4625 NE 120th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73131
Phone: (405) 478-7282
Fax: (405) 478-5226
Arts & Museums
The American West in all its glory and grandeur is captured in this 220,000 sq. ft. museum. There are hundreds of sculptures and thousands of paintings, photographs and artifacts from the Old West. The newest addition is the Joe Grandee wing, which features more than 5,000 artifacts from this artist's personal collection. There is a life-size reproduction of a frontier town, a rodeo gallery, a cowboy gallery and a frontier soldier gallery. You will also see the largest collection of contemporary western artists, as well as the famous paintings of Frederick Remington.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the game of softball awaits you at this museum and gallery near the state capitol. From its inception as an indoor game in 1887 to the greatest players that ever played, this hall is one of the most difficult to enter, it only has 366 inductees and it also serves as the headquarters of the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball and the International Softball Federation.
Quite possibly, this is one museum the kids will not mind visiting because firemen sometimes hold a special mystique for them. The State Firefighters' Association runs this museum that depicts how firefighting has evolved throughout history. Exhibits of antique, century-old fire engines will amaze and educate visitors; one of the most popular exhibits is Oklahoma's first fire station, a rustic log cabin built just after the Civil War. In addition to unique items like a collection of uniform shoulder patches and fire alarms, the historical collection shows little-known aspects that accompany the profession.
Science Museum Oklahoma is a center for learning with its Planetarium and a massive 70-foot diameter Dome Theater in addition to other hands-on, interactive galleries. Some of the museum galleries include the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame, the Kirkpatrick Air and Space Museum and the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The Air and Space museum has one of the most complete collections of historic aviation memorabilia in the country. In addition to displays, the museum is available for birthday parties, corporate events and it even hosts several excursions and day-camps for students throughout the year. Check website for more details and complete calendar of events.
Located in a 1936 armory that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum contains numerous permanent exhibits depicting the history of Edmond plus features monthly traveling exhibits.
This museum honors this famed division that captured Hitler's apartment, and you can see the memorabilia they collected at this free museum. The museum also displays World War II and Korean era artillery, uniforms and firearms. The outdoor military exhibit features more than 40 military vehicles, aircraft and other machinations of war. One unique exhibit is the collection of Bill Maudlin cartoons, this is a great way to teach kids about the military and learn something yourself about WWII.
Ferroequinology literally means 'study of iron horses' and for those that love trains, the OKC Railway Museum is the perfect place to visit. Here, train enthusiasts can see anachronistic dining or Pullman cars, freight cars, steam engines and everything that has to do with the great American railways. From April to September, visitors can take an actual train from Oakwood Depot to the nearby Zoo or towards downtown and rides usually take about 35 minutes. The museum can also be used as a venue for birthday parties and other themed events, especially during the holidays, Halloween, etc. Check website for details and prices on train rides.
Located on the grounds of the State Capitol and managed under the auspices of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this museum takes visitors on a journey through the state's turbulent and exciting history. Many know the mythic story of the Land Run of 1889, but the exhibits here go back even further—you will see Oklahoma artifacts from the Jurassic era also. Some of the most popular displays focus on Native American culture, the Oklahoma oil boom, the state's impressionist painters and they also have some interesting online exhibits also.
This Dutch Colonial mansion of 12 rooms and 14,000 square feet has been the home of the governor since 1928. There is an Oklahoma room with a carpet featuring the state seal. The Phillips Pavilion was added on the grounds for larger parties, because the inside dining area was only able to seat 60 for dinner. The new pavilion also features a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs and Made-in-Oklahoma items. Guided tours are offered on Wednesdays. Admission is free.
See the work of local Oklahoma painters and sculptors on display and for sale in this upscale gallery at 50 Penn Place. The work of Bert and Connie Seabourn, a father-daughter team, is on display here and is worth the visit. If you are collecting fine art for your home, you do not want to miss this great selection. The clientele at this large gallery is high-class.
This gallery located just north of downtown OKC is one of the most eclectic in the entire region. One of the highlights here is the sculpted Burl. Burl is an outgrowth of certain trees that results in a bizarre anomaly on the grain, making it perfect for sculpting interesting pieces such as bowls and jars made from Redwood in this particular case. Additionally, the gallery offers paintings, furniture and other items ideal for the home or garden. Overall, this cool collective of artists has something to offer for everyone.
Visions in the Paseo is a highly respected photographic art gallery in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo Arts District. Owner Glenn Fillmore is a professional photographer who strives to showcase works from new artists each month. Each artist is introduced with an opening and reception, and a sample of their work is featured on the Visions website. This is one of the few (if not only) art galleries in Oklahoma City dedicated entirely to photography.