Claremore, Oklahoma has more museums per capita than any other city in the U.S.! Come experience the history of Claremore, Will Rogers, firearms, and “West Point of the Southwest.”
The Claremore Museum of History is where we hide "the surrey with the fringe on top" from the film Oklahoma!, the Lynn Riggs collection, the Patti Page collection, and Apollo 14 artifacts from the Stuart A. Roosa Foundation. View our exhibits, share your creativity, celebrate history, connect with the community and enjoy an engaging museum experience.
The JM Davis Gun Museum holds the world's largest privately-held arms collection. There are 14,000 weapons in the collection from 1350 to 2015. The museum also houses rare musical instruments, German steins, old Western saddles, WWI posters and more!
In 1917 Mr. Davis moved to Claremore, Oklahoma and purchased the Mason Hotel. By 1929, he had accumulated over 99 types of guns, and at that time he had begun to display his collection on the walls of the Mason Hotel.
The Oklahoma Military Academy (OMA) Museum tells the story of the more than 10,000 cadets who attended OMA from 1919 to 1971. The Museum collects, preserves and exhibits items relevant to the school’s history. OMA created a proud heritage, serving the State of Oklahoma and the nation for 52 years. In its day, Oklahoma Military Academy was hailed as the “West Point of the Southwest.”
Will Rogers was a stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma.
He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. Experience twelve galleries of the life and times of a man who brought laughter to the world.
Learn. Laugh. Be Inspired.