Must See In Ardmore
Places you must see while visiting Ardmore.
Ardmore is a progressive, attractive city bustling with activity.? Founded before statehood, its history is diverse and rich.? Ardmore was born with the establishment of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1887 while Oklahoma was still Indian Territory.? Initially, the community's roots were agricultural with cotton as the primary crop.? At one point, it boasted the largest inland cotton market in the United States. This was the beginning of a city destined to become one of the premiere towns in the State of Oklahoma.?
Tourists see Ardmore as a delightful destination.?? Our community offers a variety of activities
for the outdoor enthusiast, the shopper, or the historian. The city offers more
than 900 lodging rooms ranging from the traditional hotel/motel to a guest
ranch, a nationally recognized bed and breakfast and even floating villas!?
The dining experience in Ardmore allows you to choose from a variety of cuisines and atmospheres that match your mood.? From local mom and pop establishments with a true down-home feel to gourmet cuisine, there is an establishment to meet your every need.??
History is not left out of the
mix of attractions in Ardmore.? A walking tour of downtown Ardmore will excite the history buff as both
the Carter County Courthouse and Ardmore
Main Street are among sites listed on the National
Registry of Historical Places.? The
Carter County Courthouse, completed in 1910, features a dome which is unique to
only two other counties in Oklahoma.? The Greater Southwest Historical Museum
depicts life in Ardmore
as it was during the turn of the century.?
The museum also contains a military annex housing memorabilia from the
American Revolution through the current action in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The
Ardmore Public Library is home to the Eliza Cruce
Museum, where numerous
dolls once belonging to a niece of former Governor Lee Cruce, are on display.
Downtown Ardmore is alive, and a stroll down historic Main Street will be
a true adventure for all shoppers! Shopping begins on West Broadway and
continues through historic downtown and up Commerce to Mountain View Mall.? Don't forget the chic shops that now dot our
community along the side streets adjacent to Broadway and Main.??? Other areas to shop in Ardmore
include Commerce Street,
(on West Broadway), Broadlawn
Shopping Center on
Maxwell and the shops on Grand
Avenue and Merrick Drive.
Other area attractions to see
include to the left.