Wakita, Oklahoma: Twister (The Movie) Museum

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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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
580-594-2312
Admission:
Free, but Donations are appreciated.
RA Rates:
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Twister (The Movie) Museum.

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

September 24, 2022, on the movie's 26th anniversary, they will have a red carpet event and a couple of the stars will be there.

[Kim, 08/22/2022]
Twister (The Movie) Museum

A must for every "Twister" (the movie) fan, or for anyone who just enjoyed the film. Wakita was the perfect setting for the film -- a very small town with a population of less than 500.

[Scott & Drake, 07/19/2019]

Dorothy.

Twister Movie Museum

Twister is one of my favorite movies, so I had to make a detour to Oklahoma to see the Twister Museum (I also made my family watch the movie the night before we went, so they wouldn't be too confused when we arrived).

The museum was just as fascinating as I'd hoped it would be. It's memorabilia from floor to ceiling, everything from photos, to "tornado debris," to the football Bill Paxton threw around with the locals, to the Twister-themed pinball machine he donated (There's even a poster of the "Moojita" Scale, which is probably only funny if you remember the flying cow... but how could you forget, really).

The main attraction, of course, is Dorothy, the tornado research machine from the movie, in all its scratched, smashed, tornado-damaged glory. The owner was very happy to show us around and talk about the filming and all the items in the museum. There's also a small selection of tornado-themed items for purchase.

When we left the owner reminded us to stop and see the Wakita water tower, which had a brief cameo in the film.

[Jeanie, 08/01/2014]
Twister The Movie Museum

Last Wednesday my wife and I visited the Twister The Movie Museum. The place was closed (it doesn't open until April), but the lady who owns it saw me taking pictures of the place and asked if we were from out of town. She was very nice and gave us a tour. She told us she was trying to straighten the place up and get ready to open, and also mentioned that 2015 will be the museum's 20th anniversary. She's considering having a party, possibly that summer.

Should you ever happen to be in or around the little town of Wakita, you should check out this museum -- especially if you are a fan of the movie "Twister."

[Lee Peterson, 03/29/2013]

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