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“Neat building, small museum”

Gaylord-Pickens Museum - Oklahoma Hall of Fame
Ranked #54 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, Oklahoma
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“Neat building, small museum”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Great place to hold an event. They have a very nice outdoor area in the back enclosed by two beautiful fountains. The museum itself is nice and interesting, although small. The exhibts change but even the building itself is pretty cool.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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“Educational & Interesting”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Visited the museum as part of a school field trip. The building and grounds are beautiful. The white, marble staircases are prisine. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and care a lot about the contents of the museum. The building used to be an insurance company so the president's office is set up for visitors to view. The museum also features a different local artist during different times so the content does change. There are lots of videos to see about the famous Oklahomans featured in the museum. The videos are very short so there is time to see a lot of them. There is a gift shop that was very nice. It does feel a little formal where kids are concerned. They do have kids' programs, but It seemed like many of the exhibits were geared toward older age groups since the information is not very interactive. Other than pressing a button to choose the short biographical video, the only other interactive system involves a database of the members inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. I was impressed by the number of great Oklahomans there were. The giant portraits of the inductees are also very nice. In some ways, it feels a little like an art museum. It really is a stunning building.

Visited November 2012
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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“Generational?”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

We loved the beautiful old building more than the contents. We thought it was geared towards the under thirty crowd, mostly computer touch screens which activate Oklahomans relating personal stories. Just not what we expected.

Visited July 2012
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Oklahoma City
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“Historical Gaylord-Pickens”
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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“Excellent!”
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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