Chisholm Trail Heritage Center


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The Heritage Center was established in 1998 to commemorate and celebrate the great history and heritage of the old Chisholm Trail and the other Great Cattle Trails of the late 19th century. The Center includes the largest bronze sculpture in Oklahoma, a monumental statue of a cattle drive, and an adjacent museum and visitor center. Inside the museum, displays and galleries put you on the old Trail. From the economic forces stimulating the cattle industry after the Civil War, to the entrepreneurs and cattle barons who made it happen, and on to the cowboys, the native Americans, the cavalry, the cattle, and the terrain, the Heritage Center tells the complete story of the famous Trail.

Hours: 10a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1p.m. through 5 p.m. on Sundays, We close on Thanksgiving day, Christmas, New Years Day and Easter Sunday. We will open for group tours and special guests at non-standard times by advance arrangement.


Directions:

1000 North Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, Oklahoma

From the north: Drive south on US Highway 81 into Duncan. Turn right (west) at Elk Ave. light signal (Burger King is on the corner). Drive 1 mile west, to Chisholm Trail Parkway. Turn left (south) on Chisholm Trail Parkway. Travel one-half mile south. The Heritage Center is the first building on the left (east).

From the south: Drive north on US Highway 81 into Duncan. Turn left (west) at Beech Ave. light signal (the old Rock Island Steam Locomotive will be on your right just before Beech). Travel 1 mile w est, to Chisholm Trail Parkway. Turn right (north) on Chisholm Trail Parkway. Travel just over one-half mile north. The Heritage Center will be on your right (east), just north of the Simmons Center.


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Our exhibits are designed to tell you not only the Chisholm Trail story, but the story of the great cattle drives of old. We portray the economic forces that led to the great cattle drives, the cattle barons, ranch owners, and entrepreneurs who made them happen; the cowboys, Indians, and Cavalry; the economics of trail drives; why the cattle drives ended; and the Trails legacy today. Browse through a few representative exhibits to see what we offer.

www.onthechisholmtrail.com

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