15 Museums You Have to See to Believe

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Portions of the rock collection found in the Midgley Museum light up under a black light. Photo courtesy Visit Enid.
Portions of the rock collection found in the Midgley Museum light up under a black light. Photo courtesy Visit Enid.

Midgley Museum

Enid
Founded: 1950s
The Midgleys were a family of travelers, and everywhere they went, they collected minerals and rocks. Eventually, the Midgleys amassed a huge collection of everything from agate and pyrite to fluorescent rocks and a 7,000-pound petrified tree stump. The house itself is made from rocks and

The midgley Museum.  Photos courtesy Visit Enid.
The midgley Museum.
Photos courtesy Visit Enid.

minerals from the Midgleys’ collection. The construction of the home began in 1945 and was finished in ’47. After the family patriarch’s death in 1953, the remaining family members built a home next door and turned the original into a museum. It was gifted to the City of Enid. In addition to the rock collection, stuffed wild game and other artifacts from the family’s travels can be found in the museum.