Experience the Oklahoma Pioneer Life
Early Oklahoma pioneer life is depicted as visitors wander through this grand two-story Victorian house. Visitors will find the lower level of the house filled with early pioneer life, Stars & Stripes Room, Native American Gallery, and Elk City’s own Susan Powell Miss America 1981 displays among the many sites to see. The upper level is devoted to the early cowboy and rodeo way of life. Numerous items are on display that have been donated by the world famous Beutler Brothers Rodeo Stock Producers. The Beutler Ranch is just north of Elk City and they have been producing award winning rodeo stock since 1929.
Old Town Museum Highlights Include:
- Pioneer Chapel
- Pioneer Doctor’s Office
- Cowtown Watering Hole
- Rock Bluff School
Elk City Museum Complex
The Elk City Museum Complex allows you to immerse yourself in Oklahoma pioneer history. The Old Town Museum includes a Victorian-era house with displays and artifacts that give a glimpse into the lives of early settlers in Western Oklahoma. The Farm and Ranch Museum celebrates Oklahoma’s agricultural heritage. While you’re at the complex, make sure to visit the Blacksmith Museum to see how blacksmiths create metal objects. The complex is also home to replicas of a schoolhouse, opera house, doctor’s office, and a chapel.
Part of the complex is dedicated to the National Route 66 Museum & the National Transportation Museum. Take a journey through each of the eight states Route 66 passes through – from Illinois all the way to California. “Drive” down Route 66 in a 1955 pink Cadillac and watch a black and white movie at a mock drive-in theater while sitting in a classic Chevy Impala.