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Oklahoma History Center

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Address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105-7917
Phone Number: 405-522-0765
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Our 1st visit. We were there 3 hours and had to leave because they were closing. The exhibits were all wonderful. Especially liked the Indians of Oklahoma exhibit. This is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Helen S
Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 1st visit. We were there 3 hours and had to leave because they were closing. The exhibits were all wonderful. Especially liked the Indians of Oklahoma exhibit. This is truly a Okla. History museum. Will go back next time we are in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is the perfect place to start if you're visiting from out of state and want to learn about Oklahoma's history. There's a large amount of information presented in a very interesting way.

Thank backnforth2nfro
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a history buff, this is a great place to visit. What is not on display is available to vie on their website.

Thank afpdlacy
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good museum with information on the history of the state and some cool stories about the local culture and businesses that originated in Oklahoma. Probably worth of 1.5 - 2 hours of time.

Thank AlexeyB77
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I took my niece last year and we loved it! We got to look at everything and take our time doing it, which was wonderful! If we had gone with a guided tour, we might have missed something, though that would not have been the guide's fault. Very enjoyable and relaxing!!!

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

What a neat place...learned a lot about Oklahoma and many of the thing that have happened in the state. This is where the first grocery cart was invented and Oklahoma City was the first place to have a parking meter installed! Really enjoyed it all and the outside area is a really nice walk and educational.

Thank Banshee694
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I've been here four times in four years. I always enjoy looking around and learning. They change the exhibits a lot, too. Except for the near total omission of Woody Guthrie (attributable to right wing Republican anti-communist state government bureaucracy), the center gives a great perspective on American Indians (Trail of Tears also native natives). Fair treatment of blacks in... More 

Thank iamtheasphalt
Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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

Thank collegerep
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

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.

Thank iceman1947

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