The quaint town of Ardmore, Oklahoma has plenty of fun and unique adventures to keep visitors entertained all weekend. The town has everything from scenic drives, art galleries, shopping, zip lining to museums and everything in-between.
Below you’ll find the ultimate list of the best things to do in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Travel Guide to Ardmore, OK
The city of Ardmore is located in the Arbuckle Mountains and 30 minutes to Turner Falls Park. Ardmore and the surrounding area is the perfect place to plan all your outdoor adventures.
There are so may fun things to do in Ardmore, making it a perfect weekend getaway.
The town has plenty of charm where visitors can enjoy the outdoor adventures, antique shopping and staying in one of the many adorable cabins and historic buildings scattered throughout the town.
Ardmore, OK Things to Do
Being situated between Oklahoma City and Dallas, this makes for an easy day trip or weekend getaway from either destination.
Things to do in Ardmore Oklahoma
Once was the location of the Ardmore Municipal Airport and then was later turned into the Ardmore Dragway.
Opened in 1954, it is now America’s oldest continually running drag strip. Visitors can watch drag racing from March through November. Check their website for when NHRA-sanctioned competitions will take place.
Ardmore Farmer’s Market
Ardmore Farmer’s Market Place on Broadway is in a covered facility. Having a cover makes shopping in both the summer and winter months more enjoyable. The market offers fresh fruit, vegetables, canned goods and unique gifts.
The farmer’s market is open on Tuesday and Saturdays in the summer and on Saturday during the winter.
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AMC Classic Ardmore 8
Whether it’s a date-night or movies with the kids, this is a great place to watch the latest flick. The theater offers Coca-Cola Freestyle, pretzel bites, refillable popcorn buckets and nachos.
Guests can also enjoy Cineplex with 3D & jumbo digital screens showing first-run films, opera productions and sports events.
Brown’s 3B Ranch and Hay Maze
Guests can wind their way through the largest hay maze in Oklahoma. Made with more than 1.5 million pounds of round-bale hay, guests can explore new hay maze design each year.
Activities included with general admission are a hayride, cornhoel, obstacle course, merry-go-bounce, kiddie cow train, gliders, kids corral, lookout tower and more.
The Charles B. Goddard Center is a non-profit organization established with a mission to encourage and support participation, education, and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts by all and to support the advancement of excellence of cultural activities in the area.
Along with performances, the center also offers a wide variety of art classes, demonstrations and workshops for all ages.
Gold Mountain Casino
Try your luck at the Gold Mountain Casino. This adult-only casino is perfect as a night out with friends or as a date.
Guests can enjoy more than 300 electronic games on the casino floor. Grab a drink and make a wish you hit it big!
Lake Murray State Park
Visiting state parks and finding new hiking trails is one of our favorite family activities. Lake Murray State Park is located is the oldest and largest state park in Oklahoma and has gorgeous scenic views. It sits on the shores of Lake Murray and is a perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors.
Outdoor activities that guests can enjoy at Lake Murray State Park are hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, picnics, miniature golf, bird watching and other recreational activities.
The park also features tennis courts, swimming pool, baseball and softball field, volleyball courts, badminton, horseshoe pits, remote control airfield, ATV riding area and a 18-hole golf course with a pro shop.
Visitors can also tent camp or book a stay at the Lake Murray Lodge that has cabin rentals. The lodge also offers hotel rooms, suits, and The Apple Bin restaurant.
This is one of the best places that the entire family can enjoy. The entry fee is minimal, making it an inexpensive outdoor adventure.
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Southern Oklahoma Speedway
This is one of the top attractions in Ardmore. The speedway is 3/8 clay track that races IMCA-Stock Cars, Hobby Stock (Factory Stock), IMCA Sport Mods, Eco Limited Mods, and USRA Modified.
This is a family-friend event that everyone will enjoy. The speedway has a concession stand and a candy drop during intermission.
This is a new Family Entertainment Center that everything from party rooms, arcade area, miniature golf, soft play area, and outside dining area.
Top attractions include the Flight Line Zip, Water Wards, Eagles Landing challenge courses and a seasonal ice rink .
Tucker Tower Nature Center
Located in Lake Murray State Park, guests can take part in the featured nature program, activities with park rangers, and learn about local artifacts.
Urban Air Adventure Park
Wall-to-wall trampolines, warrior obstacle course, climbing walls, tubes playground, balance beams, dodgeball games and other activities is what guests can enjoy at this trampoline park.
This is a fun and great way to keep the family active, enjoy open jump times and let little ones burn off all the energy they have.
Urban Escape Rooms
Looking for a fun and unique activity? Then try you luck at Urban Escape Rooms.
Guests can pick from four different themes with up to eight people at a time. Challenges range from 30 to 60 minutes.
They also have ax-throwing, party rooms and can work with large groups.
The pumpkin patch at Woodbine Farms is the perfect outdoor adventure. This family-owned farm has activities such as giant bubble area, wood steer roping, photo opportunities, tight rope walk, pumpkins and giant swim.
Visitors can also purchase hayride tickets, hot chocolate, hot dogs and more.
Free things to do in Ardmore
Ardmore City Lake
Spending a day at the lake is the perfect way to beat the summer heat and enjoy a family adventure outside. The lake is 160 acres, has a boat ramp, boat dock, fishing dock and is great for all types of water sports.
Ardmore Emporium Antiques
Located at the historical downtown Ardmore Main Street, is this unique antiques shop.
Shoppers can browse to find a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing and merchandise and jewelry.
Ardmore Regional Park
Pack a picnic and head to the park for a few hours with your family. This park restrooms, playgrounds, skate park, pavilion, stocked fishing pond, trails, horshoe pits, dog park, soccer fields and a softball complex.
Eliza Cruce Hall Doll Museum
Located inside the Ardmore Public Library and features more than 300 rare and antique dolls. The collection ranges from multiple historical periods from the United States and Europe.
The collection started in 1936 when Ms. Hall (the niece of Oklahoma’s second governor, Lee Cruce) bought a doll on a trip to Europe. She later donated the collection to the library in 1971.
Festival of Lights
This 1.5 mile drive through Ardmore Festival of Lights is one of the biggest Christmas light displays in southern Oklahoma.
The light display has more than 125 animated displays and thousands of lights along the drive. The event is free, but donations are accepted.
Marvin’s Place Art Gallery
Located in the Depot District of Downtown Ardmore, the art galley features artists from Oklahoma, New Mexico, Michigan, South Carolina and Kenya.
The gallery hosts special events throughout the year as well as a listening room. The Listening Rooms at Marvin’s Place hosts singers on Friday evenings. Guests can relax with a glass of wine or craft beer while enjoying the live music.
Memorial Park is home to the Oil Patch Warrior statue and Memorial Square, which is dedicated to the citizens and history of Adrmore.
The Oil Patch Warrior statue pays tribute to those who worked in the energy industry during WWII. The other part of the park is a memorial to those that sacrificed their life for freedom of this great country.