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Heartland of America Museum, Weatherford

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.2/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Heartland of America Museum is located in Weatherford. Plan to visit Heartland of America Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Weatherford attractions using our Weatherford holiday planner.
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  • It was kind of hard to find because of the way the Frontage Road was laid out but once we did, we really enjoyed it. The gentleman we spoke with was very knowledgeable. They have a lot of displays to ...  read more »
  • It was a gain a surprise to find such a gem in the middle of no where. The effort that had been put into this museum can be seen from the very start, not only did they have to fight to get the land to...  read more »
  • This is not bad for a small museum. It mostly has vignette type displays of different things from the past-- examples include one on toys, one on drugstores. There are also three separate little build...  read more »
  • One of those unexpectedly well done little museum's that will surprise you when you find them. This is great look back on both western Oklahoma and the US. Mostly the early to mid 20th century.
  • I'm from Weatherford, OK, living there from 1950 to 1970. My wife and I revisited there last month. We ran across the Heartland Museum which I wasn't aware of before now. The museum was closed but, wow, the Porter House Diner, totally blew my mind. My mom, Edna Hedge, worked at this diner in 1950's under Harry Wright and another man later Carl Ditmore. This first diner had 12 or 14 dining seats and the old quarter juke boxes at each seat. Mom worked at the shorter, smaller version of the Diner, in the 60,s under Laverne Snow and later under Cliff Harris. I ate in these places many times. I remember 20 cent hamburgers, 25 cent cheeseburgers and 40 cent double-charcoburgers cooked on a charcoal grill.I occasionally washed dishes in the smaller diner and I even slept occasionally, as a small child in the back of the bigger diner in the 50"s on a bunch of bagged potatoes in tote sacks as mom worked the night shift after her and dad's divorce. I remember sneaking around in the back of the diner, when telephones were managed by live operators when you picked up the phone receiver. I refused to talk to the operator one time briefly then finally asked her what in the heck did she want! Needless to say, the operator called the diner back, after I hung up, and chewed my mom out mercilessly. My memory fades as to what my mom said or did to me! Yes, I heard about Elvis Presley visiting there and I also heard that Broderick Crawford, in the 50,s TV program "Highway Patrol," also stopped in there and ate. Who knows the truth of this!!?? Great memories!! Bob Hedge
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