Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Land Run Monument

Dozens of giant, bronze sculptures depicting horses, wagons, soldiers, and cowboys in a race to settle the former Indian Territory.
Address:
S. Byers Ave. (River Walk Parking), Oklahoma City, OK
Directions:
From E. Reno Ave. turn south onto S. Beyers Ave., which is the parking lot for Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World (200 Bass Pro Dr). Drive past the store, under the freeway overpass, into another big parking lot. Park in the far right hand corner; the steps leading to the monument are there.
Admission:
Free.
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Posing at the Land Run.

Oklahoma Land Run Monument

Numerous larger-than-life cast bronze statues depicting Oklahoma land run participants in 1889.

[Del Clark, 07/27/2015]

"Watch it Clem, you're gonna trample the girl!" "But she's standin' right in front a muh land!"

Oklahoma Land Run Monument

We found the best place to park was just past the Bass Pro Shop parking lot, under the freeway. This monument is well worth a half hour out of your road trip.

[Mel Roberts, 06/28/2009]

Land Run Monument

Oklahoma Land Run Monument

RoadsideAmerica.com contributor Shawn recently made mention of the Land Run Monument in Oklahoma City. We were in OK City in Sept. 2007 and saw it. If you're in the area it's well worth seeing. There were a number of sculptures in place, with more to come.

[Joe Boulter, 03/21/2009]

Land Run.

Oklahoma Land Run Monument

The Oklahoma Land Run Monument is a series of giant bronze sculptures which depicts the Land Run of April 22nd, 1889 that opened "Oklahoma, Indian Territory" up to homesteading by settlers. The monument, which sits on the banks of the Bricktown Canal in Oklahoma City, depicts dozens of horses, wagons, soldiers, and cowboys in a race to settle the newly opened lands.

The area seems very safe as there are "OKC Ambassadors" walking around on the trails happy to answer questions or provide assistance. This is a truly amazing work of art and is a mere five minutes away from the Oklahoma City National Memorial.

[Shawn, 03/18/2009]

That crazy Land Run -- it was like the first minute of an electronics store opening on Black Friday (only with less trampling). On a higher level of abstraction, how would a sculptor render the Sub-Prime Mortgage Housing Run? And what city would deserve it above all others?

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