Will Rogers Memorial Museum, 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., is a ranch-style museum overlooking Claremore on the site where Will Rogers planned to build a home. In the foyer is a well-known bronze sculpture of Rogers by Jo Davidson. Among personal items exhibited are an international saddle collection, miniature saddles, riding whips and ropes.
Dioramas highlight Rogers' life and stints as a rodeo performer, vaudeville sensation, columnist, author and star of some 70 films. Documentaries and several of Will Rogers' movies are shown continuously; a hands-on children's area specializes in Native American life. A library and archives are included; the Rogers' family tomb is in a sunken garden; the Heritage Gallery showcases Rogers' Cherokee roots.
Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.