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Chisholm Trail Museum


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Chisholm Trail Museum The Chisholm Trail Museum, named for Jesse Chisholm, is situated directly on the Chisholm Trail and presents artifacts from the historic Chisholm cattle trail. See, first hand, items and their history and Kingfisher's place within.

Native American Artifacts - The museum houses many articles representing the rich heritage of the 38 tribes of Oklahoma Indians.

Farm Implements - Kingfisher is known as "the buckle of the wheat belt," and the array of farm machinery and tools testifies to that fact.

Wildlife Room - Oklahoma, rich in the variety of animals that roamed the plains, as well as indigenous birds and many that stop here on their migratory routes, are represented.

Pioneer Artifacts - The brave and adventurous people that settled this great state brought with them the items needed to survive, as well as the luxuries of the time.


Collections of Barbed Wire and Branding Irons

Musical Instruments

The Village located on the grounds of the Chisholm Trail Museum, is home to:

* The Harmony Church, * The First Bank of Kingfisher, * The Gant School, * The Dalton Cabin,

* The Cole Cabin, and across the street is the Gov. Seay Mansion.

Annually in March the Museum presents the annual Living History on the Chisholm Trail reenactment. A wide variety of events will be featured by approximately fifty encampments of 1800s reenactors, bringing the 1800s to life. Activities will be featured inside the museum and outside on the grounds including a medicine man show, shoot-outs, chuck wagon cooking, drover's camp, civil war encampment, settler's camp, and many more.


Admission: $2.00 per person and under 6 free
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday (and legal holidays)
Address: 605 Zellers Ave.
Phone: 405-375-5176
Directions: From U.S. Hwy. 81 in Kingfisher, five blocks west on Seay Ave., one block north to Zellers Avenue

Come visit us in Kingfisher, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Vernie Snow Aquatic Center

"Kingfisher's indoor swimming facility..." is FUN! FUN! FUN! all year round and offers swimming and aerobic programs. What could be more fun than renting The Vernie Snow Aquatic Center for events such as birthday parties, receptions or other private events.

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Pioneer Telephone Building

This building was constructed in 1900 by the Anheuser Busch Brewing Association of St. Louis, Missouri. In 1922, the building was restored similar to its original appearance by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

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First Bank of Kingfisher

D.F. Doak and his brother, Walter, opened the Bank of Kingfisher in a tent on April 22, 1889 - the day of the land run. It stood on the corner of Main and Admire near the center of Kingfisher. Almost immediately, the Doaks built a 20' by 32'

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Outdoor Murals

"Kingfisher, OK" (Main Street) - artists, Palmer, Ellison, Nix, Stone, and town folk Newspaper Bldg., Southeast corner of Main and Roberts

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Senator Bowman Home

Among the many sites of interests in and around Kingfisher, one is the Historical Home of Senator George and Edna Bowman. Mrs. Bowman, still residing in the home is always ready to share the history and story of their life in Kingfisher and in Oklahoma.

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