Oklahoma May 05, 2016
10 Amazing Field Trips Every Oklahoman Took As A Kid…And Should Retake Now
One of the greatest memories of being in school were the days you got to leave the confines of the school walls and venture out on a field trip. It’s still the same today because kids love getting to take those same trips. Whether it be getting to see how ice cream is made or venturing back to the pioneer days, these 10 amazing field trips are ones every Oklahoma kid probably took and should retake now.
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1. Rose Hill School, Perry
Do you remember your excitement in 4th grade when you got to spend "A Day At Rose Hill School?" This award-winning living history program takes you back to the year 1910 to a one-room schoolhouse. Children get to relive the life of Oklahoma's early days.
2. Oklahoma City or Tulsa Zoo
A favorite field-trip for the students is a day at the zoo. Whether it be the Oklahoma City or Tulsa Zoo, a day with the animals is exciting. From the lions to the bears to the rhinos, a trip to the zoo is a must.
3. Braums Farm, Tuttle
Every kid loves a Braum's ice cream cone, so it's a happy day when they get to go see how it is made. Visitors get to watch them make ice cream, cones, milk and cookies and much more.
4. Har-Ber-Village, Grove
Perched on the shores of beautiful Grand Lake, sits Har-Ber-Village - a pioneer-era village and history museum. Kids love coming out to the village and go through all the exhibitions, log cabins and take part in all the hands-on activities.
5. Stafford Air & Space Museum, Weatherford
Western Oklahoma is home to one of the premier air and space museum's in the Midwest. The museum contains over 3,500 aerospace artifacts. This field-trip is both fun and educational!
6. Oklahoma State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Capitol is the only capitol in the world surrounded by working oil wells. The grounds encompass 100 acres in northeast Oklahoma City. Touring the capitol is a great way for students to learn about Oklahoma's government. The guided tour only takes 45 minutes.
7. 45th Infantry Division Museum, Oklahoma City
The 45th Infantry Division Museum teaches visitors all about our state's military past. They have one of the country's largest displays of military firearms on site, along with many WWII artifacts. It is also home to the largest collection of Bill Mauldin's cartoons from WWII.
8. Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee
To learn about the art, culture and history of the Five Civilized Tribes - Creek (Muscogee), Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee and Seminole - head to the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee. Oklahoma is full of Native American culture and the museum is a great way to get to experience some of it.
9. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City
As America's leading institution of Western history, art and culture, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has an impressive collection for visitors to view and learn about the American West culture. There are activities for children and seminars for adults.
10. Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma Hall of Fame was founded in 1927 to honor Oklahoman's for outstanding service during their lifetime. The museum gives visitors the opportunity to experience Oklahoma's history through its people. You'll learn about Oklahoman's such as: Reba McEntire, Wiley Post, Mat Hoffman and many more.
What was your favorite field trip when you were in school?