Visit These 10 Oklahoma Museums
Enjoy a tour of these top museums across Oklahoma. From Tulsa to Oklahoma City, you'll find these 10 museums to be must-visit attractions.
1. Will Rogers Memorial Museum
When you visit northern Oklahoma and the Tulsa area, be sure to explore the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Found in the city of Claremore, just east of Owasso, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum features eight galleries, a wealth of exhibits, and plenty of artifacts across 16,000 square feet.
2. Old Town Museum Complex
If your Oklahoma visit has you exploring the Panhandle region, be sure to check out the Old Town Museum Complex. A top attraction in Elk City, and a short drive west from nearby Weatherford, the Old Town Museum Complex celebrates and preserves the history of the western Oklahoma pioneers of 1892.
3. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
At 8,000 square feet in size, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is one of the premier institutions of western history in the country. There's an interactive children's area, and an Old West Cattle Town replica. You'll ant to check out the thousands of artifacts spread across seven unique galleries at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum – a must-see on your next trip to Oklahoma City or Edmond.
4. Oklahoma City Museum of Art
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art opened in 1945 in the heart of downtown OKC. Travel in from nearby El Reno and check out this impressive and eclectic museum. At the OKCMOA you'll find one of the largest collections of Chihuly Glass art in the world.
5. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
From Midwest City, head into downtown OKC and check out the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Honoring the lives lost in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum features the Gallery of Honor.
6. Gilcrease Museum
Another top museum in Tulsa, the Gilcrease Museum is a short drive from Sand Springs. Enjoy a wide range of artifacts and exhibits, all celebrating the life and times of Thomas Gilcrease, noted area oil baron and art collector.
7. Philbrook Museum of art
Stick around in Tulsa and visit the Philbrook Museum of Art. Not far north of Broken Arrow, the Philbrook Museum of Art features dining options, shopping, and designated areas where you can host an event. Don't miss the Philbrook Museum Philbrook Museum of Art Shop for gifts, or grab a bite to eat at the La Villa Restaurant. The Philbrook Museum of Art features a wide range of art, from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
8. Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
As just one part of the Fenster/Senditen Cultural Center, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is a celebration of the Jewish community in Tulsa. When you visit the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, you'll want to also see the Jewish Historical Society of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Jewish Archives – it's the headquarters for both. It's an ideal destination when visiting from nearby Glenpool.
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9. Tulsa Air & Space Museum
An ideal way to learn about Tulsa's aviation history, the Tulsa Air & Space Museum and Planetarium is 19,000 square feet of art and history. Discover this top Tulsa museum within the Tulsa International Airport. Along with plenty of historic jets and planes, you and the kids can tour the James E. Bertelsmeyer Planetarium.
10. Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
An ideal destination for families, the Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum just northeast of downtown Tulsa. Drive in from Okmulgee and check out the expansive variety of animals on display. The kids will especially enjoy the Tropical American Rain Forest, and the Robert J. LaFortune Wild Life Trek.