Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue

Pioneer Woman Museum & Statue
701 Monument Rd
Ponca City
Phone: 580-765-6108
Fax: 580-762-2498

The Pioneer Woman Museum in Ponca City is dedicated to preserving women’s history and showcasing the historical and continued influence of women on the development of Oklahoma and the United States. The pioneer spirit embodied by the phrase “I See No Boundaries” is prominent throughout the museum. The museum's exhibits showcase Oklahoma women who were pioneers in their respective fields, both on a state and national level.  

The museum’s entrance is unique and was designed to represent the sunbonnet often worn by the pioneer women of the west and mimic its shape architecturally. The Pioneer Woman Museum also hosts many events and educational classes through its education center. The craft demonstrations and interactive areas of the museum are open to anyone who wants to learn spinning, knitting or quilting.

The Pioneer Woman Statue is 30-foot tall statue commissioned by E.W. Marland, a United States Congressman and tenth governor of Oklahoma. Designed by artist Bryant Baker, “Confident” depicts a mother in sunbonnet holding her son’s hand as they walk towards the horizon. It was unveiled in 1930 and stands as monument to the women who helped found Oklahoma as a state. It is inscribed with the words, “In appreciation of the heroic character of the women who braved the dangers and endured the hardships incident to daily life of the pioneer and homesteader in this country.”

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Discounts: Senior Discount
Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Credit Cards Accepted, Gift Shop, Meeting Space Available
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Group Rates Available, Tour Group Welcome Reception
Tour Information: Guided Tours
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
Last entry into the museum is at 4:30pm.
From I-35, exit #214 and head east on highway 60. Highway 60 will split. Take the south, non-business route into the south end of Ponca City. At 14th Street or Highway 77, turn north, left, and follow to the stoplight at Highland/Lake Road. Turn east, right and follow to Monument Road. The museum and Pioneer Woman Statute are on your left.

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