Ardmore is so much more than meets the eye from the interstate.
A gateway city, Ardmore greets visitors traveling by car on I-35 or by rail on Amtrak. In between these two major transportation by-ways lays a confident community with a bold vision and an independent spirit. Ardmore was built by entrepreneurs filled with dreams and the drive to make them true. Today, Ardmore’s new pioneers are forging their own way, reimagining this proud city and reshaping its bright future.
Art and architecture, boutiques and ballparks, pizza and prime rib, coffeehouses and craft beer, lakes and shakes, spuds and SPADs, ritz and rodeo, quaint and quirky. You can find it all here, in the place where eastern Oklahoma ingenuity meets western Oklahoma independence.
From its pioneering spirit to its modern outlook, this southern Oklahoma city is a not-so-hidden gem of the Sooner State.
The mission of the Ardmore Little Theatre is to provide quality theatrical productions for Ardmore and the surrounding communities by offering a unique blend of plays designed to appeal to both patrons and performers.
The Ardmore Little Theater strives to build a better community by bringing people together to participate in the power of collective imagination.
The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce has long recognized that a good business climate is paramount for community growth. For more than 100 years the Chamber has been an advocate for community improvement and has worked tirelessly on needed reform.
Ardmore's citizens and businesses can count on the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce to promote positive change and improvements in services and programs that will benefit all.
The Goddard Center's Mission is 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.
Preserve and protect an important part of our history by Strengthening existing businesses, Identifying new business opportunities, Finding new uses for vacant buildings, Intensifying the uses of buildings and Improving business management.
Ardmore Main Street Authority’s vision and values go hand-in-hand. We understand what Main Street means to the community and are painfully aware of the consequences of failing to promote and preserve the rich cultural legacy with which we have been blessed. Each business owner in the district is unique, yet together they share a common vision. The result is a viable and bustling downtown area which is historically authentic, aesthetically attractive, and pleasantly inviting to citizens and visitors alike, ripe with opportunity, rooted in the past, and ready to embrace the next generation.
Ardmore is known as being “On the Sunny Side of the Arbuckles” and has four seasons, with generally mild winters and warm summers: Mean annual temperature 62.4 degrees - Average annual rainfall 34.26 inches - Average growing season is 233 days - Relative humidity ranges between 47% to 64%
The Brass Ring has a 200-seat theatre, 3 dance studios, 3 private voice/instrumental studios, and a script/score library.
The Brass Ring offers classes for children starting at the age of 5. Classes include Broadway Kids, private voice, private lessons in all musical instruments, acting classes, and all disciplines of dance. All classes are scheduled in the afternoon or evening, after all public and private schools have concluded.
The Brass Ring also provides a permanent home to Carousel Productions, Broadway Bound Academy of Dance, and The Jim and Ida Williams Summer Youth Theatre.
The Ardmore Beautification Council, Inc., began as a committee of the Chamber of Commerce in March 1989. They became a 501(c)(3), private, non-profit, operating foundation in September 1995. They work through a board of trustees, active committee members, and a host of community volunteers. Join their volunteer effort to beautify and improve our community.