If you live near or in Oklahoma City, count yourself lucky for today’s post. If you don’t, start looking into spending your next long weekend in Oklahoma!
I recently had the privilege of visiting the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If you haven’t been, you NEED TO GO, like ASAP! This was my second time in OKC but I didn’t have the chance to head over to the museum the first time around. This trip was filled with so much more sight seeing so I was a happy camper.
Background note: I visit Oklahoma for business for my full time day job so sight seeing takes a back seat while I can take care of business. I was very lucky this time around to have made friends with my coworkers who took me to these amazing places. This is not a sponsored or paid post.
You’ll be greeted like one of the family. We strolled in to get our tickets & were pleasantly greeted by guides who talked to us like they were our Uncle Bobby. With cowboy hats & Wrangler jeans they had us feeling right at home in no time at all.
The place is HUGE. We only toured around the museum half & we didn’t realize how big it was until we were moving from exhibit to exhibit and room to room. You will never be board as there is something for everyone. The exhibits included American Rodeo, Western Performers, Art of the American West, Native American, Silberman, Fine Firearms, Women in Rodeo, The Museum of the Frontier. There was a whole room just for saddles & cowboy hats. Another dedicated to the history of branding & barbed wire. There was also a Bison Exhibition being featured while we were there. There is a whole other wing to the facility which has an arena/event center, board rooms, restaurant and plaza. The facility also houses sculptures both inside and in the gardens which sprawls over multiple acres in itself.
Bang for your buck. For one adult ticket it was $12.50. For kids it is a little over $5 & if you become a member of the museum, entry is free of charge. If I went off of shear size alone, you are getting your money’s worth. With all the interactive exhibitions for the kids, multiple visual displays & exhibits overall, ease of navigating through, I would have to say, why haven’t you bought your ticket already? The museum also houses the largest archive of rodeo photography in the world. I don’t think I’ve ever been to another museum like this one. It is one of a kind presenting the best of what cowboy & western history has to offer.
I hope you can get there one day soon. As a non US citizen, I love learning about other cultures, especially the one I reside in now today. As a US citizen, I can imagine how proud you must be to learn about how your land & people came about to what they are today.
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