Ardmore, OK

Travel Guide
Turner Falls featuring swimming, a lake or waterhole and a waterfall

As well as a thriving arts scene and strong community spirit, this small town offers access to beautiful Lake Murray State Park and the Arbuckle Mountains. 

Stay in Ardmore to get a sense of Oklahoma’s strong character and enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits in the surrounding countryside. Between exploring the gorgeous landscape of the lakes, creeks and mountains, spend quiet days touring the town’s eclectic museums and appreciating the sense of community here.

Get familiar with Ardmore and South Oklahoma by visiting the Greater Southwest Historical Museum. This fascinating museum of local history documents the changing face of the region. See exhibits on early Native American settlements as well as more recent agricultural artifacts.

A more unconventional museum is the Eliza Cruce Doll Museum. View over 300 dolls in this remarkable collection, which includes elaborate and artistic dolls as well as exceptionally creepy examples.

The area’s natural beauty is part of its most appealing charm. Drive a few minutes southeast and hit the fringe of Lake Murray State Park. This large protected green space is an ideal place to go hiking, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, swimming and even diving. Take advantage of the golf course or stay overnight in the tranquil resort within the park. If you prefer to keep things simple, you can camp here too.

Head even farther southeast and discover incredible Lake Texoma, straddling the border with Texas. This enormous body of water draws many nature lovers to its banks each year. Across about 89,000 acres (360 square kilometers) it offers a huge array of outdoor activities. It is also known for its astounding beauty, so make sure you bring a camera.

The countryside north of Ardmore is also a treasure trove of natural delights. Hike the peaks of the Arbuckle Mountains, dive into natural swimming holes at Turner Falls Park and enjoy nature as you relax on the banks of Lake of the Arbuckles at Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Drive to Ardmore from Oklahoma City in about 90 minutes. Come in summer to enjoy the most beautiful weather during your stay.

Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore
Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore
3 out of 5
710 Premier Parkway, Ardmore, OK
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Situated in Ardmore, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ardmore Convention Center, Mercy Hospital Ardmore, and Oklahoma Heart Hospital. Greater Southwest Historical ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)
"It had easy access to the freeway and restaurants."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Ardmore
Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels - Ardmore
Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels - Ardmore
3 out of 5
136 Holiday Drive, Ardmore, OK
The price is $77 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
Situated in Ardmore, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Greater Southwest Historical Museum, Ardmore Convention Center, and Memorial Park. Eliza Cruce Hall ...
4.4/5Excellent! (536 reviews)
"Enjoyed the room. Comfortable. Spacious. Well tended. Would have like the pool to have been open. Quiet and relaxing. Got a lot of work done."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels - Ardmore
Courtyard by Marriott Ardmore
Courtyard by Marriott Ardmore
3 out of 5
2025 North Rockford Road, Ardmore, OK
The price is $89 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Situated in Ardmore, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ardmore Convention Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Oklahoma Heart Hospital and Mercy Hospital Ardmore. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (346 reviews)
"The fire-pit area is a great idea! Just wished it was policed a little better. By late evening, many prior 'guest's had seemed to claim the area as their own and left I-pads, drinks, cigarettes, and other belongings over the entire seating area. It made us think we were entering some party's private ..."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Ardmore
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cedarvale Cabins at Turner Falls
Cedarvale Cabins at Turner Falls
3.5 out of 5
4530 US-77 S, Davis, OK
The price is $104 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Arbuckle Wilderness and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Turner Falls. Treasure Valley Casino and Chickasaw ...
4.1/5Very Good! (87 reviews)
"Newer AC units, and usable shower. Loved the location very quite"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Cedarvale Cabins at Turner Falls
NEW! Beautiful Lake Murray Retreat <1 Mi to Lake!
NEW! Beautiful Lake Murray Retreat <1 Mi to Lake!
Ardmore, OK
This family-friendly Ardmore vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Murray State Park and Sunset Beach. Hardy Murphy Coliseum and Ardmore Community Water ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great for a girls’ getaway weekend!
"We enjoyed our stay in Ardmore and visit to Lake Murray. This home was conveniently located a short distance from Sunset Beach and was perfect for our girls’ getaway weekend!"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

NEW! Beautiful Lake Murray Retreat <1 Mi to Lake!
78 Acres & Private Lake - Enjoy the great outdoors and minutes from Lake Murray
78 Acres & Private Lake - Enjoy the great outdoors and minutes from Lake Murray
Ardmore, OK
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Marina Beach, Hardy Murphy Coliseum, and Ardmore Community Water Park. ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (97 reviews)
Absolutely beautiful and fun
"This is our second trip here and again it did not disappoint. Caught tons of bass and brim in the catch and release lake, the dogs loved running on the open property that was well cared for and mowed, and it was so peaceful having coffee and waking up to see the beautiful view from the porch. They ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

78 Acres & Private Lake - Enjoy the great outdoors and minutes from Lake Murray
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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