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Ada, Oklahoma

Ada, Oklahoma

Located in the heart of the rolling hills of Chickasaw country, Ada offers all of the amenities of a much larger city and yet maintains the best features of small town America. The city successfully strives to provide a quality of life for its citizens few communities can match. The county seat for Pontotoc County, Ada had been established in 1893 by Jeff Reed, a Texas cowboy who named the town after his daughter.

East Central University, offers conventional four year undergraduate programs and a master's degree in education. It also has a department of environmental science, which has established state and national stature.

The Chickasaw Nation Housing Authority, which serves 18 counties, is based in Ada along with other Indian services. In addition, the Choctaw Nation Health Facility, a 75-bed, solar powered general medical and surgical hospital, serves eligible Indian residents in southcentral Oklahoma.

Ada is blessed with a variety of recreational activities which include a strong tennis program, four softball fields, two golf courses and a skeet range. The Ada area is nationally recognized as a coon hunters' paradise with several different hunts scheduled here. Wintersmith Park offers something for every member of the family--walking trails, fishing, games, rides, zoo, flowers, wildlife and picnic areas.

The city is also a natural center for rock hounds far and wide, as it is within driving distance of rose rocks, trilobiles, braachipods, crincio bulbs, and the largest example of Callixylon, or primitive wood, known to exist.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

McSwain Musical Theatre

"Branson Style" live music variety shows liven up Ada every first and third Saturday night in the historic 1920 refurbished theater. Shows featuring country, gospel and 50

Ada, OK Theatres

Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center

At the Chickasaw Tribal Complex, Headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation, the Cultural Center is located in a beautifully preserved two-story building and offers an educational look at modern tribal society, plus providing an opportunity to view tribal artifacts dating back to the 1500s.

Ada, OK Cultural Centers

East Central University

Located on a hillside in the center of town, East Central University is one of Ada's crown jewels. A state-supported, fully accredited regional four-year university, ECU serves over 4,500 students. Founded in 1909

Ada, OK Colleges

Ada Recreation

Ada is blessed with a variety of recreational activities which include a strong tennis program, four softball fields, two golf courses and a skeet range. The Ada area is nationally recognized as a coon hunters' paradise with several different hunts scheduled here.

Ada, OK Recreation


Things to do near Ada, OK

Tishomingo Cemetery

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McGee Creek State Park Huts

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Travertine Nature Center

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McGee Creek State Park Trails

The Natural Scenic Recreation Area is an 8,900 acre preserve, open all year and offers nature lovers over 35 miles of hiking,...