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J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum, Claremore

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Featuring over 50,000 unique items including firearms, swordsm knives, military weapons, saddles, and spurs. Also, outlaw guns, the smallest commercially produced handgun in the world, Native American artifacts, John Rogers statuaries, Western memorabilia, antique music boxes, musical instruments, and 1,200 steins from all over the world.
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  • I must admit I was not excited to visit but my friend likes guns. There was the largest collection of guns in one place I have ever experienced, but that's not all that is there. There is Indian artif...  read more »
  • A very interesting museum! The amounts of guns amassed is unbelievable! An informative place to spend a few hours. 
  • The museum is like Fibber McGee's closet, only neater. The Outlaws exhibit is very well done with relevant firearms and artifacts. The exhibit devoted to Mr. Davis is fine, too. But the rest of the mu...  read more »
  • I've been to the JM Davis Gun Museum many times over the years. I'm from Dallas, and yet I'm willing to make the 250+ mile drive because the museum is worth it! I've even made my own schematic of the museum. Trivia question: how many display cases are there? (Answer: almost 700, although some of the numbers are missing). I once asked the Museum Director if anyone has ever tried to break into the museum, and she said, "No", although she said that the son of one of the employees got in at night one time and couldn't disable the alarm system. She also said that having the Claremore Police Department one block away probably helped.She also said that the Fire Marshal had told her the greatest danger was a fire, since the museum doesn't have a sprinkler system. Probably the biggest collection of guns, public or private, in the US. While the National Cowboy Museum in OKC has a much smaller and fancier collection, this one is still the best!
  • Every gun/firearm type imaginable is in this museum. The original "Red Rider" Daisy b-b gun is here as well as gangster "Tommy Guns". First class firearms were crafted for the rich with amazing artistry such as gold, silver and jewels; this museum has thousands of these deadly treasures as well as some interesting musical instruments and other odds and ends. I have been several times and always feel there is more to see.
  • Walked around with my mouth wide open this is definitely worth seeing!
  • Incredible place. Plan to spend at least 4 hours if you want to see it all without rushing
  • Handicapped Veterans beware! My husband had seen the Davis Museum about 8 years ago and he was so impressed that he wanted to see it again during our trip down South last week. We drove two hours out of our way to get there and he was denied entrance with his mobility scooter. They offered the use of a wheelchair they had for visitors. Unfortunately, he can't get around in a wheelchair, and I can't push him. We turned around and left. The museum has a long list of prohibited items posted on the door. I wish I had snapped a picture of it, but we were pretty angry at the time. I do remember that it included WALKERS (really!), and roller blades (OK), and it might have included strollers. So if you've got a disability or small children you better call ahead because their website does not post any of the restrictions.
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