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University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma is home to a beautifully landscaped campus, prominent museums, 24 prominent public art sculptures, championship athletics, and an amazing college culture making OU an attraction all in its own.

Prominent museums include the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History offering six breathtaking galleries that give you an in-depth tour of more than 500 million years of Oklahoma’s fascinating natural history.  The Special Exhibitions Gallery offers several traveling exhibitions through the year, so there is always something new to see.

The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is one of the nation’s finest university art museums. Featuring a new wing designed by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the museum’s extraordinary collection includes major works by some of the most beloved artists of all time, such as Van Gogh, Degas, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Hopper, O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Allan Houser, Nicolai Fechin, Leon Gaspard and others.

Boasting one of the most storied college athletic histories, offerings for the sports enthusiast include competition in 19 varsity sports.  Schedules can be found on our Events Calendar.

Learn about the sports traditions by visiting the Barry Switzer Center, Legacy Court or Heisman Park.

Four buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places – the Bizzell Library, the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, Casa Blanca (the old Alpha Chi Omega sorority house), and the Boyd House - official residence of the University President.

Tours of the historic, park-like campus are encouraged.  Guided tours can be scheduled through the OU Visitor Center for a group’s age or focus. Please allow two weeks’ notice for group tours.  You can always do a Self-Guided Tour.  A guide is written with a general overview and historical points of interest, it allows you to enjoy the “campus beautiful by day and night” at your pace and convenience.  Find a guide at the OU Visitors Center or the Norman Welcome Center, 223 East Main Street.

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