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For more information or to reserve your suite visit www.twoheartsinn.com Luxury bed & breakfast centrally located in the heart of Edmond! With six uniquely and exquisitely decorated suites featuring whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and beautiful outdoor grounds make this a perfect destination for anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays, or romantic getaway!

 Encouraging Faith, Family, & Friends With over 80 loose leaf teas, large selection of gourmet foods, boutique gift store, coffee & tea bar, and private event spaces make Inspirations a unique destination in Edmond!

Inspirations is a perfect place to enjoy a special tea party experience in the Formal Tearoom or to just stop in for a casual breakfast or lunch in the Eatery! For more information visit www.inspirationstearoom.com Or call 405-715-2525

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BOARD Mike Roark YMCA - Chair Dena Jones Champion Hotels - Vice Chair Derek Kern Arcadia Lake - Secretary/Treasurer Dr. Linda Banks University of Central Oklahoma Michael Henderson Golf Club of Edmond Ray Hibbard Edmond Life & Leisure Darin Kent Edmond Chamber of Commerce Murod Mamatov Ellis Island Coffee & Wine Lounge Josh Moore Edmond City Council

ABOUT THE COVER Cover photo of Inaugural Firecracker 5k on Spring Creek Trail provided by Eriech Tapia Content by Maggie Murdock Nichols

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STAFF Jennifer Seaton Tourism Director JSeaton@VisitEdmondOK.com Terry Lanham Group Sales Manager TLanham@VisitEdmondOK.com Emily Northcutt Conference Services & Marketing ENorthcutt@VisitEdmondOK.com Jessica Burns Administrative and Communications JBurns@VisitEdmondOK.com

CITY OF EDMOND LIAISON Casey Moore Director of Marketing & Public Relations Casey.Moore@EdmondOK.com

CONTACT US 405-341-4344 VisitorInfo@VisitEdmondOK.com @VisitEdmond | #VisitEdmond Office address: 2901 Conference Dr Edmond, OK 73034 Mailing address: PO Box 2970 Edmond, OK 73083


TABLE OF CONTENTS: Dine........................................................... 6-15 Shop........................................................ 16-19

See.......................................................... 20-27

Route 66.............................................. 28-31 Play........................................................32-45

Stay........................................................48-53 Meetings..............................................54-57

Transportation..................................58-59 Advertiser index..................................... 60

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WELCOM


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Experience Edmond a hub of innovation and creativity on Historic Route 66.

Our city has grown to nearly 100,000 citizens and maintains a strong sense of community and a hometown spirit. Discover new dining options, coffee shops, wine bars and taprooms, a burgeoning food scene, eclectic retail, excellent municipal parks and trails, sports facilities, street festivals, live music and theater, fantastic hotels and so much more. Let us be your guide as you Dine, Shop, See, Play, and Stay in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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DINE

The eats of Edmond range from international to traditional, quick service to fine dining. There’s something for every palate.

COFFEE Cafe Evoke introduced Downtown Edmond to craft coffee. In addition to great coffee and good vibes, Cafe Evoke serves tea, craft waffles, sandwiches, cheese boards, wine, beer and cocktails. Aspen Coffee Company has two locations in Edmond serving freshly roasted coffee, smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, pastries and dessert. Ellis Island Coffee and Wine Lounge has a location in Downtown Edmond and a new location in Southeast Edmond. They offer coffee from local roasters, wine, craft beer, and host live music performances. Hi Tea X Coffee Tree serves freshly roasted, organic coffee drinks, as well as a creative lineup of fruit teas, milk teas, smoothies and boba teas located at Danforth and Chowning. The Brew, located on Oklahoma Christian University’s campus, promotes connection over coffee. With a signature roast and craft coffee bar, this is a coffee lover’s haven.

BREAKFAST Around the Corner is a Downtown Edmond classic offering traditional breakfast, lunch offerings and bottomless coffee. Sunnyside Diner brought new flare to downtown with a beautiful patio and lawn games while serving breakfast and lunch all day. The portions are generous and the kid’s meals are a great value.

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The Hive Eatery is a cozy spot to enjoy breakfast or lunch. The menu is full of tasty comfort food and lighter options. Joey’s Cafe serves traditional entrees and innovative dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Eggington’s speciality is breakfast and their lunch menu doesn’t disappoint. Every meal is one to remember. Virginia’s Place is a homey diner serving breakfast, lunch specials, pie and cinnamon rolls. Jimmy’s Egg has two Edmond locations and offers consistently delicious breakfast and lunch. Inspirations Tea Room is a charming eatery serving breakfast and lunch, pastries, specialty teas and more. Browse the gift store and shop their selection of tea blends and olive oils to savor at home.

“Try my favorite, Keto Shrimp and Grits. The grits were made out of cauliflower which was healthier and absolutely delicious. The food is fresh, and the chef has a unique flair with the presentation, plus they have great service. We will definitely be returning soon, and I have my eye on their chicken and waffles.“ – Dr. Linda Banks, review of The Hive Eatery

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CRAFT BEER, WINE & COCKTAILS The Patriarch Craft Beer House & Lawn, located in Downtown Edmond in a renovated 1900s home, provides a community gathering place. This is a great spot to enjoy local and micro brews or cocktails. The patio is pup friendly, has lawn games, hosts live music, and lights fire pits on cooler evenings. Frenzy Brewing, the first brewery in Edmond, serves the freshest beer! Try the seasonal rotators or the very popular “Unspeakable Things� New England IPA. The Downtown Edmond brewery has a taproom and offers canned beer and growlers to-go. 1884 is a two-story bar and cigar lounge at the Edmond Railyard. All ages are welcome on the first floor to enjoy a full food menu and beverages. The floating cigar lounge mezzanine is open to those 21+. Clauren Ridge Vineyard and Winery in Northwest Edmond offers an escape with aesthetics inspired by the grape growing regions in California and France. The vineyard is open to the public on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and for special events and wine dinners. The Blues and Jazz Cafe is a new addition to Downtown Edmond. The cafe serves fresh soul food and hosts live music in a relaxing atmosphere.

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FINE DINING Fait Maison in Stephenson Park will transport you with its romantic design and french delicacies. Enjoy excellent service, a tasting menu option, fine wine and classic cocktails. Sparrow Modern Italian exudes the spirit of Edmond with welcoming vibes, creative cocktails, pizza, pasta, salads and dessert. Start with the tricolore salad, followed by 100 layer lasagna and finish with a DIY cannoli. Boulevard Steakhouse offers an always memorable experience and is a go-to for Edmond date nights or special occasions. They offer prime beef, seafood and libations all with exceptional and personalized service. Signature Grill is a gem tucked away in Kickingbird Square. Ingredients are carefully curated to ensure freshness and flavor shine through. An intimate atmosphere is offered with an open kitchen concept. Guests can expect an elevated experience from start to finish. Bistro Twenty Two is a contemporary French bistro inviting you to enjoy unique flavors in an upscale, but comfortable atmosphere.

“If you are looking for an iconic big-city gourmet experience while still being in the heart of Edmond, Fait Maison is it. Whether you chose to embark on their seasonal tasting menu that is constructed by the renowned French Chef Olivier Bouzerand, or a more casual meal on the patio, this place is a true gem in our city.“ – Kris Kettner, review of Fait Maison

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INTERNATIONAL Jerusalem Mediterannean Cuisine offers Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine with friendly service. The lamb kabobs, labaneh, feta fries, mint lemonade and hashwa rice are the favorites of regulars. Mt. Everest Cuisines brings Nepalese and Indian fare to Edmond with a dinner menu and weekday lunch buffet. Matachines is a low-key, quick service eatery dishing up tacos, burritos and other classic Mexican eats. Othello’s is a family owned, casual Italian restaurant. This picturesque restaurant in downtown holds a piece of Edmond’s history; it is located in the former location of the city’s first hospital and a movie theater. Zoës Kitchen serves Mediterannean dishes made with fresh ingredients. Enjoy a quick lunch or stay a while. Hidalgo’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina offers traditional Mexican entrees, appetizers, desserts and margaritas in a cozy atmosphere. Tamashii Ramen Ya brings authentic Japanese soul food to Edmond. Choose a flavor of ramen and add your favorite toppings.

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FAMILY Cafe 501 has been the place to gather in Edmond for 25 years. Families and friends come together around the table for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Flatire Burgers hosts live music, has a patio and plenty of indoor seating. Enjoy burgers, salads, shakes and be sure to order a round of DIY s’mores. The whole family can agree on pizza! Hideaway Pizza is a local favorite. Dine in or take your amazing appetizers, sandwiches, baked pasta or pizza to go. Visit The Garage at two locations for quick service with arcade games, plenty of TVs and a full bar. Nashbird Chicken serves Nashville style hot chicken alongside comfort food sides and a great drink menu. Enjoy your meal inside or on the patio.

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Have You Heard?

As Edmond continues to grow, the city’s premier health care facility is growing right alongside. The original 40-bed state-of-the-art hospital will soon offer 104 beds across a new five-story tower and other additions to the existing facility. The expansion includes a new women’s center, med-surg unit, intensive care, surgery suites, a cardiac catheterization lab, pharmacy, radiology and other support services. And the Arcadia Trails Center for Addiction Recovery is already open and accepting patients. Through our personalized care, advanced technology and positive outcomes, our patient satisfaction ratings are a reflection of the standard that INTEGRIS Health Edmond has set over the last decade. Our expansion only strengthens our caregivers’ commitment to proudly provide the quality care that Edmond deserves. To find the right doctor for you, visit integrisok.com/edmond.

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The Mule in Downtown Edmond serves craveable grilled cheeses, soups and salads. We recommend beginning your meal with Okie Poutine. Edmond Railyard is a great place for a family day! Try Oak City Pizza, Taqueria El Camino, Blue J’s Rolling Grill, Gogi Go, and Hott Wings. Dine inside, outside with yard games or on the shaded patio. Philly Homa serves delicious philly cheesesteak sandwiches, wings, salads and more. End your meal with a house made cinnamon roll or slice of pie.

SWEETER SIDE Dolci Paradiso brings decadence to Edmond with small batch gelato, sorbet, cookies, cupcakes and pastries. A great place to stop in for a treat or to pick up a special dessert for a party. Roxy’s Ice Cream Social offers a new take on a beloved classic with handmade ice cream, cookie sandwiches, homemade cones and sodas. McLaren’s Pantry has served Edmond for almost 40 years. A delicatessen and bakery, they live by the motto “Cookies fix everything.” The Barlor offers a full service catering menu, lunch and take away dinners. Their pastries and desserts are rave-worthy! Cities Ice Cream, in the Edmond Railyard, specializes in customswirled ice cream with seasonal favorites and hot and gooey cookies. Cupcakes To Go Go serves gourmet cupcakes with creative flavors and special attention to detail. The Freezing Cow offers options to suit any craving with 100% lactose-free homemade rolled ice-cream and sugar-free Keto ice cream. The Baked Bear brings cookies baked from original recipes and craft ice cream to north Edmond. Bahama Buck’s serves favorite and unique flavors of shaved ice, smoothies and sodas.

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SHOP

Shop local favorites. Edmond features trendy and fine retail, home decor and clothing stores for every member of the family.

Antique stores offer unique items, collectibles, imported goods and fine furnishings to browse. Children’s boutiques stock quality and versatile products you won’t find anywhere else. Gear up for your next outdoor adventure with a new bicycle, camping supplies and sports equipment. Explore affordable and fashionable clothing, unique decor, knick-knacks and more at thrift shops. You’ll find trendy and classic styles at men’s and women’s apparel stores. For a complete list of retail, go to VisitEdmondOK.com/SHOP

“Whether it’s an outfit for an event, a new weekender bag for travel, or a gift, I know I can count on finding just the right thing at Lulu & Lo’s in Downtown Edmond. Great selection, price, and service, and I love supporting local.“ – Malena Putnam

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Creativity soars in Edmond. Take in the sights and sounds of live music, theater performances and public art.

The Armstrong Auditorium is a world-class performing arts center presenting classical, ballet, jazz, chamber and folk music from international artists. Experience the “Swans in Flight� bronze and steel masterpiece in a 120-foot reflecting pond, Austrian crystal chandeliers and the finest Steinway and Sons pianos in the world. The University of Central Oklahoma presents affordable and diverse entertainment at the UCO Jazz Lab, Mitchell Hall Theatre and the Radke Fine Arts Theatre. The campus consists of modern and historical buildings with museums and galleries. In addition to fine arts performances in the Judd Theatre, Adams Recital Hall and Baugh Auditorium, Oklahoma Christian University hosts lectures that are open to the public.

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PUBLIC ART Edmond has more than 200 pieces of public art scattered throughout the city. Some are in plain sight and others require slowing down to enjoy. We’ve highlighted a few by area, but invite you to view a full list, an interactive map and tour information on our website VisitEdmondOK.com/ART

DOWNTOWN MURALS Downtown boasts a growing number of murals. Tropical Oasis, by Brooke Rowland, is painted on the north side of Sunnyside Diner. Kris Kanaly’s mural adorns the walls of the patio at the Edmond Railyard. A mural inspired by the desert towers of Utah, by Jason Pawley, is painted on Blocwork’s Climbing Gym patio on the east side of their building. Zonly Looman’s Buffalo off Broadway & A Herd off Hurd are located in an alley off Hurd and Broadway. At the Littler Lawn at 1st and Littler, Zonly Looman has adorned the west brick wall with vibrant, horizontal stripes and Brook Rowland has decorated the north wall with a Downtown Edmond mural. An outdoor gallery of 11 unique murals lines the alleys of Downtown Edmond. Stroll the alleyways behind businesses at 1st and Broadway to see more than 4,700 square feet of colorful murals.

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INTERACTIVE New art installations by Zonly Looman encourage engagement that goes beyond looking with your eyes. The I’m Grateful wall is a chalkboard display with a simple prompt of “I’m grateful…” which offers visitors the opportunity to fill in the blank. Share the Love is a colorful piece in front of the post office that holds note cards for those who wish to send a letter, sharing the Edmond love far and wide. At Festival Market Place, hang a lock on Key To My Heart to symbolically display everlasting love. Take a selfie at the Route 66 Shield, installed as a Boy Scout Eagle project, nestled under the northeast corner of the pavilion.

“My boyfriend and I went to Frenzy and then had dinner at The Mule. We got done and went for a walk in downtown. We came across the adorable arrow and discovered the post cards. I kept walking, but he stayed back, with a sly grin on his face. I stayed ahead of him for a bit, waiting on him to finish what he was doing. Well, the next couple days, he kept checking the mail frequently. By Tuesday, I had a cute Edmond postcard from him, saying he loved me very much. I love sending mail to people so that made it even more adorable.“ – Molly Fleming

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SCULPTURES Jester is a playful bronze piece by Victor Issa, beckoning passersby to stop and play in front of Native Summit, while Gary Lee Price’s bronze Monet aptly sits in front of Edmond’s Fine Arts Institute. Color Crazy Swirl is Andrew Carson’s kinetic stainless steel piece that dances in the Oklahoma wind off Broadway, south of 1st street. Story Time by Blair Muhlestein sits on the southwest corner of 1st and Broadway, can often be seen with children gathered around.

UNIVERSITY AREA The Golden Broncho bronze statue is unofficially named “Buddy” and located on the UCO Campus at Hamilton Field House. A bronze sculpture by Shan Gray in honor of Edmond’s renowned Olympic gold gymnast, Shannon Miller is adjacent to the Edmond Public Library, S. Jackson St & E. 1st

NORTHEAST Ripple Effect is a kinetic piece by Cole + Rosser located inside the Water Resource Recovery Facility. The facility is new and open for tours by appointment, (405) 216-7697. The Dancing Timber Ridge Family is a playful steel piece located at the entrance of Timber Ridge neighborhood on Ramblewood off Boulevard.

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NORTHWEST Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial for Edmond Victims is a blonde rock and copper structure by Duane Mass located in Mitch Park. Tall Grass is a towering Stainless Steel Piece by Dale Lamphere located at the corner of Kelly and Covell.

SOUTHEAST Buffalo is a kinetic piece by Zonly Looman located along the Spring Creek trail on the north side of Integris Health Edmond. Arc of Peace is a bronze by Lorri Accott near the duck pond and iris garden in Hafer Park.

SOUTHWEST Flying Heron is a blue toned bronze by Darrell Davis near I-35 and 15th. Poppies WWII Veteran Memorial is a bronze piece crafted by Sandy Proctor near the Dental Depot on 15th & Broadway.

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ON AND JUST OFF

Cruise through Edmond on historic Route 66, a famous original road in the U.S. highway system. Here are some can’t-miss experiences and photo opportunities while traveling The Mother Road: Just a short drive east of I-35 on Route 66, a giant pop bottle towers over the service station and restaurant, Pops. Half a mile east in Arcadia sits the historic Round Barn. The Edmond 66 Softball Complex on Post and Route 66 holds a four-field softball complex that hearkens to the early days of leisure. Enjoy five Arcadia Lake parks for camping, swimming, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing and picnics. The University of Central Oklahoma is the oldest public institution of higher education in Oklahoma and third largest university in the state. Old North was the first higher education building in Oklahoma Territory and is an Edmond icon. Touch the Clouds is a breathtaking art piece by David McGary that sits at the entrance of UCO, just west of Garland Godfrey Drive.

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The Statue of Liberty greets Route 66 at Boulevard. The original replica was purchased by the Boy Scouts of America and was recast in 2007 by the LibertyFest Centennial Board. The Edmond Historical Society & Museum is located on Boulevard, just south of Route 66. It is free and open to the public with rotating exhibits, a children’s area, research library and genealogical center. The 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse sits on Route 66 off Boulevard. Built during the land run, it is one of the oldest remaining one-room schoolhouses in Oklahoma Territory.

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The Rodkey House, also known as the 1900’s painted lady, was built in the early 1900’s by Isaac Rodkey, owner of the Rodkey Flour Mill. It serves as a location for programs hosted by the Edmond Historical Society & Museum. The Festival Market Place is a public gathering outdoor pavilion in the heart of Edmond, and home to seasonal farmers markets. Stop by Key To My Heart after purchasing a lock from a shop in downtown to hang on this beautiful art piece to symbolically display everlasting love. Take a selfie at the Route 66 Shield, installed as a Boy Scout Eagle project, nested under the pavilion. Kentucky Daisey is a lifesize art piece combining bronze and marble. Artist Mary Lou Gresham designed the piece to tell the story of reporter Nannita R.H. Daisey. Downtown Edmond, as we now know it, began in 1887 with the construction of a railroad station. Route 66 intersects with downtown and then takes it’s journey south. Downtown is home to coffee shops, grocery stores, retail, a craft beer house and brewery, antiques, restaurants and more. The Mainstreet Edmond mural was painted by Dr. Bob Palmer and his students from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2004. The mural celebrates Edmond’s history as a Route 66 landmark at 302 S. Broadway. The Blue Hippo is a well-known, unique icon of Route 66. The hippo could once be seen moving around town, but has now found its permanent location on Broadway, south of 2nd street.

“Rt. 66 came along in the 1920s, and Edmond grew from a town of settlers into a drive-thru town of roadside restaurants and gas stations. Remnants of those early years are still visible in the heart of Edmond, and although it still has a small-town feel, Edmond is actually a thriving, growing city of 100,000 people.“ – Amy Dee Stephens

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Edmond is one of 66 featured stops in the new Oklahoma Route 66 passport. Contact us for a free pocket-sized passport. Collect stamps at every stop and receive a collectible Route 66 coin from the Tourism Information Center. Visit TravelOK.com for details.

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PLAY

Experience life unplugged. From pristine sports facilities to wide open green spaces, Edmond encourages the importance of play.

PARKS A suburban oasis, Hafer Park is located in the center of Edmond off Bryant, between 2nd and 15th. Complete with multipurpose trails, covered pavilions, an adjacent baseball complex, performance stage, a pond and top-notch playgrounds, the park is perfect for picnics that linger, exercise and playdates. Fink Park is one of Edmond’s oldest parks, split in two by a creek and Fink Park Trail that leads to Hafer Park. North Fink Park has a pavilion and is a great place to park and enjoy the trail. Go down the hill and cross the bridge over the creek to find beautiful red rocks, perfect for free climbing and spotting creek and small forest creatures. Up the hill is where Fink Park South sits. This park features a colorful play structure, swings and pavilion. Fink Park is just east of Rankin and can be accessed off 2nd street or Park Place. Mitch Park is a spacious recreational area off Covell between Santa Fe and Kelly. The park offers endless opportunities for adventure with accessible playgrounds, an amphitheatre, programming and classes in the Multipurpose Activity Center, a volleyball court and disc golf course, the Mathis Skate Park, multi-use trails and plenty of space to explore. Stephenson Park, located off 5th and Littler, is home to the historic Rocket Ship slide, pavilion, playground, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts. Exciting updates and improvements coming soon! Bickham Rudkin Park, off 33rd between Boulevard and Bryant, invites all visitors, four-legged included. Dogs of all shapes, colors, and sizes can be seen at the dog park. Follow the trail and wind your way through a pollinator garden

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and well-populated fishing pond that serves as home to turtles and a variety of wild birds. You’ll soon come upon the Whispering Heights Park, a favorite of locals with playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts. Beyond the park, you’ll find yourself surrounded by beautiful trees, large and small, in the Margaret Annis Boys Centennial Arboretum. This trail connects to Oklahoma Christian University’s Eagle Trail. In the summer, the Barnett Field Splash Pad, located off Kelly and Main, and the Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, adjacent to Hafer Park, are the cool places to be! The Splash Pad is free and open to the public while the Aquatic Center offers reasonable entry fees and specials. Edmond’s parks are exceptional and numerous. Visit EdmondParks.com for a full list and addresses.

BIKE & HIKE The expanse of Edmond can be traversed by foot or on wheels using the trail system. With more than 40 miles of paved and multi-use trails, there are endless opportunities for exercise and exploration. Mitch Park Trail features a 2.8 mile paved outer trail with 1.8 miles of inner trails. The 1.5 miles of primitive trails can be accessed at various trailheads throughout the park. The lush forest offers shade on the Fink-Hafer Trail’s 1 mile path to Hafer Park. The park is split by a creek and red rocks offer climbing opportunities.

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Hafer Trail offers a 1.7 mile ride through the park among towering trees. Hafer Park has a bit of forest, prairie and a pond to explore. Bickham-Rudkin Trail takes a loop around an urban pollinator prairie on it’s 1.25 mile trail which continues along a pond and Whispering Heights Park to connect to Oklahoma Christian’s 2.5 mile Eagle Trail. Arcadia Lake Park holds a 6.5 multi use trail used by mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers. The 2.5 mile Spring Creek Trail features dedicated cycling and pedestrian lanes as well as great views of the lake and lush fauna. The park is also home to a 6 mile equestrian trail with shoreline passes surrounded by mature trees. The Route 66 Trail, a project led by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, is part of the overall plan to complete a trail system around Arcadia. The trail offers two expansive lanes with plenty of room for cycling, walking, running, strolling or dog walking and periodic resting points with benches.

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“Being on a bike is about joy! Whether you are celebrating the opening of a new trail or just out for a fun ride. Biking in Edmond makes cycling a passion.“ – Dr. Vickie Beth Williams

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ARCADIA LAKE Edmond’s Arcadia Lake offers four full seasons of fun. Located just east of I-35 and only 5 miles from Downtown Edmond, Arcadia Lake is a great spot for a quick trip or an extended stay. Guests can enjoy picnics, camping, swimming, boating and water sports, disc golf, hiking, walking and biking. The environment around the lake has remained largely untouched to preserve nature and wildlife. With full RV hookups and primitive camping, Arcadia Lake appeals to a wide range of adventurers. View fee and usage details at ArcadiaLakeOK.com. A highlight on the Oklahoma Fishing Trail, Arcadia Lake’s angling is unmatched. Fishermen can bait and fish for bluegill, crappies, channel and blue catfish, large-mouth and striped bass. Heated and shaded docks are available for all season fishermen. The Spring Creek Trail consists of an eighteen foot wide path with dedicated lanes for cycling and running or walking pedestrians. The 3.1 mile pathway runs west from Spring Creek Park at Arcadia Lake to I-35. The trail can be accessed at the entrance of Spring Creek Park and on the Integris Health Edmond’s campus. Need some gear to enjoy the lake? UCO’s Outdoor Adventure Recreation Center offers a fleet of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, and mountain bikes for rentals and individual or group instruction.

“I recently bought a boat and began using Arcadia lake on a weekly if not daily basis. Our family camped out for 4 straight days over the 4th of July holiday. This is a gem of a lake and I see people driving in from all over to come use it.“

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“It’s incredible that you can be two miles outside of town on a mountain bike and feel like you’re in a different world for a few hours. We love the dirt trails at Arcadia Lake!“ – Josh & Max Moore

Witness bald eagles display their majesty at the annual Eagle Watch, taking place the first weekend in January. Visitors will be charged by car and are encouraged to dress warmly. The lake staff will be on site to make viewing suggestions and will offer demonstrations including an impressive raptor wingspan display.

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INDOOR PLAY Edmond is ultra family-friendly and offers more than just the great outdoors to explore! For families seeking to burn off extra energy, Kidz Funtown, Bouncin Craze, Kid’s Galaxy Indoor Playground, Unpluggits Paint and Play, We Rock The Spectrum, and Breakaway Indoor Playground are great for kids. All ages can be active or creative at these indoor favorites: Blocworks is an indoor rock climbing gym for all ages and abilities. Hit the rocks, then relax on the patio. Channel your inner escape artist at Clue Quest, an escape room experience. Solve clues to work your way through challenging themed rooms. Pick out a new board game or play an old favorite at Edmond Unplugged in Downtown Edmond. Edmond’s first smash room, Rage Cage, is a safe and fun place to relieve stress. Book an appointment to break items small, medium and large.

“We love climbing at Blocworks in Downtown Edmond. I love that it is fun for my elementary age kids and my freshman. We usually follow it up with lunch at Edmond Railyard too!“

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Unleash your creativity at Paint Your Art Out, Oops I Arted and the Edmond Fine Arts Institute. Drop in during open studio time or join a class. The UCO’s Co-op Esports and Gaming Arena features PC battlestations, virtual reality stations and Nintendo Switch consoles. The arena is home to competitive events and offers public hours and pricing. Jump on indoor trampolines, play dodgeball and fly into foam pits at Surge Adventure Park and SkyZone.

YMCA The Mitch Park YMCA in North Edmond and the Rankin YMCA in central Edmond offer day passes for visitors to swim, play basketball and enjoy an exercise class. The Edmond Public Schools Aquatic Center, located inside the Mitch Park YMCA, is equipped to host competitive meets with ample seating, a pool that can be reconfigured for a variety of races with a depth of 7-13 feet, Integrated Colorado Timing System, two scoreboards and one videoboard.

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SPORTS GOLF Edmond has exceptional golf courses just waiting “fore” you! Kickingbird Golf Club is Edmond’s original golf course. Experience excellent pace of play on the well-maintained, public 18-hole championship course. Kickingbird Grill is an Edmond favorite for golfers and nongolfers alike.

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The Golf Club of Edmond accommodates both members and daily fee guests. The club is home to one of the largest youth golf programs in the region and is equipped to take golf tournaments and outings to the next level. The membership-based Oak Tree Country Club offers 36 holes of championship golf and first class amenities including an olympic size pool, exceptional dining and event space, tennis courts and fitness center. Oak Tree National offers a private newly-renovated golf course, a premier teaching facility, hosting traveling professionals and major events like the US Senior Open, Senior PGA Championship and PGA Club Pro Championship. The Kickingbird Pickleball Center features 32 outdoor and 12 indoor courts available first-come, first-served. Nets are provided, but players should bring their own paddles and balls.

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JOIN US AT THE Y!

A DIFFERENT KIND OF GYM We are right here in the Edmond community to serve you through not only our Y locations, but through our outreach programs. Here a few highlights of what the Y is all about. • Your health and safety, that’s why we clean and disinfect throughout the day and take temperatures of all who enter our Ys • Youth Sports - developmental sports free with a Household membership • Community outreach throughout the metro area before, during and after the ongoing COVID-19 crisis • Free Group Exercise Classes, childcare while you workout and a fitness tracker and challenge app • And so much more!

These are just a few things that make us different from other gyms.

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Edmond Center Court is a partnership between the City of Edmond and Edmond Public Schools, featuring 24 outdoor courts, including two center championship courts, and six indoor courts for use by the school district, the community for leagues and classes and visiting tournaments. Edmond 66 Softball Complex consists of four softball fields, a children’s playground and concession stand. The complex is Route 66 themed, offering nostalgia and a casual place for coed and league play. Solid Rock Basketball is a single, all-inclusive and first-class facility that offers basketball training, leagues, tournaments, camps and court rentals. Arctic Edge Ice Arena is an indoor ice rink with public skate sessions, hockey and figure skating lessons. Edmond Round Up Club has preserved western heritage in Edmond for more than 50 years.They host junior rodeos from April to September and the LibertyFest Open rodeo in June.

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Experience Edmond through live music and theater, community events, interactive exhibits and more.

Whether you are visiting for the first time, recently moved here or looking for something new to do, you’ll find a variety of ways to enjoy local events. Attend virtual and in-person events that expose you to outdoor adventures, creativity, new cuisines and fun connections. From museum exhibits, art gallery openings, rodeos, block parties and parades to cycling and running races, there are many opportunities to join in the Edmond excitement! Our online calendar is updated with the latest event news including cost, location and times. Visit VisitEdmondOK.com/EVENTS to plan your next outing.

“The Edmond Downtown Arts Festival is one of my favorite times of the year. It happens in early May and is full of local artists that create some amazing pieces but they are at a reasonable price. The artists take the time to visit with visitors to the festival and you can always count on the food to be incredible. Our office is located in the middle of downtown and it is wonderful to see such a great turn out for the festival each year. Cannot wait for the next one!“ – Ray Hibbard

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STAY

Edmond hotels are easily-accessible and offer luxury and comfort. Choose from 15 places to unwind, all with different amenities.

Broadway Suites La Quinta Inn & Suites 1305 S Broadway | 405-341-6068 by Wyndham 40 rooms, all extended-stay suites 200 Meline Dr | 405-513-5353 69 rooms, all suites Executive Inn 1809 E 2nd St | 405-340-8197 40 rooms

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 301 Meline Dr | 405-341-4818 50 standard rooms and 40 suites, including a Spa King Hampton Inn 300 Meline Dr | 405-844-3037 68 standard rooms and 2 family suites Hilton Garden Inn 2833 Conference Dr 405-285-0900 156 standard rooms and 2 suites Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3840 E 2nd St | 405-844-3700 54 standard rooms and 26 suites Home2 Suites by Hilton 321 Meline Dr | 405-285-8380 89 extended stay suites

OYO Hotel 1300 E Ayers St | 405-202-0176 60 rooms Red Carpet Motel 1205 S Broadway | 405-341-4900 26 rooms Sleep Inn & Suites 3608 S Broadway 405-844-3000 90 standard rooms and 10 suites Stratford House Inn 3020 S Broadway 405-340-5693 38 standard rooms SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western 2700 E 2nd St | 405-216-0300 41 standard rooms and 19 suites Two Hearts Inn 2118 W Edmond Rd info@twoheartsinn.com 6 suites

InTown Suites 2221 S Broadway | 405-216-8247 121 rooms all weekly extended stay

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Relax by the indoor pool or burn a few calories in the 24-hour tness center. Start your day off right with a hot cinnamon roll and a cup of our 100% Arabica bean coffee. Make the smart choice and stay with us!

3840 E. 2nd Street 405-844-3700 .. 1-888-HOLIDAY Right off I-35 and Historic Rt. 66 www.hiexpress.com/esedmondok

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TINGS Plan your next meeting or event in Edmond! Featuring unique meeting spaces for 10 to 1,000, free parking, championship golf, nightlife, and restaurants for every taste, attendees can experience a community with the comfort of a small town and the amenities of a big city.

TOP 5 REASONS TO MEET IN EDMOND: 1. Easily accessible. Located at the crossroads of I-35 and historic Route 66 in the heart of Oklahoma and only 30 minutes away from two airports. 2. Free parking. You won’t find a parking meter at any of our hotels, restaurants or attractions, making it easy for your group to meet and enjoy their time in Edmond. 3. A wide variety of group activities. Make a day and night of it at our multiplex theatre leisure center with bowling, arcade games and full bar, or catch an intimate live music performance at a jazz venue. Experience Arcadia Lake with a hike or some time on the water by kayak, canoe or stand up paddling – perfect for team building! 4. It’s easy for your attendees to relax. Find a brewery, craft beer house or local coffee shop to unwind. Enjoy the nice weather at one of our beautiful parks. Treat yourself to a selfguided public art tour. 5. We’ve got you covered. Large or small, we will show you many options and we are sure we have the right space to fit your needs. Visit Edmond will assist you with planning by connecting you with local service partners, creating experiences for your attendees, and providing local information to Dine, Shop, See, Play and Stay. If you’re seeking sponsorships, apply to the Visit Edmond Grant Program.

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Our full-service venue has spaces ranging from 900 to 9000 sq. ft., the perfect place for any event big or small.

BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT TODAY! events@uco.edu 405-974-2244 events.uco.edu

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Visit Edmond is here to help you succeed. Whether you are planning a conference, event, wedding, family reunion, office or board retreat, training or need a place to hold your fundraiser, consider Edmond.

“The Edmond Conference Center was a great location for our annual Oklahoma Museum Conference. The Visit Edmond and the Edmond Conference Center staff were so professional and pleasant to work with on our conference. Our conference attendees enjoyed the convenient location and ease of navigating the conference space“ – Brenda Granger Executive Director Oklahoma Museums Association

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TRANSPORT

Questions? Just ask! VisitorInfo@VisitEdmondOK.com 405-341-4344 2901 Conference Dr, Edmond, OK 73034


TATION Edmond is located at the crossroads of I-35 and historic Route 66 in the heart of Oklahoma.

GETTING TO EDMOND Located on the north side of Oklahoma City, Edmond is a quick 30-minute drive from Will Rogers World Airport. We’re also within 15 miles of the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport.

GETTING AROUND EDMOND Dedicated bike lanes and trail systems provide a route and safe passage for those who ride or walk. CityLink provides free transportation throughout Edmond Monday-Friday, with select routes running on Saturdays. All buses are wheelchair and bicycle friendly. The Citylink Transfer Center is located in downtown Edmond at the Festival Market Place, one block west of Broadway on First Street. Live bus tracking service covers all local routes as well as the 100x Expresslink that travels to Downtown Oklahoma City. Download the Citylink app by searching “Citylink Edmond.” Call 405-509-6370 with questions. Lime Scooters offer a fun and unique way to explore Edmond. Download the Lime app for more information. Find more information about trails, bike routes, CityLink and scooters visit: VisitEdmond.info/CityTransportation Accessible transportation via MedRide is available 24-hours a day to visitors who qualify. Call 405-685-8267 for more information.

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ADVERTISER INDEX Armstrong Auditorium............................... INSIDE COVER Around the Corner Restaurant..................................... 13 Baskets Full of Joy........................................................ 16 City of Edmond............................................................34 Downtown Edmond..................................................... 24 Edmond Life and Leisure............................................. 26 Edmond Historic Preservation Trust............................. 37 Edmond Historical Society and Museum......................29 Edmond Parks and Recreation.....................................36 Edmond Railyard...........................................................8 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott................................. 49 Francis Tuttle Technology Center.................................. 18 Frontier City/Six Flags.................................................. 19 The Golf Club of Edmond............................................ 42 Hampton Inn by Hilton................................................ 53 Hilton Garden Inn & Edmond Conference Center..........48 Holiday Inn Express & Suites........................................ 52 Inspirations Tea Room & Eatery.................. INSIDE COVER Integris Health Edmond............................................... 14 LaQuinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Edmond............... 53 Lazy E Arena................................................................ 45 Mitch Park YMCA.........................................................44 Othello’s Italian Restaurant.......................................... 13 Rankin YMCA...............................................................44 Sleep Inn & Suites by Choice Hotels............................. 52 Stratford House Inn.....................................................50 Two Hearts Inn.......................................... INSIDE COVER UCO Co-Op Esports and Gaming................................. 41 UCO Conferences & Events...........................................56 Venue 102...................................................................56 60


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34. Broadway Suites * 1305 S Broadway | 405-341-6068 35. Executive Inn * 1809 E 2nd St | 405-340-8197 36. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott 301 Meline Dr | 405-341-4818 37. Hampton Inn 300 Meline Dr | 405-844-3037 38. Hilton Garden Inn 2833 Conference Dr | 405-285-0900 39. Holiday Inn Express & Suites 3840 E 2nd St | 405-844-3700 40. Home2 Suites by Hilton * 321 Meline Dr | 405-285-8380 41. InTown Suites 2221 S Broadway | 405-216-8247 42. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham * 200 Meline Dr | 405-513-5353 43. OYO Hotel 1300 Ayers St | 405-202-0176 44. Red Carpet Motel * 1205 S Broadway | 405-341-4900 45. Sleep Inn & Suites * 3608 S Broadway | 405-844-3000 46. Stratford House Inn 3020 S Broadway | 405-340-5693 47. SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western * 2700 E 2nd St | 405-216-0300 48. Two Hearts Inn 2118 W Edmond Rd info@twoheartsinn.com

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49. Broadway & 2nd St Downtown Edmond 50. Broadway between 2nd and 33rd 51. Broadway & 33rd Shoppes on Broadway, Broadway Square 52. Boulevard & 33rd Edmond Crossing 53. Bryant & Danforth Kickingbird Square 54. Bryant & 2nd Bryant Square, Shoppes at Edmond University 55. Bryant & 15th Spring Creek Plaza, Spring Creek Village 56. Bryant & 33rd Cheyenne Crossing 57. Santa Fe & Danforth Pebble Creek, Danforth Plaza 58. Danforth & Kelly North Oaks Shopping Center, Danforth Square 59. Covell & Kelly Market Square 60. 2nd & Kelly Kelly Plaza, Kelly Center

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Silverleaf Shotgun Sports 8513 S Douglas Blvd | 405-282-2787 Mitch Park, YMCA, Aquatic Center, & Mathis Skate Park 1501 W Covell | 405-330-4016 Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Conscious Community Co-op Oak Tree Country Club (Private Course) 700 W Country Club Dr | 405-340-1010 Oak Tree National (Private Course) 1515 Oak Tree Dr | 405-348-3120 Oklahoma Christian University 2501 E Memorial Rd | 405-425-5000 Pelican Bay Aquatic Center 1034 S Bryant | 405-216-7633 Rodkey House Event & Education Annex 410 S Littler | 405-340-0078 Service Blake Soccer Complex & Edmond Soccer Club 1502 W Danforth | 405-409-2324 Showbiz Cinemas: Bowling, Movies & More 3001 Market St | 405-562-6516

30. Stephenson Park 5th & Boulevard | 405-359-4630 31. UCO Jazz Lab 100 E 5th St | 405-974-2100 32. UCO Outdoor Adventure Recreation Edmond Park at 2nd & Midwest Blvd 405-974-2200 33. University of Central Oklahoma 100 N University Dr | 405-974-2000

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1. 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse 124 E 2nd | 405-715-1889 2. AMF Boulevard Lanes 3501 S Boulevard | 405-348-3210 3. Arcadia Lake 9000 E 2nd St | 405-216-7470 4. Arctic Edge Ice Arena 14613 N Kelly Ave | 405-748-5454 5. Armstrong Auditorium 14400 S Bryant Rd | 405-285-1010 6. Barnett Field Splash Pad Kelly Ave North of Edmond Rd at Barnett Field | 405-359-4630 7. Bickham Rudkin Park and Community Dog Park 33rd St East of Boulevard | 405-359-4630 8. Edmond 66 Softball Complex, Pops, Arcadia Round Barn 9. Edmond Conference Center 2833 Conference Dr | 405-285-0900 10. Edmond Fine Arts Institute 27 E Edwards | 405-340-4481 11. Edmond Historical Society & Museum 431 S Boulevard | 405-340-0078 12. Edmond Railyard 23 W 1st St | 405-285-2100 13. Edmond Round Up Club 300 N Kelly Ave | 405-264-3685 14. Edmond Center Court 601 W 15th St | 405-348-3120 15. Festival Market Place 30 W 1st St | 405-359-4630 16. Golf Club of Edmond 4001 Fairfax Dr | 405-359-8333 17. Hafer Park / A.C. Caplinger Fields 1034 S Bryant Ave | 405-359-4630 18. Kickingbird Golf Club 1600 E Danforth | 405-341-5350 19. Kickingbird Pickleball Center 1500 E Danforth | 405-359-4630 20. Lazy E Arena 9600 Lazy E Dr | 405-282-7433

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