Historical Attractions in Oklahoma with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Oklahoma!)

Oklahoma is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in The Sooner State  that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Oklahoma’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Oklahoma when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Leonardos Discovery Warehouse

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    Enid

    Leonardos Discovery Warehouse is a hands-on arts and sciences museum located in downtown Enid, Oklahoma. Its fun for children of all ages! Build in the Carpentry Shop, create your own masterpiece in ...

  • Forest Heritage Center

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    Broken Bow

    Visitors to the Center's museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals, and other materials ...

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  • Shattuck Windmill Museum

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    Shattuck

    On a warm Sunday afternoon in May 1996, an enthusiastic crowd gathered to dedicate the Shattuck Windmill Museum & Park. The early windmillers from the surrounding counties or members of their ...

  • Cherokee Strip Museum

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    Perry

    The museum shares the history of rural Oklahoma through its exhibits. Across the creek from the museum is a one room schoolhouse where living history is taught four days throughout most of the school ...

  • National Wresting Hall of Fame

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    Stillwater

    A great, fun and interesting place to be inspired by those who achieved their dreams in the sporting world.

  • Sheerar Museum

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    Stillwater

    The Museum's exhibits document life in Stillwater over the past one hundred years.

  • Tulsa Air and Space Museum

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    Tulsa

    The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium where the past and future meet to inspire today's visitors. Experience Tulsa's rich history in the aerospace industry by exploring 19,000 square feet of ...

  • National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum

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    Afton

    Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the ...

  • Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

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    Tulsa

    "It is the mission of The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art to educate about the Jewish experience in Oklahoma, the United States, and the world. Through exhibitions and educational programs ...

  • The Oklahoma Maritime Education Center

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    Catoosa

    Learn all about the history of the waterway, the port, and all the economic benefits of the system! Great FREE learning in Oklahoma

  • JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum

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    Claremore

    The 40,000 sq. ft. J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum on Historic U.S. Route 66 Highway houses a collection of items as diverse as the people and the culture it represents. The museum is operated ...

  • Gilcrease Museum

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    Tulsa

    Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is one of the country's best facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history

  • Cheyenne Cultural Center

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    Clinton

    The Cheyenne Cultural Center, conceived as a vision by Lawrence Hart, became a reality in 1977. Mr. Hart, executive director of the center, and his family founded the center in hopes to cultivate ...

  • American Banjo Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    21,000sq ft of fascinating museum in Oklahoma City, dedicated to the rich spirit, history, and future of the banjo!

  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art

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    Oklahoma City

    The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City's Arts District. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum serves more than 130,000 visitors ...

  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

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    Norman

    Over 300 million years of Oklahoma's natural history can be seen in a 195,000 square foot facility. With ive galleries featuring thousands of artifacts in 50,000 square feet of exhibit space. ...

  • Science Museum Oklahoma

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    Oklahoma City

    An incredibly fun and exciting way to spend the day for future scientists and budding astronauts

  • Oklahoma Firefighters Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    The Museum contains a remarkable collection of antique fire apparatus and equipment dating back to the mid-1700s, including the first fire station built in, what was then, Oklahoma Territory in 1869. ...

  • The National Cowboy Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    Yee Haw, it's a great museum that focuses on the Western art, history and culture - all in Oklahoma City!

  • 45th Infantry Division Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    The museum exhibits the icons of our State's military past from 1451A.D. through WW1, WWII and Korea to the present.

  • Edmond Historical Society Museum

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    Edmond

    The mission of the Edmond Historical Society is to preserve and promote Edmond's heritage. Special exhibits include a re-creation of the Bradbury Corner Station and a one-quarter-scale model of ...

  • Five Civilized Tribes Museum

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    Muskogee

    A historic museum that preserves the culture, traditions and art of the five civilized tribes, with exhibitions and shows.

  • Three Rivers Museum

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    Muskogee

    Climb aboard the 1940's era switch engine, visit the statue commemorating the first Girls Scout Cookies, and try to solve the mystery of the tombstone! Preserves the multi-ethnic history and heritage ...

  • Museum of the Great Plains

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    Lawton

    The Museum of the Great Plains aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the Great Plains. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with ...

  • The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

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    Duncan

    Visit one of the largest monuments in America, and great exhibits that celebrate the history and culture of the Chisholm Trail. and the American West!

  • Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum

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    Gene Autry

    Ever wish they still made movies like the old "B" Westerns with their singing cowboys, beautiful women and trained horses? Although those films are now only a part of our history, there's a very ...

  • Confederate Memorial Museum

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    Atoka

    The museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma. From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents ...

  • Oklahoma Railway Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    See freight cars, passenger cars, and even a real steam engine on display in the FREE museum. Take train rides and visit the dining car caboose!

  • Red Earth Museum

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    Oklahoma City

    "What is this rattle made of?" "What's a parfleche?" Through unique exhibitions focusing on the Native American way of life, Red Earth reaches more than 300,000 visitors annually. The exhibits are ...

  • Jasmine Moran Childrens Museum

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    West Seminole

    Highly hands-on, award winning museum with roleplay town, science exhibitions, and an ENORMOUS outdoor play area with maze and train!

  • Harber Village Antique Historical Museum

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    Grove

    Offers an authentic pioneer village experience including some new hands on exhibits to keep kids interested plus the Ecology Center and scenic Nature Trail.

  • Philbrook Museum of Art

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    Tulsa

    Incorporating collections and exhibits representing an almost global source base, plus 23 lush acres with water features to explore, a stunning collection of tapestries and stained glass whose ...

  • Stafford Air and Space Museum

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    Weatherford

    Explore one of the most comprehensive collections of space artifacts, with fascinating historic collections, and delights for all ages! Space fun in Oklahoma!

  • Oklahoma WONDERtorium

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    Stillwater

    Exploration and discovery for kids up to 12 years where they can learn through play and curiosity at this Oklahoma children's museum!

  • Woolaroc Ranch Museum and Wildlife Park

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    Bartlesville

    A beautiful 3,700 acre wildlife preserve filled with native and exotic wildlife from all over the world, as well as a museum reflecting western art and Native American history, a petting zoo and kids ...