About Us

Located in Idabel, Oklahoma, the Museum of the Red River is the largest cultural institution in a 150-mile radius. Its mission is to preserve and celebrate the world’s artistic heritage, while emphasizing the contributions made by native American groups. Access to the Museum is free, thanks to its Corporate Partners.

The Museum operates as a partnership between Idabel Museum Society, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the City of Idabel’s Herron Foundation, Inc. It receives no direct government funding. Instead, it relies on support from people and organizations from around the world, as well as earned and investment income.

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Located in Idabel, Oklahoma, the Museum opened its doors in 1974 to preserve the area’s rich cultural history.

The Museum offers a range of programs designed to complement its exhibits and foster a love of the arts and natural history.

The Museum houses over 30,000 cultural objects from six different continents, as well as the Oklahoma State Dinosaur, Acrocanthosaurus atokensis.