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Museum of the Western Prairie

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Small museum in southwest Oklahoma that is informative and has great relics!

Has many exhibits that are very nice! I have been to presentations here that have been wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Altus, Oklahoma
Fun & educational way to spend 1-2 hours- Nice Giftshop ! Admission only $4

Small but good quality Southwest OK history museum. We enjoyed spending about 1 1/2 hours there... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Has many exhibits that are very nice! I have been to presentations here that have been wonderful! The curator, Jennie Buchanan, is a great presenter and really knows the history of southwestern Oklahoma!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lprater2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Small but good quality Southwest OK history museum. We enjoyed spending about 1 1/2 hours there. Exhibits inside and outside relating to early settlers, cowboys, native Americans, etc. Only negative is not much for preschoolers or young children- they would probably be bored. I think...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChuckW134
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This small museum is a real gem. It artfully depicts early life on the plains of Western Oklahoma and does a tremendous job of showing off the area around Altus. The different subjects are tastefully documented so that no individual subject is overdone. You leave...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SkipPratt
Reviewed August 19, 2018

So many exhibits. You can experience what it was really like back in horse and wagon days. You can see what it was like to live in a dug out. It has exhibits both inside and outside. They put on puppet show for classes from...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Okie_GW
Reviewed July 7, 2018

I last visited this place 8 years ago and decided to go in for a look see recently. I was very impressed with the exhibits , a house that was moved onto the premises stone by stone and a new area where they feature some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank travelbug2332
Reviewed April 19, 2018

We stopped in after lunch and were greeted by the most friendly people, they showed us around for a little bit then told us to enjoy our selves. Then we got to visit with Benita a lot after we went through the museum. We really...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Larry R
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I am a history buff. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this museum. The staff was extremely friendly and very helpful. I truly would put on the to do list if you are in Altus OK area. It cost $4 for adults and $3 for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nathanm238
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Very informative chronological history of the area. I found information about the Atlas missile base interesting. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Freedom609333
Reviewed December 28, 2017

A must see, I appreciated the place, history, tour more than most would since I grew up in altus oklahoma. Good to see it was revived , restored , and lovingly curated by locals. I l know well three of the people as present staff,...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank TNMamie
Reviewed September 23, 2017

This place has it all, when it comes to Oklahoma history. From the Dust Bowl to more modern issues. I love the Native American displays. It is very informative and well worth the stop!!

Date of experience: December 2016
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