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Will Rogers Memorial Museum

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Address: 1720 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017-3208
Phone Number:
+1 918-341-0719
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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Memorial museum and resting place for the American icon.

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An American Must-Know

I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and finally visited the Will Rogers Memorial Museum...a must-see for any Oklahoman and any American. The Memorial is wonderful and very well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kerry H
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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Oklahoma all my life and finally visited the Will Rogers Memorial Museum...a must-see for any Oklahoman and any American. The Memorial is wonderful and very well kept with so much memorabilia...oh,my. We were hosted by a nice woman who started us out with the short movie of his life...wow...it started our tour with us set in... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My favorite exhibit was the Roping Fool video. The museum is very well laid out and can be done at your own speed. A docent was available but we declined the guided tour.

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Thank TheGoBird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Didn't realize the depths and areas that Will Rogers was associated with. Learned about the man, the father, the humanitarian, the actor and the son. He was a no nonsense guy with a depth of wisdom.

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Thank inflorida2
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

The art work in this museum is just fantastic! The portraits of Will Rogers are just wonderful! The live footage of him (especially the ones with his rope tricks) were really endearing. There is also an area downstairs for children to engage in building a log cabin with Lincoln logs, "riding" a horse (sawhorses with saddles), a puppet theater, etc.... More 

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views this museum is on 20 acres and cost a mere seven dollars to see yet it'll take you a minimum of two hours. It is mostly a self-guided tour there are you lotsof videos and movies that you can watch. a lot of memorabilia ---it takes you from the day he was born until the day he died... More 

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Springfield, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Claremore, OK is a quaint little town of the beaten path a home of the Will Rogers. Unfortunately, many people do not know of the wonderful man that was a cowboy, vaudeville performer, writer, actor, entertainer and radio personality and avid traveler to just name a few of his occupations. I wonder what his TripAdvisor posts would be like and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Will Rogers certainly had an odd career path. He was born in the Oklahoma Territory, and became a cowboy. That led him to do some traveling, and he also learned some dazzling rope tricks. Those stunts helped him land a job in vaudeville, where he developed a friendly on-stage persona (which seems to be his natural state). From there he... More 

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Thank BBailey182
Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. The museum is not only full of memorabilia and photos, it runs Will Rodgers films constantly. The docents are terrific. The facility and grounds are beautiful. Recommend.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amazing what you learn about a ‘person’ when you visit a museum completed focused on their life, adventures and achievements. Up until my visit, my knowledge of Will Rogers was somewhat limited. If anyone had asked me about him, I would have described him as ‘being a movie star from the 30s/40s’ – however, that was about it. During my... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was the first "thing to do" on our list this weekend. It was on the way from home to Tulsa and we are both fans of Will Rogers so we said "What the heck!" and headed that way. The museum and grounds are beautiful. The history and background of the time that Will Rogers lived, wrote, acted, and adventured... More 

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