Oklahoma Field Trips: V - Z

 

Wachita Battlefield National Historic
WHAT: Protects and interprets the site of the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle that was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer just before dawn on November 27, 1868. Special programs available.
WHEN: Everyday, daylight to dusk
WHERE: 2 miles west of Cheyenne on SH-47A, Cheyenne, OK
COST: None
AGES: All
CONTACT: 580-497-2742 (ext. 4 for school programs)

Wachita Valley Museum
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War Memorial Park Museum and the USS BATFISH
WHAT: The Main attraction of the War Memorial Park is USS BATFISH. The War Memorial Park Museum contains Items related to the USS BATFISH, other submarines, and World War 2 in general, including battle flags, photographs, artifacts, models and other interesting items.
WHEN: Closed Tuesdays. Monday-Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM; Sundays 12 Noon - 5 PM; Open Daily March 15th - October 15th, Weather Permitting
WHERE: Exit the Muskogee Turnpike at Exit 33 (or "Port of Muskogee", "War Memorial Park"). Turn right (east) at the stop sign and look for the BATFISH sign on the left.
COST: Admission charged.
AGES: All
CONTACT: (918) 682-6294, E-Mail: uss_batfish@okconnect.net

Washington Irving Trail Museum
WHEN: 10 to 5 Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 on Sunday.
WHERE: 6 miles east of Stillwater, OK, on Highway 51 and 3 miles south on the Mehan Road. Address: 3918 South Mehan Road, Ripley, OK 74062.
AGES: All
COST: None
CONTACT: 405-624-9130 or email: Cchlouber@aol.com

Washita County Museum
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WHERE: near Pauls Valley or White Bead?
COST: None
AGES: All
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Waynoka History Museum
WHAT: Exhibits at the Museum feature Waynoka's Harvey House, Railway's Ice Plant, and the Transcontinental Air Transport, a coast-to-coast air-rail venture of TAT and the Pennsylvania and Santa Fe Railroads.
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WHERE: Located on the second floor of the Harvey House, 202 S. Cleveland, Waynoka
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AGES: All
CONTACT: 580-824-1886, WaynokaHS@hotmail.com

White Hair Memorial
WHAT: 1920s home of Osage Lillie Morrell Burkhart and resource learning center for Osage culture and heritage
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday by appointment
WHERE: 1/2 mile south of State Hwy. 20 on Blackburn Rd., Ralston, OK
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COST: FREE
CONTACT: 918-538-2417, Billie Ponca

Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program (BLM)
WHAT: Watch as wild horses and burros are put up for adoption. Groups: Call in advance to set up a tour. Each child will receive a packet of info, a coloring book about the adoption program, and some fun stuff like crayons, pencils, and keychains.
WHEN: 2nd Tuesday of every month. Call first!
WHO: All ages.
COST: None
WHERE: Pauls Valley, OK.
CONTACT: 1-866-468-7826.

Will Rogers Memorial
WHAT: A museum dedicated to remembering Will Rogers. Artifacts, memorabilia, saddle collection, and photographs and manuscripts depicting his career as a trick roper.
WHEN: Year around - see website.
WHERE: 1720 West Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore
COST: Donation requested
AGES: All
CONTACT: 918-341-0719

Will Rogers Park
WHAT: Nature enthusiasts love the scenic variety of the 130-acre park. One of the Southwest's outstanding rose gardens, grassy slopes and fresh water ponds are part of the natural beauty. An exquisite arboretum is a living tree and plant museum with more than 600 species. The lighted OKC Tennis Center is here along with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 18-hole frisbee golf course, picnic tables, an outdoor amphitheater and a Senior Citizens Center.
WHERE: 36th Street and N. Portland
Will Rogers Home Page: http://www.willrogers.org/

Woolaroc
WHEN: Open Tuesday thru Sunday, Closed Monday, all year 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: South of Bartlesville. Call for directions.
AGES: All
COST: Adult $5.00, Children under age 12 (except special events) Free, Annual Season Pass $15.00
CONTACT: 918-336-0307
WHAT: Founded by Frank Phillips, Woolaroc is a wildlife preserve, a museum, and a nature trail. The Wildlife Preserve contains 3600 acres which is home to 700 animals and birds. Nature trails include the Northroad Tour which is five miles of scenic adventures through wildlife, the Oil Patch (history of the oil industry in OK), and the 1840s Trader's Camp. Museum includes western art paintings of Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, Thomas Moran and more; Indian artifacts from 40 different tribes; and gun collections.

Woolaroc Encampment
WHEN: October 6th and 7th. 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Woolaroc, South of Bartlesville
AGES: All
COST: Free
CONTACT: Carol Foust at 918-336-0307. Visit the living teepee and experience Mountain Man life on the banks of Bison Lake. (Circa 1840). The children will be able to go to different tents and talk to the "campers" to find out how clothes were made of tanned skins, wood was fuel chopped with a tomahawk, and firearms used black powder and was loaded one shot at a time. Bring your own lunches or purchase from snack bars at Woolaroc. Call if bringing a large group so they can prepare for you.

World of Wings Pigeon Center
WHAT: Your visit to Oklahoma City won't be complete without a stop at the World of Wings Pigeon Center. This unique and beautiful place was built with the dream of honoring this bird for its contribution to religion and service in communication in peace and war. Take a tour of our museum and library, and see the birds while strolling the grounds. Donations accepted.
WHERE: 2300 NE 63rd, OKC
CONTACT: (405)478-5155, (800)882-1586. WHEN: Tours on Weekday afternoons, weekends by appointment

World Organization of China Painters Museum
WHAT: This unique museum is the headquarters for the World organization of China Painters. The center contains an outstanding collection of hand-painted china from around the world, along with a research library and classrooms for china painting instruction.
WHERE: 2641 NW 10th, OKC
COST: Free
WHEN: Mon. - Fri. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CONTACT: (405)521-1234

 

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