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The Cimarron Heritage Center (CHC) Museum consists of over 3.5 acres of hands-on type exhibits and historical buildings. To be seen here includes:
Upon arrival, be greeted by “Cimmy”, an 18,000 pound replica of the Apatosaurus dinosaur.
The Tin man, a 13 foot tall replica of the Wizard of Oz character, waves hello as you drive up to the museum.
The main entry for the museum. In the Cox house you will find the administrative offices, museum gift shop, art gallery, textile room and the Santa Fe Trail Exhibit.
The Santa Fe Trail Exhibit
This exhibit starts your journey into the museum. It features life on the Santa Fe Trail by interpretation, pictures and artifact traces found on the trail through Cimarron County.
The French Building
The French Building houses the main museum exhibits. Upon entrance to the building (accessed from The Cox House) you will be greeted by the skull and upper body of a Saurophaganax dinosaur in the Paleontology exhibit. Then meander thru the Military, Ranch, Dust Bowl, Jack Hoxie, Folker, General Store and doctor exhibits to name a few.
Browse thru the one-room school house featuring items from Cimarron County area schools
.Dust Bowl House Ever wonder what it must have been like during the dust bowl era? Visit the Dust Bowl House and see what folks of Cimarron County (and beyond) endured every day during that period.
The 1925 depot building features railroad items, a coal room, the creamery and a blacksmith shop.
Home of numerous restored antique tractors and implements.
A step back in time featuring antique cars – including a 1941 Packard, a 1919 REO Truck and a 1916 Dort Hearse, windmills, banking items, wagons and carriages.
Visit the old dugout to see how some folks started out in Cimarron County
There is no admission fee. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.
HOLIDAY HOUR (please call if you have questions):
On Wed, 11/25 closing at noon, Closed 11/26 and Sat 11/28.
Closed 12/24, 12/25 and 12/26. and
Monday - Saturday 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Closed during lunch, Sundays and Major Holidays
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Cimarron Heritage Center (CHC) is to preserve and interpret the natural, historic and artistic heritage of Cimarron County and surrounding areas. CHC is dedicated to support and strengthen public education through interpretive exhibits, programs, development and conservation of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and
The mission of the Cimarron Heritage Center (CHC) is to preserve and interpret the natural, historic and artistic heritage of Cimarron County and surrounding areas. CHC is dedicated to support and strengthen public education through interpretive exhibits, programs, development and conservation of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts and other material relating to the history of the county and area.