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“Historical Gaylord-Pickens”

Gaylord-Pickens Museum - Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Ranked #60 of 126 things to do in Oklahoma City
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Owner description: Oklahoma Hall of Fame, telling Oklahoma's story through its people. Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive from the state. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma's unique history while promoting pride in our great state. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inspires Oklahomans of all ages, instilling pride by telling the stories of extraordinary people. Each of its programs strive to accomplish that goal. The organization has hosted the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony for the past 88 years each November. We honor Oklahomans who have contributed to our state's rich heritage by making strides in their industry and bettering mankind. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame also supports education in a variety of ways, including offering more than $4,000,000 intuition grants and scholarships to Oklahoma high school students and hosting Heritage Week competitions for third through 12th graders. The Oklahoma Heritage Association Publishing, publications of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. In the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, visitors can meet notable and lesser known accomplished Oklahomans through high-tech, interactive exhibits. Located in Oklahoma City, the Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded primarily by private donations and is governed by a Board of Directors representing the state of Oklahoma. In addition, the Association has a Teen Board that holds a fund raiser each year and a Second Century Board made up of young professionals responsible for spreading the mission.
Oklahoma City
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Historical Gaylord-Pickens”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

The structure itself is well taken care of, but disappointed in the entire museum is just an introduction to the people of OK-each has a portrait with a paragraph underneath and that is it. The museum store is very nice however.

Visited January 2012
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English first
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012 via mobile

We brought our classes from our school here and it was really a neat place to visit. Our students are from a rural area and there was alot to see and learn about. The interactive displays were very informative and held our students' attention. Worth seeing and I highly recommend it.

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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A beautifully designed museum...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the museum is. Many of the exhibits are interactive and you can spend as long as you wish learning about various people and events in Oklahoma. They have a lovely gift shop and grounds too. The fee is modest and well worth it! We're not usually "into museums" but this one is "just right."

Visited June 2012
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Oklahoma City, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent Place to Spend A Day Learning About Oklahomans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I took my kids to the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum for the first time in December. We were pleasantly surprised with the interactive exhibits and displays featuring well-known and revered Oklahomans. I really enjoyed one particular exhibit that had brief videos of Will Rogers, Sequoyah, Woody Guthrie and others. My kids loved the Vietnam War exhibit that showed artwork on the bunkboards from our veterans who were serving our country during that time. I'd love to see the museum expand by offering tribute concerts on the lawn or perhaps having someone reenact a famous person (like Hal Holbrook has frequently done Mark Twain only with an Oklahoma slant -- are there any people out there that can portray Will Rogers or Woody Guthrie?). It's a lovely museum and we will continue to visit and give it our hometown support.

Visited December 2011
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