Oklahoma Field Trips: D-G


Darryl Starbird's National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum
WHAT: The museum houses over 40 custom built exotic vehicles by world renowned custom car builder and designer Darryl Starbird as well as many other famous hot rod and custom car builders. Photos and memorabilia of famous custom built vehicles including street rods, nostalgic custom cars, vans, pickups, sports cars and experimental bubble topped concept looking vehicles of the future.
WHEN: Wednesday - Sunday 11 am-5 pm (March - October); Closed November - February. Appts available during off days.
WHERE: Off of Interstate I-44, take the Afton exit to Grove, Oklahoma Highway 59 then right on Highway 125 to Highway 85A. Afton, OK
COST: Admission charged.
AGES: 8 years and up
CONTACT: 918.257.4234 or 918.257.8073, e-mail: ldmstar@junct.com

Delaware Tribal Museum
WHERE: Anadarko
COST: None
CONTACT: 405-247-2448

Dewey Hotel Museum
WHAT: Period furnishings, glassware, clothing and rare photographs of early day life of the area are displayed in this restored Victorian Hotel. The most fashionable place for early Washington County residents to have Sunday dinner was the Dewey Hotel dining room.
WHEN: Call or check website: http://www.visitbartlesville.com/mustsee/attractions.html
WHERE: 801 N. Delaware, Dewey, OK
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: 918-534-0215

WHAT: Outdoor musical productions - OKLAHOMA! or "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"
WHEN: Check website
WHERE: located just 10 miles west of Tulsa. Watch for signs after exiting 64 and I-44.
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: (918) 245-OKLA

Dobson Museum
WHAT: Mining Display and tools.
WHERE: 110 A Street SW, Miami, OK
WHEN: Season starts - March 6th. Open Sunday, Wednesday, & Friday from 1-4 p.m.
CONTACT: 918-542-5388

Dodrill Museum
WHAT: Fossils, Rocks and Minerals. Items include a fossilized bison skull, wooly mammoth hair and teeth, fluorescent rocks, meteorites, gemstones and much more.
WHEN: Mon-Sat noon-5pm
WHERE: 123 S. Cleveland, Cushing (W on Hwy 33 to W side of Cushing. S on Cleveland through 2nd light)
CONTACT: 918-225-0662

Drummond (Fred) Historic House (http://www.okhistory.org/mus-sites/masnum11.htm)
WHAT: Turn of the century Victorian house owned by Fred Drummond, merchant and cattle rancher. The home and its original furnishings were donated to the Oklahoma Historic Society in 1980 and interprets the oil boom years between 1915 and 1920.
WHEN: Fri-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5
WHERE: 305 N. Price, Hominy, OK
COST: Free, donations accepted.
CONTACT: (918) 885-2374

Drumright Community Historical Museum
WHAT: Focuses on the unique history of the first great oil discovery in Oklahoma
WHEN: Wed-Friday Noon-4pm, Saturday 10-5 Closed all holidays
WHERE: 301 East Broadway, Drumright, OK
COST: Free
CONTACT: info@drumrighthistoricalsociety.org

Exotic Animal Park
WHEN: Monday through Friday, FRI 9 AM TO 7 PM
WHERE: Wynnewood, Oklahoma. Call for directions.
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: Shirley at 405-665-5197

Eagle Days
WHEN: January. Call for date and times.
WHERE: Keystone Lake/Northside of the river by the Dam
COST: Free
CONTACT: 918-663-0973. If weather is extra cold, the event may be called off. We recommend that you call before going. This is put on by the Audubon Society. They provide binoculars and scopes for viewing. If you have a large group, is is recommended that you bring your own binoculars and any extras you have to share with those children that don't have any. Another contact is Bob Gard  Ph: 241-4273 or Dave Edwards  Ph: 865-7398.

Elsing Museum
WHEN: Wednesday through Sunday, 1 - 4 pm
AGES: 4th grade and up
COST: Free
CONTACT: 495-6262 by appointment only.
Contains Indian artifacts, rocks, and minerals.

Express Ranches Clydesdale Center
WHAT: Brand new western attraction in the OKC metro area, the Express Ranch is home to 14 beautiful Clydesdale horses, living in style in a renovated 1936 barn. Includes a large loft with historical exhibits and a gift shop. Clydesdales weigh in at over 2,000 lbs, twice what a regular horse would weigh. The teams are used to promote a number of events, including the Children's Miracle Network of Oklahoma. Visit their website.
WHERE: 12701 W. Wilshire Blvd., Yukon, OK; about three miles north of I-40 on Garth Brooks Blvd.
WHEN: Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
COST: Admission is free.
CONTACT: 405-350-6404.

Factory Tours USA: Visit and tour America at work. http://www.factorytoursusa.com/

Farm and Ranch Museum
WHAT: Many exhibits depicting pioneer farmers and ranchers and their contribution to this nation
WHEN: See website.
WHERE: Elk City, OK (see website for directions)
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: (580) 225-6266

Farmers Public Market
WHAT: In addition to fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, the historical Farmers Public Market offers a great variety of shops specializing in antiques, books, dolls, furniture, glassware and flea market items. Most of the shops are in the two-story building and covered mall.
WHERE: South of the I-40 and Western Exit, OKC
CONTACT: (405)232-6506

Fenster Museum of Jewish Art
WHEN: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
WHERE: 10205 E. 61st St. between 61st and Mingo
AGES: 5th and up
COST: Free
CONTACT: Tuffy at 294-1366. You will need to call at least a week in advance. They will only be displaying items relating to the Holocaust at this time so you will need to decide if your child will be able to handle this.

Five Civilized Tribes Museum
WHAT: History of the Five Civilized Tribes
WHEN: Monday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Sunday: 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M
WHERE: Agency Hill, Honor Heights Drive, Muskogee, OK
COST: Admission charged.
CONTACT: (918) 683-1701

Forest Heritage Center
WHAT: Historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to forestry.
WHEN: See website
WHERE: at Beaver's Bend Resort Park, seven miles north of Broken Bow on US-259A
COST: See website
CONTACT: information@beaversbend.com

Fort Coffee. (1834 - 1838, 1861 - 1863), Located at Swallow Rock, it was a temporary post located in the Choctaw Nation on the Butterfield Overland Route, originally built to stop illegal whiskey shipments into Indian Territory. Became Fort Coffee Academy, a school for Choctaw boys, in 1838, and was later occupied by the CSA. Union troops burned the fort in 1863

Fort Gibson Military Park.
WHAT: National Historical Landmark Site of the first military post in Oklahoma. Headquarters of the Southwestern Frontier during the Trail of Tears.
WHEN: Summer hours (Apr. 15--Oct.14)-Tues.--Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winter hours (Oct. 15--Apr. 14)- Thurs.-- Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 907 N. Garrison, Fort Gibson Oklahoma
COST: Fee charged
CONTACT: 918-478-4088, Email: fortgibson@ok-history.mus.ok.us

Fort Gibson National Cemetery: http://www.oklahoma.feb.gov/FEBKids/FtGibsonNationalCemetery.htm

Fort Sill Museum.
WHAT: The museum education programs includes five exhibit buildings and three outdoor exhibit areas dedicated to the history of Fort Sill and Field Artillery. (http://sill-www.army.mil/Museum/Education Programs.htm)
WHEN: Monday - Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Thanksgiving Day, December 25-26 and January 1-2.
WHERE: 437 Quanah Road, Fort Sill, OK
COST: None
CONTACT: (580) 442-5123

Fort Supply. The historic site contains five original structures from the military period and a 1995 replica of the 1868 stockade. (Timeline for Fort Supply: http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/mus-sites/fstimeline.htm)

Fort Towson Historic Site
WHAT: Ruins of old army post & artifacts
WHEN: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Fort Towson, OK. One half-mile east and one mile north of Fort Towson community and U.S. Hwy.70.
COST: None
CONTACT: 580-873-2634

Fort Washita Historic Site
WHAT: ruins of US Fort built in 1842, Durant
WHEN: Daily 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Star Route 213, Durant, Oklahoma 74701-9443
COST: None
CONTACT: 580-924-6502

Frank Phillip Home
WHEN: Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Sunday 1pm - 5pm. Closed holidays.
WHERE: 1107 Cherokee. Bartlesville, OK
AGES: All. Handicap accessible.
COST: Donations Requested: $3 Adults (18+), $1 Students (6-17)
CONTACT: 918-336-3529.
WHAT: The Frank Phillips Home was the residence of oil pioneer Frank Phillips, co-founder of Phillips Petroleum Company. Designed by architect Walton Everman, it was completed in 1909 and occupied by the Phillips until their deaths. Preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society, this National Register Historic Site reflects the family life of one of the legends of the Oklahoma oil industry. The mansion, which underwent a $500,000 renovation in 1930, in the midst of the Depression, reflects an opulent yet comfortable lifestyle. The Phillips' taste is reflected in the rich collection of original furnishings and decorative arts. The brick six-bay garage at the rear of the home contains an award-winning interpretive exhibit, "The Life and Times of Frank and Jane Phillips," and a Museum Shop.

Frankoma Pottery
WHAT: Clay pottery
WHERE: 2400 Frankoma Rd, Sapulpa, OK 74067
WHEN: Temporarily Closed

Fred Jones Museum of Art
WHAT: Includes works from Georgia O'Keeffe to Vincent Van Gogh. The newly designed Mary and Howard Lester Wing showcases the Weitzenhoffer Collection - French Impressionism in the Great Plains states, featuring works by Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others. Twentieth-century American paintings, Southwest art, Native American art, ceramics and photography.
WHEN: Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Mondays and university holidays.
WHERE: 555 Elm Avenue, on the corner of Boyd Street and Elm on the University of Oklahoma campus, Norman.
COST: Admission charged.
CONTACT: 405-325-3272, E-mail: kmcwilliams@ou.edu

Frontier Country Museum and Historical Center
WHAT: Individual exhibits depicting the history of Crescent and the surrounding communities.
WHEN: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 1-4 p.m.; Closed Mon.
WHERE: 500 N. Grand, Crescent, OK 73028 (Corner of Hwy 74 & 74C)
COST: Adult $5.00; Senior Citizen (55+) $3.00; School Age (1st-12th Grades) $2.00
CONTACT: Vickey Howard, 405-969-3660 or e-mail bhoward@pldi.net

Gene Autry, Oklahoma History Museum
WHAT: The Gene Autry Museum is centered around the legendary cowboy and movie star, Gene Autry.
WHERE: The museum is located in the old Gene Autry School building which was aquired from the Springer and Dickson school districts on a lease agreement. To reach the museum, just travel east of Ardmore on state highway 199 to the Ardmore city limits and turn north on Gene Autry Road. The museum is about 12 miles northeast of Ardmore.
COST: None
WHEN: The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm.
CONTACT: 580.294.3047

George M. Murrell House

Geoscience Center
WHERE: 8801 S. Yale, Tulsa
COST: none
CONTACT: Shenley@seg.org or 918-497-5566

Gilcrease Museum
WHEN: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays and Federal Holidays. Closed Christmas Day. Also open Mondays from Memorial Day through Labor Day 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 1400 Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma
COST: Suggested admission donation is $3 for adults, $5 for a family.
CONTACT: 888-655-2278 or local call 596-2700. The museum and formal gardens provide barrier-free access. Free tours of the museum are offered daily at 2 p.m. Private and special needs tours, as well as garden tours, can be arranged with two weeks prior reservation. Please call (918) 596-2712 for information.

Goddard Arts Center
WHERE: Nr Ardmore
COST: None

Governor's Mansion
WHAT: This stately mansion has been the official residence of Oklahoma's Chief Executive since 1928. Designed by the same architectural firm that was chosen to design the State Capitol Building, the Governor's mansion reflects the same Dutch Colonial style.
WHERE: 820 NE 23rd
COST: Free.
WHEN: Tours conducted on Wed. from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm except holidays, March through November.
CONTACT: (405)521-9211

Governor Seay Mansion

Great Salt Plains State Park
WHAT: Great Salt Plains State Park is the only spot in the world where crystal enthusiasts can dig for "hourglass selenite" crystals, a rare and fragile form of selenite (which is also known as a form of gypsum). The crystals are found in the area of the park's most fascinating geological phenomenon, its enormous salt flats.
WHERE: Route 1, Box 28, Jet, Oklahoma 73749
WHEN: 8am - 5pm daily
CONTACT: 580-626-4731
MORE PHOTOS: http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/FTCSaltplains.html

Greater Southwest Historical Museum
WHERE: 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore
CONTACT: 580.226.3857
WHAT: Life in a turn-of-the-20th century Ardmore, from Indian Territory days to the 1930s, is depicted in the Sam Noble Hall. Furniture, furnishings and fashions from stores, offices, barns, and homes have been collected. An adjoining Military Annex contains armed services' memorabilia from the American Revolution through Operation Desert Storm.




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