Ready for Saturday morning cartoons, a sense of childhood wonder and some fun? Then get ready to head to Waurika for the grand opening of the Waurika Transforming Figure Museum and adjoining Doc’s Place Restaurant.

The Waurika Chamber of Commerce will join in the fun with a ribbon cutting 11:30 a.m. March 15 located 9174 U.S. Highway 70, east of the intersection at Highway’s 70 & 81 next to the Jefferson County Hospital.

According to Susan Howard, owner of Doc’s, there would be a lot to see.

“The toy museum will showcase hundreds of Transformer collectibles highlighted in black light casing with back drops featuring most transformer film and/or television series,” she said in a press release. “The museum will also be the home of the first virtual reality (VR) technology in this location featuring an interactive computer-generated experience taking place within an amazing custom built simulated environment. The VR room incorporates auditory and visual feedback which will simulate a real world experience.”

They hope to have options soon for gaming groups or competitions with room for special events and weekend activities specifically designated for high school students.

But there are specials for the adults too.

“Adults will also love the museum as there will be scheduled ‘Dinner Theatre’ nights in which adults can reserve a table inside the museum and enjoy a featured movie on the ‘big screen’ while being served dinner and drinks in a romantic candlelit setting,” Howard said.

Not to forget the food, Doc’s Place is a lodge-themed restaurant with lots to please even the picky eaters, the deviled eggs are said to be “a must order item.” They also offer meals for a budget with “10 dollar and under” meals, senior citizen and military discounts,

The restaurant is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (lunch only) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. serving lunch and from 5 to 9 p.m. serving dinner.

Hours of operation for the Waurika Transforming Figure Museum will be Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the museum will be $5 for adults and $3 for children (kids three and under are free).

Contact Doc’s by phone at 580-228-7055 during operating hours or by email at

To find out more details or schedule a birthday party, please email the