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“Wonderful, hands on, all ages”

Museum of the Great Plains
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Lawton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Great hands on museum that we visited with our newly graduated soldier. Most of the exhibits are hands on. Everything is and interesting and fun. If you’re looking for a walk through museum, then this is not for you. I recommend rolling up your sleeves, letting your inner child out, and participating in everything offered. The Tornado exhibit is awesome, the calf roping and the life size lite brite were our favorites. This may sound like it’s a children’s museum, but it really is for everyone of all ages. They have outdoor exhibits as well, which were less interesting, but the resident guide in the outdoor exhibit was very knowledgeable about the history and would talk for hours if you had the time. I would suggest to anyone that they make the effort to visit the gentleman to at least hear some of the history of why the area came to be.

Thank johnnM8085NC
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MGP_73507, IT_Admin at Museum of the Great Plains, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Great review! "Let your inner child out" and "for everyone of all ages" are spot-on! Thanks!

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

What a great place. The museum is full of hands on educational activities. I love using museums to teach my children alone with our homeschool programs. We will definitely be back. We ran out of time to explore the full place but look forward to returning soon. I will definitely be pass this on to other homeschooled families. Oklahoma is rush with history and they did a great job show it. A+ and the Prairie dogs in the park outs are so cute to watch before and after the visit to the museum.

1  Thank Christi S
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MGP_73507, IT_Admin at Museum of the Great Plains, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thanks! We're glad you came, and glad you plan to return!

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Right beside the Comanche museum was another museum called the Museum of the Great Plains. I paid $10 as an entry fee. The lady at the gift shop and entrance was super nice and new a lot of history. It’s more of a hands-on type museum where the exhibits begged to be touched!!!!! A very tactile experience. They have a great interactive display of the Wichita Falls tornado of 1979, a real-life experience. There were lots of old machines, cars, tractors, fire trucks and also an area where there were active moving dinosaurs!!!!!! The place was super nice and clean and I loved it. I also bought a beautiful “Desert Rose” This Barite compound is Oklahoma’s state rock!!!! Give this place a try!!!! One of Lawton’s best!!!!!!

Thank gary c
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MGP_73507, IT_Admin at Museum of the Great Plains, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you, Gary!!!! We are a hands-on, tactile museum. The "Red Dirt Dinos " exhibit, in our Oklahoma Museum Network Gallery, just started, and runs through March 2019. Thanks for the good review!!!!

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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum has both indoor exhibits and outdoor exhibits. Indoor you will find information regarding the high plains area of the USA. There was a chuck wagon from the cattle drives, a fire engine, and an oil delivery wagon. There was a large mammoth bone and multiple arrowheads. The tornado experience was crazy cool. Outside there was a replica log fort and a very large steam powered locomotive.

2  Thank DDay1959
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MGP_73507, IT_Admin at Museum of the Great Plains, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thanks for the review! Glad you had a great experience!

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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Lots to see..
Lots to do..
Very hands on for the young ones..
My 11 year old daughter loved it..
The tornado film in the storm shelter is powerful account of the 79' storms that hit the area.
Lots of exhibits that teach a lot of history.
Native American items very cool..
Worth the time..
Worth the price..
Set aside a couple of hours and check it out..
Well done!!

3  Thank John P
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MGP_73507, IT_Admin at Museum of the Great Plains, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

A lot of information in a short review. Maybe you can do marketing for us! Thanks for observing that we program for a range of ages.

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