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“A Trip Back In Time”
Review of Har-Ber Village

Har-Ber Village
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Grove
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: HAR-BER VILLAGE MUSEUM is a seasonal (third Saturday in March thru first Saturday in November) pioneer-era village and history museum located on the shores of Grand Lake o' the Cherokees in Oklahoma. Visitors experience the area's history and ecology through self-guided tours. Antiques, collectibles and reproductions are displayed in exhibitions representing the mid-1800s to the early 1900s in the local four-state region (Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas). Several of the Village's HISTORIC BUILDINGS were relocated to the grounds, including a schoolhouse, jail and 16 log cabins. Other log structures were built to house collections and are typical for the mid-to-late 1800s-a courthouse, a bank, a stagecoach inn and a church built with bricks hand-made before the Civil War. Other replicated buildings include a mercantile, jail and hanging gallows, a doctor's and a dentist's office, print shop, post office, drug store and more. Haven't been to Har-Ber Village in a while? EXHIBITS have been recently renovated and/or relocated, HANDS-ON ACTIVITY STATIONS added (Kid's Cabin, Nursery, School, Jail, Saloon), and frequent WORKSHOPS, events and historic craft and trade demonstrations have become a part of Har-Ber Village's offerings (blacksmith DEMONSTRATIONS, spinning and weaving demonstrations and historic craft WORKSHOPS.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Our family has visited Har-Ber Village several times over the years and we always have the best of time. Plan to spend a whole day and do a lot of walking. Make sure you have plenty of film because you'll want to take a lot of pictures.

It is very peaceful and beautiful and has so much to see.

It's something that shouldn't be missed if you are visiting Grove, Oklahoma.

Thank Ninee
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Liked all the old stuff and walking around outside on a beautiful day.

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 17 February 2012

This is an experience you will need to spend lots of time theree. So much to see. Recommend it to everyone.

Thank Jerri C
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is a great place to spend the day seeing lots of historical items. Don't short yourself on time, there is a lot to see. Plan to spend the whole day. Keep in mind there is lots of walking!

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

My husband and I took our daughters for a day trip last fall. It's a wonderful experience. It's very well kept and the staff are extremely friendly. Admission isn't real expensive, and they do offer discounts for groups of 10 or more. There's suppose to be a restaurant but it wasn't open the day we went. However we did go on Labor Day and it might have just been closed for the holiday. Otherwise you can pack a picnic lunch, which is what we did or there are a few restraunts in town. They will let you leave and come back if you're not finished touring before you get hungry. It's a self guided tour and it's paved so strollers and wheelchairs are doable. There is some hill terrain and you won't be able to get a stroller or wheelchair inside some of the cabins, but there are some window displays set up so it can be seen from the outside. About the only negative thing I have to say is the bathrooms are really inconvenient. They're adequate and clean but you have to leave the village section and travel the length of the parking lot to get to them. So I don't recommend waiting until the last minute, especially if you have young children. Also, you're going to be outside for about 80% of the tour, so it would be a good idea to check the weather forcast for the day. If you're interested in reading about our experience or seeing some pictures you can do that on my blog anaccountofthemiddle.com. Her'es the link for that specific post:
http://www.anaccountofthemiddle.com/2011/09/it-takes-village.html

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