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Old 09-13-2012, 05:15 PM
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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Originally Posted by Goodpasture View Post
Freedom isn't free. Stop off at the Murrah Building Memorial in OKC.
Or the 45th Infantry Museum.

They have a bunch of trucks and tanks outside (some inside) as well as a lot of old guns and war time photos/artifacts.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:52 PM
Location: Pawnee Nation
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speaking of guns, the JM Davis Museum in Claremore is the worlds largest private gun collection......admission is free.
"The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum houses over 13,000 firearms. Over 11,000 of those were part of Mr. Davis’ original collection that he displayed in the Mason Hotel in downtown Claremore, Oklahoma.

From a Chinese hand canon of the 1350s to modern machine guns and concealable defensive handguns, this museum is a thorough catalog collection of firearms history. Scattered throughout the exhibits you will also find many swords, knives, and other unique edged tools and weapons."
Welcome to the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum

And don't forget the will rogers museum in claremore, while you are there.............The Official Site of Will Rogers Memorial Museums

If you have time, the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah is good as well.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:10 PM
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We've the trip through New Mexico to Olahoma on I-40 with kids several times. We are usually just trying to get home and not stop anywhere.

Of interest to my kids while riding in the car is:
- The windmill farms in Eastern New Mexico and in Oklahoma before Oklahoma City. I can't remember the exact locations. It's a great opportunity to count to 100 for anyone who can count that high.
- Cadillac Ranch outside of Amarillo.
- The leaning tower and huge cross in Groom. Have to watch so you can be the first to see it.
-Spot the state capitol in OKC.

The McDonalds over the highway in Vinita was gross and dirty the last time I was there. I don't recommend it for right now. Hopefully the building will get remodeled. It is neat to look out over the highway.

If you don't have to be anywhere in a hurry, Route 66 would be fun to see a few of the sights and eat someplace. I'm planning to take my own kids on a tour one of these days.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:37 PM
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by ou_norman View Post
Unfortunately I believe the Bavinger house was finally demolished earlier this year.
Then I was very fortunate to go on my one and only tour of it in summer 2010. The outside of it was looking rather old and weathered.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:31 PM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Just East of Amarillo, TX an a few miles south is Palo Duro Canyon @ Palo Duro. They call it the "Little Grand"; its awesome for all ages.

In NE OK at the southern end of Grand Lake @ Langley, OK you'll find the world's largest multiple-arch dam. Tours inside the dam are free. At the north end of Grand Lake @ Grove, OK you can find:
1- The world's largest antique museum; it is a re-crated turn-of-century town with buildings.
2- Japanese garden with Tea House, Bonsai, and Koi.
3- Splitlog near Seneca. The only church in America built and paid for by Native America Mathias Splitlog for his wife.
4- Honey Creek State Park @ Grove is a full service park that offers a campground, launch, and things for kids.

0- NE of the City of Grove @ Monkey Island is a Car Museum.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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bricktown. railroad museum has a working kids train.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:27 AM
Location: Not where you ever lived
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What is bricktown and where is the R.R. museum?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:18 PM
Location: The State Of California
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Default I Will Be Making My Annual Trip And Family Vacation To Tulsa/OKC Sept or October 2013

Originally Posted by coolcats View Post
We will be driving through your great state coming from New Mexico and Texas going to Missouri in a few days. What are some of the top attractions we should see along the way? We will be travelling with 3 kids under age 10. Thanks in advance!

I have a lot of World Class Tulsa Attractions if you by any chance decise to make a return trip to Oklahoma in 2013.

BOK Center World Ranked Arena
Cain's Ballroom World Ranked Live Music Venue
Cilcrease Museum World Class Museum
Philbrook Museum World Class Museum
Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art Very Strong Regional Attraction
Tulsa River Parks/Jenks River Walk Strong Regional Attraction with The Oklahoma Aquarium
Chandler Park strong Regional Attraction
Tulsa Zoo Mohawk Park Regional Attraction
Woodward Park/Garden Center Very Strong Regional Attraction
Cheery Street District Strong Regional Attraction
Brookside District Strong Regional Attraction
Pearl District Future Regional Attraction
Brady District
Blue Dome District
Route 66 Plaza
Newblock Park Sand Springs
OkOne Baseball Park
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