artifacts (LOVE the gorgeous bead work), the Kilgen Pipe Organ, the Steamboat Heroine,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean H
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

What a great place for a private event. Having not been to OK before this place was so cool to learn about the state’s history. Check it out!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Both the museum and grounds are well presented as a space to learn about Oklahoma History. Not being from the area, I learned about a lot of people, inventions, and industry from Oklahoma. A personal favorite was the time capsule. The quilt embroidered over a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

You step into the entrance and are wowed by the best view of the Capitol and the downtown thru those huge windows. Every room and dsipaly is well done, well presented and fresh. Loved every minute of the tour, met some wonderfully knowlegeable folks. Wish...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

I have just checked off one more museum that has a steamboat exhibit. I did not have high expectations, but was rather surprised at the quality of the building and the exhibits, every bit as good as any I have been. It was easy to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to the Oklahoma History Center where we focused on the Heroine exhibit. We visited the Arabia Museum in Kansas City, the Mud Island Steamboat Museum, the Sultana steamboat museum in Marion, Arkansas, plus the Railroad and Steamboat Museum in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank janehyde82
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits are so interesting and I learned so much about Oklahoma history. I loved so many of the exhibits that it is hard to pick a favorite. Definitely worth the drive to visit!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jamie M
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The History Centre is just across the street from the Capitol Building so it’s easy to get to on foot. For only being $7, it’s quite a good history centre. There’s an exhibit which focuses on all the industries in the area throughout 3 centuries...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Hayley1607
November 18, 2017|
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Response from Baja001 | Reviewed this property |
If you haven't already gone, I would spend 3 hours or so. There is very much info & well laid out. (3 floors total )
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March 16, 2015|
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Adult - $7 Senior - $5 Student - $4 Child - 5 or under - free Veterans, active military - free Family - up to 6) - $18
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March 16, 2015|
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Visit the Oklahoma History Center Hours & Admission Museum Hours Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Days Closed: Sundays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day Research Center Hours Monday - Saturday 10:00... More
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We have time to visit one museum while in OKC. Either The Cowboy and Western Heritage Center or The Oklahoma History Center. We are already going to the Memorial. Which is better? Thank you
August 30, 2018|
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I would recommend you go to the Cowboy and Western Heritage Center. But it could take a good chunk of a day to see it all. If you are looking for a shorter experience, the History Center is also good and will take less time to see.