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Blue Bell Ice Cream
Web Site: http://www.bluebell.com

Blue Bell built its Broken Arrow manufacturing facility in 1992. The company has a total of four manufacturing plants that together produce ice cream to deliver to over 30 distribution centers and service 13 states. Tours of the Broken Arrow plant are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday. All tours are scheduled on a first-come first-served basis. Tour times are as early as 9am, with the last tour heading out at 2pm. Each tour can take up to 40 people, with larger groups needing to book additional time. Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes. No cameras or video equipment are allowed on the tour. After each tour, a complimentary sample of Blue Bell ice cream awaits you in the Parlor. We have Blue Bell logo and ice cream gift items available in our Country Store. General admission is $2, seniors and children ages 6-18 are $1, and kids 5 and under free


Dry Gulch U.S.A.
Rt 2 Box 2300
Adair, OK 74330
Phone: 918-234-5656
Toll Free: 800-379-4547
Web site: http://www.drygulchusa.com
Directions: Located 4 miles N and 8 miles E of Pryor

 

This year round camp and retreat center is located on the shores of Lake Hudson, and is one of America's premier recreation facilities, combining beautiful scenery, comfortable accommodations, great food and a variety of recreation activities. Dry Gulch includes a replica of an Old West town complete with 1880s historical buildings, steam engine trains, wagon rides and more than 100 horses to accommodate horseback rides through beautiful wooded trails. Dry Gulch hosts more than 10,000 children for summer camp from June through August and more than 50,000 visitors to their Christmas Train in December. The facility is also available for conferences and retreats. 


Theater Bartlesville
Bartlesville Community Center
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Phone: 918-337-2787
Toll Free: 800-618-2787
Web site: http://theatergld.bartnet.net
Days/Hours Open: call for performance schedule

 

This cultural organization, formerly the Theater Guild of Bartlesville, presents entertaining and educational performances for Bartlesville audiences. Performances are presented in the Bartlesville Community Center. For TICKETS call 918-336-1900 or visit the theater 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri. All shows are at 312 S.Dewey in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.


Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
55901 E 55 Rd
Jennings, OK 74038
Phone: 918-583-1134
Fax: 918-583-1135
Web site: http://www.hallettracing.com
General Info: Restaurant on Site
Days/Hours Open: Generally Feb-Nov. Call or visit our web site for exact schedule.
Directions: From Cimarron Turnpike Exit 49, take Hwy 99 and go S of Jennings 1/4 mile then 1 mile W

 

Our 1.8 mile road racing facility is home to the Competition Motorsports Association and the Stephens Brothers Racing School of High Performance Driving. We also host a wide variety of racing events, including Sports Car Club of America Drivers Schools, Regionals and Nationals, Porsche Club of America Driver Education and Club Racing events, BMW, Alfa, Corvette and Shelby events, HRRC and CMRA Motorcycle road racing and KART, and IKF go kart enduro racing. The difficult track offers wide grassy runoff areas and no armco or concrete barriers. It is unique in that it can be run either clockwise or counter clockwise, making it essentially two tracks in one. Weekdays are available for testing, corporate days, or ride and drive programs. Catering services also available. Phone number at track is 918-356-4384.


All American Floats & Water Slide
17170 S Hwy 10
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: 918-456-6949
Toll Free: 800-480-8705 General Info: Canoe Rental, Credit Cards Accepted
Directions: Located at junction of Hwys 10/62/51

 

Float trip outfitter on the Illinois River, with rentals for canoe, raft or kayak, and trips available in distances of 4 to 57 miles. A new feature on site also includes our 70 foot tall water slide with three chutes emptying into a large swimming pool. Tent camping and food concessions on site.


Extreme Mountain Sports
Hwys 51/62/10 junction
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone: 918-458-5079
Fax: 918-456-2800
Web site: http://www.extrememountainsports.com
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted
Days/Hours Open: May 15-Aug 28: Fri-Sat noon-6pm, or by appointment for groups
Directions: Located at SW corner of Hwys 51/62 and Hwy 10. Follow signs.

 

A complete recreation park offering challenging activities and sports including a ropes course, paintball, rock climbing wall, mountain bike rentals, obstacle course, Gladiator jousting, ziplines, hiking trails, picnic and grill areas, and much more. We also rent kayaks, as well as provide a guided float trip. Check us out for your next group outing! Tropical sno cones and concession stand on site.


Tulsa Ice Arena
6910 S 101st E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: 918-254-7272
Days/Hours Open: Open daily, call for hours
Directions: Located at Hwy 169 and 71st St, near Best Buy

 

Regulation size ice skating rink with concession stand and fully stocked pro shop.


Safari Joe's Zoological Park
Rt 1 Box 4130
Adair, OK 74330
Phone: 918-224-9453
Web site: http://www.safarijoes.org

 

Wildlife refuge. Come experience the once in a lifetime chance to interact with Tigers, Lions, Wolves, Alligators and Snakes along with our Children's petting Zoo. Directions: 3 miles N of Adair on Hwy 69.


River Country Family Water Park
34th & Arline Street
Muskogee, OK 74403
Phone: 918-684-6301
Web site: http://www.cityofmuskogee.com/Template0.asp?pg=24
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Thu 11am - 8pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 9pm, Sun noon - 8pm

 

Features an interactive water playground for the little ones; a sand playground; leisure pool; 2 body slides; Gator Walk; river; sand volleyball court. Rent Party Island for birthdays or team parties.


Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden
2435 S Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74114
Phone: 918-746-5125
Web site: http://www.tulsagardencenter.com
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Free Admission, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception
Days/Hours Open: Daily from 6am-11pm
Directions: Located at SE corner of 21st St and S Peoria

 

Constructed by the WPA using hand labor and teams of horses and a part of Woodward Park and the Tulsa Garden Center, the Municipal Rose Garden was inaugurated in 1934 and is a continuing project of Tulsa Parks and the Tulsa Garden Club. The first roses for the garden were planted in 1935. Landscape architect Burton Fox designed the sloping 4 1/2 acre garden in Italian Renaissance style with a series of five terraces, rising up a gentle slope almost 900 feet. Reflecting pools with aquatic plants are featured on all Terraces; junipers are hand-sheared into formal, conical shapes within the garden; the area is flanked on the south and east by a wide variety of trees. Peak bloom periods are mid-May and again in mid-October. More flowers can be seen in the spring; however, the color and duration of the blooms last longer in the fall. There are approximately 9,000 rose plants of more than 200 varieties in the garden including: floribundas, hybrid teas, grandifloras, miniatures, climbers, shrub and other species. The Tulsa Garden Club purchases replacement roses each year as a club project for the perpetuation of the garden. Identification markers for the roses are in each bed throughout the garden. Guided tours and welcome reception for groups available by reservation.


Emu Only
54801 E Hwy 59
Afton, OK 74331
Phone: 918-257-6015
Toll Free: 800-615-0618
Web site: http://www.emuonly.com
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Free Admission, Gift Shop, Restaurant on Site
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception, Group Rates
Days/Hours Open: Thu-Mon 10am-5pm, closed Tue-Wed.
Directions: I-44 Afton exit, then S on Hwy 59 to Grove. We are 3 miles from Buffalo Ranch.

 

Visitors are welcome at this working emu ranch located in northeastern Oklahoma. Indoor viewing areas allow visitors to see emus in various stages of development--from incubation to full sized birds. Emu Only birds are raised organically with all-natural feed. Our meat is state inspected and approved by the American Heart Association as a heart healthy product. Emu meat is similar in character to extra lean beef, but is 98% fat free. A nutritious food product is not all this bird has to offer. Emu oil is becoming known as a "Natural Wonder". This complex oil is non-toxic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory. These fine products and many more are available in our gift shop including meats, oils, Emu-based pet foods, souvenir t-shirts, Emu leather goods, decorated eggs, and many unusual gift items. Restaurant located next door on property.


Pensacola Dam
Hwy 28 E
Langley, OK 74350
Phone: 918-782-9594
Web site: http://www.grda.com
General Info: Free Admission
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Summer tours

 

Pensacola Dam and Grand Lake O' the Cherokees provide flood control for the Grand River and produce hydroelectric power for Grand River Dam Authority. It is the world's longest multiple arch dam, spanning approximately one mile. The dam towers as much as 150 feet above the riverbed. The lake is 43,500 acres and has about 1,300 miles of shoreline, more than any other lake in the state. Grand Lake O' the Cherokees is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Oklahoma. Tours of the historic dam are held regularly between Memorial Day and Labor Day.


Blue Whale
2700 N Hwy 66
Catoosa, OK 74015
Phone: 918-694-7390
General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Daily from 8am-dark
Directions: 1 mile N of Catoosa on Rt 66.

 

A historic Route 66 water park and amusement site closed to swimming, but open for visiting, photographing and picnicking. Restrooms available on well-kept grounds. GeoCache and Letterboxing site also. T-shirts, keychains, hat pins and vintage postcards also available to order (hours vary--ordering instructions on site). Group reception and tour can be arranged with advance notice.


Safari's Sanctuary
26881 E. 58th Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
Phone: 918-357-5683
Web site: http://www.safariszoo.com
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required
Days/Hours Open: Saturday & Sunday, noon - 5pm During June & July, also open Wednesday - Friday, 10am - 3pm in addition to regular hours. Private parties and tours by appointment

 

This non-profit wildlife sanctuary takes in abused, unwanted and/or confiscated exotic wildlife of all kinds. Currently, over 200 animals ranging from lions, tigers, cougars, jaguar, bears, wolves, primates, reptiles and barnyard animals make Safari's Sanctuary their home, including the only known liger in Oklahoma (a cross between a lion and a tiger). A walk-through facility on a gorgeous rustic setting with log cabin structures dating back to the 1850s. A petting zoo is also on the grounds with opportunities to feed the barnyard animals and perhaps the exotic cats!


Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame
55251 E Hwy 85A
Afton, OK 74331
Phone: 918-257-4234
Fax: 918-257-8224
E-mail: ldmstar@junct.com
Web site: http://www.darrylstarbird.com
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Senior Discount
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception, Group Rates, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, or by appointment. Closed Dec 15 thru Feb.
Maximum Seating Capacity: 100
Directions: Take Afton exit from I-44, follow Hwy 59 towards Grove, then Hwy 125 towards Monkey Island, turn right on Hwy 85A, then 1/4 mile on lake side of Hwy.
Group Contact: Darryl or Donna Starbird, Curators

 

A nationally recognized tribute to the leading street rod and custom car builders throughout the country. It is a tribute to the men that started and made the sport of automobile redesigning a part of our American cultural heritage. Thirteen icons of this culture have been inducted as the first charter members of the Hall of Fame, the likes of George Barris, Boyd Coddington, Alexander Brothers, Ed Roth, Darryl Starbird and more. Starbird has twenty of his own creations on display permanently. Other vehicles are rotated as they become available. Photos and memorabilia are also on display and all exhibits are indoors in the Grand Lake area. A total of 44 full size custom built cars are featured. Admission fee.


Katy Depot
Paul Carr Dr
Checotah, OK 74426

 

 

General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception
Days/Hours Open: Mid-Apr to mid-Dec: Thu-Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 2-4pm. Closed during winter.
Directions: From I-40 Exit 264B, go N on Hwy 69 1/2 mile.
Phone: 918-473-6377

Restored 1890 wooden MKT depot houses local artifacts, railroad memorabilia, Honey Springs battle exhibits and steer wrestling exhibits. Nice, clean restrooms available. Entertainment or refreshments can be accommodated for tour groups with advance notice. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Pawnee County Historical Society Museum & Dick Tracy Headquarters
513 6th St Pawnee, OK 74058
Phone: 918-762-4681
Web site: http://www.pawneechs.org
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, or by appointment.
Directions: Located in downtown Pawnee on the W side of the square.

 

Focuses on preserving the names, places and history of the Pawnee community and surrounding region, as well as the Pawnee Tribe. Items of interest include artifacts from area ghost towns, genealogy research materials and a special area devoted to Pawnee native Chester Gould, who created the Dick Tracy comic strip.


Newspaper Museum
1108 W Main St Collinsville, OK 74021

 

Phone: 918-371-1901
General Info: Gift Shop, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Open by appointment.
Directions: North of Tulsa on either Hwy 169 or 75. Exit on 146th St N which turns into Main St in downtown (Hwy 20).
Web site: http://www.cvilleok.com

Several generations of newspaper production equipment and history, from 105 years of Collinsville's history. Displays include the equipment used to produce the newspaper starting with the handset type in 1899, the Linotypes through the 1970s and the computer age. Other attractions feature history and photographs of the people and city of Collinsville. $1 admission fee per person.


Nowata County Historical Society Museum
121 S Pine St
Nowata, OK 74048

 

Phone: 918-273-1191
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Sat 1-4pm or by appointment

More than 24 rooms trace Nowata County history, with artifacts ranging from the Civil War and Indian Territory Days to the Oil Boom, farming and cattle and much more. Includes a period dentist office, jail cell and laundry. Indoor and outdoor exhibits.


Field Historical Printing Museum
109 W Main St
Hominy, OK 74035

 

Phone: 918-885-2688
General Info: Free Admission
Days/Hours Open: Open Sat afternoons, or by appointment.

Includes two 1930 linotypes, ten printing presses, engraver, ludlow, strip caster, cameras, brass, foundry and wood type (with cases), hundreds of engravings, teletypesetter, Western Union equipment, and Dow Jones machines for stock market use.


Elsing Museum
7777 S Lewis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74171

 

Phone: 918-495-6262
General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sat 1:30-4:30pm or by appointment. Directions: Located at 81st and S Lewis Ave, on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center. From I-44 and Lewis Ave exit, travel S for 3 miles to ORU. Free parking at Mabee Center arena.
Web site: http://elsing.oru.edu

Discover the wonder of God's natural art at the area's largest exhibit of priceless minerals and natural crystal formations. Willard Elsing opened a rock and mineral shop on Route 66 near Joplin in the 1920s, and over a lifetime, his fascination for mineral and rock art grew into an unprecedented collection. Since 2001, his collection has been on display at Oral Roberts University for all to enjoy. Experience mineral art, precious gems, Oriental and jade sculptures and Native American rarities from around the world at this unique museum for all ages.


The Bank of Oolagah
202 Cooweescoowee
Oologah, OK 74053

 

Phone: 918-443-2790
Fax: 918-443-2790
E-mail: oologahcham@gbronline.com
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, closed Sun.
Directions: From Tulsa, take Hwy 169 N.
Web site: http://www.oologah.net

Built in 1906 in Oolagah, Indian Territory and now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the bank closed during the Depression. The furnishings and equipment are from pre-statehood and bear the city's original spelling. The building was restored in 1985 and some original artifacts have been placed in the bank by city residents. Guided tours available.


Wagoner City Historical Museum
122 S Main
Wagoner, OK 74467

 

Phone: 918-485-9111
General Info: Free Admission
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Sat 10am-3pm.
Directions: Located in downtown Wagoner

Visitors will find a large display of historic, antique fashions dating over 150 years to the pre-Civil War period, along with artifacts from the area.


Will Rogers Birthplace (Dog Iron Ranch)
9501 E 380 Rd
Oologah, OK 74053

 

Phone: 918-341-0719
Toll Free: 800-324-9455
Fax: 918-343-8119
General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Open daily from 8am-5pm
Directions: 2 miles N of Oologah on Hwy 169, then 2 miles on County Rd EW 38
Web site: http://www.willrogers.com

Site of the log-walled, two-story home where famed Cherokee humorist and film star Will Rogers was born in 1879. Includes a 400-acre living history ranch with barns and Texas longhorn cattle, overlooking Oologah Lake. Guests can roam the home and grounds, pet farm animals and view vintage Rogers movies and newsreels in the air-conditioned barn. A bronze statue of Rogers can be viewed on the property. Donations appreciated. Tours can be customized for groups with advance notice. 10 full RV hookups are also located on site.


Ataloa Lodge Museum
2299 Old Bacone Rd
Muskogee, OK 74403

 

Phone: 918-781-7283
Toll Free: 888-682-5514
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room, Senior Discount
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Group Rates, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Closed Mon-Tue
Directions: From Hwy 69, travel E to Bacone College. Museum is located next to the campus chapel.
Web site: http://www.bacone.edu/ataloa

One of the largest privately owned collections of Native American history and culture in the US. The Ataloa Lodge Museum, built in 1932 on historic Bacone College's campus, is Native American operated and houses more than 20,000 pieces of traditional and contemporary Native American art, including an impressive Kachina Doll collection, items of daily and ceremonial use, as well as Civil War memorabilia. A gift shop offers prints, t-shirts and jewelry. The museum is also a cultural and Native American genealogical resource for local schools and the surrounding communities.


MKT Depot
300 W Main
Hominy, OK 74035

 

Phone: 918-885-4939
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room, Restaurant on Site
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Fri 9am-noon, closed Mon and holidays.
Directions: Hominy is located 20 miles W of Skiatook and Hwy 75 at the junction of Hwys 99/20.

The present depot was expanded in 1925 from the original depot built about 1910. MKT service started in 1904 and continued until 1977. During the oil boom years of the 1920s, nine freight and four passenger trains stopped in Hominy each day. Adapted for community use during the 1980s, the restored depot and caboose now houses the Chamber of Commerce office and Rail Cafe, which is open Thu-Mon from 11am-8pm.


Three Rivers Museum
220 Elgin
Muskogee, OK 74401

 

Phone: 918-686-6624
Fax: 918-682-3477
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception, Group Rates, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm Closed holidays. Tour hours available.
Directions: From Hwy 69, go E on Okmulgee Ave, then S on 3rd St to Elgin
Web site: http://www.3riversmuseum.com

This museum relates the story of the settlement and development of the region of the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand Rivers from a multi-cultural perspective. Housed in a beautifully restored railroad depot. Gift shop on the premises. Group rates available with 8 admissions.


U.S.S. Batfish & War Memorial Park
3500 Batfish Road
Muskogee, OK 74402

 

Phone: 918-682-6294
Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children (under 6 free). Group rates available.
Tour Group Services: Group Rates, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Open daily (except Tue) Mar 15-Oct 15, Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm. Closed Easter Sunday.
Directions: Located at Port of Muskogee on Hwy 165 N (from Muskogee turnpike, take exit 33).
Web site: http://www.ussbatfish.com

The USS Batfish Submarine & Military Museum is one of Muskogee's unique attractions. An actual World War II submarine, the Batfish sank three enemy submarines and eleven other enemy vessels during her tenure in battle. As a result of this record, the Batfish and her crew were highly decorated with nine Battle Stars, one Navy Cross, four Silver Stars, and ten Bronze Stars. Visitors can tour the inside of the submarine, including the torpedo room and crew cabins. In the park you will find an army tank, cannons, and missiles, and military memorabilia for view. There is also a Walk of Honor that is a tribute to all veterans. The Batfish hosts special ceremonies during Veterans' Day, and May 5th of each year that brings the U.S.S. Batfish survivors together for a reunion.


McLean Historical Home
123 E "A" St
Jenks, OK 74037

 

Phone: 918-447-3079
General Info: Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Group Rates, Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Open by appointment only
Directions: Located 15 min S of downtown Tulsa on Hwy 75 S to Jenks exit. Follow Main St to downtown Jenks, left at 2nd & Main, then 1 block, on NW corner of 2nd and A St.
Web site: http://www.mcleanmuseum.com

1913 Victorian style home and medical office of Dr. B.W. McLean. Experience what life was like for an early 1900's small town doctor. Preserved and maintained by family descendents, original artifacts include furniture, vintage clothing, quilts, china, personal items and medical office and examining room. Additionally, early photos and post cards of Jenks and Tulsa, I.T., 1920 silent movie projector, WWI army uniform and post cards, 1930 Maytag washer, gas street light and much more. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is financially supported by owner/descendent and from tour contributions. Additional contact number is 918-446-2745.


Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
N of town
Pawhuska, OK 74056

 

Phone: 918-287-4803
General Info: Free Admission
Days/Hours Open: Preserve is open daily dawn to dusk; gift shop and visitor center open spring through fall, 10am-4pm (volunteer staffed).
Directions: From Hwy 60 junction in downtown Pawhuska, drive N on Kihekah Ave approx 17 miles. This road becomes the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve Dr.
Web site: http://www.nature.org/oklahoma

Originally spanning 142 million acres, the tallgrass prairie was one of North America's major ecosystems. The tallgrass prairie was a complex landscape harboring a rich diversity of plants and animals. Today less than 10% of the original tallgrass prairie remains in the Flint Hills of Oklahoma and Kansas. This 39,000 acre expanse was purchased from private ownership in 1989 and can now be enjoyed as a scenic drive. This scenic route on public county roads takes visitors through the heart of the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve and through adjacent private ranches. Starting and ending in Pawhuska, the complete drive is approximately 50 miles, and takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace with time for stopping. A diversity of grassland and forest is home to over 300 species of birds. Other wildlife includes white-tailed deer, bobcats, armadillos, beavers, woodchucks, badgers, coyotes, and more. Bison have been introduced to the preserve and are growing in numbers. There are 4 scenic turnouts, picnic locations, a self-guided nature trail, a newly added 2 mile hiking trail, and a historic 1920 ranch bunkhouse. The preserve is open daily dawn to dusk for driving tours.


Tsa La Gi Ancient Village
Cherokee Heritage Center
Tahlequah, OK 74465

 

Phone: 918-456-6007
Fax: 918-456-6165
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm.
Web site: http://www.cherokeeheritage.org

Located on the grounds of the Cherokee Heritage Center, this replica of a 1600s period Cherokee village is set up as it would have existed before European contact. Witness Cherokee craftspeople reenact the daily activities of our Cherokee ancestors. Demonstrations include ancient cultural practices such as flint knapping, basketry, blowguns, stickball and Cherokee marble games. Guided tours every hour on the half hour.


Woolaroc Ranch, Museum and Wildlife Preserve
SW of town
Bartlesville, OK 74006

 

Phone: 918-336-0307
Toll Free: 888-966-5276
Fax: 918-336-0084
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Mon-Tue and Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
Directions: 12 miles SW of city on Hwy 123
Web site: http://www.woolaroc.org

Established in 1925 as the country home of oilman Frank Phillips, founder of Phillips Petroleum Company, it derives its name from the woods, lakes and rocks of the beautiful Osage Hills. Woolaroc is a 3,600 acre ranch and wildlife preserve that is open throughout the year as an educational and historical attraction. The museum houses a world-class collection of western art, artifacts and special exhibits. The Lodge ranch house was the country home of Frank and Jane Phillips. The Native American Heritage Center features the "Arrows Skyward" audio-visual show. Over 700 animals including buffalo, elk, deer and longhorn cattle, graze freely in the natural surroundings. From early spring to late fall, the North Road tour features a five mile drive through some of the most beautiful portions of the facility. Also featured is the Woolaroc Nature Trail, a self-guiding, gently sloping path 1 1/2 miles long with the first 1/4 mile paved for wheelchair access. A 20 acre garden area also includes a butterfly garden, perennial, herb and annuals gardens; and a large display of spring bulbs.


Will Rogers Memorial Museum
1720 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017

 

Phone: 918-341-0719
Toll Free: 800-324-9455
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Open daily 8am-5pm.
Directions: Located on State Hwy 88
Web site: http://www.woolaroc.org

Art and artifacts pertaining to the life of Will Rogers are tastefully displayed in the nine gallery museum. A children's area is also maintained, and classic movies starring Will Rogers play daily in the 178 seat theater. The site of the museum was acquired by Rogers to build a retirement home. In the foreground is the tomb of Will Rogers chiselled with his famous quotation: "I never met a man I didn't like." A gift shop features books, CDs, videos, art and scores of souvenir items.


Oolagah Historical Museum
202 W Cooweescoowee
Oologah, OK 74053

 

Phone: 918-443-2790
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm, closed on holidays.
Directions: 30 miles N of Tulsa on Hwy 169.
Web site: http://www.oologah.net

Housed in an 1890 building, the museum contains artifacts from the local pioneer families and ranchers. Memorabilia from the local schools, many photos and items from private collections are also displayed. There is a gift shop, and if you visit from May thru October, a concession window for Tropical Sno cones. The museum also houses the Oologah Area Chamber of Commerce.


J.T. Nickel Family Nature & Wildlife Preserve
NE of town
Tahlequah, OK 74464

 

Phone: 918-456-7601
General Info: Free Admission
Days/Hours Open: Trails open daily during daylight hours. Office staffed Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
Directions: From Tahlequah, follow Hwy 51 E about 2 miles to Hwy 10. Turn N and go 10 miles to Eagle Bluff. Turn right on the county road just past the blue and orange flags at Eagle Bluff. Cross over Comb's Bridge, go 1/2 mile and stay to the right at the split in the road. Proceed about a quarter mile and turn left on the county road. Follow this road E to cross through the preserve (about 6 miles).
Web site: http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/ http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/

The J.T. Nickel family has donated the 15,000-acre J-5 Ranch, in the western edge of the Ozark eco-region, to The Nature Conservancy. Adjoining the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma, the ranch encompasses portions of four Ozark stream watersheds, and is dominated by pine and oak forest, as well as significant areas of oak savanna and tallgrass prairie. The ranch is particularly unique for its extensive, high quality rocky glade communities, and pristine water quality. Self-guided trail information is available at the preserve headquarters.


Osage Tribal Museum, Library & Archives
819 Grandview
Pawhuska, OK 74056

 

Phone: 918-287-5441
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm
Directions: From Hwy 60, we are approx 1 mile N on Grandview
Web site: http://www.osagetribe.com

Displays and artifacts relating to Osage culture from the 1600s to present is exhibited, along with archives and photo collections. Fall and spring craft classes scheduled. Gift shop features Native American items.


Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum
6 E. Broadway
Sand Springs, OK 74063

 

Phone: 918-246-2509
Fax: 918-246-2609
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Thu 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, closed major holidays.
Directions: From S on Hwy 97, go N across Arkansas River to W 2nd St, then E on 2nd to Main, and N 1 block to Broadway. From E or W on Hwy 64/42, exit at Sand Springs (Hwy 97), go N to 2nd St, then E to Main, and N 1 block. We are on corner of Main and Broadway.
Web site: http://www.sandspringsok.org

This pristine example of Art Deco architecture is housed in the historic former Charles Page Memorial Library and listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Exhibits focus on the city's unique history, natural history, archaeology, fine art and genealogical research. We also sponsor numerous cultural events throughout the year. The museum is currently closed for renovations, and expected to re-open in May 2004. We are also located near several local antique shops and bistros.


The Healing Rock
Skiatook Lake Area
Skiatook, OK 74070

 

Phone: 918-396-3170
General Info: Free Admission
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Directions: 2 miles W of Skiatook on Hwy 20, turn left to lake, park at Corps office.

This natural monument was once called Teepee Rock and considered a healing site by the Osage and Quapaw Indians in the late 19th century. After archaeologists examined the formation, evidence proved the rock was a natural formation and had been set in near perfect vertical alignment by natural erosion, ending speculation that the rock was man-made. The rock stands 12 feet high, has a 17-foot base, and is 14 to 16 inches thick. It is triangular in shape with its jagged apex pointing upward to the heavens. When plans for Skiatook Lake were finalized, it became clear the rock would be covered by water. Locals campaigned to save the rock, and in 1985, the Corps of Engineers moved the rock to its present location 1/8 mile south of the project office on Skiatook Lake. An access trail, built by the Corps, leads from the project office to this unique natural feature.


Sapulpa Historical Museum
100 E. Lee
Sapulpa, OK 74067

 

Phone: 918-224-4871
Fax: 918-224-7765
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Thu 10am-3pm. Closed the last week of Aug and last week of Dec.
Directions: Located in downtown area, one block S of Dewey Ave (Route 66) and one block E of Main St.

Built in 1910 as a hotel and later used as the YWCA before donated to the Sapulpa Historical Society, the museum features exhibits of a turn-of-the-century kitchen, 1894 Egan Brothers General Mercantile store, dioramas of early-day Frisco yards and 1894 Sapulpa townsite, old school room, 100-year pictorial history of Sapulpa, Native American and African-American photo histories and much more.


Fort Gibson Historic Site and Interpretative Center
907 N Garrison
Fort Gibson, OK 74434

 

Phone: 918-478-4088
Fax: 918-478-4089
E-mail: ftgibson@ok-history.mus.ok.us
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Oct 15-Apr 14: Thu-Sun 10am-5pm. Apr 15-Oct 14: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Group reservations also can be arranged Mon-Wed year round.
Directions: Located on Hwy 80 in Fort Gibson, which is 7 miles E of Muskogee on Hwy 62.
Web site: http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us

First army post in the Indian Territory, in operation from 1824 to 1890, encompassing 80 acres of grounds with 29 historic buildings and numerous archaeological ruins. Exhibits and living history programs relate to the settlement of Indian Territory and the development of the fort through its 70 years of occupation. Several activities and events are hosted here throughout the year. A National Historic Landmark and designated American Treasure. National cemetery located nearby as well.


Owasso Historical Museum
26 S. Main
Owasso, OK 74055

 

Phone: 918-272-4966
General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Fri noon-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm, closed Sun-Mon and holidays
Web site: http://www.cityofowasso.com

Displays and artifacts on local history is featured, along with periodic art displays and special events.


Cathedral of the Osage
1314 N. Lynn
Pawhuska, OK 74056

 

Phone: 918-287-1414
General Info: Reservations Required
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Church viewed by appointment; however, guests are welcome at services

Known for this rare stained glass windows, this 1910 French Gothic-style Catholic church was the principal church of the Osage Tribe. Now known as the Immaculate Conception Church.


Chouteau Memorial Museum
420 E Ferry St
Salina, OK 74365

 

Phone: 918-434-2224
Fax: 918-434-2224
General Info: Free Admission
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Jun-Aug: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 1-5pm. May and Sep: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm.
Directions: From Hwy 69, go E about 10 miles on Hwy 20 through Salina to museum.
E-mail: ssc@sstelco.com

History of the fur trade from the 1790s to 1830s. Osage Tribal influence in the area is presented, with an emphasis on the Chouteau family, Indian Territory and the Three Forks Region. Museum open May-September only.


Tom Mix Museum and Western Theatre
721 N Delaware
Dewey, OK 74029

 

Phone: 918-534-1555
General Info: Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Senior Discount
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Open on weekends only in Feb. Mar-Dec: Tue-Sat 10am-4:30pm, Sun 1-4pm. Closed Mon and all state/federal holidays.
Directions: N of Tulsa on US Hwy 75 approx 50 miles.

A 30-seat theatre featuring Tom Mix movies and exhibits of this silent western movie star, who once worked as a bartender, deputy sheriff, prize fighter and athletic coach in Oklahoma. He also was a trick roper for the Mulhall and 101 Ranch Wild West shows of Oklahoma. With over 5,000 photographs, it is the nation's most comprehensive collection of personal property of the silent movie cowboy, who lived in Dewey in 1909. Donations requested.


Dobson Museum and Memorial Center
110 A Sreet SouthWest
Miami, OK 74354

 

Phone: 918-542-5297
Fax: 918-542-1262
General Info: Free Admission, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Open Sun, Wed, and Fri from 1-4pm
E-mail: emoore@mmind.net

Regional and Ottawa County history is highlighted, along with American Indian artifacts, lead and zinc mining items, and early settlement collections. Additional contact number is 918-542-5388.


The Glass Mansion
324 W. Delaware
Nowata, OK 74048

 

Phone: 918-273-3514
General Info: Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Private tours available; groups welcome with advance notice.

This turn-of-the-century, four story home of early day prominent resident, J. Wood Glass and Eva Payne Glass, is filled with the original antiques and is as it was at the death of Mrs. Glass at the age of 101. The Historical Society decorates the house for Christmas each year and hosts an open house. The home and grounds are also available for special occasions including weddings, anniversaries, meetings, parties and dinners.


Webbers Falls Historical Museum
Commercial & Main
Webbers Falls, OK 74470

 

Phone: 918-464-2728
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Thu-Sat 10:30am-5pm (hours subject to change in summer). Directions: I-40 to Webbers Falls exit.
Group Contact: George and Linda Miller

Offers a complete history of Oklahoma's early-day Cherokee settlers. Includes a special emphasis on Confederate General Stand Watie and his Cherokee Mounted Riflemen, who survived a civil war within the Cherokee Tribe, only to be defeated as part of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Webbers Falls was named for Chief Walter Webber and the Falls on the Arkansas River. Chief Webber settled here in 1828 and established a trading post, making Webbers Falls the second oldest town in Oklahoma. Webbers Falls was known as the gateway to Indian Territory. Many U.S. Marshals traveled back and forth from Webbers Falls to Ft. Smith and the courtroom of Judge Isaac Parker, better known as "Hanging Judge Parker."


Greenwood Cultural Center
322 N. Greenwood Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120

 

Phone: 918-596-1020
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Free Admission, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Group Rates
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 11am-1pm
Web site: http://www.greenwoodculturalcenter.com

Located in the historic Greenwood district, once known as the "Black Wall Street" of America. Also home to the Mabel B. Little Heritage House and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. There is also a photographic exhibit of the tragic 1921 riot, as well as a gift shop. The Greenwood Cultural Center sponsors and promotes educational, charitable and cultural events which preserves African-American heritage, advocates and supports historical events for disadvantaged children of all races, creeds and religions and generates positive images within the Greater Tulsa community and is supported extensively through volunteerism. A $25 fee applies for groups of 20 or more. Meal function can also be arranged for groups.


Cabin Creek Civil War Battle Site
Highway 28 East
Adair, OK 74330

 

Phone: 918-256-7133
Directions: 9 miles E of Adair on Hwy 28

Twelve-acre Civil War battle site features granite monument and markers that tell the story of this 1862 Confederate victory. Considered one of the most complete battles of the Civil War. Reenactments held every three years by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Tours available.


International Linen Registry Museum
Promenade Mall - Upper Level
Tulsa, OK 74135

 

Phone: 918-622-5223
General Info: Free Admission
Days/Hours Open: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 9pm Sunday, noon 6pm

Antique linens and needle work from around the world are displayed. Features rotating exhibits of vintage and contemporary needle and textile art. Demonstrations and seminars available for various types of needle art. Educational presentations and displays for groups and schools.


Art Deco Landmarks Walking Tour
Downtown
Tulsa, OK 74103

 

Phone: 918-585-1201
Toll Free: 800-558-3311
Days/Hours Open: Chamber office open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Directions: Chamber office located at SE corner of 2nd St and S Boulder Ave.
Web site: http://www.visittulsa.com

Known as the "Terra Cotta City" in the late 1920s for its beautiful examples of art deco buildings, Tulsa offers this walking tour so others can learn of the fascinating history and architects behind them. Many of the buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and three internationally recognized architects designed buildings in Tulsa that are considered outstanding examples of art deco style: Frank Lloyd Wright (Westhope); Barry Byrne (Christ the King Church); and Bruce Goff (Boston Avenue United Methodist Church). Other art deco buildings include the Philcade, Warehouse Market, Spotlight Theater, Tulsa Union Depot, Fairgrounds Pavilion, Will Rogers High School, Tulsa Monument Company, the Fire Alarm Building, and the Brook Theater (now the Brook restaurant). Maps of these art deco landmarks are available from the Tulsa Metro Chamber, located in the Williams Center Tower II, Plaza Level, at 2 West Second St.


Gilcrease Museum
1400 Gilcrease Museum Rd
Tulsa, OK 74127

 

Phone: 918-596-2700
Toll Free: 888-655-2278
Fax: 918-596-2759
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Free Admission, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Sun 10am-4pm, closed Mondays and Christmas Day. Directions: From eastbound I-44, take I-244 E (Exit 223A) toward downtown area. Merge onto Hwy 64/51/412 W (5B) to Sand Springs. Go N on Gilcrease Museum Rd.
Web site: http://www.gilcrease.org

Containing the world's most comprehensive collections of American Indian and Western art, this nationally-celebrated museum includes extensive exhibits on America's prehistory, settlement and expansion, plus 23 acres of themed outdoor gardens. A rare copy of the Declaration of Independence is also on display. Guided tours are offered daily at 2pm or by special arrangement. Wheelchairs and strollers also available. Live jazz performed the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 8:30 pm with light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The Rendezvous Restaurant offers cuisine ranging from pecan crusted trout to buffalo burgers, decadent desserts and a Sunday brunch. Donations appreciated.


Oklahoma Military Academy Museum
1701 W Will Rogers Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017

 

Phone: 918-343-7768
General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Closed major holidays.
Web site: http://www.rsu.edu/oma

OMA, once known as the "West Point of the Southwest" was a leading military academy from 1919 to its closure in 1971. The museum is a tribute to the Corps of Cadets who attended the Academy. Located in Meyer Hall (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) on the campus of Rogers State University.


Belvidere Mansion
4th & Chickasaw
Claremore, OK 74018

 

Phone: 918-342-1127
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Directions: Located 5 blocks E and 1 block N of the Hwy 66 and Will Rogers Blvd intersection in downtown Claremore.
Web site: http://www.rchs1.org

A magnificent three-story Victorian mansion built in 1907 and now owned by the Rogers County Historical Society. It has two round turrets on the front and two square turrets on the back. The main floor features an L-shaped foyer with Italian tile, marble wainscoting, pressed tin walls and ceilings. The open center gallery allows visitors a view from the first floor, through the second and third floors and out the skylight in the roof. The top floor ballroom has been completely restored and offers a beautiful panaroma of the city of Claremore. The Rogers County Genealogical Society houses its research library on the mansion's second floor. Gift shop on premises and tours are available. "Christmas at the Belvidere" is an annual gift show held each year from the last week of November through the first two weeks of December. The entire mansion is decorated for the holidays and offers a large variety of gifts and collectibles. Guided tours are $2 for adults and FREE for children.


J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum
333 N Lynn Riggs Blvd
Claremore, OK 74017

 

Phone: 918-341-5707
Fax: 918-341-5771
E-mail: info@thegunmuseum.com
General Info: Free Admission
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Web site: http://www.thegunmuseum.com

The world's largest privately owned museum that houses over 20,000 unique firearms along with a "Believe It Or Not Oddities Gallery", Gallery of Outlaw Guns, Native American artifacts, John Rogers statuaries, Western memorabilia, antique music boxes & musical instruments, 1,200 steins from all over the world, Early American decor, an extensive firearms research library and a well stocked gift shop with something for everyone on your "Souvenir List". We also house the smallest commercially produced handgun in the world. Admission is free, however donations are accepted. Advance group reservations appreciated.


Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Agency Hill, Honor Heights Dr
Muskogee, OK 74401

 

Phone: 918-683-1701
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm.
Directions: From Hwy 69 go W on Okmulgee St, turn N on Honor Heights Dr and go 11 blocks, just past the VA Hospital, at the entrance to Honor Heights Park.
Web site: http://www.fivetribes.org

Housed in the 1875 Union Indian Agency building, preserves the heritage & cultures of the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole tribes. Museum, gift shop, and art gallery dedicated to preservation and presentation of the history of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole tribes through artifacts, books, art, documents, textiles, and cultural arts. The museum hosts several competitive art exhibitions, lecture series, hands-on workshops, and other activities to educate the public about the Five Civilized Tribes. Admission rates: Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $1.50.


Overstreet-Kerr Historical Farm
29186 Overstreet-Kerr Rd
Sallisaw, OK

 

Phone: 918-966-3396
E-mail: okhfarm@crosstel.net
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Fri-Sat 10am-4pm Other days open for groups of 10 or more by reservation
Maximum Seating Capacity: 24
Directions: Located 10 miles S of Sallisaw (I-40) on Hwy 59, then 1/4 mile W on Overstreet-Kerr Rd.
Web site: http://www.kerrcenter.com

1998 winner of the Oklahoma Department of Tourism Redbud Award for Native Beauty. Handsome architecture, gleaming antiques, lush herb gardens, orchard, woods, rare breeds of livestock, and an antique John Deere equipment exhibit come together at the Overstreet-Kerr Historical Farm. The charming Overstreet home was built in 1895 and lavishly restored in 1991, preserving many of its original features such as the flawless woodwork and hand-carved fireplaces. Many family photos, furnishings and mementoes are scattered throughout the 14 rooms. Informative, entertaining tours of the house and original barns and outbuildings (potato house, smokehouse, chicken house) paint for visitors a portrait of an interesting blended family (Choctaw and Missourian) and its patriarch Tom Overstreet, an eccentric early cattle/potato/cotton baron. Workshops throughout the year teach old-fashioned crafts such as soap making and blacksmithing. Learn about the trees and plants of southeast Oklahoma in strolling the 1/4 mile nature trail and see the rare breeds of livestock graze the pasture. Our annual Farm-Fest, held the second Saturday in October for adults, and on Friday for schoolchildren, offers visitors a chance to watch and talk to craftspeople demonstrating their skills and old-timers keeping alive the lost art of sorghum cooking. Admission is $3 per person (special events may charge more).


Collinsville Depot Museum
115 S. 10th
Collinsville, OK 74021

 

Phone: 918-371-2386
General Info: Free Admission
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 1-5pm.

Restored depot houses historical items and artifacts of local interest, and pioneer furnishings. Caboose on site as well.


Honey Springs Battlefield
1863 Honey Springs Battlefield Rd
Checotah, OK 74426

 

Phone: 918-473-5572
General Info: Free Admission, Gift Shop
Tour Group Services: Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Battlefield Trails: Tue-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Interpretive Center: Tue-Sat 9am-4:30pm, Sun 1-4:30pm. Closed Mondays and state holidays.
Directions: From I-40, take Hwy 69 N 2.5 miles to the Checotah/Rentiesville exit, turn left onto old 69 and drive N 1.75 miles to the Rentiesville/Honey Springs Rd, then turn right and drive E 2 miles to DC Minner St and turn left. Drive N 1 mile where the road turns E, drive E 1/4 mile then turn back N.
Web site: http://checotah.lakewebs.net/honeysprings

Site of the largest Civil War battle in Oklahoma, fought by black, Indian and white troops on both sides. The battle's heroes were men of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers--the first black regiment to be organized for the Union. Features graveled walking trails with wayside interpretive exhibits. Primitive hiking trails and camp sites are currently under development. The visitors' center interpretive exhibits feature arms and equipment, and biographical histories of participants. A book store features Civil War related books, postcards, t-shirts and souvenirs. Reenactments of the July 17, 1863 battle are held every 3 years by the Oklahoma Historical Society. Reservations required for groups wanting guided tour, and also required for individuals during annual candlelight tours. Admission fee may apply during special events at site.


Arkansas River Historical Society Museum
5350 Cimarron Rd.
Catoosa, OK 74015

 

Phone: 918-266-2291
Toll Free: 888-572-7678
Fax: 918-266-7678
E-mail: museum@tulsaport.com
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm.
Directions: From I-44 or I-244 take Route 169 North to "Tulsa Port of Catoosa/46th Street North" (Hwy 266) exit. Proceed on 46th Street North to 4-way stop. Go straight to enter Port on Main Parkway. Follow signs approximately 1 mile to Port Authority Building.
Web site: http://www.arkansasriver.org

Permanent exhibits include the history of the River and construction and benefits of the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, steamboat lore, cargo shipped on the waterway, latest developments, and archaeology. Also a photographic archive, waterway memorabilia, collection of Native American artifacts, and a motorized model of a Lock and Dam.


Pawnee Bill Ranch Historic Site & Museum
1141 Pawnee Bill Rd
Pawnee, OK 74058

 

Phone: 918-762-2513
Fax: 918-762-2514
E-mail: pawneebill@ok-history.mus.ok.us
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Free Admission, Gift Shop, Meeting Room
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Guided Tours
Days/Hours Open: Winter hours (Nov-Mar) Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-4pm. Summer hours (Apr-Oct) Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun-Mon 1-4pm.
Directions: From I-35, take Hwy 64 exit at Perry and travel E about 26 miles to within 1/2 mile of Pawnee; turn right to ranch entrance. From Hwy 412, exit at Pawnee/Cushing and travel N on Hwy 18 to Hwy 64, go 1/2 mile W of Pawnee, then turn left to ranch entrance.
Web site: http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us

Eclectic, fully-furnished 1910 mansion of wild west showman Gorden W. Lillie, known as Pawnee Bill, promoter of Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show all over the world from 1888 to 1913. Guided tours are available, or visitors can tour the museum and outbuildings at their own leisure. A herd of buffalo, longhorn cattle and horses on site, as well as picnic facilities, a gift shop and children's play area. Fee charged for group or special, non-routine tour.


Coweta's Mission Bell Museum & Information Center
Cypress and South Avenue "B"
Coweta, OK 74429

 

Phone: 918-486-2513
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM, Saturday Noon to 3PM
Directions: After leaving Highway 51 on Broadway, go 4 blocks south and turn west on Sycamore. Go one block and the building is located in a 1907 Presbyterian Church on the southwest corner.

1907 church features unique architecture and contains memorabilia and historical items from pre-statehood to the present. Also the seat of the Chamber of Commerce.


Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum
1800 S Main
Broken Arrow, OK 74012

 

Phone: 918-258-2616
General Info: Free Admission
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Tue-Fri noon-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm, or by appointment.
Directions: S of Main St to 91st St.

The city's history is shown through military displays, farming and pioneer items, photos, etc. Newspaper archives also available.


Henryetta Territorial Museum
410 W Moore
Henryetta, OK 74437

 

Phone: 918-652-7112
General Info: Free Admission, Handicap Accessible
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking, Guided Tours, Tour Group Welcome Reception
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sat 10am-3pm, and by appointment. Closed holidays.
Directions: Located 2 blocks S of Main between 4th and 5th Streets.
Web site: http://www.territorialmuseum.org

The museum is located in Henryetta's 1905 one-room school. The building also served as the first public library, First Presbyterian Church, VFW and American Legion headquarters, Boy Scout house, Red Cross headquarters during WWI, and a courtroom. The museum is the official home of the Joseph W. Hardin photography collection. Hardin was the official photographer for Governor "Alfalfa Bill" Murray and for the Frisco Railroad, was invited to presidential inaugurations for over 40 years, and even worked on the Panama Canal. In addition to the photographic collection, the museum houses sixteen-time World Champion Cowboy and inventor of the mechanical bull Jim Shoulders' 1955 championship saddle and other memorabilia. Coal mining, oil drilling and other local historical artifacts give the museum a unique quality not found in larger museums. Donations appreciated.


Fort Gibson National Cemetery
1423 Cemetery Rd
Fort Gibson, OK 74434

 

Phone: 918-478-2334
Fax: 918-478-2661
General Info: Free Admission
Tour Group Services: Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Office open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. Cemetery open daily.
Directions: 1 mile N off of Hwy 62.
Web site: http://www.cem.va.gov

Established as a national cemetery in 1868, burial place for veterans from the Revolutionary War to Persian Gulf War. Self guided walking tours available.


Alexander Hogue Gallery of Art
600 S. College
Tulsa, OK 74104

 

Phone: 918-631-2202
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: September - May: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. June - August: Friday, 8:30am - 12 noon.
Directions: University of Tulsa Phillips Hall

Rotating works in all media by local and national artist, including photography and design, cultural and ethnic exhibitions.


Bristow Historical Museum
One Railroad Place
Bristow, OK 74010

 

Phone: 918-367-5151
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM

1923 restored depot contains railroad related displays and exhibits about the city's history, from Indian Territory days to the present. Sponsored by the Bristow Historical Society. Group tours by appointment; handicapped accessible; motorcoach parking. Donation appreciated. Closed holidays.


Price Tower Arts Center
510 Dewey
Bartlesville, OK 74003

 

Phone: 918-336-4949
Fax: 918-336-7117
E-mail: info@pricetower.org
General Info: Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicap Accessible, Meeting Room, Restaurant on Site, Senior Discount
Tour Group Services: Group Rates, Guided Tours, Tour Bus Parking Days/Hours Open: Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12:50-5pm, closed Mon and holidays.
Directions: From Tulsa, take Hwy 75 N to Bartlesville, then W on Adams Blvd (Hwy 60) to Dewey Ave. Avenue, turn right one block
Web site: http://www.pricetower.org

The only skyscraper ever realized by Frank Lloyd Wright, who is regarded as one of America's most influential architects. Built in 1956, it is also the only place in the world where you can book a hotel room in a structure designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. This slim and richly detailed structure invites the public to explore its exhibition galleries, stay at the Inn at Price Tower in its high-design hotel rooms and dine in the cantilevered Copper Restaurant + Bar. The 221-foot-tall building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the American Institute of Architects' 17 most significant examples of Wright's architecture. It has also received the AIA's 25 Year Award. Admission to the exhibition galleries only is $4 adults, $3 seniors and FREE for members and children 16 and under. Admission to the Tower Tour is $8 adults and $5 for children 16 and under, which includes admission to the galleries. The tower tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5.


Frank Phillips Historic Home
1107 Cherokee
Bartlesville, OK 74003

 

Phone: 918-336-2491
Fax: 918-336-3529
Tour Group Services: Advance Group Reservations Required, Tour Bus Parking
Days/Hours Open: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Closed on holidays
E-mail: fphillipshome@ok-history.mus.ok.us

This 26 room Neo-Classical mansion was completed in 1909 for the co-founder of Phillips Petroleum Co, and features original furnishings and art of Frank and Jane Phillips. The brick six-bay garage at the rear of the home contains an award-winning interpretive exhibit, "Frank and Jane Phillips, Oklahoma Oil Pioneers" and a museum shop. The home is owned and operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society and is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.

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