The town of Cushing's nickname, "The Pipeline Crossroads of the World," gives a vivid snapshot of its history as an oil boomtown. Learn more about the humble beginnings of Cushing and its neighboring towns Yale and Perkins while exploring attractions from both yesterday and today.Learn More
Cimarron Valley Railroad Museum
750 N Main St
The Cimarron Valley Railroad Museum is housed in a 1930 restored Santa Fe depot relocated from Cushing to Perkins. This piece of the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza exhibits a very large collection of foreign and domestic railroad memorabilia, including a wooden Frisco caboose, oil tank car, box car and General Electric diesel switcher locomotive. The large collection also includes kerosene burning lanterns, uniform items, timetables, switch keys, locks, signal equipment, dining car china, silver settings, Fred Harvey items, pictures, tapes, film, a very extensive railroad library, horns, whistles, bells, station signs, models, coach items, pullman items, drinking glasses, badges and conductor caps from major Oklahoma lines.
Stop by the Cimarron Valley Railroad Museum and see the Santa Fe dinner chimes, dining car chairs, linens, early day Santa Fe Transit, railroad advertising items, fire extinguishers, tools, furniture, stoves, fire cart, official guides and innumerable miscellaneous items of railroad heritage on display. Guests are invited to share in this rail memorabilia sanctuary. There is no admission fee, but a donation box is present for those who care to assist.
Group tours by appointment.