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Gaylord-Pickens Museum - Oklahoma Hall of Fame

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Address: 1400 Classen Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-6614
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+1 405-235-4458
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Oklahoma Hall of Fame, telling Oklahoma's story through its people. Founded...

Oklahoma Hall of Fame, telling Oklahoma's story through its people. Founded in 1927, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame was created to honor Oklahomans who had given outstanding service to the state during their lifetime. Being inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame is the highest honor an Oklahoman can receive from the state. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame preserves Oklahoma's unique history while promoting pride in our great state. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame inspires Oklahomans of all ages, instilling pride by telling the stories of extraordinary people. Each of its programs strive to accomplish that goal. The organization has hosted the Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony for the past 88 years each November. We honor Oklahomans who have contributed to our state's rich heritage by making strides in their industry and bettering mankind. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame also supports education in a variety of ways, including offering more than $4,000,000 intuition grants and scholarships to Oklahoma high school students and hosting Heritage Week competitions for third through 12th graders. The Oklahoma Heritage Association Publishing, publications of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, is the leader in publishing Oklahoma's history. In the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, visitors can meet notable and lesser known accomplished Oklahomans through high-tech, interactive exhibits. Located in Oklahoma City, the Hall of Fame is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funded primarily by private donations and is governed by a Board of Directors representing the state of Oklahoma. In addition, the Association has a Teen Board that holds a fund raiser each year and a Second Century Board made up of young professionals responsible for spreading the mission.

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Housed in a beautiful location, the Gaylord-Pickens Museum is a treasure for Oklahoma City. It's interactive displays are state of the art and will give natives and tourists... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum itself is interesting in terms of Oklahoma pride and history. Worth a visit whether you are a native or a visitor. But as a wedding venue, it is delightful. Picture a ceremony in the garden courtyard, flanked by walls of water. Then the central staircase as the site of memorable wedding pictures. And to top that, the 4th... More 

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NYC
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Aside from a temporary exhibit of paintings by a local artist, the exhibit halls are filled with portraits of notable Oklahomans. Its not anything I am interested in nor will I remember any of it. Exhibit space in a superb mansion and certainly could be used more productively. During my visit there was one other visitor which may say something... More 

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Thank Ira E
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Housed in a beautiful location, the Gaylord-Pickens Museum is a treasure for Oklahoma City. It's interactive displays are state of the art and will give natives and tourists alike a new found appreciation for the "Sooner State." A must see.

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Thank writergirlbeth
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We attended a wedding reception here on the top floor. A few of the exhibits were open for us to see on lower floors, and I did enjoy browsing through them. The museum was a very nice place for a reception (for up to around 180).

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Thank SherriLR
California
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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum in a beautiful building in Oklahoma City. It has oil paintings of all people who have been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. I did find myself wishing that each painting had an explanation of the person's contributions to Oklahoma so I could understand why they had been inducted. The museum has some multi... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

This museum is housed in a great restored building. I was excited to learn about the prominent luminaries from OK. Disappointingly, the only people truly highlighted were the ones inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. The remainder of the museum has an empty feel which is not great for engaging your interest. Stop briefly to look at the... More 

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Thank dmittleman
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Open since 2007 in a historical building, this is one of those new breed of museums that are basically a bunch of empty rooms. It relies on technology and lots of video screens from which visitors can select and view video clips. There are areas about civil rights, Oklahomans who were pioneers in various fields, current successful people from the... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

Fun museum about famous people from Oklahoma. Plenty of portraits and video presentations. I never thought I would see the Flaming Lips and Wiley Post in one museum. The videos are short but very informative. The building is nice old bank building. Admission is reasonable.

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Cypress TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014

I liked this museum because it showcases Oklahomans. Some I knew about, others I didn't. It didn't take long and was a beautiful old building that has been repurposed.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Great museum, if you like looking at old oil paintings and portraits, mostly of people you never heard of before. And those of a few old stuffed shirts and silver spooners looking back at you from their faded picture frames which line the walls of this enormously otherwise empty three story office building. My mother, worked there for Mid Continent... More 

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