Oklahoma Field Trips: R - S

 

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
WHAT: Railroad memorabilia, steam and diesel engines and rolling stock, model train layouts
WHEN: Tues.-Fri. 1-4 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun. 2-5 p.m.
WHERE: 702 N. Washington, Enid, OK 73701
COST: Donation basis ($2.00 per person suggested)
AGES: All (museum is handicapped accessible)
CONTACT: Frank “Watermelon” Campbell, Director, 580-233-3051. Website: http://www.railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org
MORE PHOTOS: http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/FTCRailroadMuseum.html

Read Ranch
WHERE: Route 1, West of Chandler on Route 66
CONTACT: (405) 258-2999
HOURS: Open Tues- Saturday.
ADMISSION: $5 for adults 12 & under $3. , SR's get $1. off (55 plus)
WHAT: large barnyard petting zoo, self guided tour of Old West film set, picnic area, playground, roping pen and horse
shoe pits. Trail rides , hay rides & pony rides are extra.

Red Dirt Soap Factory
When: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: 2001 Radar Hill Road, 2 miles W on US 60 from Hwy 123, Bartlesville, OK. Located across the street from Keepsake Candles.
Ages: All, Handicapped accessible.
Cost: Free
Information: 918-338-2276
Red Dirt Soap Company is one of the largest handmade herbal soap manufacturers in the central United States. Although they are not set up to do tours, they will explain the soapmaking process.

Red Earth Museum
WHAT: Red Earth is a Native American museum dedicated to encouraging the preservation of American Indian cultures. It sponsors one of the Top 100 Events to see in the United States, the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival. The most talented Native American dancers on the continent gather to compete in the different dance categories, over 250 Indian artists display their creations in the Art Market area, over 40 vendors offer cultural food, books, craft items, etc. There are activities, art, and storytelling for the children throughout the day.
WHERE: the museum is housed in the Omniplex/ Zoo area in Oklahoma City.
CONTACT: Marcie Everhart, phone 405-427-5228, or email at meverhart@redearth.org.

Red River Museum
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WHERE: Idabel
COST: None
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Red Rock Canyon State Park
WHAT: Red Rock Canyon was once a stop on the famous California Trail. It's a great place to hike, climb, or explore. Camping, picnic areas, swimming, rappelling.
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HEN: Year round except holidays.
WHERE: I-40 Exit 101, 5 miles S on Hwy 281. Hinton, OK
AGES: All
COST: Free admission.
CONTACT: Phone (405) 542-6344, Fax: (405) 542-6342

Red Slough Wetlands
WHAT: hunting, fishing, bird watching on 3,855 acres of wetlands
WHEN: closed to the public October 15 to January 31 to provide a resting area for waterfowl
WHERE: Traveling from Idabel, Oklahoma, drive 13 miles east through Haworth on State Highway 3. Continue south on County Road 9095 for 4 miles; then south on County Road 9081 (Mudline Road) for 2 miles to the northern parking area.
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: (580) 286-6564

Redbud Nature Preserve
WHAT: plants and animals found nowhere else in northeastern Oklahoma. Hike, daydream, bird watch, visit with a naturalist, sketch, photograph butterflies, relax, study the wildflowers, forget things, look for fossils, remember things, sit, stare, listen... do all these things and more. Trail Description: http://www.oxleynaturecenter.org/redbudtrails.htm
WHEN: Wednesdays though Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: located on North 161st East Avenue, 3.8 miles north of Highway 44
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: (918) 669-6644 or Email: Oxley@ci.tulsa.ok.us

Richard O. Dodrill's Museum of Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
WHAT: Hand-hewn sandstone building featuring 7,000 square feet of rocks, minerals, fossils, artifacts and Oklahoma history. Items include a fossilized bison skull, wooly mammoth hair and teeth, fluorescent rocks, meteorites, gemstones and much more. Classes are also scheduled on topics ranging from jewelry making and silversmithing to flint napping and mineral identification. A library is on site offering books and videos on related subjects.
COST: Donations accepted.
WHERE: 123 S Cleveland, Cushing, Oklahoma, 74023.
WHEN: Tue-Sat, noon-5pm
CONTACT: 918.225.0662 or 918.225.0707

Robber's Cave State Park
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Rogers State College Conservatory
WHEN: Open year round during the day
WHERE: Claremore, OK
AGES: All
COST: Free
CONTACT: Bill at 918-341-4147. They book quickly for the school year so call well in advance of your intended visit. Tours are given in the winter as well as the remainder of the year. They conduct various classes depending on the age of the child. Some will go on digs. Kids will split up according to age groups.

Roll One Room Schoolhouse Museum
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Rose Hill School/Cherokee Strip Museum
WHEN: Tuesday - Friday, 9am to 3pm
WHERE: Perry, OK. Call for directions.
AGES: 4th grade
COST: $3.00 per child
CONTACT: 405-336-2405. This books up a year in advance! Call ASAP to make your reservations.

Route 66 Museum
WHAT: Exhibits, displays, videos, memorabilia and collectibles from Route 66.
WHEN: Hours vary. See website.
WHERE: 2229 W. Gary Blvd., Clinton
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AGES: All
CONTACT: Email: rt66mus@ok-history.mus.ok.us

Safaris Interactive Sanctuary
WHAT: An EDUCATIONAL, INTERACTIVE wildlife refuge. Visitors always enjoy a stop at Safaris Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary to get a close-up view of Exotic Cats, Wolves, Bears, Primates, Reptiles, as well as many barnyard animals in the petting zoo.
WHEN: Weekends - open to the public from 12 noon to 5 pm. Other times and days by appointment.
WHERE: 26881 E 58th Street, B.A., OK
AGES: All
COST: Fee charged.
CONTACT: 918-357-5683 in order to have private tours. Advanced appointment is necessary. Guided tours last approximately one and one half hours and include a wealth of information. You can bring sack lunches and pop machines are available . One adult for every 10 children is required.

Salt Plains National Wildlife Reserve
WHAT: The refuge is divided into almost equal parts of salt flats, open water, and vegetated land (marsh, woods, grasslands, and cropland) that provides nearly 95 million acres of wildlife/wildland habitat.
WHEN: 7:30am to 4:00pm weekdays year-round and 10:00am - 5:00pm Sat & Sun April 1 - October 15. Crystal Digging Allowed - April 1 - October 15
WHERE: Jet, OK (Call or see website for directions)
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: (580) 626-4794

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History features engaging exhibits that encourage inquiry and stimulating education sessions that provide hands-on study of artifacts and scientific specimens. Education programs include school group lessons, Discovery Room sessions, outreach materials, adult and family programs, summer children's workshops, and special events. For additional information or to make reservations for education programs, please call the Education Department at 405-325-4712 or email us at education@ras.snomnh.ou.edu.

Santa Fe Depot Museum
WHEN: Tuesday thru Friday 10 AM to 4 pm
WHERE: 614 E. Main St. Shawnee, OK
AGES: all
COST: Free, Donations accepted.
CONTACT: Emma Gold at least a week before taking a group of 5 or more.
Phone: 405-275-8412

Seminole Nation Museum
WHAT: Exhibits and a Reference Library portray the social, cultural, educational, and economic heritage of the Indians and pioneers.
WHEN: Open 1-5 Tuesday - Sunday (Closed in January)
WHERE: Wewoka
AGES: All
COST: None
CONTACT: (405) 257-5580 or Email: semuseum@okplus.com

Sequoyah's Home Site:
WHAT: Preserve and exhibit pre-Civil War cabin of Sequoyah, who developed the Cherokee alphabet.
WHEN: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Three miles north and seven miles east of Sallisaw on State Hwy. 101
AGES: All
COST: None
CONTACT: 918-775-2413, Jerry Dobb- manager

Shattuck Windmill Museum
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Sheerar Museum
WHAT: History of Stillwater
WHEN: Tues.-Fri. 11-4, Sat. & Sun., 1-4, Closed holidays
WHERE: 702 S. Duncan, Stillwater, OK
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: 405-377-0395

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
WHAT: Permanent collections: Jewish History and Culture, and The Herman and Kate Kaiser Holocaust Exhibition. Special and traveling exhibitions, programs, and tours - see website.
WHEN: Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-5p.m. Sunday. Call three weeks in advance to reserve Docent-led tour.
Where: 2021 East 71st Street, Tulsa OK 74136
COST: See website.
AGES: See website.
CONTACT: Sabrina Darby, Administrative Assistant, 918.492.1818. Email: info@jewishmuseum.net

Sod House Museum
WHAT: Preserve and exhibit original sod house built in 1894 by Marshal McCully.
WHEN: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 4 1/2 miles north of Cleo Springs on State Hwy. 8. Aline, OK
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: 580-463-2441

Southern Plains Indian Museum
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WHERE: Anadarko
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Spiro Mounds
WHEN: Wednesday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, noon - 5pm.
WHERE: 2 1/2 miles east and 3 1/2 miles north of Spiro on W.D. Mayo Lock & Dam Road off State Hwy. 9, Spiro, OK
AGES: all
COST: Free, Donations accepted.
CONTACT: Dennis Peterson, curator, Email: spiromds@ipa.netspiromds@ipa.net
Story for kids: Adventure at Spiro Mounds

Standing Bear Statue and Memorial
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State Capitol
WHAT: A tour of the Oklahoma State Capitol is a must for any history buff. It is the only capitol with a working oil well on its grounds and one of the few U.S. state capitol buildings without a dome.
WHERE: NE 23rd & Lincoln Blvd., OKC
COST: Free.
WHEN: Open daily 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Hourly tours
CONTACT: (405)521-3356
 
State Museum of History
WHAT: Just across the street from the State Capitol, the State Museum of History presents a comprehensive historical overview of Oklahoma, from prehistoric times to oil field wildcatters to the space program. Interpretive exhibits, artifacts, original art, and special weekend programs provide an entertaining and informative experience. Unique exhibits include an original bison hide teepee, a Civil War cannon, and wagon used in two land runs, Native American murals, historic quilts and much more.
WHERE: 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd., OKC
COST: Free.
WHEN: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CONTACT: 521-2491
 
Stockyards City
WHAT: Oklahoma City's Stockyards is the largest stocker/feeder cattle market in the world. Here you can see Oklahoma cowboys working the livestock. Cowtown offers a variety of shops from old time general stores and tack shops to western duds, jewelry and a 24-hour beef restaurant. Visitors can also attend livestock auctions held Monday through Tuesday.
WHERE: Agnew Exit South of I-40 to Exchange Ave
AGES: All
COST: Depends on what you do there.
CONTACT: (405)235-8675

 

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