Ardmore,,Oklahoma

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

Battle of Locust

Langley was the site of the Civil War's Battle of Locust Grove. ...

JW Taylor Lake

Camping, boating, picnic areas. ...

Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing
Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing

Red Rock Canyon is one of the most popular rappelling sites in Oklahoma. Visitors must bring their own ropes and gear and use...

Arbuckle Historical Museum

Visit Sulphur's past! Find records from over 125 genealogical/research books from the Murray County Court House, periodicals,...

Adams Corner Rural Village
Adams Corner Rural Village

Adams Corner Rural Village is a detailed reconstruction of a small crossroads community of 1875 - 1890, in the final years of...

One-Room Jail Cell

Sandstone structure from city's early days. ...

Washita Valley Museum
Washita Valley Museum

The Historical Society works diligently to preserve Pauls Valley's past for future generations by maintaining the Washita Val...

Sibley Marker

Major George C. Sibley, Indain agent from Fort Osage, Missouri, was the first white man to view the Salt Flats. He led an exp...

Spaulding-Olive House

Also referred to as the Magnolia Mansion, this colonial mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

Garfield County Court House
Garfield County Court House

The Garfield County Court House built in 1934, is more than a government center for records and civic business. Walk around t...

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....

Veterans Day Parade

Start Date: Fri November, 4th
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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...

Annual Boggy Bottom Classic Car & Truck Show

Start Date: Fri September, 2nd
Annual Boggy Bottom Classic Car & Truck Show, Labor Day weekend at Historical Boggy Depot Park, 9 miles S.W. of Atoka, Oklaho...

Arbuckle Country Christmas Parade

Start Date: Mon November, 21st
A night parade with lights, floats, bands, and Santa. 6:30 pm....

Cookies and Milk with Santa following parade

Start Date: Mon November, 21st
Santa will be available for photos and to visit with the children following the annual lighted Christmas parade. Cookies and ...

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