Museum of the Great Plains

Lawton, OK

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Address: 601 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton, OK 73507, USA Number: 580-581-3460 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's time to explore the fascinating human history of the Great Plains at the aptly named Museum of the Great Plains in Oklahoma!

The Museum of the Great Plains aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the region and landscapes, and really brings to life the rich history of this iconic part of the USA.

Through self-directed activities and interactive exhibits, you can explore the past, present and future in this different kind of museum, with collections filled with art, and archeology, and artifacts!

The museum also have a real life archeologist, in an area of the building known as the Institute. Within this area there are SO many fascinating human-associated objects, with some going back as far as 11,000 years - how amazing is that?

Don't miss visiting when the Trading Post is open, from Tuesdays to Saturdays from March through September. During this time, you can enjoy a living history experience, with reenactors taking you back all the way to the 1840s.

This Red River Trading Post is a re-creation of a structure that actually stood about 50 miles from the museum, so you really can use those imaginations to discover what life was like 150 years ago - who were the people that lived there? What would they have been like? Where would they have worked?

It's fun to imagine, and the exhibits on human history at the Museum of the Great Plains can help you!

A fascinating day out through the history books in Oklahoma - are you excited about what you might discover?

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How much does it cost?






$9 (Ages 3 to 12)



$9 for seniors & military with ID


Free Under

2 years


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Additional Information

Tickets are available through the front desk. No advance or online sales.

Any top tips?


If you want to support the museum even further, check out the membership options. Each contribution helps us maintain the museum complex and services. Plus, take advantage of store discounts, exclusive events, and savings on workshops.

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Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!

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Where is it at?


They're located in Elmer Thomas Park, bounded by Cache Rd on the north, 2nd St on the east, Ferris Ave on the south, and Fort Sill Blvd on the west. They recommend entering the park from from Ferris Ave at 6th or 7th St.

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They take a different approach to learning. Their activities are self-directed, multi-angled, and appeal to most - they like to think all - age groups. They recognize that different people learn differently, so give them a call to arrange the students field trip!

Can I get one of those?


Stop in by the Museum Store and check out all the gifts and merchandise! From magnets, to books, key chains, toys for the children, and SO much more!

Need a little extra help?


Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the exhibits

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday (Reduced hours Federal holidays)

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

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