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“Yippee-i-oh-ki-ay!”

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Duncan
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Owner description: Museum traces the history of the famous Chisholm cattle trail of the 1870s and 80s.
Senlis, France
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225 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Yippee-i-oh-ki-ay!”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

This museum is one of my all-time favourites and I have seen many, many museums! It is located in a small town on the famous Chisholm Trail and from the minute you walk in, you feel like you are right there with the cowpokes. From the bigger-than-life movie of the cattle drive where you actually smell the coffee and feel the thunderstorm rain, to the interactive country store and chuckwagon meal to Mr Chisholm himself (a robot so lifelike you feel he is real) telling you his story by the campfire under the stars, you leave the museum with the impression you have really participated in a cattle drive. The museum also houses western art and has temporary exhibits. The lifesize bronze statue out front of the cattle and the cowpokes is impressive also. A wonderful place to visit for the young and not-so-young. It is "human size" so you can see all of the exhibits in a couple of hours. Top-notch!

Visited July 2012
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Walters, Oklahoma
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great museum”
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Great museum to visit. The kids really enjoy the movie and the story by the campfire!

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Severn, Maryland
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194 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I was taken to this museum by my relatives while visiting in the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits, and by the museum as a whole. I learned quite a bit about the history of the area that I didn't know, and would have stayed longer if there hadn't been a political fundraiser scheduled for right after the 5 pm closing time. If you are in the area, I would highly recommend it.

Visited April 2012
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Wichita Falls, Texas
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“nice family place”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Just a nice place to see very educational nice place to take grandkids

Visited May 2011
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Duncan
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lots of Old Timey Stuff”
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Someone else might like this. Unfortunately I wasn't really interested in it.

Visited May 2011
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