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Museum of the Western Prairie, Altus

#69 of 140 in Museums in Oklahoma
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
From geologic uplifts and ancient seas to irrigated farming and Altus Air Force Base, the Museum of the Western Prairie chronicles the history of Southwest Oklahoma. Follow the activities of the Native Americans, frontier soldiers, cowboys, and homesteaders. Revisit economic development, from assurances that "rain will follow the plow," to Dust, Drought, and Depression, and beyond.
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  • Jeanie & her staff are continually striving to incorporate additional early history of this unique region of the Western Prairie. If any single region inspired the famous play "Oklahoma", this is...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Wow a must see. I thought I knew, by I didn't
  • Wonderful museum, love the programs!

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