Ardmore "it's all within reach" describes the essence and vitality of a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are possible. This richly diverse city offers pristine outdoor recreational activities, arts and culture, countless luxury accommodations, world class golf, and trendy shopping opportunities.
Discover Ardmore - a city that inspires big ideas and promises many memorable experiences. Ardmore, Oklahoma is nestled at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains and surrounded by seven pristine lakes totaling 100,000 acres of crystal clear water, is one of Oklahoma's most unique communities. Ardmore is listed as one of the 50 Best Towns in America. Twice named All-American City and proud to be centered within minutes of four of Oklahoma's most famous tourist attractions.
- Lake Murray State Park - While visiting Lake Murray State Park, it's hard to miss the incredible Tucker Tower Nature Center, which was built by the WPA. The structure looks like a lighthouse and served as a summer retreat for Governor Murray. Today, the tower houses local artifacts and is host to numerous nature programs and activities conducted by the state park naturalist. The area is perfect for gaining a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding foliage.
- Chickasaw National Recreation Area - Oklahoma's only National Park. A 10,000 acre wonderland of cold water springs, waterfalls, camping, hiking, shady picnic areas and Nature Center await you. Discover "Little Niagara", "Bison Lookout" and Veterans Lake.
- Turner Falls Park - the largest waterfall in Oklahoma.
- Arbuckle Wilderness Exotic Animal Theme Park - awarded Oklahoma's Outstanding Tourist Attraction for 2005 by the Oklahoma Department of Tourism. Ardmore's strategic location on I-35, just 90 miles from either Dallas or Oklahoma City, gives Ardmore unique market proximity.
Enjoy our small town charm/big city diversity; stroll along Historic Main Street with its period lighting, flower boxes, and unique storefronts. You will find one-of-a-kind antiques and gifts, homemade baked goods, an old-fashioned soda fountain shop, a relaxing upscale coffee house, art, great food, and friendly individual service. Shop for western wear or designer gowns at some of the most unique and eclectic retailers in our state. Got the "new car fever"? There's a great selection of new and used cars located in Ardmore.
If golf is your game, Ardmore is within driving distance to seven courses and home to the famous Dornick Hills Golf and Country Club, listed in Golf Digest's "Top 200," was designed by legendary architect Perry Maxwell. If blackjack is your game, Gold Mountain and WinStar Casino greet you with the excitement of Vegas.
Fish, swim, camp, boat, ski, picnic or just relax under a cool shade tree at Lake Murray State Park or one of the many city parks scattered throughout Ardmore. A venture to explore the Arbuckle Mountains is always an interesting outing.
No matter what your budget or taste we have the perfect place for you to stay. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, a B&B with a gourmet breakfast, a cozy cabin with peace and tranquility, Floating Villas, luxury hotels, large waterfront rental homes, or comfortable and conveniently located motels, we have it all.
Stop in to visit the friendly, helpful staff at the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce. We are conveniently located off I-35 at exit 31-A, just 90 miles north of Dallas and 90 miles south of Oklahoma City.
Come enjoy our mild Winter, spectacular Spring, warm Summer and breathtaking Fall. Year-round, Ardmore, Oklahoma and the Arbuckle Mountains is the place to be!