Wakita, Oklahoma: Twister (The Movie) Museum

See the battered "Dorothy I" from the movie and other cinematic debris. Small, but a favorite stop for storm chasers and fans of the 1996 film.

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Twister the Movie Museum.

Twister (the Movie) Museum

Just stopped by the Twister Museum last week after traveling through Caldwell, Kansas and seeing the big ornate box turtle painting on the side of a building. The Twister Museum is quite unique with a lot of really neat stuff from the movie that was filmed in the area. The town is planning a big reunion in 2010 to celebrate the movie.

Consider visiting Wakita if you are in northern Oklahoma, and also consider visiting Caldwell and Drury in Kansas. Drury is on the Chikaskia River about 25 miles northeast of Wakita, Oklahoma. It has quite a history.

[KsHeritage.com, 07/24/2008]
Twister the Movie Museum

The Twister Museum is maintained by a few people in the town showing how and where the movie Twister was filmed in their city. They have one of the original Dorothy machines, some props, many pictures of the filming, as well as a Twister pinball machine donated by Bill Paxton. The woman attending the museum made the visit so fun, as she had many stories to tell about the filming, cast and crew, and how the city was changed to make it look like the movie Wakita. Of course, they have some souvenirs for sale, including sensors with wings. If nobody is at the museum, there is someone quickly available. We went on a Saturday at noon and someone was there.

[SnideSide, 05/18/2004]
"Twister" (the movie) museum

Wakita was the town where Aunt Meg lived and then was destroyed about 2/3 the way through the movie Twister. This town has a tiny but fun museum dedicated to the filming that was done there as well as one of the original "Dorothy" mechanisms that were used in the movie!

[Rick Smith, 05/03/2003]
Twister Museum

The movie "Twister" was filmed primarily in Wakita, OK (it's mentioned in the movie as the town where "Aunt Meg" lives). My parents visited it, as my mom is a huge tornado buff. There is a small museum that is kept locked (there is a couple that maintains the museum that will come and unlock it for you). The museum contains a lot of film memorabilia, including pictures of Bill Paxton with the locals (the cast and crew spent time w/the local people during the filming as they were there a while), one of the "Dorothy" machines and some other memorabillia. The couple and people of this very small town enjoy telling the stories of the movie that put them on the map.

[Melanie Fortin, 10/13/2001]

Twister (The Movie) Museum

Address:
101 W. Main St., Wakita, OK
Directions:
I-35 exit 222. Drive west on Hwy 11 for 32 miles. Turn north on Hwy 11A and drive five miles, until the road ends. Turn right onto Main St. and drive a half-mile into town. The museum will be on the right, at the corner of Main and Locust Sts.
Hours:
April-Aug. daily 1-5. Otherwise by appt. (Call to verify)
Phone:
580-594-2312
Admission:
Free, but Donations are appreciated.
RA Rates:
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