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Museums in Oklahoma - Virtual Tour

Museums in Oklahoma – Virtual Tour

Oklahoma is bordered by Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Colorado and its capital is Oklahoma City. The state’s name is derived from the Native American Choctaw words meaning “red people.”

Indigenous peoples traveled through Oklahoma as early as the last ice age. Indigenous villagers lived in Oklahoma and developed a major Mississippian mound complex that flourished between AD 850 and 1450.

Spanish explorers traveled through the state in 1541, but French explorers claimed the area in the 1700s. French colonists claimed the region until 1803 when the United States acquired all the French territory west of the Mississippi River in the Louisiana Purchase.

The Indian Appropriations Act of 1889 increased European-American settlement, and with population growth, Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union in 1907.

Oklahoma has historically served as a route for cattle drives, a destination for Southern settlers, and a government-sanctioned territory for Native Americans. Twenty-five Native American languages are spoken in Oklahoma.

Today, Oklahoma is a producer of natural gas, oil, and agricultural products, and has a growing economic base of aviation, energy, telecommunications, and biotechnology.

Oklahoma City and Tulsa serve as Oklahoma’s largest cities and contain many of the state’s more than 300 museums. 

Museums in Oklahoma - Virtual Tour
The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Museums in Oklahoma

  • Philbrook Museum of Art
  • Science Museum Oklahoma
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma History Center
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
  • Museum of Osteology
  • Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • Gilcrease Museum
  • American Banjo Museum
  • Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art
  • Stafford Air & Space Museum
  • Will Rogers Memorial Museum
  • Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma Railway Museum
  • Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve

Museums in Oklahoma - Virtual Tour

Bricktown Canal Water Taxis, Oklahoma City

Museums in Oklahoma

  • State:             Oklahoma
  • Country:        United States
  • Capital:          Oklahoma City
  • Population:   4 million
  • Demonym:    Oklahoman

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Museums in Oklahoma – Virtual Tour

Museums in Oklahoma – Virtual Tour

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