Enid, Oklahoma: Midgley Museum - Glowing Rocks

Built around the rock and mineral collection of Dan Midgley and his wife, the structure is composed of 30 different rock types. Includes a room black light minerals, and a room of mounted wildlife trophies.
Address:
1001 Sequoyah Dr., Enid, OK
Directions:
Museum faces the park at SW intersection of US Hwy 81/ Van Buren St. and US Hwy 412.
Hours:
Tu-F 1-4 pm, Sa-Su 2-4 pm. Closed Nov. - Mar. (Call to verify)
Phone:
580-234-7265
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Midgley Museum - Glowing Rocks, Animal Trophies

The Midgley Museum exterior walls and the interior fireplaces are made of rocks, fossils, and petrified wood. The museum also contains two unusual rooms. One is a trophy room that includes buffalo, a Royal Canadian elk, moose, javelinas and other trophies. This room was constructed with reinforced walls designed to accommodate the additional weight of the displays. The second room is a a closet filled with fluorescent rocks that only reveal their brilliance and beauty in black light.

[Cliff, 08/18/2011]

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