Museum of the Great Plains

Museum of the Great Plains 601 NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK 73507

Phone: 580-581-3460
Fax: 580-581-3458
Description

The museum features special collections and its exhibits spotlight the cultural and natural history of the Great Plains of North America. View intriguing Native American exhibits of the region, including the Tingley Collection of Native American artifacts, which was acquired in 1994 by a collaborative effort of the Lawton community. This collection includes over 3,200 pieces of 20th century Plains Indian artifacts assembled by the Tingley family of Anadarko, OK. A research library and archives are also on site. Outdoor grounds feature the Red River Trading Post, a replica of the trading posts ...

The museum features special collections and its exhibits spotlight the cultural and natural history of the Great Plains of North America. View intriguing Native American exhibits of the region, including the Tingley Collection of Native American artifacts, which was acquired in 1994 by a collaborative effort of the Lawton community. This collection includes over 3,200 pieces of 20th century Plains Indian artifacts assembled by the Tingley family of Anadarko, OK. A research library and archives are also on site. Outdoor grounds feature the Red River Trading Post, a replica of the trading posts which existed in the region in the 1830s and 1840s, and the site of spring and fall encampments open to the public. The museum has been awarded the highest honor a museum can receive--accreditation by the American Association of Museums.

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  • Discounts: Senior Discount

  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Handicapped Parking, Meeting Space Available

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Complimentary Attraction Passes for Guide/Driver, Group Rates Available

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): I-44

  • Tour Information: Self-guided tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

1:00 pm

5:00 pm

Monday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

5:00 pm

***NOTICE*** Museum of the Great Plains will be closed for renovations until mid-September 2015.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Open other holidays 10am-4pm.

From I-44, take downtown Lawton exit to Ferris, then right (W) on Ferris to 7th. Located adjacent to Elmer Thomas Park.

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Mary Owensby




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