A Wonderful place to Live, Visit, Work and Play... Nestled at the foot of the Arbuckle mountains and surrounded by seven lakes totaling 100,000 acres, Ardmore is one of Oklahoma's most unique communities. Its strategic location on I-35, just 90 miles from either Dallas or Oklahoma City, gives Ardmore a unique market proximity.

Ardmore's turn-of-the-century downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Brick sidewalks, period street lamps, benches, and landscaped islands lend flavor to the area. Boutiques, antique malls, specialty stores and quaint restaurants are found among the historic structures on and near Main Street.

In 1887, a Santa Fe railroad crew stopped in the Chickasaw Indian Territory halfway between Dallas and Oklahoma City to set up camp. They plowed a quarter-mile furrow to designate a main street among the buffalo bones and hers of wild horses and deer. The emerging town was named after Ardmore, Pennsylvania, which was named after Ardmore-By-The-Sea Ireland.

Twice the city was nearly destroyed, and twice it was rebuilt. In 1895 a livery stable fire burned 82 businesses and homes in six hours. Then in 1915, a worker pounding on a railroad tanker full of gasoline set off an explosion in the railroad yard that leveled the depot and blew off building tops.

The spirit and character that twice rebuilt the city remain today. Agriculture, oil, and industry fueled the growth of Ardmore into the city it is and is still becoming.

Attractions near Ardmore, Oklahoma

Old City Hall
Old City Hall

The building was constructed for the use as the City Hall in 1912 by the City Administration. All city offices were located ...

Osage Golf Course

18 holes. ...

Pawhuska City Hall
Pawhuska City Hall

City Hall is located in the building which was the first Osage Tribal Council House. The present stone building, built in 189...

The Wolleson-Nicewander Building
The Wolleson-Nicewander Building

Originally the "Boston Store" built in 1894 and it was one of the first permanent buildings of stone on the square. Listed on...

Chainsaw Sculpture at The Village Inn
Chainsaw Sculpture at The Village Inn

The Chainsaw Sculpture at the Village Inn was carved in 2007, from a dead Live Oak Tree, by well known chainsaw sculptor Clay...

Osage County Historical Museum
Osage County Historical Museum

One of the three museums in and around Pawhuska, the Osage County Historical Museum is housed in the historic Santa Fe Depot ...

Ardmore City Lake

160 Acres Boat Ramp/Boat Dock Picnic Tables and Grill Pavillion Fishing piers Handicap Access Facilities ...

Fort Gibson Depot
Fort Gibson Depot

The old depot is located across the street from the Fort Gibson stockade parking area and now offers gifts and information fo...

Spavinaw Lake State Park
Spavinaw Lake State Park

Spavinaw State Park is one of Oklahoma's hidden recreational gardens located at the base of the bluffs along Spavinaw Creek j...

Fort Gibson Dam
Fort Gibson Dam

Surrounded by high bluffs, with the expansive lake on one side and rushing river on the other, the massive structure of Fort ...

Ardmore Map

Upcoming Events near Ardmore, Oklahoma

Fenders and Flames Car show

Start Date: Fri August, 5th
The Fenders and Flames Car Show is hosted by the Coalgate Fire Department and is on its fifth year. The show is located in th...

Christmas Craft Show

Start Date: Fri December, 2nd
Christmas Craft Show – North Delaware....


Start Date: Fri July, 15th
Gene Autry Open Rodeo call in is Monday from 5-10PM. Muttin Bustin is 6 & under. $10 Fees. Enter when you get there. Team R...

Summer Daze Festival

Start Date: Fri July, 8th
Indoor and outdoor arts & crafts, foods and entertainment festival with additional festivities including watermelon and peach...

Veterans Day Parade

Start Date: Fri November, 4th

Carter County Arts & Crafts Festival & Food Fair

Start Date: Fri November, 4th
Second Friday/Saturday. Visitors will find thousands of handmade items for sale including purses, jewelry, clothes, candles, ...

Ardmore Fall Festival

Start Date: Fri November, 4th
3 days of arts and crafts , food fair featuring an Amish food booth. Color TV drawing and hourly drawings of donated gifts ...

Halloween Night at Lake Murray Resort

Start Date: Fri October, 21st
Put on your ghoulish garb & join us. Carve pumpkins & make other creepy crafts. Lake Murray Resort Park....

Murray County Antique Tractor and Implement Show

Start Date: Fri September, 16th
Dust off your old farm boots and head on down to the Murray County Antique Tractor and Implement Show. Travel back in time an...

City of Springs Rotary Car Show

Start Date: Fri September, 2nd
The City of Springs Car and Bike Show will be held in beautiful historic downtown Sulphur Oklahoma. This year's show is expec...

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