In the background, the Oklahoma River ripples, and fresh beauty erupts in all directions from Ardmore. If the Ard draw in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a draw more than anything, now is the time to indulge.
Spring brings with it a beautiful flowering season, and you can see how the prairie is reestablishing itself in areas that have been burnt down by forest fires in recent years. The geology is very diverse, with a variety of folds and ridges as well as the lakes that surround Ardmore.
Before 1886, there were ranches scattered around the area, and one of them, the 700 Ranch, was headquartered in Ardmore. In 1890 it flourished with twenty to five hundred inhabitants, and by 1895 more than ten thousand bales of cotton were marketed there. At the beginning of the 20th century, Ard more became known for its cotton fields, which later became known as the largest inland port in the world. Ardmore is located on the Oklahoma-Texas border at the mouth of the Red River, south of Oklahoma City and north of Kansas City, Oklahoma. It is located about two miles from the Texas-Kansas border.
Unfortunately, most of downtown was destroyed by a fire that broke out in North Caddo in 1895, but the city did not experience major setbacks until the 1915 fire, except for the 1995 tornado that nearly destroyed much of downtown Ardmore and a number of other buildings in the area. His wealth enabled businesses to rebuild in buildings that were often much larger than what was typical of Oklahoma at the time.
The wealth from the oil industry was channeled into many philanthropic efforts, and the region was reinvested in education, health care, education for the poor, art, and cultural activities. Under a governor, Oklahoma contributed more than $1.5 billion in state and local taxpayers' money. Ardmore is home to one of the largest pecan groves in the United States and is actually the third largest pecan producer in Oklahoma, after Oklahoma City and Tulsa. In fact, it is the second-largest peach producer in North Caddo County, producing the second-largest canned peach after Oklahoma - in Tulsa County.
Only 75 000 hectares are cultivated and the balance is pasture land; livestock production is so large that it accounts for more than one third of all agricultural products. Ardmore is home to the second largest pecan tree in the United States after Oklahoma City. The fields and their fertility are gone, and the city is near the largest oil field ever produced in Oklahoma.
Local museums include the Eliza Cruce Hall Doll Museum, located in the Ardmore Public Library, and the American Museum of Natural History. Others include the Carter County Courthouse (NR 85000678), completed in 1910, as well as City Hall, a public library and a local history museum.
A wide range of outdoor facilities and leisure options include an extensive park system anchored in Ardmore Regional Park, with a wide range of hiking trails, trails and jogging trails, and picnic areas. Lake Murray Nature Center is home to wildlife native to the area, and the Ard has more than 1,000 acres of public land for recreation.
Ardmore also has several Main Street programs that act in the interest of revitalizing business districts. The small town's family-oriented neighborhoods include Ardmore Village, a newly established neighborhood with a mix of residential and commercial properties, and a number of small shops and restaurants.
The Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization focused on economic development and community engagement, hosts events like Ardmore Main Street Day every first Saturday of the month.
Oklahoma University offers dental hygiene on the Southern Tech campus, and Oklahoma State University in Ardmore. Adult students can also enroll in the state-certified Practical Nursing Program at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center.
The venues in Ardmore offer a range of live music and theatre activities, including a variety of music venues, restaurants, bars and theatres, as well as a range of restaurants and bars in and around the city. It is home to some serious off-the-charts cuisine with fresh local flavors, such as grilled chicken, pork, beef, lamb, turkey and pork ribs.
Ardmore is located in the Metroplex Dallas - Fort Worth, which provides easy access to the Oklahoma City subway station and the rest of Oklahoma State.
A few blocks north is Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport Express), and a few miles south is Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport Express). , Ardmore is connected to it via the North Texas Express Line. This line was part of the Oklahoma State Railroad and Oklahoma City Railway before the merger of Burlington Northern, but rail service is no longer guaranteed. There are two major railroad lines in the area, the Northern Texas Railway and the Texas Railroad.