Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot

Bristow, Oklahoma

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The historic Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot in Bristow, Oklahoma is housed in a 1923 FRISCO Train Depot. This museum and visitor’s center gives patrons a glimpse into the town’s history.

The Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot is located in the historic Bristow train depot (previously known as the Frisco Train Depot), constructed in 1923. It is located next to the Depot Plaza and Town Square in a town that was born to connect Sapulpa and Oklahoma City by train.

The Bristow Train Depot retains much of its historic charm. Explore the one-story brick building with original wood floors from 1923 and vintage ticket counters, desks, equipment, and other railroad items.

Inside the train depot, you can now find a community museum with information about the town’s history and the people who shaped it. Find information on early Indian Territory, railroad history, early oil discovery, and Route 66. Community volunteers man the museum and love sharing the history with visitors.

Outside of the depot there is an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway caboose on display. Originally built in 1929, it was rebuilt in 1969 and is painted to reflect the St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (the “Frisco”). Also find one of the only two remaining FRISCO water towers in the nation.

Take a walk around the property to find some fun murals, Route 66 signs, and sitting areas. Maybe even watch a train drive by!

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Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot in Bristow, Oklahoma

Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot

Address:
1 Rail Road Place, Bristow, OK 74010

Hours:
10:00am-4:00pm (Monday-Wednesday, Friday)
Closed (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday)

Cost:
Free (Donations Accepted)

Phone Number:
(918) 367-9335

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Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot in Bristow, Oklahoma, here are some things to know before you go.

  • There’s a small parking lot attached to the property off of 7th Street. Plenty of Street parking is also available on Main Street and side streets.

Where to Stay Near the Bristow Historical Museum & Train Depot

Exhausted after a full day of exploring? Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest at one of these Oklahoma hotels near this Route 66 attraction.

Historic Route 66 Guesthouse

The Historic Route 66 Guesthouse in Bristow is located halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma. Inside find two guest rooms and a kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, drip coffee maker, and French press. Outside find a private back porch with sunset views, hot tub, grill, and fire pit. A light breakfast is available each morning with fruit, pastries, granola, and yogurt.

Skyliner Motel

This vintage motor court motel is marked by a cool neon sign. The family-owned Skyliner Motel features ten quiet guest rooms and a friendly staff. It’s also close to a delicious meal at the nearby Rock Cafe.

Lincoln Motel

The Lincoln Motel is a retro cottage-style motorcourt that was built in 1939 with a neon sign from the 1950s.

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