Last updated: 5/1/2008
Lawton, Oklahoma
Street Address
601 NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK 73502
Mailing Address
601 NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK 73502
phone: 580-581-3460
fax: 580-581-3458
Adults 12 and older $6.00; Children 7-11 years $2.50; Children under 7, Free with adult; Seniors $5.00; Group Rates * Non-program (self tour): Elementary School Students (5 or more) $2.00; Jr. and Sr. High School Students (10 or more) $2.50; Pre-School Students $1.00; Adults and College Students (15 or more) $4.00; Family Membership holders - FREE • Lawton Residents - FREE on Sundays
John Hernandez, Director
phone: 580-581-3460 x104

The Museum's 2½ acre compound includes a replicated Red River Trading Post, the original Blue Beaver schoolhouse and Elgin Depot, and a Frisco steam locomotive. The Artifact Collection of the Museum of the Great Plains consist of three primary divisions: ethnology, natural history and cultural history. Archives holds over 570,000 primary documents donated by area residents. The Archives is the repository for the Comanche County Courthouse records and the Lawton Constitution. Research Library holds over 25,000 volumes and monographs specializing in the prehistory, natural history, and regional history of the Great Plains. Photographic Collection includes over 80,000 images donated from area residents, local photographic studios, the Lawton Constitution, and other early newspapers. Images include early settlement of the Southwest, North American Indian culture, local military involvement, wildlife and outdoor scenes, and daily family life in rural and urban Oklahoma and Texas. Prints are available for personal use, publications, and exhibitions.


The Museum of the Great Plains aspires to open minds and enrich lives by exploring the spirit of the Great Plains."

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