Edmond Area Attractions & Points of Interest
Located on scenic Route 66, The Mother Road, a stay in Edmond places you just minutes from international attractions such as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Remington Park horse racing, the Lazy E Arena and picturesquely historic Guthrie, just to name a few! For a list of upcoming events, please see our Calendar of Events.
AMF Boulevard Lanes offers traditional bowling on 40 lanes and features a new flooring package and a recently repainted interior. Relax in our huge lounge that includes a dance floor as well as ample seating, or you can challenge your friends to pool on one of four billiard tables. Arcade-style video games are available in our game room.
- Pro Shop
- Private Parking
- Successful history hosting State and Regional Tournaments
Arcadia Lake offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including boating, camping, picnicking, biking, swimming, hiking, Disc golf, and bird watching. RV's enjoy the full hook-ups and fishermen love the fishing pier as well as the heated, covered fishing dock that provides year-round angling opportunities.
This outstanding ice skating arena features ice skating lessons, figure skating, hockey leagues, as well as open skate time. It is available for birthday parties, holiday parties and corporate events.
Beginning with the soaring bronze sculpture fountain, "Swans in Flight" in the forecourt, Armstrong Auditorium is a concertgoer's dream. The elegant foyer is richly adorned with three huge Swarovski chandeliers, two Baccarat crystal candelabra, book matched American cherry wood veneer walls, marble from Italy, China and Spain and large transparent onyx panels from Iran. This acoustically exquisite performance hall is a cultural jewel for Edmond.
Edmond's newest amenity for family fun is located on Kelly Avenue north of Edmond Road at Barnett Field. Kids of all ages can enjoy cooling off May through September when this 3,000 sq. ft. water park is free and open daily from dawn to dusk.
This park features a fishing pond, playground, covered pavilion with picnic tables and a dog park.
Think of "video-game meets real life", with a side order of "who-dun-it" and just enough stress to make you tingle. Locked inside a room, you have only an hour to solve the mysteries and get the coveted door code - your key to escape and victory! Wonderful team building exercise and fun for any type of group.
This historically picturesque and eclectic shopping district features a tempting collection of 30+ shops and several restaurants. Take a stroll and enjoy the unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, and southwest items, and seasonal specialties available.
The new Edmond 66 Park harkens to days of the Rt. 66 Mother road. This four-field softball complex is located on the northeast corner of Post Road and State Highway 66. The concession area has a Route 66 theme. This is the home of the Edmond Adult Softball Association which holds league play and tournament play.
League is managed by a volunteer board. The number will be answered by an answering machine except on game nights. Please leave your message clearly with name & telephone numbers where you can be reached during the day & evening if needed.
Established on July 18, 1889 The Edmond Sun lays claim to being the oldest continuously running newspaper dating from Oklahoma Territorial days.
Farmers markets are on Saturday mornings from May through October. Enjoy herbs and locally sourced produce picked fresh from the garden. This vibrant outdoor festival area Plaza showcases the Kentucky Daisey statue and engraved brick walkway centennial project.
Nurturing the arts, this organization hosts shows, teaches, and sponsors art education in Edmond. Programs at the institute include music, drama, clay, painting, visual arts and arts education. Stop in and enjoy the monthly exhibits.
This is believed to be the first school built in Oklahoma Territory after the Land Run of 1889. It has been restored and is open to visitors the first two Saturdays of every month from 1pm-4pm and is available to be pre-booked as a learning experience for special group tours.
Take a step back into the old Wild West at this 40 acre Premier Attractions theme park. With wild rides for all ages and live concerts throughout the season, Frontier City has plenty of fun & action for your gang.
Visually unique with its WPA brick and stone fence, Gracelawn Cemetery was established by the citizens of Edmond in April 1895. It is the burial place of "Kickingbird Reynolds," one of Edmond's founding fathers and one of the original legislators from Oklahoma's early territorial days. Visit the Veteran's Memorial located at the SW area of Gracelawn Cemetery, Edmond's first cemetery. The memorial consists of several vertical markers all with quotes by former U.S. Presidents or historical information. There is even a marker that has important historical documents stored underneath it. The memorial is located in an area surrounded by landscaping, benches, a bell and a picnic table so you can sit down and pay your respects and enjoy reading the markers.
Located within the Garvey Center at Oklahoma Christian University, this auditorium with 1184 seats hosts the music department's annual Holiday performance featuring the entire OC music department ensemble groups as well as individual ensemble groups throughout the year.
Featuring all the latest movies, this cinematic adventure has 8 screens, with lots of variety for everyone.
Visit the largest indoor arena in the country! Providing a full calendar of rodeo excitement and other equestrian events, the Lazy E is where western legends are made. Tours of this working ranch and arena are available.
- 10 Acres of lighted and paved parking for exhibitors and patrons
- 160' x 440' Indoor Lighted Arena
- 7,233 permanent seats
- Separate enclosed suite, Ropers Cantina, a large suite overlooking the arena floor capable of seating 160 people with a maximum capacity of 300 with multiple sound ports, five monitors, DVD, CD, MP3 or I-pod, full service bar, catering, bandstand, dance floor and adjustable lighting
- Sound systems
- WiFi capability
- Full time box office
- 4 permanent concession stands with capability of additional kiosk and trailer specialty points of sale both indoor and outdoor
- Catering and bar service
- 8 public restrooms
- 150' x 275' sand Outdoor Arena
- Over 600 pieces of Priefert Equipment available to create any configuration of rings & holding areas in either arena
- 584 permanent 10 x 10 stalls
- Ability to add portable stalls
- Grass exercise area adjacent to barns
- Additional 20 acres of rolling terrain for outdoor events
- 95 RV hook-ups w/water & 20, 30, 50 amp service & separate dump station with ample room for self-contained units
The Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC) in Mitch Park houses an expanded Senior Citizen's Center, Parks Administration offices, community meeting rooms, an outdoor amphitheater & recreation programs.
Located within Mitch Park, this unique skate park offers 17,500 square feet of ramps, pipes, halfpipes, and bowls to challenge skaters, rollerbladers, and bikers of all ages.
Located on the south side of Edmond, this historic cemetery is the burial site of Wiley Post, famous aviator & friend of Oklahoma statesman Will Rogers. The cemetery features unique WPA brick and stone fencing.
This 133 acre park features several playgrounds including handicap accessible facilities, multiple use trails, basketball courts, pavilions, picnic tables, grills, amphitheater, Multiple Activity Center/Senior Center and sports fields with concession stand and restrooms.
Mitch Park YMCA Edmond Recreation and Aquatic Center offers a competitive 50-meter swimming pool and state of the art recreation center. This facility is a partnership between the City of Edmond, Edmond Public Schools and the YMCA. The natatorium will seat 800 spectators and hosts state and regional swim meets. There is also a family leisure pool with lap lanes and play zone. For the adventuresome there's even a 20.5-foot twisting water slide that is 130 feet long running inside and outside the building! The recreation center has a traditional fitness center, gym, elevated walking/jogging track, children's play area, fitness classes and traditional YMCA programs for all ages. While working as a traditional YMCA, day passes are available.
Visit this internationally acclaimed museum featuring the finest collection of western art and artifacts in the world. It is located just minutes south of Edmond.
Considered to be the finest softball venue in the nation, the National Softball Hall of Fame annually hosts many premier events in softball, such as the NCAA Women's College World Series.
Students put their skills to work by participating in the productions of the university. The season includes everything from one act plays to full scale musicals.
One of Oklahoma City's most notable destinations, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum stands as a celebrated example of a living monument to honor those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Memorial and Museum are dedicated to educating visitors about the impact of violence, informing about events surrounding the bombing, and inspiring hope and healing through lessons learned by those affected. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a quiet place of reflection. You will be one of the millions of visitors from across the world forever changed by what you see and learn here.
Go wild at one of the country's largest and best zoos. In fact it is ranked among the top 10 zoos in the nation. Travel just a few minutes south of Edmond and take the 50th St. exit from I-35 south to
experience this award winning zoo!
This museum showcases an extensive display of firefighting equipment honoring these every day heroes. Take the 50th St. exit from I-35 south.
Now a unique dining experience, this building was the original home of Edmond's first hospital... which was on the 2nd floor over Edmond's 1st cinema! Pressed tin ceiling and other details make this a picturesque dinner destination.
Cool off at this colorful public aquatic center. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
This 66-foot steel soda bottle sculpture - complete with a straw! - has brilliant LED lights that rotate up and down the bottle, is Rt. 66's newest icon. Stop in & choose from over 500 flavors of fizzy fun just east of Edmond on historic Rt. 66 in Arcadia. Enjoy breakfast, lunch & dinner hot off the grill, all day, every day.
One of the world's finest horse racing tracks features exciting racing action running a thoroughbred schedule as well as a quarter horse calendar. Off track betting available for those who want to cover several tracks at once! State-of-the-art casino provides great year 'round gaming action. Take the 50th St. exit from I-35 south.
The famous bright red Rt. 66 landmark is located 6 miles east of Edmond in Arcadia since1898. The Barn is 60' in diameter, 45' in height and is two stories high. The structure was designed with the notion that being round would help it withstand Oklahoma's tornadic conditions.
This unique museum offers handson, interactive, space, aviation, gymnastics, train & traveling exhibits, as well as live science demos, a planetarium & a Dome Theatre. Located just minutes south of Edmond, take the 50th St. exit from I-35 south.
Adjacent to the Edmond Public Library, this park includes one the community's finest pieces of public art, a bronze statue honoring Edmond native and seven-time Olympic medalist gymnast, Shannon Miller.
Silverleaf Shotgun Sports offers Sporting Clays, Skeet, Trap, 5-Stand and Wobble Trap. This family-owned business is open to the public year-round. Three separate Sporting Clays Courses are set at different levels of difficulty.
The concerts are FREE and are performed on Thursdays nights from June through August. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the summer nights listening to your favorite band!
The Jazz Lab is a world class entertainment venue featuring an artfully relaxed atmosphere styled after jazz clubs in New Orleans! Select evenings (usually Thurs., Fri., Sat.) the Jazz Lab features live
entertainment. Food and adult beverages available from Hideaway Pizza.
This UCO performing arts venue opened in 1926. This theater offers a variety of Broadway style performances each season.
The University of Central Oklahoma's College of Fine Arts and Design boasts several venues where students can either display their work or experience the work of nationally and internationally renowned professional artists.
First opened for classes in 1893, Old North is noted as the first building of higher education in the state of Oklahoma. Listed on the National Register of Historic places, Old North is a community icon and the enduring symbol of the University of Central Oklahoma.
Located in Lake Arcadia's Edmond Park, the Center for Outdoor Adventure Recreation (OAR) provides UCO students and visitors alike unprecedented access to outdoor recreational opportunities. The OAR gives guests access to canoe, kayak, rowing, hiking and biking experiences as well as providing a great location for academic classes. Professional staff will be available at the location to provide recreational opportunities and instruct proper usage of the equipment.
UCO's involvement with the U.S. Paralympics has continuously expanded since its inception as a Paralympic Training Site in 2005. As a training site, the university is home to the U.S. Men's and
Women's Sitting Volleyball teams. It is a U.S. Olympic Committee Community Partner, and assists with other Paralympic athletes and sport programs. For more information contact Leigha
Pemberton at 405/974-3160 or LPemberton@uco.edu
- Sports Offered - Archery, Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Track & Field
- About U.S. Paralympics - U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement and to promoting excellence in the lives of persons with physical disabilities. Visit the U.S. Paralympics Web site at usparalympics.org
- Military Sports Programs - Adventure Therapy and the Regional Center of Excellence provide our injured active duty servicemen and women and military veterans with an opportunity to enhance their physical and emotional rehabilitation through the introduction of Paralympic sport and friendly competition. For more information contact Kimo Aweau at 405/974-3154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference and Event Services can help plan everything from yearly conferences to your very special wedding. They even go that extra mile to help you customize your event just the way you envision it. Conference and Events offers clients one of the most comprehensive event sites and planned programs in the state. They offer a full range of services including catering, audio/visual, included set-up and break-down and an experienced event planner all at a low cost. Their experienced staff has over 25 years of combined experience in coordinating conferences, special events and weddings for as many as 800 people. Partnering with UCO Dining Services, and their excellent catering services provide you with everything from boxed lunches to a sit down meal for 500, or even a themed buffet and a full service bar.
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