Military history buffs need to visit the Oklahoma City's 45th Infantry Division Museum. Learn about how the division seized Hitler's apartment and see the fascinating memorabilia from the capture. Hear what General George S. Patton had to say about serving with the 45th. Walk through the 15 acre outdoor park to stand near the mightiness of attractions like the tanks, artillery, personnel carriers and aircraft used in WWII, the Korean War and Desert Storm. You will not want to miss this intriguing look at one of the most important events in history.
The 99s Museum of Women Pilots is located on more than 5,000 square feet, occupying the entire second floor of our International Headquarters building on Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. It is now the safe and secure repository for a unique collection of the papers, personal items and other historic artifacts of some of the most significant achievements and adventures of the international community of women pilots. Its library and exhibit areas will provide new insights into the role women pilots played in the development of aviation.
You won't fiddle around at the American Banjo Museum. String along the museum to see banjos made in the Old South, Minstrel Age, Post WWII and the highly prized collection of ornately decorated banjos made during the Jazz Age. When you finish your tour, walk to one of the popular downtown Bricktown shops or restaurants
The Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum's high-tech, interactive exhibits provide visitors the opportunity to experience Oklahoma's history through its people. Visitors meet both famous and everyday Oklahomans whose lives have impacted our state, country and world. The candid nature of the exhibitory allows visitors a unique look into the lives of Oklahomans like Reba McEntire, Wiley Post and Mat Hoffman. The faces, voices and spirit of Oklahoma from every walk of life that inhabit the Museum create an experience unlike any other in the nation.
No bones about it! The Museum of Osteology in Oklahoma City has an impressive display of skeletons found in the animal kingdom. From tiny bats to towering giraffes, you'll be amazed when you travel across the 7,000-square-foot expanse of the museum, taking in the exhibits of skulls and skeletons from around the globe. You won't want to miss the sights at "America's only skeleton museum".
Honor the American Cowboy at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum located in Oklahoma City. You'll see renowned Western and Native American artifacts, sculptures, art and historic galleries. Travel back in time at the authentic turn-of-the-century cattle town at Prosperity Junction and see what life was like for our nation's pioneers.
Enjoy the arts at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art; browse major collections of European and American art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and see artist Dale Chihuly's tallest installation of glass art, the Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower. Plan to stay late, and enjoy dinner and a movie at the Noble Theater or sip cocktails on the Roof Terrace.
One City, One Nation, One Resolve! Over two million people have visited The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Experience the emotional memorial and heroic symbolism dedicated to the remembrance of the 168 innocent Americans killed in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the downtown Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Step into western history at the Oklahoma History Center, located in Oklahoma City across from the capitol building. Learn about the American Indians, oil barons, inventors and business pioneers that make up the state's adventurous past. Discover oilfield drilling derricks and machinery associated with Oklahoma oil explorations in one of the many outdoor exhibits.
Spend an afternoon at the Oklahoma Railway Museum where there's something for everyone! See freight cars, passenger cars, and a real steam engine on display. Trains operate first and third Saturdays – April to August. In addition to the train ride, railroad equipment, including motor cars, locomotives and passenger cars, are on display. A display car contains permanent exhibits of railroad memorabilia. Admission to the museum grounds is free.
Home to the Murrah Memorial, the atrocity that happenend April 19, 1995, a collection of antique fire trucks and pumps, an old fire station, a fire department patch collection and modern firefighting equipment. The gift shop is open during museum hours and offers over 300 firefighter and fire- related items for the whole family.
Discover the heritage of American Indian Tribes at Oklahoma City's prestigious Red Earth Museum. You'll see more than 1,400 items of tribal fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork. During your visit, make sure to ask about the annual Red Earth Festival. The event brings together over 1,200 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout North America to produce one of the most interesting cultural events in the state.
Ah Ha! The Science Museum Oklahoma proves kids can learn about science and have fun too! Kids travel through eight acres of hands-on science experiences with thousands of space, aviation, and cultural artifacts to explore. On your journey through the museum, don't miss the exciting on-site IMAX Dome Theater or Planetarium.