Located just north of the Red River on the historic Chisholm Trail in Duncan, Oklahoma, the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is not your typical “stop-and-stare” museum. We are an interactive adventure for cowboys and cowgirls of all ages. True West Magazine has deemed our facility a Top Ten Western Museum and we are Oklahoma’s Outstanding Attraction.
Toss a rope around a Longhorn steer; ride a bucking bronco; create your own brand or sit a spell near the campfire and listen to Jesse Chisholm as he offers advice to a young cowboy on his first cattle drive. In the multi-sensory Experience Theater, smell the wildflowers of a springtime Oklahoma prairie, listen to the thundering hooves of a cattle stampede, and feel the wind and rain on your face as a storm rages. Meet our extremely rude chuckwagon or sit a spell in the Duncan Store.
A surprise awaits you when you walk into the Garis Gallery of the American West. The intimate setting opens to an exceptional collection of Western paintings and sculptures. Works by Frederic Remington, George Catlin, Charles Russell, Allan Houser and regional and local artists of note are on display in the nearly $2 million permanent collection. You can learn more about the art and the artists through a self-guided tour. Temporary exhibits change about every eight weeks and range from loans from the Smithsonian to local favorites.
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, 1000 Chisholm Trail Parkway, Duncan, OK
Accessible. Individuals, small or large groups welcome. Meeting space available. Educational programming available.