1720 West Will Rogers Boulevard
Hours: Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors 62+ and military with an ID, $3 children 6-17 and free for children 5 & under
Come view the inspiring life of Oklahoma statesman Will Rogers at this beautiful museum in Claremore. The exhibits of art, documents, and artifacts showcase Rogers’ life as a trick roper, actor and writer, among many other things. They have a great gift shop with Route 66 memorabilia, Western heritage items, Native American artifacts, and much more.
330 North JM Davis Blvd.
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
The J.M. Davis Gun Museum is located on the original stretch of Route 66 in Claremore. Explore an amazing collection of World War I posters, antique saddles, a fascinating outlaw section with guns used by notorious criminals like Pretty Boy Floyd and Pancho Villa, and much more. This Route 66 attraction is one that you will want to spend hours in exploring. While you are here, find the photo opportunity with the Route 66 sign in the parking lot!
121 N Weenonah
Hours: Tue-Sat, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The newly renovated museum showcases Claremore’s unique history from radium water baths to Lynn Riggs. The Lynn Riggs exhibit features the original “surrey with the fringe on top” as well as other props from the musical Oklahoma! which was adapted by Rodgers & Hammerstein from Lynn Riggs’ “Green Grow the Lilacs”. Enjoy walking through time and experiencing Historic Downtown, artifacts from the train depot and more.
Will Rogers Blvd.
Where Claremore's historic past and present meet to shop, dine and unwind. Claremore Main Street is dedicated to the ongoing revitalization of historic downtown Claremore. Explore our unique retail and dining options and enjoy the history of our community. One downtown event you don’t want to miss is Food Truck Thursday hosted by Claremore Main Street! Enjoy lunch or dinner from a variety of food trucks! Try everything from street tacos, Pie in the Sky dessert cups, Philly cheesesteak, to gourmet hamburgers and more. From May to October, the fourth Thursday of the month features food trucks, live music, kids activities and more in Historic Downtown Claremore.
1701 W Will Rogers Boulevard
In January 1919, just a few months after the end of World War I, a bill was introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature to establish a military academy at the former site of the Eastern University Preparatory School in Claremore, Oklahoma. The military academy was located in Preparatory Hall, the iconic gold-domed structure which remains the flagship building and centerpiece of the Rogers State University campus. A junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program was established.
4th & Chickasaw
Hours: Tue-Sat, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Attracted by Claremore’s two railroads, John M. Bayless came to Indian Territory in 1901 and started building the Belvidere in 1902. His daughter, Francis Bayless Davis and her husband moved to Claremore in 1902 to run the Bank of Claremore, and his oldest son Guy Orlando Bayless arrived to work at the bank in 1904. The rest of the family, Mary Melissa Bayless (mother) and her five younger children, moved to Claremore sometime between Mr. Bayless’ death in June 1907 and when the mansion was completed, the family took up residence in late November 1907. The unique three-story Victorian style mansion has four towers, one on each corner. A portico on the north side provided cover for the guest carriages as they arrived for gala parties. Today, you can tour the home, shop in the gift shop and enjoy lunch by the Pink House inside the Belvidere.
400 Veterans Parkway
Claremore, OK 74017
The Claremore Expo Center is the venue for concerts, trade shows, graduations, tractor pulls, motorcycle/bicycle events, demolition derby, dog shows, livestock shows and auctions and a wide variety of equestrian events. The Expo is currently the home court for the RSU HillCat basketball team, the Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo and the Rogers County Fair. An RV Park with 44 paved spots and 20/30/50 amp full hookups is available.
20900 S 4200 Rd | Hwy 20
Experience the thrill of live horse racing with trackside excitement March-May and September-November, and hot simulcast racing action from around the country every day. The casino/entertainment complex is open daily and features exciting Las Vegas style electronic games and video poker. There are special events and promotions year-round. Home to Oklahoma’s largest KOA Campground with 400 full hookup RV pads.
Claremore is home to a variety of festivals and events for you to enjoy during your visit! With over 300 events each year, there is something for everyone! During the spring/summer months plan dinner at one of the food truck nights and take in live music from local artists and be sure to attend the Rogers County Fair! Fall is a favorite with the Route 66 Cruiser’s Car Show, Pumpkin Festival and the celebration of Will Rogers Birthday during Will Rogers Days. The holiday season brings the annual Christmas Nighttime Parade in downtown Claremore, a Victorian tradition with “Dickens on the Boulevard,” the community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Oklahoma’s largest fresh-cut tree, and Christmas at the Belvidere Mansion. Check our community calendar for all of the event dates!