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
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.
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
Ages: All, Handicapped accessible.
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
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
WHERE: the museum is housed in the Omniplex/ Zoo area in
CONTACT: Marcie Everhart, phone 405-427-5228, or email at
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.
Year round except holidays.
WHERE: I-40 Exit 101, 5 miles S on Hwy
281. Hinton, OK
COST: Free admission.
CONTACT: Phone (405) 542-6344, Fax: (405)
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.
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
669-6644 or Email: Oxley@ci.tulsa.ok.us
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
Cave State Park
State College Conservatory
WHEN: Open year round during the day
WHERE: Claremore, OK
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.
One Room Schoolhouse Museum
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.
WHAT: Exhibits, displays, videos, memorabilia and collectibles
from Route 66.
WHEN: Hours vary. See website.
WHERE: 2229 W. Gary Blvd., Clinton
CONTACT: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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
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)
CONTACT: (580) 626-4794
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 email@example.com.
Fe Depot Museum
WHEN: Tuesday thru Friday 10 AM to 4 pm
WHERE: 614 E. Main St. Shawnee, OK
COST: Free, Donations accepted.
CONTACT: Emma Gold at least a week before taking a group
of 5 or more.
WHAT: Exhibits and a Reference Library portray the social,
cultural, educational, and economic heritage of the Indians
WHEN: Open 1-5 Tuesday - Sunday (Closed in January)
CONTACT: (405) 257-5580 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CONTACT: 918-775-2413, Jerry Dobb- manager
WHAT: History of Stillwater
WHEN: Tues.-Fri. 11-4, Sat. & Sun., 1-4, Closed holidays
WHERE: 702 S. Duncan, Stillwater, OK
Miller Museum of Jewish Art
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.
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.
Plains Indian Museum
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
COST: Free, Donations accepted.
CONTACT: Dennis Peterson, curator, Email:
Story for kids: Adventure
at Spiro Mounds
Bear Statue and Memorial
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
WHEN: Open daily 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Hourly tours
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
WHEN: Mon. - Sat. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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
COST: Depends on what you do there.