Hey there, welcome to my blog! My name is Kaitlyn and I have a passion for sharing history. I have a master’s degree in American history and write about history class tips and museum adventures.
This post includes some of my favorite museums and historic sites to visit in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more information about each individual museum, please click on the blog links at the end of each section. There is a lot more information and links to the museum websites in those posts. Let’s get started!
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. You’ll find Western history, Native American history, art, and so much more in this museum. A few of my favorite galleries include the rodeo gallery, the entertainment gallery, and the military history gallery. There is also a large, educational playground outside that is great for families with kids or cool to just walk around!
For more information, see my longer blog post: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum
First Americans Museum
The First Americans Museum is the newest museum in OKC and talks about Native American history. I learned so much on this trip and hope you’ll go visit!
For more information about this museum, see my longer blog post: First Americans Museum
American Banjo Museum
A banjo museum? Yes, there’s an entire museum dedicated to banjos in Bricktown. There are hundreds of banjos on display and all have a unique story. Many of the instruments have intricate designs which are amazing. Personally, I loved looking at all of the designs on the banjos!
For more information, see my longer blog post: American Banjo Museum
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum
I LOVE sports. So, I knew I had to pay a visit to the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum. It’s right next door to the Chickasaw Brickton Ballpark and even has a deck you can walk out on that overlooks the field. It was so cool!
For more information about sports heroes in Oklahoma, see my longer blog post: Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Jim Thorpe Museum
99’s Museum of Women Pilots
Women’s history is one of my absolute favorite topics to study. When I found out about the 99’s Museum of Women Pilots in OKC, I knew I had to go! This museum is located on the grounds of the Will Rogers Airport – so you can see the planes while driving by! This museum even has items that belonged to Amelia Earhart – go check it out!
For more information about female pilots and their history, see my longer blog post: 99’s Museum of Women Pilots
Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Memorial
Visiting the Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum and Memorial is a cool experience. I remember going once as a child and seeing all of the firetrucks! As an adult, it’s humbling to walk through the museum and see all of the equipment and learn about the history of firefighting. The Memorial outside the museum is beautiful as well.
For more information, see my longer blog post: Oklahoma State Firefighters Museum
The American Pigeon Museum and Library
The American Pigeon Museum explores the history of pigeons. They also have real pigeons inside the museum and out back!
For more information, see my longer blog post: The American Pigeon Museum
For more information, see my longer blog post: (FORTHCOMING, I visited the OKC Memorial and am currently working on my longer blog post. Thank you for being patient.)
OKC Museum of Art
For more information, see my longer blog post: (FORTHCOMING, I am working on writing a blog post about the OKC MOA!)
I hope you enjoyed looking through all of these super cool historic sites and museums in Oklahoma City! Make sure to use this post when you plan your next trip to OKC because you don’t want to miss out on these cool activities.
If you have any questions about the places I visited, please feel free to send me a message on my contact page.
Happy traveling, friend! I’ll talk to ya soon! 🙂