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Museum of the Western Prairie

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Life on the plains in a nut shell

This small museum is a real gem. It artfully depicts early life on the plains of Western Oklahoma... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Tipp City, Ohio
Southwest Tour of Oklahoma

So many exhibits. You can experience what it was really like back in horse and wagon days. You can... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
Altus, Oklahoma
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1100 Memorial Dr, Altus, OK 73521-2600
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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

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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

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

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

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

Thank Nathan M
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.

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

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!!

Thank Butch999
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Interesting and informative. Very friendly staff. We stopped in while in town and all ages found it interesting and fun. Very well laid out.

Thank Brande B
Reviewed March 6, 2017

When we came here, it was after living in Altus for over 6 months and my parents were visiting. My dad graduated from high school here and it was his first time being back since 1976. Some parts of the museum captured stuff that he...More

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