6800 South Mill Street
Pryor, OK 74361
Phone: (918) 825-7600
Fax: (918) 825-6656
Arts & Museums
Located on historic Route 66 in nearby Claremore, this museum houses the largest single collection of guns in the world. Over 20,000 historic firearms as well as swords, knives, and Civil War artifacts are on display. Not limited to war and weaponry, this place also exhibits priceless music boxes, instruments, Indian artifacts, and a massive stein collection, among other relics. All this is contained in a 40,000-square-foot facility. Adults and children alike will find this display very educational, and well worth the short drive from Tulsa.
Celebrate the life and times of America's most beloved cowboy comedian. This 62-year-old museum really captures the world in which Rogers lived. Western artwork fills one of eight galleries, while others display memorabilia from the entertainer's varied and full career as a screen actor, radio personality, writer and cowboy. The Rogers family tomb is also located on the grounds. Located in Claremore, the museum is a bit outside of the Tulsa metro, but it is definitely worth the drive. Admission is by voluntary contribution.
Housed in Meyer Hall, a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the Oklahoma Military Academy Museum tells the story of the more than 10,000 cadets who attended OMA from 1919 to 1971, by collecting, preserving and exhibiting items relevant to the school
This facility, located at the Port of Catoosa, emphasizes information and history of the Arkansas River and the McClellan-Kerr Navigation System, a 445-mile waterway that bypasses the non-navigable portion of the river. Exhibits include photographs, Native American artifacts found near the river, and a lock-and-dam model demonstrating the workings of the 17 locks found on the system. This is educational for children and adults; kids especially will enjoy the Indian artifacts and the lock model. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.