There's plenty of wonderment to discover in the town of Ardmore. Hotels in this area offer affordable rates and a great location so you can save your money and time by booking with Choice Hotels in Ardmore.
The hub of the ten-county region in South Central Oklahoma, Ardmore is a city in Carter County that developed after the Santa Fe Railroad was constructed in the area. In the early 1900s, Ardmore became well known for its abundance of cotton-growing fields and eventually became known as the world's largest inland cotton port. In 1913, the city discovered one of the largest oil fields ever produced in Oklahoma, the Healdton Oil Field. After its discovery in 1913, Carter County quickly became the largest oil-producing county in Oklahoma.
Ardmore history is just a walking tour of downtown away, where you’ll find two sites listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Carter County Courthouse and Ardmore Main Street.
See what life in the region was like at the turn of the century when you stop into The Greater Southwest Historical Museum, housed in a building once used as the local National Guard Armory. Exhibits include everything from an early electric car to one of the earliest examples of a steam-pumper fire engine can be found here.
The museum’s collection also includes a giant oil rig located right next to the museum building and a military annex housing memorabilia from the American Revolution through the current action in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
For Oklahoma shopping options, take a stroll down historic Main Street, West Broadway, Commerce and be sure and visit Mountain View Mall. Other areas to shop in Ardmore include Commerce Street, Tiffany Plaza (on West Broadway), Broadlawn Shopping Center on Maxwell and the shops on Grand Avenue and Merrick Drive.
Nearby Lake Murray State Park is the state's oldest and largest state park. It includes a 5,700-acre beautifully clear lake and a golf course. At the Tucker Tower Nature Center in Lake Murray State Park, you'll find many fossils plus a 288-pound meteorite!
No matter where you go or what activities you undertake in this amusement-abundant city, you’ll have a convenient location to rest and recharge when you stay at one of our Choice Hotels in Ardmore, OK. Book a room online now!
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