Take a stroll with us down memory lane to experience some of what makes America’s Friendliest College Town! unique and special.
Home to many of the rowdiest crowds in the nation, Gallagher-Iba Arena was built in 1938 and originally called the 4-H Club and Student Activity Building. It was nicknamed the “Madison Square Garden of the Plain” with a price tag of $1.5 million at the time of its opening. Honoring the legendary basketball coach Henry Iba and celebrated wrestling coach Edward Gallagher, this arena has been the home to numerous championship teams – including 34 NCAA wrestling national championships! In fact, the launch of ESPNU (ESPN University) and ESPNU GameDay took place outside of Gallagher-Iba Arena on March 4, 2005.
Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of America’s Friendliest College Town!, the Stillwater History Museum at the Sheerar connects the past with the present. The museum features exhibits about Stillwater and Payne County from Indian Territory to the present.
From Frank Eaton’s rifle to the Bedlam trophy, there is no better place to view OSU Athletics memorabilia than Heritage Hall, located within Gallagher-Iba Arena! Take in OSU’s journey from the very beginning to the present day, by experiencing displays highlighting athletic giants, the evolution of our mascot to Pistol Pete, and the numerous athletic championships – 52 to date – that call Oklahoma State home.
Starting in 1973 as a two-man operation, Kicker has grown to a worldwide audience by Livin’ Loud and delivering concert-like audio quality. Their visitor center and museum allow you to see the evolution of speakers and Kickers role in the industry. Take a trip to their headquarters to see how they grew from a one-car garage to the operation that continues to be on the industry’s cutting edge of audio design technology, performance, and integration. A Wall of Boom demonstration is amazing and simply unforgettable!