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Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S 4th Street
Enid, OK 73701
(580) 237-1907
Website: http://www.csrhc.org/

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is an institutional leader which:
o Presents the region’s rich heritage through discovery, learning and inspiring leadership.
o Celebrates and commemorates the spirit of the Cherokee Strip Pioneers and relates that spirit to the present and the future.
• Serves other heritage organizations with the common goal of better understanding the history and culture of the Cherokee Strip.
• Collects, preserves and presents the history of northwest Oklahoma with emphasis on explaining why history matters.
4th and Garriott, admission: adults $5 and students $3 (full list of admission available at www.csrhc.org.
Tuesday – Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m., Sundays 1p.m – 5.pm., closed Monday
(580) 237-1907
The village includes an elaborate Victorian style house called “The Glidewell Home. On the grounds you will find the original land office where pioneers lined up to file their claims after the great land run of 1893. You can also tour Enid’s oldest church and an original one-room schoolhouse. The Village is open for tours only through reservations and for groups of 10 or more. For more information about the Museum or the Village please call (580) 237-1907

The Midgley Museum
Location: 1001 Sequoyah
(580) 234-7265
Website: http://www.midgleymuseum.org/
The Midgley Museum (often called “The Rock House”) – The Midgley Museum is housed in a 1947 house constructed with over 30 kinds of rock. This very unusual museum features an eclectic assortment of objects and artifacts collected over a lifetime of rock collecting by Mr. and Mrs. Dan Midgley. Gem and mineral enthusiasts will enjoy the display of many objects and the gift shop. It is operated by the Northwest Oklahoma Masonic Lodges. The Museum is open Fridays from 1:00 until 4:30 p.m., Saturday from 2:00 until 4:30 p.m. or by appointment. Free admission. (580) 234-7265.

Railroad Museum of Oklahoma
702 N. Washington
(580) 233-3051
Website: http://www.railroadmuseumofoklahoma.org/
Admission by donation
1-4pm Tuesday thru Fri
9am-4pm Sat
closed Sunday and Monday or by appointment

If trains fascinate you or you’d like to give your children a real look at history, you will enjoy the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma. Within the museum compound, there are eight cabooses from railroads that have served Enid, a baggage car, motor cars, a three-dome tank car, a 50-ton engine, a Champlin tank car, a Frisco 1519 Steam Engine, a Frisco boxcar and hopper car.
New additions to the museum include an Amtrak lounge car, two flat cars and three other boxcars. The model railroad room includes HO-gauge, N-gauge, and Lionel layouts. Over 900 pieces of railroad dining car china plus an array of railroad memorabilia is also on display

Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum
616 Leona Mitchell Blvd.
Enid, OK 73701
(580) 237-6989
Open 10 am -4 pm Tuesdays thru Friday, 10 am – 2 pm Saturdays. Special tours by arrangement, call (580) 237-6989.
Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum serves as a repository as well as an exhibition and educational center that is dedicated to collecting, maintaining, preserving, and displaying “African ancestral history memorabilia.” Exhibits include the history, heritage, and memorabilia of the ethnic Native Americans, African American-Black Indians, and Indian Freedman of the Five Civilized Tribes. The center also features ethnic African American land rush pioneers and descendants. The feature special exhibits on international opera sensation Leona Mitchell, genealogy materials, family history displays, African American churches, Booker T. Washington, the Carver School Experience, African sculpture, 3D mixed media art, and a history of the journey from Africa to the Americas. A reading and media center as well as a children’s learning and resource center is also onsite.
Read more: http://wimgo.com/enid-ok/southern-heights-heritage-center-and-museum/events/91399#ixzz0o8tcCH00

Leonardo’s Children’s Museum / Adventure Quest
200 E. Maple
(580) 233-2787
Website: http://www.leonardos.org/
Children under 2 – Free
All day admission – $8
Admission after 3 pm – $4
Seniors (65+) – $7
Group rate (min. of 16 paying guests) – $6
Children’s Museum Hours Open:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm
Adventure Quest Hours Open:
Tuesday – Friday: Noon – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Adventure Quest will be closed if the temperature
is not between 40 – 105, or due to rain or extreme weather.
(580) 233- ARTS (2787)
www.leonardos.org

Come play and learn with us at Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse! The Discovery Warehouse is an old red brick grocery warehouse that has been converted into a hands-on art and science museum for the whole family. Exhibits include an Art Studio, Carpentry Shop, Music Lab, Fossil Discovery Center, Puppet Theatre, Animal Room (come visit our resident critters!), Black Light Maze, Fire Safety Center, Space Shuttle, Grocery Area, and a collection NASA memorabilia from Owen K. Garriott, the museum’s founder.
Our outdoor area, Adventure Quest, is the world’s largest community-built playground/science park. Adventure Quest is an outdoor science and learning center across the street from The Discovery Warehouse. Starting after Memorial Day, Adventure Quest is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. for “Twilight Time”. Adventure Quest is closed if the temperature is under 40º F or if it is raining or snowing.
Call about upcoming classes, special events, and group rates.
http://www.leonardos.org/events/programs.php

Bill Humphrey Baseball Museum – located near the main entrance on the mezzanine level of the David Allen Memorial Ballpark, 301 S. Grand, downtown Enid. (580) 548-0396,
Lots of items from Enid’s rich baseball history. A special case features memorabilia from the Enid Majors’ 2005 American Legion World Series championship in Rapid City, SD.

Simpson’s Old Time Museum
228 East Randolph
Enid, OK 73701
(580) 234-4998
Website: http://www.skeletoncreekproductions.com/
Monday – Saturday
8:00 am – 11:00 am
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
IT’S ALL FREE and we’d love to have ya!
Simpson Mercantile ceased in early 2006 and became Skeleton Creek Productions and Simpson’s Old Time Museum. The brothers also needed a location to film their adventures, so they constructed a saloon, boardwalk, hotel lobby and room, jail and marshals office and other business fronts in the 90,000 sq foot building. They are planning to add a 100 seat church/school house, general store and bank. If you have several hours to spare, they offer tours at no charge.

Enid Wall of Honor
Not exactly a museum but a special place to visit in Enid:
The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc. is a living memorial to veterans, past and present. The park is located at Woodring Regional Airport in Enid. Oklahoma. Memorial Day Ceremonies are held each year to honor Oklahoma heroes.
Hosts an 80% replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall.
Enid Woodring Wall of Honor & Veterans Park,
Woodring Regional Airport.
2222 E Southgate Rd,
Enid, OK‎ –
(580) 233-4530‎
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woodring-Wall-of-Honor-and-Veterans-Park-Inc/174221022275
Take some time to visit this patriotic place of remembrance in honor of the men and women of the armed forces of the United States.

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