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“A history of equal rights for all”
Standing Bear Park, Museum & Education Center in Ponca City honors all Native Americans with a 22-foot bronze statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. This outstanding sculpture sits on a 63-acre park that boasts a walking trail among native grasses and wildflowers, a peaceful memorial grove, a pond and outdoor interpretive center. These elements all come together to tell the history of American Indians In Oklahoma. Visitors to this park are blown away by the larger-than-life sculpture of Standing Bear, erected where the actual chief is believed to have walked more than a century ago. Standing Bear is famous for making a landmark speech before a U.S. District Court stating all American Indians deserved the same recognition and protection under the law as white men. This Ponca City monument built in his honor celebrates all Native Americans with artifacts, artwork and educational material, all in a breathtaking setting.
Nice peaceful little area! Totally impressed with the statue!! Interesting historical Native American information! So glad we made this a side stop from Texas to Iowa. Gave us a chance to stretch... Read more
This is a great little walk around. Not intense. Slight little hills up and down. Wore the kids out on their scooters. They got to learn some about the Native's in our area as there was historical... Read more
I love this little park focused on Native American history. The walk around is not too long nor is it very hilly...suitable for all physical capabilities. It does get pretty warm during the summer... Read more
Standing Bear Park
- Sat: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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