The Farm and Ranch Museum

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Celebrate Western Oklahoma’s Agricultural Heritage

The Farm and Ranch Museum is sponsored by the Western Oklahoma Historical Society. The museum features a vast collection of tools that were used in early farm and ranch life. A Blacksmith shop and windmill collection are among the exhibits depicting pioneer farmers and ranchers and their contributions to this nation.

Farm and Ranch Museum Highlights include:

  • Windmill Collection
  • Early Farming Tools
  • Antique Tractors

The Elk City Transportation Museum

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Cruise Down Memory Lane

Enjoy an interactive look at the history of transportation. Kids and adults will love taking in the short film on transportation history shown in the Rex Theatre. Enjoy a trip to the Drive-In Theatre and take a seat in the back of a 1959 Red Impala to watch clips from old movie greats such as The Blob – complete with drive-in speakers attached! It’s a history lesson filled with INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES!

National Transportation Museum Highlights include:

  • Drive-In Theatre
  • 1959 Red Impala
  • 1955 Pink Cadillac

Elk City Old Town Museum

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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 Blacksmith Museum

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“By the hammer and hand all arts do stand”

Visitors to the Blacksmith Museum can view how blacksmiths created objects from iron or steel by forging the metal by using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Blacksmiths produce things like wrought iron gates, grills, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculptures, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, horseshoes, and weapons.

Blacksmith Museum Highlights include:

  • Antique blacksmith tools
  • Wide variety of antique products
  • Early welding equipment

Beutler Brothers Rodeo Arena

The famed stock contracting firm from Elk City, Oklahoma, is the third generation of Beutlers to be in the stock contracting business.  Bennie and his son, Rhett, make up the Beutler and Son Rodeo Company, which provides bucking horses and bulls to premier rodeos across the nation. The company has had animals selected to buck at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo nearly every year in its decades of existence.

The National Route 66 and Transportation Museum

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Visit the National Route 66 & Transportation Museum in Elk City to take a journey through each of the eight states Route 66 passes through Illinois all the way to California.

 

The National Route 66 Museum focuses on the people who lived, worked and traveled the “Mother Road” and offers visitors a classic walk through all eight states, highlighted by realistic murals and vignettes depicting the eras of the road and the interesting places that made Route 66 so famous. As you travel along, you can listen to recorded histories and personal accounts of the road from overhead audio kiosks.

National Route 66 Museum Highlights include:

  • Quirky roadside attractions
  • Great gift shop
  • Popeye Memorabilia
  • Historical documents

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.

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