Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center

Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center 601 Standing Bear Pky
Ponca City, OK 74601

Phone: 580-762-1514
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Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center in Ponca City honors all Native Americans with a 22-foot bronze statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. This outstanding sculpture sits on a 63-acre park that boasts a walking trail among native grasses and wildflowers, a peaceful memorial grove, a pond and outdoor interpretive center. These elements all come together to tell the history of American Indians In Oklahoma.

Visitors to this park are blown away by the larger-than-life sculpture of Standing Bear, erected where the actual chief is believed to have walked more than a century ago. ...

Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center in Ponca City honors all Native Americans with a 22-foot bronze statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. This outstanding sculpture sits on a 63-acre park that boasts a walking trail among native grasses and wildflowers, a peaceful memorial grove, a pond and outdoor interpretive center. These elements all come together to tell the history of American Indians In Oklahoma.

Visitors to this park are blown away by the larger-than-life sculpture of Standing Bear, erected where the actual chief is believed to have walked more than a century ago. Standing Bear is famous for making a landmark speech before a U.S. District Court stating all American Indians deserved the same recognition and protection under the law as white men. This Ponca City monument built in his honor celebrates all Native Americans with artifacts, artwork and educational material, all in a breathtaking setting.

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

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking, Tour Group Welcome Reception

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Monday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am

5:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am

2:00 pm

Located at the intersection of Hwy 60 & Hwy 177.

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T.L. Walker




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From WILLIAM HARPER on 06/25/14

HAVE NOT BEEN THE BUT MUST SEE. CHIEF STANDING BEAR BEAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT IN TRIAL THAT STOPPED THE PONCA FROM BEING FORCED ONTO THE RESERVATION. LOVE THE STORY OWN THE DVD.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 11/29/12

Connie, please contact Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center directly at 580-762-1514, and we're sure they'll be able to help you. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Connie Koch on 11/29/12

Can I purchase a DVD online which was offered for sale in your gift shop? It was one that was displayed during the tour of the museum.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/17/12

Juan, for museum hours, please click the 'Hours' tab above. Have a great time at the museum and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From juan on 09/14/12

what hours is the museum hours?


From Carol Wright on 06/25/10

I was deeply moved by the history shared in the setting of this beautiful park. I really like the audio dimension of the plazas. It makes the people seem more real, and the music was lovely.


 
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