"Oklahoma's character has been shaped by its landscape and heritage -- bison trails
still crossed over the pine-topped mountains and through the tallgrass in the 1830s when
Congress designated the area as Indian Territory. Cowboy country since the days of the
Chisholm Trail, Oklahoma has long been a crossroads -- Route 66 was born here. Such
cultural riches make for a wealth of activities, can't-miss attractions and major
"Ardmore is a modern contemporary city with a rich cultural heritage. Ardmore is a
major stopping point along I-35, which runs just to the west of the city. We are the exact
midway point between Oklahoma City and Dallas/Fort Worth. "
"The western spirit that helped establish Oklahoma City is apparent everywhere you
go. And magnificent attractions like the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and terrific events
like the Red Earth Festival all reflect the strong ties this area has with its western
"Tulsa is richly diverse in culture and entertainment, and is a leader in quantity
and quality of cultural attractions, hosting close to 90 cultural arts organizations and
many live bands.
Beautiful museums provide Tulsa's cultural flair with many local and national
exhibitions. Tulsa's Performing Arts Center , part of the downtown Williams complex,
offers entertainment from Brazil to Broadway in its several theaters and Chapman Music
Hall, and is home to performances by Tulsa Opera, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Tulsa
Ballet, and a variety of theatrical productions including Theatre Tulsa. In addition,
Discoveryland hosts the live, outdoor production of Rogers and Hammerstein's
Tulsa's many museums and performing talent enrich the city's cultural status. "