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Remember when... Allow me to date myself for a moment. I’m thinking back to family vacations… way back. Sometime after dinosaurs roamed the earth and before the technology takeover. Back to a day when the family piled in the station wagon, suitcases strapped to the top, kids (and probably a dog) in the rear of “the wagon”, free and untethered by seatbelts. Windows rolled down. Dog hair blowing everywhere. Mom reading the map and co-piloting. Dad not paying attention. Road-side picnics from the ice chest. Ahh…and that station wagon. Remember it? It was huge by today’s car standards, like a tank rolling down the highway. Wood grain side panels and wing windows. I remember our first carriage with electric windows. Oh my, we kids thought it was a new toy. My dad threatened to put duct tape over the button if we did not STOP! Or leave us on the side of the road. The road. Oh yes, back to the road. In the Arbuckles, the “mother road” is Hwy. 77 and we like to say “a little bit of heaven on 77”. And that is what we think we have here – a little bit of heaven. No matter which highway you take – 77, 7, 177, 70 – you will see what we mean. Depart from I-35, the super road, and take the back road. Past rolling hills and geological wonders, quaint downtowns, mom and pop shops, and lots of water to play in. The old station wagons have been replaced by the SUV. Instead of everyone counting car tags from great distances, now every passenger is occupied with an electronic device, oblivious to their fellow travelers. Maybe it is time to commandeer the tech toys and lock them in the glove box. Crack open a Fun Times Magazine and plan the adventures ahead. With maps, reference pages and informative stories, this will be your guide to all things Arbuckle. This issue will give you a glimpse backward and help you plan forward. Take the time to make memories with the family now… a little something for the kids to laugh about later!
LaQuita Dayton – Publisher • Each Sleeps 4 • Fully Equipped Kitchen • Linens • Satellite TV • Some w/Fireplaces • Grills • Private Pond • Wi-Fi • Daily - Weekly - Monthly Rental
Near Arbuckle Lake (Buckhorn Area)
& Chickasaw National Park Cozy, Secluded LOG CABINS with Themed Decor and One CHAPEL COTTAGE
Cedar Creek Cabins
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Table of Contents Advertiser Index .......................................................61 Calendar of Events .................................................. 38 Contact Information ................................................. 38 Fun Times Publishing Info ..........................................61 RV Camping ........................................................... 34 Shopping Guide ....................................28-29, 52-53 Things to See & Do ........................................... 20-22 Welcome ................................................................. 4 What’s for Dinner? ............................................ 36-37 Where to Stay? ................................................ 30-31 Where to Meet? ..................................................... 47 Maps Ardmore ........................................................... 58 Chickasaw Nat’l Recreation Area/Arbuckle Lake...... 26 Davis/Sulphur ..............................................16-17 Dougherty........................................................ 44 I-35/Exits ......................................................... 15 Lake Murray State Park....................................... 56
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See our unique collection of cycles & automobiles • 1940 BSA Military Bike • 1960 Panhead • HD Hummer Collection • Vintage cars, trucks, bikes & more Hours vary seasonally - call ahead for info • No Admission Fee Group Tours • Handicap Access • Gift & Antique Shop
Caveman Motorcycle Museum
1775 S. Hwy 77 • South of Davis, OK • 580-369-2764 • 580-369-8406 or 8704
• soar along 6 amazing ziplines and traverse 1 sky bridge! • Over 1 mile total distance • Reservations required • Book online or call • Lodging available On-Site CALL FOR INFORMATION & RESERVATIONS
580-369-5010 • airdonkeyzipline.com
EXIT 55 OFF I-35 • DAVIS, OK • 1 MILE WEST TO DOLESE RD - THEN 2 MILES SOUTH
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Sole’renity Spa Lodge Sleeps Up To 20 & includes: Hot Tub • Pool Table • Fireplace • 60" TV Full Kitchens • Linens • Rustic Family Atmosphere Open-air Pavilion • Volleyball Net • Basketball Goal WiFi Available Less than 10 minutes to all area attractions
580-235-7830 www.arbucklefamilylodges.com email@example.com
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Featured in Better Homes & Garden Congratulations to Sole’renity Spa and Little Soles Children’s Spa on their feature in the Better Homes and Garden Magazine. The Spas were listed in the October 2015 article titled “Ten Best Family Spas”. The magazine wrote Parents get pampered at Sole’renity, and kids can follow suit at the Little Soles Kids’ Spa. On the roster: manis, flavored soaks, chair massage, and a chocolate frosting facial – complete with kiddo-size robes and slippers. The Spas were the only such facility in Oklahoma to be given the BH&G top honors. Family time spent “spa-ing” is a great way to slow down together and share a restful respite. With so much to do in the Arbuckle Area, a trip to Sole’renity and Little Soles provides a restorative pause in the busyness. Call to reserve an appointment – 580-622-8128. Also, visit the website for info at www.solerenity.com. Hats off to Rhonda Mordecai and her staff for the exquisite services offered and the care they provide.
Cedar Ridge Real Estate • Residential • Lake Property • Vacation • Farm & Ranch • Commercial Homes Georgia Roberson Broker/Owner - 580-993-0062 Darrell Roberson Sales Associate - 580-993-0403 1309 W. Broadway • Sulphur After 5pm & Weekends? No Problem! View properties on the web: CedarRidgeRealEstate.com
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2116 W. Broadway Sulphur, Oklahoma
ARBUCKLE TRAIL RIDES, LLC
(580) 622-6500 1-800-800-8000
www.super8.com • RV/Truck Parking • Newly Renovated • Iron & Ironing Board • Senior Discount • HD Satellite TV w/140 Channels • Non-Smoking Rooms • Suite Room
• Free High-Speed Internet • Free Super Start Plus Breakfast • Guest Laundry / Business Center • King / 2 Queen Size Beds
RIDING YEAR ‘ROUND in the ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN area NOW RIDING IN NATIONAL PARK
• Pets Allowed (with Fee)
• Scenic Guided Trail Rides
• Group rates
• Walking Distance to Restaurants
• Well trained gentle horses
• Active Military discounts
• Micro/Fridge/Hair Dryer/Alarm Clock
• Lessons and schooling rides
• Safe trail horses for sale at all times
• Scenic photo opportunities
• 15 years of SAFE trail rides
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.arbuckletrailrides.com • www.wolferanch.com
Fall in Love With Turner Falls Turner Falls Park, the oldest park in Oklahoma, has received national publicity and has served as a classroom for the naturalist. Many springs from the world famous Arbuckle Mountains form Honey Creek, which cascades down a seventy-seven (77) foot fall to a natural swimming pool, making the majestic Turner Falls the largest waterfall in Oklahoma. The park is accented with beautiful picnic areas, natural trails, caves, geological wonders and two natural swimming pools unique in nature. The Turner Falls area has been described as one of the three geological windows into our past. The Grand Canyon and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the other two areas that hold this unique distinction. As early as 1868, Turner Falls was known as a popular recreational area. The City of Davis operates the park and you are welcome to enjoy the 720 acres of fun in the “Heart of the Arbuckle Mountain.”
When you visit the Turner Falls area, you are exploring the natural wonder of Oklahoma. Some describe it as a diamond in the rough, while others describe it as the “Gem of the Arbuckles.” Back by popular demand is Turner Falls Trout Fishing. Honey Creek is stocked between mid-November and mid-March with trout. The weather is cooler and the fishing is fine! Find out from the park office about rules and limits. Camping is available for those who wish to experience a closeness to one of God’s greatest gifts to nature. Plans are never ending at Turner Falls, with the planning board working to develop even more attractions. Visit Turner Falls Park and experience the hospitality of Arbuckle Mountain Area. The whole family will appreciate the clean and safe outdoor fun the park has to offer. For more information call (580) 369-2988, or write: Turner Falls Park, Davis, Oklahoma 73030, or visit the website: www.turnerfallspark.com.
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Spa at the Artesian Hotel began its journey with you in Mind, Body, Spirit, and Soul to bring restoration and healing through holistic methods while stimulating your senses and soothing your soles. Sole’renity Spa Sanctuary at the Artesian ~ Your destination for a new nation of relaxation. 1001 W. 1st, Sulphur, OK 73086 Phone: (580) 622-8128 Email: email@example.com Website: www.solerenityspa.com
Mind ~~ Body ~~Soul
For inquiries and appointments please call Sole’renity Spa at the Artesian.
1001 West First St. Sulphur, OK 73086 Reservations & Info 580.622.8128 Spa ’s n re firstname.lastname@example.org d il h C s Little Sole nd wellness combine littlesolesspa.com a es s. le so is where smil le tt li ur precious ildren to pamper yo introduces ch n ig es d t p ce ess in Little Soles The con lth and welln ea h will experi f o ts eﬁ ly d ence ﬂ avo n ie fr l, to the ben u rf soaks, scru shion. A colo mptious scru red e m so r fo bs, sweet cr l an exciting fa eamy lotio iva ns, frosting waits their arr a e f o er h y fu fa rt sp n a cial mask, o ti Sp a tm ras, glitter a r the tattoos, and in a group fo r o na y e et il m ri co ti a delicio v e lo n a rs . All of this alo ffers and more ca us done on th . Little Soles o es v li et le fe tt n be d li n e r a ir own, with thei nds Mommy and Daddy, or treat their ha to es ic w it rv h se a of group of fr ing their iends for a fantastic while pamper Sparty! t! ee sw so s le so little Little Soles will their little so return with les pampe red so sweet!
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Eats Eats & & Sweets Sweets
A Chocolate Lover's Paradise! Located inside the new Artesian Hotel in Sulphur, Bedré Café is an all-in-one coffee bar, candy store, sandwich shop and confectionary. The café offers gourmet coffees made with Bedré coffee in addition to other specialty drinks such as Bedré Soda, fresh fruit smooth-
ies, soft drinks and teas. Guests to the hotel and travelers can stop by Bedré to enjoy a selection of madeto-order deli sandwiches and freshly baked goods like cookies, muffins, danishes and layered cakes. The menu also features hand-dipped ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes and signature shakes. After enjoying a delicious treat in the café, customers can peruse the retail portion of Bedré, shopping for specialty gift items as well as Bedré Fine Chocolate bars, crisps, twists, melt-aways and more. When out and about on your next chocolate adventure, step into the Bedré Café to indulge in the finest flavors your taste buds have ever experienced! Open SunThur 1a-8p, Fri-Sat 7a-9p. Located at 14 West Muskogee, downtown Sulphur. (southwest corner, of Artesian Hotel property). Call 580-622-8020 for information.
• Over 30 varietals of private label wine • Family-friendly and open to all ages • Available for events and receptions • Book “Cork & Canvas” painting classes • Open for Lunch & Dinner Visit www.rustynailwinery.com for events & hours Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at www.rustynailwinery.com
i st Winery, Tasting Room, B e u q & i Gift Shop out
In Historic Downtown Sulphur • 218 W. Muskogee Ave. Two Blocks West of Artesian Hotel • 580.622.VINO (8466)
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y a w a t e G c i t n a m o AR • Luxury Lodging • In-room Jacuzzi Hot Tubs • Award Winning Day Spa (open to public) • In-house 5 Star Dining serving prime beef • New Cottages • Pool For reservations and spa information
350 Lawton Ave. • Sulphur, OK • 2 Blocks from National Park
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FIND UNIQUE GIFTS & ART SUPPIES AT
100 W. MUSKOGEE STREET SULPHUR, OKLAHOMA
BILL ANOATUBBY GOVERNOR
CONTACT ARTESIAN GALLERY & STUDIOS FOR INFORMATION AT (580) 622-8042.
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NATIONAL PARKS CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL
The National Park Service will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2016. The Centennial will celebrate the achievements of the past 100 years, but it is really about the future. It’s about kicking off a second century of stewardship for America’s national parks. Most importantly, it’s about inviting you to join in. In celebration of the Centennial, the NPS unveiled the Centennial Logo as well as the Find Your Park campaign. The movement hopes to inspire all people to connect with, enjoy, and support America’s national parks. Celebrate our parks by joining the movement at FindYourPark.com and by using #FindYourPark on social media.
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Chickasaw National Recreation Area kicked off its celebration and recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial with a Historic Candlelight Tour presented in December 2015. Over 700 visitors attended the candlelight tour and learned about park history and the role of the National Park Service in protecting and managing the park since 1916. Several park related Centennial celebrations will take place at Chickasaw over the next year. Centennial events for 2016 that are being considered include: dedication of the new bridge across Rock Creek, connecting the Chickasaw Cultural Center and the park; Historic Candlelight Tour; a lecture series at the Travertine Nature Center and more. For information about Chickasaw National Recreation Area and Centennial events: visit www.nps.gov/chic, search the Facebook page or call the Travertine Nature Center at (580) 622-7234.
2514 W. Broadway St. Sulphur, OK
Open: Mon-Thu 11 to 9 Fri & Sat 11 to 10 Sun 11 to 3
Cedar Cabin Enjoy modern amenities in our beautiful, centrally located cabin. Cedar Cabin offers a restful place to relax during your stay in the Arbuckle Lake Area.
Owner is Oklahoma Licensed Real Estate Broker
Located Between Sulphur & Davis
• 2 Bedroom/Sleeps 4 • Fully Equipped Kitchen • Satellite TV • Internet Access • Non-Smoking • Vacation Rental www.seeourcabin.com 580-993-0403 email@example.com
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Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant Visit Their New Location
A long-established restaurant is celebrating progress with a beautiful new home. Family-owned Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors alike and is now serving their customers in a more convenient site. Better access and abundant parking are 2 of the bonuses for their clientele when they visit the open, spacious eatery. The Robledo family came to Sulphur in 2001 and has enjoyed raising their children in a small town. Speaking of the children, most of them work in the restaurant, learning a strong work ethic and how to serve their patrons. They exemplify the great service that is the goal of Abuelita’s. The family’s strong tie to the community is another aspect of business the children have gained. The new location has a meeting room that is offered for parties, meetings and reunions. The space will seat approximately 40 guests and, as long as the group is coming for a meal, there is no charge for use. It is a great space to gather your gang. And the food? The Robledos are serving up the same delicious dishes as before. They offer all of the traditional favorites, seasoned perfectly, plus some surprises. Stop in for a meal at the new location, 2514 W. Broadway (west edge of Sulphur) or call 580-622-2285 for take-out.
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Artesian Arts Festival Set A Celebration of Native Art More than 5,000 art lovers are expected to stream into Sulphur Saturday, May 28 for the third annual Artesian Arts Festival. The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the Memorial Day weekend arts festival at the Artesian Plaza. A community celebration of Native American artists and all forms of art are the main focus of the festival. The event features diverse art media and a variety of visual art such as paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, metalworking, bead work, textiles and pottery. Organizers are accepting 90 Native artists for the 2016 Artesian Arts Festival. Open to artists from all federally recognized tribes, artists will compete in a juried competition in as many as 21 categories. Cash awards will be presented for first, second and third place in each category, as well as “Best of Show.” Dozens of booths lining Muskogee Street in Sulphur will display works of the artists. The day-long festival will also highlight a variety of musical entertainment, tribal dance demonstrations and regalia, food trucks and food booths, a special area for children’s activities and a senior citizens’ arts and crafts booth. Open to the public at no charge, the Artesian Arts Festival welcomed more than 4,500 to last year’s festival. For more information about the Artesian Arts Festival, contact the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5520, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Artesian Plaza is located adjacent to the Artesian Hotel and Spa, 1001 W. First Street.
Enjoy a relaxed dinner with friends or a romantic meal for two in this historic 1924 estate. • Full Wine & Beer List • Banquet/Event Space Available • Open for Dinner Wed-Sat 5pm • Sunday Lunch 11am-1pm
Reservations for parties of 5+ recommended Walk-ins welcome 580-622-4005
329 W. Muskogee – Historic Downtown Sulphur
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Historic rock & log cabins nestled in a wooded valley in the Arbuckle Mountains • Sleeps up to 4 • Kitchenettes • Decks • Firepits/Grills
• Satellite TV • Smoke-Free • Newly Renovated
Important Exit Numbers Along Interstate 35
Stratford Pauls Valley
EXIT #70 EXIT #66
#72 Pauls Valley, Stratford, Ada
#70 Pauls Valley #66 Wynnewood
EXIT #64 EXIT #55
#55 Davis, Sulphur
#51 Davis, Sulphur, Turner Falls,
EXIT #47 EXIT #33 EXIT #31 EXIT #29 EXIT #24
Arbuckle Wilderness Gene Autry
#47 Turner Falls Overlook #40 Gene Autry #33 Ardmore #31 Ardmore #29 Lake Murray #24 Lake Murray
Circa 1920’s Bathhouse
Sulphur Springs Inn Family Lodging
Nestled at the edge of the sacred Chickasaw National Park Old-time resort setting with European charm and hospitality Free park access to biking, boating, fishing, hiking and swimming.
1102 W. Lindsay ~ Sulphur, OK 73086 (580) 622-5930 • sulphurspringsinn.com
Sanctuary for the Gentle Soul www.VisitTheArbuckles.com
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Brazilian Waxing… Whaaattt? Cover your eyes kids!
in a Vacation Magazine?
Relax, not to worry. This is a family-friendly magazine. And Heather Hayes of Wax Me Happy is committed to educating women about smart choices in waxing services. She just uses a variety of media avenues to teach. A visit with Heather is definitely educational. Her blog, at www.waxmehappy.com , handles the almost taboo subject in a light-hearted (ok, funny) manner while enlightening the reader, answering those “unaskable” questions. Her desire to inform women about the service and how to shop for a waxer is demonstrated through the posting of “6 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before Getting My Last Brazilian Wax”. Whether you are looking for waxing services, are just curious, or are almost horrified at the idea – read her blog! Totally entertaining… and highly educational. Ms. Hayes, an area resident for a decade, and her husband have a cattle ranch and love the quiet, rural life they have built. In visiting with her, I find that she is very passionate about running a professional waxing studio, is an Oklahoma State Board Licensed Esthetician and a member of the Association of Skin Care Professionals. She relays that her clients range in age from 15 (swimmers, cheerleaders, etc. with mom’s consent) to 80. Many of her regular customers drive from a 60 mile range to see her. It seems the services of a professionally-trained waxer are much preferred over the minimally trained waxer in the back room at the beauty shop. For further information, visit the website and blog to learn more at www.waxmehappy.com.
Deer Creek Lodge & Cabins Located 1 mile from Turner Falls Park South of Davis, Oklahoma at Exit 51 off I-35 7 LODGES Sleep up to 40 Fishing Fireplaces Hiking Commercial Kitchens Canoes Most on water For Small & Large Groups CABINS Sleep Up To 6 Some with: Microwave/Fridge Kitchenettes Linens Furnished Wireless Internet Satellite TV Guest Laundry RV SITES Bath House Grills/Picnic Tables
For Reservations & Information
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Get the Party Started When life deals you lemons, you’ve got to turn it around. Sherrie Watkins and her family turned their “lemon” experience in to a party… or at least the opportunity to assist others with parties and events. As the owner of Party Barn Rentals, Sherrie finds joy in assisting people with fun events and life-changing moments. The family came to Oklahoma from California after seeing a downturn in the housing market and the loss of a business. They were involved in the horse industry and in rodeo activities, so the move to Oklahoma seemed natural. Rural living and small town friendliness of the Arbuckle Area was a healing choice and brought new opportunities. Sherrie stepped out on faith and relocated the party equipment and supplies business to serve southcentral Oklahoma and she has been welcomed with open arms. Party Barn Rentals offers almost anything needed for a special event, meeting, wedding, family reunion…whatever get-together you are getting together for. This is a family business and their combined creativity and a desire to serve and treat each customer special produces a win-win for their patrons. Need themed decorations for your party? They’ve got that! Dance floor and sound system? They’ve got that! Stage? Bar? Arches & candelabras? Pop up tents? Linens? Tables & chairs? They’ve got all of that…and more! Make your event less stressful by calling on the services of Party Barn Rentals. Contact Sherrie at 580-910-8011 or visit the webpage at www.PartyBarnRentals.ca. If she is not out setting up, you may find her at 2508 W. Broadway, on the west edge of Sulphur, across from McDonalds.
Enjoy the peace & quiet of the country & still be close to conveniences.
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• 13 Sites • Water - Sewer - Electric (110-30-50 amp) • Wireless Internet • Picnic Tables/Grills • Across from Chickasaw Nat’l Rec. Area • 1 Mile to Boat Ramp
Call For Rates & Available Spaces
580-622-6555 • RowdysRVRanch.com
ARBUCKLE MOUNTAIN MOTEL 1 1/2 miles to Turner Falls & Arbuckle Wilderness
Scenic View of Arbuckle Mountains • Pool • Quality Bedding • Hot Tub • Some Jacuzzi Tubs & Kitchenettes • Free Wireless Internet • Free Coffee • Full RV Hookups • Cable • In-room fridge & microwave • Pet-friendly
3 miles south of Davis on Hwy. 77, or 1/2-mile north of Exit 51 off I-35
OPEN 7 to 7 – 7 DAYS
Fruits • Creams • Pecan • Sugar Free • Savory
580-369-7830 I-35, Exit 51 @ Highway 77
Davis, Oklahoma Call on your way; we have hot pies all day! Business Opportunities Available
Dining for large & small groups
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Things to see and do! 3rd Avenue Flea Market – Pickers, thrifters, antiquers, junknistas… whatever title you proudly wear, you will find your happy place at this flea market. Retro, vintage, re-purposed, antique & pure-de-junk can be found here. Fun family atmosphere, vendors ready to deal, huge variety of treasures. Indoor & outdoor booths. No admission charge. Every Saturday except holidays, 8a-4p,100 3rd Ave NE, Downtown Ardmore. (East end of Main St, then 3 blocks north on Caddo St.) 580-465-5355 • facebook.com/3rdstreetmarketArdmore Air Donkey Zipline Adventures – Fly through the air with the greatest of breeze! Enjoy a flight thru the unique geology of the Arbuckle Mtns. Some runs are several stories high with awesome views. Approx. 2 hour course includes over 1 mile of zipline, hiking, some stair climbing, a sky bridge and a glide over the trees. Pleasantly discover your inner strengths. Must be moderately fit. Safety is a priority, certified guides, orientation on “bunny zip”. Great group or family activity. Call ahead for reservations. West of Davis, I-35 exit 55, then 1 mile west to Dolese Rd & 2 miles south, into heart of Arbuckles. (580)369-5010 • www.airdonkeyzipline.com Arbuckle Trail Rides – Guided trail rides on horseback over large area ranches. Beautiful scenery and wildlife spotting. Experienced guides and well-trained horses for beginners or advanced riders. Riding lessons available. Reservations required. Sulphur. 580-622-6326 or 580-993-0097 www.arbuckletrailrides.com • www.wolferanch.com ARTesian Art Gallery – Beautiful space for creating, appreciating and sharing fine art. Facility is 7,400 square-foot & features art gallery, classroom space, reception and retail space. Designed to assist & promote Chickasaw and other artists. Retail shop carries all types of art supplies, traditional and contemporary jewelry, books, music and more created by Chickasaw and Native artists. Art classes for all levels, include “make and take” classes & specific classes for visitors to the area. Mon - Fri 8a - 7p, Saturday 10a - 7p, 100 West Muskogee St, Downtown Sulphur. 580-622-8040 www.chickasawcountry.com Ranger guided programs at Chickasaw National Recreation Area
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Artist of the Arbuckles – Jean Carr Gallery houses local artists’ displays of various mediums; periodic art shows featuring crafts, student art, photography & annual adult art show. Shop the artistic expressions market. Gallery located at 330 W. Muskogee, Historic downtown Sulphur. Call for Gallery hours. Gallery: 580-622-5744 • If no answer call 580-622-3214 Caveman Motorcycle Museum – Unique collection of cycles & automobiles - some rare, “a little bit of motorcycle heaven on 77” is their claim. A few items on display: 1940 BSA Military Bike, 1960 Panhead, HD Hummer collection, Aermacchi, Norton, Cushman Scooters and so much more. Vintage automobiles & bikes. Gift & antique shop. Handicap accessible, familyfriendly, group/school tours. Hours vary seasonally - call ahead. No admission, but donations help keep history alive. South of Davis, 1775 S. Hwy 77 580-369-2764 or 369-8406 or 369-8704 - Find them on Facebook Chickasaw Cultural Center – World class destination for history and culture of Chickasaw people. 109 acre campus. Exhibit Center with interactive exhibits, HD orientation movie & multimedia historical re-creations. Also on campus, theatre with 40' X 60' screen, HD capabilities and surround sound as well as café, gift shops, amphitheater and traditional village where you will step in to Chickasaw life with demonstrations, dancing, games & traditional housing. Beautiful grounds to stroll. Located on west edge of Sulphur, ½ mile south on Cooper Mem. Road. Open Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 12p-5p. No charge for visiting village, Admission for Exhibit Center: Adults $6.00, Children $3.00, add’l charge for movies. 580-622-7130 • www.chickasawculturalcenter.com Chickasaw National Recreation Area – Oklahoma’s first national park, mineral & fresh water springs, nature center museum, swimming, picnicking, hiking, fishing, camping, boating, hunting, ranger-guided programs, equestrian & mountain bike trail, hundreds of acres of ecologically diverse land. Lake of the Arbuckles, southwest of Sulphur, no admission (boating & camping fees) Platt District, south edge of Sulphur. 580-622-7234 • www.nps.gov/chic Cross Bar Ranch – Oklahoma’s largest ATV/OHV park, 2,800 acres & over 50 miles of rugged terrain in Arbuckle Mountains. Safety rules apply, helmets and boots required. Adults $10.00 per day. ATV rental available. Primitive camping sites as well as RV sites (add’l. fee) w/ 30 & 50 amp electric, water, dump station. I-35, exit 55, 1 mile west to Dolese Rd., then 3 miles south. 580-369-0983 or 369-2917 • www.crossbarranch.com Davis Museum – Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society, housed in early day Santa Fe Depot, listed on Nat’l Register of Historic Places. History of Davis in pictures & artifacts; features schools, churches, medicine/dentistry, military, fire/police department, railroad memorabilia, Native American culture, geological formations. Fort Arbuckle model, talking Buffalo Soldier, old Print Shop exhibit. Visit Territorial Room to see typical frontier home. Also a museum library w/ general & family history books. Sun - 1-4p; Mon, Fri, Sat - 10a-4p. 12 E. Main, downtown Davis. 580-369-2518
Family Aquatic Center – Outdoor waterpark in Pauls Valley. Toddler’s catfish slide, water playground, sprays, huge tipping bucket. For teens & adults, body slides, bowl slide, lazy river, 3 lane lap pool w/ diving board. Relax pool side w/ umbrellas, lounge chairs, picnic area & snack bar. Hwy 77, north side of Pauls Valley in Wacker Park. 405-238-1308 • www.dwrrcpv.com Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum – Facility in former Gene Autry, OK school, houses the world’s largest collection of Vintage Cowboys in Entertainment Memorabilia from the 1920s to present day with emphasis on Gene Autry and the “singing cowboys”. Visitors learn about the cowboy way of life, the town of Gene Autry (previously Berwyn),enjoy past memories while creating new ones. Great for all ages. Enjoy free family movie night on 3rd Sat of each month. Admission is by donation. (currently supported solely by donations) Groups welcome - please call in advance. Open Thur - Sat 10a-5p, Sun noon- 5p, (call for Mon-Wed tours, 580-7685559). 47 Prairie St. 580-294-3335 • www.geneautryokmuseum.org Greater Southwest Historical Museum – South Central Oklahoma’s History from mid-1800’s to present. Housed in former National Guard Armory built in 1936. Spans time from early Native American culture to the farmers, ranchers and townspeople. Exhibits include horse-drawn carriage, one room schoolhouse, log cabin general store and much more. History comes alive. Two more museums here: The Military Memorial Museum and Carter County Genealogical Society Library. Open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No admission - donations greatly appreciated. 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore (2 blocks off Broadway) or I-35 exit 31A, then 1 mile east (watch for signs) 580-226-3857 • www.gshm.org
Chickasaw Cultural Center featuring Stomp Dancers at the outdoor amphitheater
Military Memorial Museum – Located at Greater Southwest Historical Museum in 1930s Oklahoma National Guard Armory. “All eras, all branches” is their claim, and it is true. Spans from War with Mexico (1847) to Persian Gulf. Rare display of uniforms of all 7 Uniformed Services of U.S., pup tent camp set-up, Fallen Soldier memorial, POW/MIA “Table for One”, paintings of cartoon depictions of military life from 1940s barracks, Hall of Honor presenting local veterans stories, and much more. Great collection of artifacts. Open Tues-Sat, 10a-5p. No admission - donations greatly appreciated. 35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore (2 blocks off Broadway) or I-35 exit 31-A, then 1 mile east (watch for sign). 580-226-5522 • www.gshm.org
Lake Murray State Park – Clear water lake, all types of water sports (boating, fishing, swimming, skiing, sailing, etc.) camping, picnicking, scuba diving, airstrip. 18 hole, par 70 golf course open to public. New Lake Murray Nature Center and Tucker Tower Nature Center. Lake Murray Lodge has rooms, restaurant, pool. Located south of Ardmore on Scenic Hwy 77. 580-223-4044 • www.travelok.com Lazer Zone – 60,000 square foot facility features a state-of-the-art bowling alley w/ 24 lanes (black light bowling Fri & Sat nites); 2-story lazer tag arena; mini golf has 9 holes of black light fun; arcade w/ over 100 games; kids play area; fast, medium & slow batting cages; party/ meeting rooms and a grill. Available for birthday parties, youth gatherings, business meetings. Southwest side of Ada, intersection of Hwy 1 and Main St. 580-332-4855 • www.lazer-zone.net Marketplace on Broadway - Farmers market w/ fresh fruits, veggies, flowers and more from local growers. Occasionally selling candles, soaps, etc. Open Wed. & Sat, May - Oct, 7:30am - noon. 106 E. Broadway, Ardmore. Call Main Street office for info. 580-226-6246
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Shady Oaks Boat Rental – Don’t have a boat? No Problem. Pontoons, canoes, kayaks & stand up paddle boards for rent on Arbuckle Lake. Driving instructions and life jackets provided. Tubes and toys available. Located at Point Boat Ramp on Cooper Memorial Rd, (from Hwy 7, west edge of Sulphur, go south on Cooper Mem. Rd 5½ miles, take a left at the “Y”.) 580-622-6102 • www.shadyoaksboatrental.com Sulphur Historical Museum – Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County. Located in old Fire & Police Station building, erected in 1917. Still has city jail (great photo opp), court room, fire pole. Displays development of Sulphur and area; diorama of Sulphur Springs, Indian Territory (prior to 1903) around current Pavilion Springs in CNRA, Old Belleview and Vendome swimming pools, Gov. Roy Turner’s ranch, Round-up Club and rodeos. Also exhibits of Fire Dept. equipment/records, antique switchboard, toy room, kitchen, early day scouting & reminders of past Sulphur businesses. 402 W. Muskogee St. downtown Sulphur. Hours seasonal, contact for info. 580-622-5593 • email: email@example.com Toy and Action Figure Museum – With over 13,000 action and pop culture figures, museum has one of the largest collections in the world, colorful & imaginative displays, children’s hands-on playroom, gift shop, drawings from Oklahoma’s most famous cartoonist. Time Magazine named museum among “Top 50 Most Authentic American Experiences”, Mon-Sat 10a-5p, Sun 1p-5p. 111 S. Chickasaw, Pauls Valley. 405-2386300 • www.actionfiguremuseum.com Turner Falls Overlook – Stop off at the top of the Arbuckles and have a free preview of Turner Falls. The 77-foot waterfall seen from high above is an awesome sight and provides a bird’s eye view of much of what the park has to offer. Tourist information and restrooms available. Between exits 47 and 51 off I-35, 1 mile south of Turner Falls gate. 580-369-2330
The view from Turner Falls Overlook
Turner Falls Park – Scenic natural park, 77-foot water fall, hiking, swimming, picnicking, fishing, camping, caves, geological formations, spring-fed creek, horseback riding, snack bars. Summer rates: Adults, $12.00; Children ages 6-12, $6.00; ages 5 & Under, No Charge; Seniors, $6.00, (Winter rates reduced), camping additional fee. Hwy. 77 just 4 miles south of Davis, I-35 exits # 47 & 51. 580-369-2917 • www.turnerfallspark.com Turner Falls Zipline – A new way to zip in the Arbuckles. With Soaring Eagle-style ziplines, thrill-seekers are strapped into seats, leaving their arms and legs free. Riders of all ages and capabilities may share in the excitement. Brave youngsters meeting the height requirement of 42 inches are welcome. An exhilarating ride without harnesses, hiking or hurdles! Have a bird’s eye view of Honey Creek, Turner Falls and Colling’s Castle while belted in the 2-man formed seat. You will be pulled 700 feet to the tower rising 130 feet above the mountain top, then released to zip back to the launch site. The only zipline of this kind in Oklahoma. Ticket office and launch site at Curio Shop at Turner Falls Overlook, south of Davis on Hwy 77 between I-35 exits #47 & #51. 580-369-0103 • www.turnerfallzip.com
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Chickasaw Cultural Center Not too long ago, the Chickasaw Cultural Center was only a dream, fueled by vision of Chickasaws who wanted a place to revitalize, celebrate and share Chickasaw culture. Chickasaw people envisioned a place they could call home and guests could appreciate the story of the Chickasaw people. Today, a cultural awakening has arisen at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. In the five years since the massive campus opened, more than 400,000 guests from across the globe have experienced the story of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw Nation. Built on the dreams, imagination, determination and vision of Chickasaw citizens, the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s serene 109-acre campus has hosted both international guests as well as local school children. Each aspect, from the trickling water features to the carefully planned café menu, was integrated into the Chickasaw Cultural Center because of its cultural significance. Grandparents, parents and children visit the Cultural Center and become immersed in the culture; learning the art of beading, basketry, Stomp Dance, Stickball and other culturally-significant activities. As guests are actively participating in these activities, they develop an appreciation of the history and heritage of the Chickasaw people.
Stickball games, cooking demonstrations, language lessons, corn husk doll and archery demonstrations. The village features traditional Chickasaw homes, a replica mound and cultural instructors demonstrating traditional crafts such as beadwork, basketry and pottery, tanning hides, bow making and flute making.
The Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Drive, on the west edge of Sulphur, is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (580) 622-7130 or visit www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.
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The Chickasaw Cultural Center campus has also expanded since opening. Massive outdoor sculptures, such as “The Arrival” by Chickasaw artists Mike Larsen’s and Joanna Underwood’s southeastern pottery sculptures intermingle with beautiful water and rock features and native landscaping. The Apisa Art Gallery, opened in 2013, serves as a home of Chickasaw art, a place to appreciate the art and artists of the Chickasaw Nation. Hundreds of Native Americans have connected with their family heritage in the Holisso: The Center for the Study of Chickasaw Cultural and History. A giant video wall has been added to the Chikasha Poya exhibit center, to share stories of Chickasaw lives. Learning opportunities have expanded in the Chikasha Inchokka´ Traditional Village where energetic cultural instructors, dressed in 1700’s regalia, share activities such as
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A Little Bit of Motorcycle Heaven on 77 What started as a fascination with vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, has morphed in to a love of antique wheels of all kinds. Caveman Motorcycle Museum, south of Davis, is now a collection of historical items, some on 2 wheels, some related to motorcycles… or those that love them! In the early days of this attraction, it was the small bikes, called “Hummers”, that piqued the interest of Tom and Sandra Webb. It didn’t take long before they started acquiring pieces of history on wheels. Over the years, that collection has taken on a life of its own. Now, they take delight in sharing it with visitors of all ages. A stop at the Caveman Motorcycle Museum is a pleasure for enthusiast or novice. Motorcycles dating from 1940, automobiles from 1922 to 1956, personal family heirlooms and other memorabilia are on display. Check out the BSA Military Bike, the 1960 Panhead, Cushman Scooters and so much more. Out front, a Model T that looks like it carried the Clampetts to town; inside a 1956 pickup that has been in the Webb family for 4 generations. While you are in the Arbuckles, pay a visit to Caveman Motorcycle Museum. Their hours vary seasonally, so call ahead at 580-369-2764 or 369-8406 or 369-8704. Their facility is handicap accessible and they welcome group tours (call ahead). Check their Facebook page for info. There is no admission fee but your donations help keep history alive and available. Find them at 1775 S. Hwy 77, South of Davis.
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America’s Best Value Inn – Newly refurbished, 125 units, in-room coffee, micro, fridge, free wireless Internet and business center, outdoor pool, deluxe continental breakfast, restaurant nearby, pet friendly, truck parking. Near Softball Complex and Convention Center, Hwy 142 & I-35 exit 33, Ardmore. 580-223-1234 • www.ABVI.com Lake Murray Floating Cabins – Floating vacation villas, lodges, cottages of various sizes, sleep max of 4 up to max of 18, boat or jet ski can be moored at your door, well equipped kitchens, linens furnished, cable TV w/ DVD, some handicap access. South of Ardmore. 580-223-0088 • www.oklahomabedandberth.com Shiloh Morning Inn Bed & Breakfast – Luxurious country inn on 73 acres. 5 large suites and 4 secluded cottages, all w/ king beds, TV/DVD, mini fridge and either whirlpool tub for 2 or private hot tub. Sumptuous breakfast and dinner available served in your suite or cottage. Outside of Ardmore. 1-888-554-7674 • www.shilohmorning.com The Guest House at Maria’s Garden – Newly renovated…and cute as a dollhouse. A sweet cottage offering 3 bedrooms and 3 baths , full kitchen, a deck to sit, relax and unwind and all the amenities of home. Each room is decorated with unique styling and great attention to detail. Located next to Maria’s Garden, a shop full of home & garden gifts, boutique clothing and more. Call for info. 580-223-2500 • www.guesthousemarias.net The Lexington – completely renovated, everything is new. 42 rooms, 11 suites & 2 fully equipped kitchens, new bedding, micro/fridge in all rooms, MP3 clock radios, flat screen TV, wi-fi, business center, fitness center, laundry, pool, pet-friendly. Deluxe breakfast, waffles, biscuits/gravy, fruit, changes each day, something for everyone. Fresh coffee always available. Exit 31-A off I-35, then north on east side service road to 136 Holiday Dr. 580-223-7525 • www.LexingtonInnArdmore.com
Arbuckle Mountain Motel – 36 units, kitchenettes, 8 rooms w/ Jacuzzi tubs, hot tub, quality bedding, in-room fridge & micro, free wi-fi, cable, full hook-up RV sites, swimming pool, pet-friendly. Near Arbuckle Wilderness & Turner Falls, south of Davis. 580-369-3347 Arbuckle Valley Cabins – 2 restored cabins set in quiet wooded area, great location for getting away from it all and taking life easy. Historic rock and log cabins that once served as part of a church camp. Each cabin sleeps up to 4, newly renovated, kitchenettes, satellite TV, decks, grills/firepit, smoke-free. Away from the noise and bustle of town yet convenient to Turner Falls, Arbuckle Wilderness and more. 580-369-0586 • www.arbucklevalleycabins.com
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Davis Inn Motel – 13 clean units, modern decor, great beds, free wireless internet, 1 & 3 bed kitchenettes are fully equipped, rooms with micro/fridge, cable TV, picnic area with horseshoes. Centrally located on Hwy 77, 2 blocks south of Main Street. Sherry’s cell 580-369-0826 or 580-369-2384 Deer Creek Lodge & Cabins – 7 large group lodges, located on water, each sleeps up to 40, commercial kitchens, fireplaces, canoes, hiking, fishing. $450.00 per night, 2 night minimum. Cabins – 25 units, some kitchenettes, some single or double rooms, linens furnished, wireless internet, satellite TV, guest laundry. Competitive pricing. Near Fried Pie Shop. 1 mile to Turner Falls Park and close to Arbuckle Wilderness. South of Davis at Exit 51 off I-35. 580-369-2003 • www.deer-creek-lodge.com Horseshoe Springs Cabins – 2 cabins, each sleeps 6, set on 100 private acres with wildlife, fishing, hiking. Equipped kitchens, linens furnished, TV/VCR/ DVD, themed décor, grills & picnic tables. Located near Air Donkey Zipline & Cross Bar Ranch ATV Park west of Davis. 580-247-8381 • www.horseshoespringscabins.com Mountain View Motel – 32 units, convenient to Arbuckle Wilderness, Turner Falls Park and I-35. Truck parking, high-speed wireless internet, pets allowed (fee), laundry, free continental breakfast, micro/fridge/coffeemaker in room, cable/HBO. Sr. discount. South of Davis, 2471 Hwy 77 South. 580-369-2321 • www.davisokmotel.com Premier Lake Property – Luxury lodgings with access to private lakes, each one unique and spacious, great for families, couples or groups. Fully equipped kitchens, linens furnished, satellite TV, hot tubs, decks/porches, some fireplaces. Between Sulphur & Davis, from $135 to $300. 580-622-6125 • www.premierlakeproperty.com Turner Falls Park Cabins – Located inside Turner Falls Park, 12 duplex oneroom cabins, built in 2006, set beside creek or on mountain top near campground. Sleeps 6, bed linens furnished, kitchenettes, picnic tables, grills. Also one older style cabin. Start at $130 per night includes Turner Falls Park day admission fee. South of Davis. 580-369-2988 • www.turnerfallspark.com
Rock Creek Retreat – Tree houses for “big” people…for all of us adults that want to revisit that childhood joy. Sure, you can bring the kids if you like. Two newly built cabins (more under construction), one sleeps 2, the other sleeps up to 6, allow you to enjoy the view from amongst the leaves but still have easy access via a sturdy staircase. In wooded, remote area overlooking Rock Creek; a wonderful escape. Set on 100 acres of wilderness, hiking, wild life watching. Kitchen/Kitchenette, linens furnished, TV/DVD, gas grill/fire pit, picnic tables, clean, climate controlled bathhouse. 469-556-4903 • Search Facebook for Rock Creek Retreat info.
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Arbuckle Family Lodges – 1 lodge & 3 cabins, lodge sleeps up to 23 w/3 bdr & 3 1/2 baths, cabins sleep up to 6, all have equipped kitchens, linens furnished, satellite TV, grills & picnic tables. Starting at $250 for lodge; cabins starting at $125, 2 night minimum. Between Sulphur/Davis, 3 minutes to Arbuckle Lake. 580-235-7830 • www.arbucklefamilylodges.com Artesian Hotel – “…gilded spendor blending into modern luxury.” That says it all! Elegant boutique hotel opened in 2013 by Chickasaw Nation. Replica of original 1906 Artesian Hotel, located adjacent to National Park. 140,000 square foot facility, first class amenities & comfort, 81 rooms/suites, traditional bathhouse, restaurant, banquet room, indoor & outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, full service spa, lounge, shops, café. 1001 W. 1st Street, historic downtown Sulphur. 855-455-5255 • www.artesianhotel.com Buckhorn Road Cabins – Cozy, comfortable cabins in the country, nestled in grove of oak trees. 1 mile from Buckhorn side of Arbuckle Lake… the quieter side of the lake. 3 cabins, sleep up to 4 or 6, baths w/ shower, linens, kitchenette, satellite TV, propane grills, picnic tables. Great setting for porch sitting and wildlife watching. Ask about off-season discounts. Owners Mike and Janie Hardoin, south of Sulphur, just off Hwy 177 580-622-6899 • www.BuckhornRoadCabins.com Cedar Cabin – Quiet cabin, centrally located for convenience. All modern amenities, 2 bdr/sleeps 4, fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, internet access, everything needed to make a stay in the Arbuckle Lake area relaxing and comfortable. Non-smoking. Across from Bluestem Prairie area of National Park property for wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, boat ramp nearby. Between Sulphur & Davis. 580-993-0403 - www.seeourcabin.com Cedar Creek Cabins – Secluded, cozy cabins, some w/ fireplaces, satellite TV, wi-fi, themed décor. Fully equipped kitchens, linens, full bath. Small private fishing pond. Daily, weekly, monthly rentals. On Buckhorn side of Arbuckle Lake. Starting at $110. South of Sulphur. 580-622-8897 or 405-659-3128 - www.cedarcreekcabinsok.com
Echo Canyon Spa Resort – Luxury Lodging in beautiful surroundings, blocks from Nat’l Park, in-room Jacuzzi hot tubs, in-house 5 star dining serving prime beef, new cottage available, award-winning day spa (open to public). A very romantic getaway. 350 Lawton Ave. For spa info and reservations: 580-421-5076 • www.echocanyonresort.com Henson Cabins – 2 private bedrooms, queen beds, linens provided, sleeps 6, full kitchen, central heat/air, TV/DVD, just ½ mile from boat launch, 2 miles to Guy Sandy Ramp. Between Sulphur/Davis, central to area attractions. Starting at $120. 580-622-6125 • www.sulphurokcabin.com Premier Lake Property – Luxury lodgings with access to private lakes, each one unique and spacious, great for families, couples or groups. Fully equipped kitchens, linens furnished, satellite TV, hot tubs, decks/porches, some fireplaces. Between Sulphur & Davis, from $135 to $300. 580-622-6125 • www.premierlakeproperty.com Rocky Point Cabins – Individual Log-Style cabins, each decorated with different theme. Closest cabins to The Point Boat Dock on Arbuckle Lake. Sleeps 4-6. Fully equipped, in wooded area, 1 mile to Arbuckle Lake. Hiking on private land. Lake cabin atmosphere with conveniences. Pet friendly, starting at $100.00. Southwest of Sulphur. 580-622-5115 or 1-888-211-0770 • www.rockypointcabins.com Sulphur Springs Inn Bed & Breakfast – 7 rooms and 3 cottage suites, family lodging, breakfast, bikes, next to National Park. Complete facility rental for reunions/groups. Historic building built in 1920s, Sulphur. 580-622-5930 • www.sulphurspringsinn.com Super 8 of Sulphur – 39 units, king/queen beds, Super Start breakfast, restaurants nearby, free local calls, micro/fridge/hairdryer, cable TV/HBO, free high-speed Internet, business center, non-smoking rooms, pets allowed, laundry. 2226 W. Broadway, Sulphur. 580-622-6500 • www.super8.com
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Through Braylen’s eyes...
Make Time to Make Memories When I was younger, we lived in a city. The world seemed so small to me then, when I would stare up at the numerous buildings that cluttered my view of the sky. My backyard was the largest thing that I’d ever explored, and I yearned to see more, hear more, do more. I didn’t want a sandbox; I wanted a sandy beach by the lake, and the few trees we had in the yard couldn’t compare to the forests I longed to experience. Thankfully, my parents also had a craving for something greater. In the summertime, we would pack up our RV and make a small voyage across Oklahoma to a national or state park to camp. It would take days to gather everything we needed, and loading it seemed to take twice as long, but I loved the thrill when we finally got in the car and pulled out of the driveway. The ride would be full of anticipation, but it was always worth it. All of those times that we had in that old RV have brought us so much closer, and bonded us together as a family. It wasn’t just God’s creation that we enjoyed. We often made a trip to the nearest town to eat at the favorite local diner, or stop by a farmer’s market for fresh fruits and vegetables. People in small towns are always friendly, smiling and waving even if they’ve never met you before. It’s fun to join the hustle and bustle down the streets as people come in and out of the shops. We sometimes visited one of the little antique stores to find a souvenir to remember the trip by. As we grow older things tend to lose their “magic”. But when I smell the scent of redbuds in bloom, I feel like I’m being swept back in time to that little girl playing by the creeks and tossing pebbles in the water. It’s funny how memories can cling to places, waiting for us to return and relive them. I know that I could revisit an old campsite at eighty years old and still be able to hear my younger sister’s laugh as we bumped around the volleyball. I couldn’t be more thankful for all of the reminiscences that remind me of family and friends. Creating special moments are vital to a happy life, so go and make some! Take the vacation that you’ve always wanted to go on. Get away for a few days and camp in a tent with the family. Take pictures from the top of a mountain. Seize the opportunity to do the things that are truly important and live life to its fullest extent. I promise, you won’t regret it! Braylen Day, 16, is an aspiring young writer. No longer a visitor, she now resides in the Arbuckles and continues to make memorable moments with her family.
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RV Camping in the Arbuckles Cedars Edge RV Park – Located on east side of Lake Murray south of Ardmore; short drive to ATV area and Martin’s Landing Boat Ramp. Easy access on Hwy 70 with I-35 just 7 ½ miles away. 50 sites set on 20 acres, a mix of pull-thru & back-in, some shady, some extra-large. Full hook-up w/ 110/20/30/50 amp, cable & wi-fi. Shower/restrooms, laundry, picnic tables, grills and large pavilion . Pets allowed. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 3433 US Hwy 70 east, 7 ½ miles east of I-35 at exit #29 south of Ardmore. 580-226-2266 • www.cedarsedgervpark.com Chickasaw National Recreation Area – Numerous sites within Platt District and Arbuckle Lake area. Primitive tent and RV camping in Platt District. Improved sites with hook-ups at Buckhorn and Point areas. 30/50-amp, shower houses, grills. Lake area offers water sports, swimming, fishing. Cost: $22-$24 for RV with hook-ups, Platt District, south edge of Sulphur; Lake area southwest of Sulphur. 580-622-7234 • www.nps.gov/chic Cross Bar Ranch – Set on the top of the Arbuckle Mtns, on rough and rugged terrain shared w/ ATV park. 28 sites, concrete pads, some pull-thru, 20/30/50 amp, water, dump station, restrooms. Especially nice for off-road enthusiasts, bring your ATV for fun. Over 50 miles of ATV trails. Tent camping & hiking permitted. Cost: $25.00 per night plus day admission. Exit 55 of I-35, west of Davis. Go west 1 mile on Hwy 7 to Dolese Rd, then south 5 miles. 580-369-0983 or 369-2917 • www.crossbarranch.com
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Deer Creek RV Park (formerly Canyon Breeze) – 32 sites, full-hookup, 50 and 30 amp electric, water, sewer, bath house, coin laundry. Some picnic tables and grills. Some tent camping. Next to Fried Pie Shop. Located 1 mile to Turner Falls Park and Arbuckle Wilderness. Competitive pricing. South of Davis at exit 51 off I-35. 580-369-2003 • www.deer-creek-lodge.com Dougherty RV Park – Small, peaceful RV site in heart of Arbuckle Mtns., 15 sites, full hook-up, 30/50 amp, picnic tables, grills. Laundromat, convenience store 1 block. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 112 Healey Road in downtown Dougherty, America. 580-993-2735 or 580-465-2118 Rowdy’s RV Ranch – Quiet country setting between Sulphur/Davis, close to Guy Sandy & Eagle Bay Boat Launch on Arbuckle Lake. Adjacent to National Park land offering hiking, fishing & hunting. Short drive to Cultural Center. 13 sites w/ full hook-ups, 110/30/50 amp, wi-fi, picnic tables, grills, all utilities paid. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. Discount rates offered for long term campers; adding amenities for guests enjoyment. 1 mile south of Hwy. 7 on Shepherd Rd (822 Shepherd Rd.), between Sulphur/Davis. 580-622-6555 • www.rowdysrvranch.com Shady Oaks RV Park – Located one mile from Point Boat Dock of Arbuckle Lake. Full hook-ups, 20-30-50 amp electric, some pull-thru, picnic tables, most have grills or fire rings, WI-FI, coin laundry, shower house, storm shelter, shade trees. Seasonal convenience store on premises. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. 4 miles south of Hwy 7 on Cooper Memorial Dr. (Point Rd), west edge of Sulphur. 580-622-6101 • www.shadyoakrvpark.com T & R RV Resort – Convenient to Pauls Valley attractions and amenities, golf, fishing, restaurants. Easy access to I-35. Full hook-ups, all pull-thru sites, concrete pads, 30/50 amp, shower house/restrooms, laundry, cable, wi-fi, all bills paid, pet friendly. Daily, weekly & monthly rates. 20206 N. C.R. 3230, Pauls Valley. Exit 70 off I-35, then to west side service road. 405-331-9070 • www.trrvresortok.com Turner Falls Park – 37 RV sites with 30/40/50-amp electric hook-ups, 500 tent sites, all inside park. Shower houses, dump station, picnic, swim, hike, geological formations, 77-foot waterfall. Police patrolled. Cost: $25 per night plus day admission. Highway 77 between I-35 exits 47 and 51, or 5 miles south of Davis. 580-369-2988 • www.turnerfallspark.com
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Centrally located but away from the hustle and bustle, Cedar Cabin offers a relaxing get-away place for your family. Positioned across from the lesser known Bluestem Prairie area of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, you will have hiking, fishing and wildlife watching at your fingertips. A boat ramp area is within a mile for those enjoying time on the lake. Cedar Cabin is a 2 bedroom cabin with all the modern amenities of home. With a fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, and internet access, it is a far cry from “roughing it”. This is a great resting place in between all the activities that the Arbuckle Area has to offer with plenty of room for the family to spread out. Check the website www.seeourcabin.com for more information or call 580-993-0403.
Dine-In or Carry Out All-You-Can-Eat Catfish Buffet with Ribs on Friday & Brisket on Saturday • Salad Bar • Hot Bar • Fried & Boiled Shrimp • Homemade Pies & Cobblers Friday & Saturday 4pm-9pm • Sunday 11am-3pm
580-369-5557 I-35 Exit 55 Then 1/4 Mile East on Hwy 77
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For Rental Information Call 580-369-2939 RV Electricity & Water Available • Dump Station On-Site Souvenirs • Gifts • Snacks • Drinks Available at Registration Center
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Casa Romo Cocina Mexicana – Eat with the Romo Family for some authentic, delicious Mexican dishes. Lunch buffet available Mon-Fri 11a-p, full menu served all day. Lunch specials, kids menu, banquet rooms available in their beautiful facility in historic downtown Ardmore. Mon-Sat 11a-9p, full menu online. 120 W Main. 580-224-9526 www.casaromo.com Edamame – An American Sushi Bar. This is not the traditional sushi restaurant, numerous original dishes created by Edamame chefs, delicious sauces, nut dishes, freshest ingredients, beautiful presentation. Casual dining experience. Making use of French culinary skills - a crème Brule special every day. You won’t find plain vanilla here! Mon-Sat 11a-9p, 23 B Street SW (1/2 block south of Main St.) Historic downtown Ardmore. 580-223-2333 look on Facebook for daily specials. Fireside Dining – Wonderful food, delightful atmosphere. Prime rib, steaks, lobster, shrimp, catfish, daily specials, full bar. Excellent place to celebrate special occasions. Known for great food and excellent service for many years. Open for dinner Tues-Sat. One-half mile west of Lake Murray Lodge on Scenic Hwy 77 or I-35 exit 24, then east. 580-226-4070 • www.okardmoredining.com Main Street Coffee – located in Historic Downtown Ardmore and worth the drive downtown! Very creative hot and cold specialty coffee drinks, really good cup of regular coffee, pastries, weekly drink specials. Warm and welcoming atmosphere with a laidback, small-town-friendly attitude. Perch in the window and people-watch or find a quiet spot in a comfy chair. Open Mon-Fri 6:30a, Sat/Sun 7:30a. 108 W. Main. 580226-8222 Red Dirt Brewhouse – This is THE place…27 beers on tap for lots of choice, great food from appetizers to salads, sandwiches to entrees, but not just the run-of-the-mill bar food. Try the Smothered Bratzel, their Mill St. Gumbo, the Praline Burger or, if simple is your deal, the Plain Jane. Of course, traditional bar food is on the menu also. Familyfriendly with kids menu. Live music events - check Facebook. Tue-Thu 11a-11p, Fri-Sat 11a-midnight. 24 Mill St. 580-226-2727 • www.reddirtbrewhouse.com Ten Star Pizza Kitchen – Not a cookie-cutter pizza place, divine pizza pie with secret family recipe sauce, cracker-thin crust, fresh quality ingredients. Pizza is main attraction, also serve appetizers, salads, paninis, fresh frozen yogurt and special desserts. Casual atmosphere feels like dining in friend’s warm and inviting kitchen. Dine in, carry out, catering, open Tue-Sat, 11a-9p. 109 E. Main. 580-226-0101 • www.tenstarpizza.com 2 Frogs Grill – “Casual dining with a funky blues twist - that’s their motto. Steaks, seafood, southern cuisine, live entertainment on occasional Friday & Saturday nights. A really fun eating experience. Call about catering. Check website for concerts and events. Open 7 days a week, lunch & dinner. 2646 W. Broadway (exit 31A off I-35), Ardmore. 580-226-FROG (3764) • www.twofrogsgrill.com
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Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies – Just like grandma used to make for the ranch hands. It’s a meal or a treat in a pocket. Made fresh all day long, fruit, cream, pecan, sugar-free and savory. Call ahead if you like, dozen discounts, dining for large and small groups. Open 7a-7p, 7 days a week, I-35 exit 51, on Hwy 77. 580-369-7830. Deb’s Burgerland Cafe – Not just a burger place; Expanded menu: dinners with choice of vegetables, full breakfast served daily, chicken strips baskets, tacos, salads, lots more and great burgers. Catfish dinner served daily. Dine-in or call-in and carry-out. Friendly Folks. 700 E Main. 580-369-3379. Las Cascadas – Let the Romo Family serve you authentic Mexican food, from mild to wild, great variety to choose from, daily specials, kid’s meal, all of your favorites. Patio dining available, family operated - taking pride in great service & delicious food. Closed Tuesdays. 215 E. Main. 580-369-2031. Main Street Bistro – Great food that is good for you! If you are thinking about lunch that is not fried and heavy, Main Street Bistro is your destination. Every plate and bowl delivers fresh, healthy, and delicious meals, pleasant to the eye and the palate. Daily specials of sandwiches, salads and soups or combos. The menu presents tasty choices with a twist of creativity. If you have a group, they offer a special occasion room to gather and they will cater, at their site or yours. Open Mon-Sat, 217 E. Main. 580-369-8303 • www.facebook.com/mainstreetbistrodavis Pappy’s Sports Buffet – The place to get your catfish “fix”. Serving crispy, fried catfish on the all-you-can-eat buffet and a whole lot more. Not a fish fan? Not a problem. Ribs added to buffet on Fri. night, brisket on Sat. night. Salad bar, hot bar w/veggies, and do not miss the desserts - homemade pies, cobblers, etc. Family-owned, great place to bring your gang. Open Fri-Sat 4p-9p, Sun 11a-3p. Look for Pappy’s in the white & red building just off I-35 at exit 55, then ¼ m. east, north side of road. (west of Davis 3m. on Hwy 7). 580-369-5557 Snak Shaks – Need to grab a quick bite? Check the Snak Shaks for broasted chicken, potato logs, egg rolls, BBQ, burritos & more. Some locations have Hot Stuff Pizza, Cinnamon Street Bakery Rolls & Cookies & Eddie Pepper Mexican Food. I-35 location even has an A&W Stop with the famous root beer, hot dogs & more. Eight locations for you (3 in Sulphur, 3 in Davis, 1 in Wynnewood, and 1 in Mill Creek).
The Dougherty Store – Over the mountains and around the lake to Dougherty, great scenic drive to The Store. Groceries, gas, beer, ice, cold drinks, all the regular stuff. But this isn’t your average convenience store. You can get a deli sandwich for lunch while you suds your duds in the Laundromat. Kick back, sit a spell & have a cold drink. Chat up a local (there are only about 400) over a snack. It’s like no other place. Open 7a-7p, 7days a week. On beautiful Main St. 580-993-2735
The Arbuckle Area is home to a smorgasbord of great dining establishments. This Restaurant Review will give you a quick reference of local eateries. All businesses listed are Fun Times Magazine advertisers, so look for their ads for more information.
Mamma D’s – Mamma must be back in the kitchen ‘cause what’s coming out tastes like home cookin’. Whether breakfast or lunch, Darlene turns out good old countrystyle meals…no flashy big-city dishes here. Pick up a fork & knife and prepare for biscuits/gravy, bacon/eggs, omelets & pancakes. For lunch, you have a choice of REAL hamburgers w/ toppings that go way beyond cheese. Try the Philly Cheese Steak, chicken strips, BLT & fresh, hand-cut French fries. Daily specials might include meatloaf, fresh hand-breaded chicken-fried steak, or the cook’s choice. Located inside The Fillin’ Station w/ cold & hot drinks, snacks, etc. Kitchen open M-Sat 6a-2p, Summer (M-Fri - winter). Store open 6a-10p. 1628 W. Broadway. 580-622-6606
Abuelita’s – Dish up some real Mexican food! Varied selections with all the things you’d expect - tacos, burritos, enchiladas and so on ... and some surprises. Get your fill of spicy food or opt for a milder choice. New location, west edge of Sulphur at 2124 W. Broadway or soon at new location at 2514 W. Broadway. 580-622-2285
Rusty Nail Winery – Stop in for a lite bite in this historic location. Formerly an old hardware store, now a beautiful setting for a relaxing gathering of friends. Serving lunch and dinner. Fresh made hoagie sandwiches and a daily soup special, variety of appetizers, cheese trays and crackers to accompany wine tastings. Now offering 30 varietals of wine for tasting and purchase. Plan some time for a bit of shopping too. Special event room available for small & large groups. Check the website, Facebook or Twitter for up to date info and live music events. Open Tue-Sat 12p-8p, closed Sun-Mon. 218 E. Muskogee Ave, in historic downtown. 580-622-8466 • www.rustynailwinery.com
Aaimpa Café – Located at Chickasaw Cultural Center (no admission charge to enter café), varied menu of sandwiches, salads, snacks and some traditional Chickasaw dishes such as pashofa, grape dumplings, Indian fry bread. Vegetable and herbs grown on-site used in recipes. Café located inside Anoli Theater building. Indoor dining, outdoor dining and multipurpose/meeting room and catering available. Mon-Fri 11a-3p, Sat 11a-4p, Sun 12p-4p. West edge of Sulphur, 867 Cooper Memorial. Rd. 580-622-7130 • www.chickasawculturalcenter.com
Bedre Café – Eats & sweets; fun place to grab a light bite in 50’s style diner. Deli sandwiches, salads, soups, wonderful bakery sweets, specialty coffees, shakes & smoothies. Shop their variety of fine chocolates from the Bedre Chocolate Factory. Have a morning muffin or take an afternoon break with cheesecake or carrot cake and a cold drink or cup of coffee. Open Sun-Thur 7a-8p, Fri-Sat 7a-9p. On the ground level, southwest corner of the Artesian Hotel property, outside entrance at 14 W. Muskogee St, downtown Sulphur. 580-622-8020 Flower Bluff Mansion Steakhouse – Exquisite dishes, personal service, a caliber of restaurant not usually found in a small town… some of the commonly heard remarks about this establishment. Intimate atmosphere, casual dress, set in historic mansion downtown. A wonderful dining experience. Steaks, lamb chops, pasta, salads. Sat. night prime rib special. Wine & domestic beers. Open for lunch - Wed-Fri 11a-2p, Dinner - WedSat 5p-9p. Dinner reservations recommended. 329 W. Muskogee, historic downtown. 580-622-4005 • facebook.com/flowerbluffmansion
Snak Shaks – Need to grab a quick bite? Check the Snak Shaks for broasted chicken, potato logs, egg rolls, BBQ, burritos & more. Some locations have Hot Stuff Pizza, Cinnamon Street Bakery Rolls & Cookies & Eddie Pepper Mexican Food. I-35 location even has an A&W Stop with the famous root beer, hot dogs & more. Eight locations for you (3 in Sulphur, 3 in Davis, 1 in Wynnewood, and 1 in Mill Creek). Springs at The Artesian – Featuring dishes to satisfy all three meals and cravings in between. High-end, home style-inspired fare, creatively presented with generous portions. 140-person main dining room or al fresco on outdoor patio. Perfect date night or group get-together. Wonderful assortment of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, delectable dinners & grilled steaks; leave room for dessert & coffee. Reservations recommended, catering available. Mon-Thu 7-10a & 11a-10p, Fri-Sat 7-10a & 11a-11p, Sun 7a-10p. 1001 W. 1st Street, inside The Artesian Hotel. 580-622-8104 • www.artesianhotel.com
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These are annual events held in the Arbuckles listed by month but in no particular order. Check them out and add a fun experience to your vacation. Call or email the contact listed for exact dates. Contact information is listed below.
Calendar of Events
JANUARY Bald Eagle Watch – Sulphur/National Park
JULY Movies on the Plaza (every Sat. night) – Sulphur Stratford Peach Festival,5K, Rodeo & Peach Idol –Stratford Summerfest 4th of July Celebration – Davis Native Creativity Celebration – C.C.C.
MARCH Three Sisters Spring Celebration – C.C.C. Photography Show – Artist of the Arbuckles Easter Celebration – C.C.C. APRIL Taste of Ardmore– Ardmore Main Street Youth Art & Photography Show – Artist of the Arbuckles Lobster Fest – Ardmore Main Street Junior Ranger Day – Sulphur/National Park Earth Day Celebration – C.C.C. Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market – Pauls Valley MAY Spring Art Walk – Artist of the Arbuckles Citywide Garage Sale – Davis Wildflower Walks – Sulphur/National Park Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day & Memorial Day Celebrations – C.C.C. Artesian Art Show – Sulphur/Chickasaw Nation Water Park Opens – Pauls Valley JUNE IPRA Rodeo/Parade – Pauls Valley Movies on the Plaza (every Sat. night) – Sulphur Okie Noodling Tournament & Concert – Pauls Valley Father’s Day Celebration, Summer Solstice Celebration – C.C.C. Children’s Festival – C.C.C.
AUGUST Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market – Pauls Valley Hereford Heaven Open Rodeo – Sulphur Movies on the Plaza (each Sat. night) – Sulphur Native Film Fest & Workshop – C.C.C. Doll Show – Artist of the Arbuckles SEPTEMBER Black Gold Festival – Ardmore Main Street Labor Day Celebration, Grandparents Celebration – C.C.C. Antique Tractor & Implement Show – Sulphur City Of Springs Car Show – Sulphur Police Officers Car Show & Brickfest – Pauls Valley Home School Day, Scouts Weekend – C.C.C. Annual Art Show – Artists of the Arbuckles Chickasaw Annual Meeting & Festival – Sulphur & Tishomingo Monarch Butterfly Watch – C.C.C. Marching Band Competition, Fly-In – Pauls Valley OCTOBER Well Bee 5K - Arbuckle Hospital – Sulphur Halloween Carnival & Parade – Davis Trick or Treat on Main – Ardmore Main St. Toy & Action Figure Museum Birthday – Pauls Valley Fall Festival, Spooky Tales – C.C.C. Pumpkin Fest – Wynnewood Hills of Oklahoma Bike Tour – Davis Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market – Pauls Valley
NOVEMBER Veterans Celebration – C.C.C. Veteran’s Day Parade – Sulphur Festival of Lights drive-thru opens – Ardmore Multi-Tribal Day – C.C.C. Carter Co. Art & Crafts – Ardmore Christmas Light Drive, Festival of Trees Open – C.C.C. Ice Rink Opens – Pauls Valley Downtown Parade of Lights – Ardmore Main Street Opening Night & Christmas in Sulphur Light Show – Sulphur DECEMBER Christmas Light Show – Sulphur PVFD Chili Supper, Parade of Lights – Pauls Valley Ice Rink – Pauls Valley Cookies & Milk w/ Santa, Hall of Trees, Christmas Parade, Chili Cook-off – Davis Festival of Lights drive thru park – Ardmore Christmas Lights Display Festival of Trees – C.C.C. Christmas Celebration – C.C.C. Annual Craft Show – Artists of the Arbuckles Winter Solstice Celebration – C.C.C. Historic Candlelight Tour - National Park – Sulphur
Sulphur Chamber of Commerce www.sulphurchamber.com • email: email@example.com 717 W. Broadway - Sulphur, OK 73086 • (580) 622-2824
Artist of the Arbuckles www.artistofthearbuckles.com.com 330 W. Muskogee - Sulphur, OK 73086 • (580) 622-5744
Davis Chamber of Commerce www.davisok.org • email: firstname.lastname@example.org 300 E. Main - Davis, OK 73030 • (580) 369-2402
Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce www.paulsvalley.com • email: email@example.com 112 E. Paul Ave. - Pauls Valley, OK 73075 • (405) 238-6491
Chickasaw Cultural Center (C.C.C.) www.chickasawculturalcenter.com 867 Cooper Memorial Dr. - Sulphur, OK 73086 (580) 622-7130 Ardmore Chamber of Commerce www.ardmore.org • email: firstname.lastname@example.org 410 W. Main St. - Ardmore, OK 73401 • (580) 223-7765 Ardmore Main Street www.ardmoremainstreet.com • email: email@example.com 251 E. Main - Ardmore, OK 73401 • (580) 226-6246
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Pauls Valley Tourism www.cityof PaulsValley.com email: jselman@cityofPaulsValley.com 100 W. Paul – Pauls Valley, OK 73075 (405) 238-3308 ext. 111 Wynnewood Chamber of Commerce www.wynnewoodchamber.com www.facebook.com/WynnewoodChamberOfCommerce P.O. Box 616 – Wynnewood, OK 73098 • 405-665-4466
Fob Jones, Secretary
Lori Bright, President
Dale Fitzwater, Director
Larry Jones, Vice President
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CHICKASAW PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Wide Area Paging MOTOROLA SERVICE STATION Sales & Service Business Office (580) 223-5162 1505 W. Broadway • Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
CHICKASAW LONG DISTANCE COMPANY
124 W. Vinita • Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086 Business Office (580) 622-4400 or (800) 653-4400
An Internet Service Provider A Product of Chickasaw Long Distance (580) 622-4046 • (800) 511-0122 124 W. Vinita • Sulphur, OK 73086
TELCO SUPPLY CO.
Key Systems, School Resources, Fiber Optics and Construction from Outside Plant to Switch Business Office (800) 344-3430 124 W. Vinita • Sulphur, OK 73086
CHICKASAW TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC. A Total Telecommunications Service Local, Long Distance & High Speed Data 504 S. Main, Stillwater, OK 74074 (405) 533-2111 • Fax: (405) 533-2110
Cedar Ridge Real Estate – Working for You Considering a move from the big city to find your dream home in the country? Are you contemplating a brand new business adventure or relocating your current endeavor? Maybe you just need the ultimate escape – an abode on the lake. Cedar Ridge Real Estate is the answer to all of these searches. Georgia and Darrell Roberson of Cedar Ridge Real Estate have both grown up in the Arbuckle Area and know the region well. They owned a dairy farm for 20 years and still have a small cattle ranch, keeping them in touch with the agricultural industry. Their strong ties to area communities allow them to better serve their property-buying clientele. With a few years of experience under her belt, Georgia became the broker/owner of Cedar Ridge in 2002. Darrell joined her in 2006. The office specializes in residential, lake home, and farm and ranch properties. Darrell also sells farms and ranches across the state of Oklahoma. The Robersons take great pride in matching folks up with the property that fulfills their dreams. Contact them for assistance with buying or selling real estate in the Arbuckle Area. Only in town for the weekend or after 5p.m.? Not a problem! Call Georgia at 580-993-0062 or Darrell at 580-993-0403. View properties online at www.CedarRidgeRealEstate.com. Cedar Ridge Real Estate is located at 1309 W Broadway in Sulphur.
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SHADY OAKS RV PARK & STORE
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4022 Cooper Memorial Dr.
(1 mile from Lake of the Arbuckles)
Sulphur, OK 73086
580-622-6101 • shadyoakrvpark.com
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Zip the Arbuckles!
Diverse ziplines let everyone in on the fun.
Vacation sights set on the Arbuckles? Put a zipline adventure on the agenda. With the addition of a Soaring Eagle-style ride set to open in summer 2016, the choices expand and almost everyone will find one that fits their activity level and capabilities. New to the area, and the first in Oklahoma, is the Soaring Eagle-style ride of Turner Falls Zipline. Visitors will experience a different type of zipline where they will soar like an eagle while accelerating down the mountainside on a suspended cable. You will share the fun with a friend on the comfortable side-by-side seats that you are belted in to. This opens the attraction to riders of most ages and capabilities. No harness, no hiking, no hurdles! Your adventure on Turner Falls Zipline launches from, and returns to, the Turner Falls Overlook. After being seated and strapped in, you are mechanically pulled 700 feet across the valley to the top of a 130 foot tall tower. This tower stands on the mountain top above Collings Castle, with views across the Arbuckle Mountains. As you ride, you will see Turner Falls, Honey Creek and the Castle from an entirely different perspective. A moment after you reach the tower…you are released to fly back across! Wheee…what a ride! Owners Gary and Joyce Fielding are excited about bringing this attraction to the area. They see the Turner Falls Zipline as a ministry and look forward to offering a zip activity to a wider range of people. Gary commented that the large eagle painted above the seats reminds him of one of his favorite scriptures Isaiah 40:31- and hopes it is an encouragement to many. The Air Donkey Zipline Adventure is celebrating their 4th year of providing a zipline challenge to visitors. At Air Donkey, you take a flight through the unique geology of the Arbuckles. The 2 hour course includes hiking, climbing stairs, traversing a sky bridge and flying on 6 amazing ziplines. You should be reasonably
healthy to embark on this journey. Some of the zip runs, over 1 mile total, are several stories high with breathtaking views! Steve and Rosalind Burrough, owners, are fun-loving, outdoorsy people and love sharing this adventure with their “zippers”. Safety is a huge factor; all guides are trained and certified. Everyone goes on the “bunny zip” for orientation and guidelines are strictly enforced. Steve laughingly assures folks that this is “safer than a shopping trip in Dallas”. Some folks taking part in an Air Donkey Zipline Adventure are adrenaline junkies, looking for that next great exploit. But lots of people just decide to get out of their comfort zone, challenge themselves and walk away from their experience with an increased sense of confidence. For the Burroughs, seeing participants gain that assurance is very rewarding. Whether you are looking to just stick your toe in the water of a ziplining adventure or you are ready to fully dive in, the Arbuckle Area has what you need. See the sidebar for contact info.
Planning Your Visit ... Turner Falls Zipline www.turnerfallszip.com 580-369-0103 Ticket office/launch - Curio Shop at Turner Falls Overlook, south of Davis on Hwy 77, between I-35 exits #47 & #51 Air Donkey Zipline Adventure www.airdonkeyzipline.com 580-369-5010 (call ahead for reservations) Ticket office/launch - I-35 exit #55, then 1 mile west to Dolese Road & 2 miles south
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• Tables/Chairs/Linens • Dance Floor/Sound System • Beverage Bar/Theme Props • Gazebo/Arches... and much more!
PartyBarnRentals.ca • 580-910-8011 2508 W. Broadway • Sulphur (Across from McDonalds)
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ARTESIAN GALLERY IS A PLACE TO CREATE A space for creating, appreciating and sharing fine art, the ARTesian Gallery & Studios offers almost 7,400 square feet of space to celebrate and share a variety of art. Renovated to complement the grand Artesian Hotel, the ARTesian Gallery & Studios features an art gallery, classroom, a reception area and retail space. These areas provide an excellent venue for artists to display and market work, as well as host “meet the artist” events and art shows. Designed to assist and promote Chickasaw and Native American artists, the facility houses a pottery studio and studio spaces, available for artists to rent.
Supplies for creating all types of art, from high-quality paint brushes and watercolors to crayons and coloring books, are available in the retail shop. Traditional and contemporary jewelry, books, music and more created by Chickasaw and Native artists are also available. The Artesian Gallery& Studios, 100 West Muskogee in Sulphur, is adjacent to the Artesian Hotel, Chickasaw Visitor Center and Oka Chokmasi Park. For more information about the Gallery call (580) 622-8040 .
Chickasaw textile artist Margaret Roach Wheeler’s studio space includes a variety of looms for weaving workshops and classes. Workshops and art classes for all levels – from beginning artists to professional artists - are offered. Professional artists teach a variety of art techniques such as gorget crafting, silk painting, weaving and print making at the Gallery. Various classes for area visitors and “make and take” courses are available.
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Become a Friend of the Park! Does your family have a long history of reunions in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, possibly dating back to the Platt National Park days? Or perhaps you are a “newbie” to the peace and serenity this Park offers. Either way, you are invited to join the Friends of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, or Friends of the Park, as they are commonly known. For the last two decades, Park Friends Groups have been created to assist National Parks all across America. These groups support needed park programs and projects that have been beyond the reach of appropriated dollars, especially in these days of cut-backs. Friends Groups are established to help “keep the park’s mission alive”. Friends support a variety of park activities that might include interpretive & educational programs, awareness building, fund raising, membership programs and many of the “extras” that enhance our park.
We need your help. If you enjoy the special place that the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is and want to see the amazing beauty and renewing setting remain for generations to come, become a Friend. Share your ideas for projects and join hands with other Friends to support this great resource. Unlike many National Parks, CNRA does not charge an admission fee for entrance. Perhaps you, your family or group would like to join Friends of the Park in celebration of that fact. Annual memberships are $25. for individuals, $50. for families with business/corporate levels available. Your dues are tax-deductible and all funds will be used for our local park. You will receive a newsletter, a membership decal and an invitation to the annual dinner and meeting. Membership information is available at Sulphur Chamber of Commerce, 717 W. Broadway, 580-622-2824 or the CNRA Superintendent’s Office at 580-622-7220.
ENJOY A FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT!
The Arbuckle Area offers some great opportunities to take in family-oriented movie night, either “on the cheap” or absolutely free! Venues range from a state-of-theart theatre to shows under the stars.
The Chickasaw Cultural Center has Saturday night movies each week in their hi-tech auditorium housing a 2,700 square foot screen and 2k HD projector. For $3.00, you can catch the movie, but for $5.00 the ticket, drink and popcorn are all yours. Other movies high-lighting the Chickasaw Cultural are shown during the week and you can find out more at www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.
If you happen to be in the area on the third Saturday night of the month, take a drive to the Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum. Admission to the old High School Auditorium is free and one episode of the Gene Autry TV show is shown as well as a Gene Autry movie. The ticket is free, but the memory of childhood nickel movies is priceless! See, some things have gotten cheaper. Contact them at 580-294-3335 or search Facebook. A third movie night option is in historic downtown Sulphur. Movies on the Plaza are free and shown every Saturday night, weather permitting, during June and July. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket for viewing the silver screen event sponsored by the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce. Concessions are available and more information may be found at 580-622-2824 or at www.sulphurchamber.com.
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Stroll and Shop in Davis and Sulphur Ahhh…the slower pace of a small town. Time to relax and practice a bit of retail therapy. Fun Times Magazine shopping guide welcomes 3 new shops this year. Get Right Designs, Luxe and The Spice and Tea Exchange, located in Sulphur, all bring unique offerings to round out your shopping experience. Get Right Designs owner Amy McGill has been creating custom screen print and embroidered clothing and accessories long enough to outgrow her startup location. She decided it was time to open a store front in historic downtown where she could meet and better serve customers. Expanding to apparel and accessories lines opens the store to a wider market…and Amy has loved the response. Luxe is one of the Shops at The Artesian Hotel and boasts name-brand apparel, accessories and gifts as it provides a boutique shopping experience. From clothing and jewelry to footwear and handbags, Luxe offers a wide selection of the hottest trends in men’s and women’s fashion as well as hand-crafted Chickasaw jewelry. Featured brands include: True Religion, Vera Bradley, Sperry, Lacoste, Bulova, Michael Kors, Juicy, Oakley, Steve Madden and more. The Spice and Tea Exchange is an unusual store to find in a small town. Also located at The Artesian Hotel Shops, the Sulphur location is the first in Oklahoma. A visit to the store is a scent-sational experience. Spices can be purchased individually or in combinations that elevate any dish you cook. A vast array of teas is displayed and the ladies are eager to educate you on brewing and ways to use.
They carry brand name tools and equipment for the weekend carpenter or the professional. A short drive to Davis extends the shopping. D & D Coins & Collectibles is small but packed full of treasures. Mozie’s Boutiques is several stores in one, providing quite an assortment of goods. Just off Main Street, Stillwater Milling is a western store, Brighton dealer and fashion boutique rolled together. Search the Fun Times Magazine for complete info and locations of each store. Most are featured on pages 28-29.
Several long-established stores invite you to stroll down the streets of Sulphur. The Gettin’ Place is a favorite of locals and visitors for the variety of merchandise. Barbara’s Flowers & Gifts creates beautiful fresh floral arrangements and also carries home décor, candles, jewelry and accessories. 3rd & Broadway is a fun foray to shopping for lovely gifts, fashion and home décor The Mix Mercantile is enjoying a new home. What was a hardware store for decades has now become the location of the “purveyor of fine things” and they have retained the industrial vibe. Shop The Mix for fashion, home accessories, gifts and Amish foods. Speaking of hardware, if you have a man in tow on your shopping trip, send him to Arbuckle Tool & Supply.
On Hwy 77 in DAVIS, OK 305 S ‘D’ ST. 580-369-2384 GREAT BEDS & MODERN DECOR FRIENDLY – HELPFUL – CLEAN CABLE TV & INTERNET • KITCHENETTES (like new) 1 or 3 bed fully equipped kitchens <3 bed w/dishwasher> • ROOMS 1 or 2 bed, micro & fridge • PICNIC AREA BBQ & horseshoe pitch CENTRAL a few minutes to Falls, Natl Park or Lake
ATM LOCATIONS: 1300 E. Main • Davis I-35/Hwy 7 (Snak Shak) • Davis 2601 W. Broadway • Sulphur 2525 N. Commerce • Ardmore
I-35 Exit 55 (Hwy 7) Go East 2.5 miles to Davis then 2 Blks South on Hwy 77 or Exit 51 (Hwy 77) Go North 4 miles to Davis on Left hand side after the bend
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Dougherty, Dougherty, OK lies deep in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains, on the Washita River. The community’s storied past earned it a reputation of being tough and it was said “if you came with an attitude, you left with an attitude adjustment!” The truthful history of this burg is a tale of pre-statehood settlement by pioneer-ranchers, including Mazeppa Turner, the namesake of Turner Falls Park. In 1887, the railroad and post office were established and 1899 brought the first church. A school was chartered in 1908. Early day Dougherty was supported by rock-crushing plants, 2 cotton gins, farming and ranching. This is also the birthplace of Kay Starr, pop and jazz singer and was a location for filming the movie “Dillinger” in 1972. Today’s Dougherty has a different story. Quiet and secluded, not a lot goes on here... and that is just how the natives like it! Many families have been here for generations. A short distance to area attractions and a stone’s throw to the world’s largest youth camp, Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a drive to Dougherty pays off in scenic beauty, whether by auto or motorcycle. Lodging has recently been added to Dougherty’s list of businesses. Like the town, this is not your run of the mill lodging. This is all about sleeping in a tree house, albeit a very modern tree house. The Rock Creek Retreat offers the fun of having that lofty treehouse view combined with all the creature comforts we desire as adults. Rather than climb branches, count on the sturdy staircase for access. Likewise for your exit, or you may want to try a glide on the slide or the fireman’s pole.
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America Yesterday and Today Two cabins are available with decks for woodland and wildlife viewing. The smallest unit is the Flying Penny, named for its gleaming copper siding. Cozy lodging for 2 and a microwave/fridge make a sweet retreat for solitude. The Copper Cabana will sleep up to 6, offers a full kitchen, and a sitting area. Both cabins have TV/DVD but it is highly recommended that you hide them from the kids and enjoy your surroundings.
Come for the peace and quiet. Come to get back to nature. Come to totally get away. Just come. Call Rock Creek Retreat at 469-556-4903 or search Facebook. If you prefer to travel by RV, you are in luck. Park your wheels at Dougherty RV Park and enjoy the small town friendliness. Live like a local for a few days. Contact the RV Park at 580-993-2735 (Dougherty Store) or 580-465-3768 or 465-2118.
and a fresh deli sandwich. Sit at the table with the locals and get an ear full of gossip, politics or air you own dirty l a u n d r y. Oh, and speaking of laundry, you might as well do yours while you are here ‘cause this is also the Laundromat. Contact number for the store is 580-993-2735.
Only one business on Main Street is still thriving – The Dougherty Store. You won’t find a store like this in Dallas. You can get your gas, groceries,
Seeking a step back in time? Maybe a slower pace? Turn your wheels towards Dougherty and enjoy the ride.
As with most tree houses, a full bathroom is not possible. Not to worry; the ladies have constructed a climate-controlled, clean and well-kept shower house with separate facilities for men and women, and all linens furnished.
ROCK CREEK RETREAT A Wilderness Retreat
• Daily - Weekly - Monthly Rates
Elevated cabins overlooking Rock Creek. Set in wooded countryside at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains.
• 30 & 50 amp
• Kitchen or kitchenette
• Electric - Sewer - Water Hook-ups
• Gas Grills - Picnic tables
• 15 Sites
• Fire Pits
• Laundromat/Convenience Store - 1 Blk
• TV - DVD
• Grills / Picnic Tables
• Centralized Bathroom/Showers
A restful site in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains... moments from area attractions
112 Healey Rd. (1 Block North of Dougherty Store and Hwy 110 & Healey Rd. intersection) Downtown Dougherty, America
For Info Call 580-993-2735 580-465-3768 or 465-2118
• 100 Acres of Wilderness • Hiking Trails • Wildlife viewing • Event Tents - Accommodate 100
For reservations call 469-556-4903
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“ We Give Them Something To Talk About” Visitors to the Arbuckles are often very surprised, pleasantly surprise, by what they experience. Local folks, such as Chamber Directors, shop keepers, wait staff in restaurants, tour assistants and friendly residents at the coffee shop that strike up a conversation with a new face at the next table, hear some of the same comments again and again. The phrase heard most often is along the lines of “I had NO idea…” “I never imagined…” “I am so surprised” Oh yeah, we get a lot of that here in the Arbuckles! The statement is usually followed by “…that it is so green and beautiful.” “…that you had this kind of scenery.” “…by how much there is to do.” “…that people are so friendly.” “…how busy your downtown is. Most small towns are boarded up.” “…that you had so many clear lakes (or streams, or springs).” “…there is something for all ages. My whole family had fun, together.”
we went.” “I didn’t plan enough days to take it all in. I’ll be back.” “Spring was great with all the wildflowers.” “I came at Thanksgiving, and the weather was mild and there were still things to do as a family.” If you are looking at a get-away to the Arbuckles, or you are here on your first visit, just be prepared to experience “the surprise factor.” We believe that after a few pleasant encounters, you’ll look forward to returning to visit our inviting places and friendly faces.
We hear a lot about our people and places. “…when my car broke down, people stopped, and they were helpful and caring.” “People were very welcoming everywhere
11/2 miles to Turner Falls 1 mile to Arbuckle Wilderness Close to Arbuckle Lake
2741 Hwy 77 South (Hwy 77 & Briarwood Dr.)
OPEN 24 HOURS
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• High-Speed Wireless Internet • Truck Parking • Pets Allowed (with fee) • Laundry Facilities • Family Picnic Area
• Micro./Fridge/Coffeemaker in rooms
• Free Continental Breakfast
• Queen & King Beds
For Reservations or Information:
• Senior Citizen Discount • Hair Dryers, Iron/Board available
Performance Centers • C-Stores Gas - Snacks - Beer - Supplies
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Where to Meet?
Need a place to gather your group? Whether it is a party, meeting, reunion or wedding, the advertisers listed below will be glad to assist you. Contact information is provided to help you work out the details.
Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant – (Sulphur) Meeting room seats up to 40, located in the new location of the restaurant. Use of room free with purchase of meals. West edge of town, 2514 W. Broadway. 580-622-2285
Marketplace on Broadway – (Ardmore) Gathering room and large paved outdoor space. Call Ardmore Main Street Authority 106 E. Broadway. 580-226-6246
Flower Bluff Mansion Steakhouse – (Sulphur) Seats up to 30 inside, additional outside. Catering optional, banquet menu or custom meals, 2 separate rooms, large porch for relaxing. 329 W. Muskogee St. 580-622-4005
Pappy’s – (Davis) Large separate room, seats up to 100. Hot bar/buffet available, plenty of parking, convenient to I-35. I-35 exit 55, then ¼ mile east. 580-369-5557
Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum Auditorium – (Gene Autry) Up to 500 capacity, stage w/ sound system, kitchen, plenty of parking. Very flexible space. Rental rates vary. 47 Prairie St. 580-294-3335
Rock Creek Retreat – (Dougherty) Beautiful outdoor setting, 2 large event tents that accommodate up to 100 total. 469-556-4903
Greater Southwest Historical Museum – (Ardmore) 2 venues Education Room, ideal for smaller gatherings, kitchen; Noble Hall, large open area, available during non-operating hours of museum. 35 Sunset Dr. 580-226-3857
Rusty Nail Winery – (Sulphur) Special event room for small and large groups. Beautiful setting in historic downtown. 218 E. Muskogee. 580-622-8466 Toy and Action Figure Museum – (Pauls Valley) Unique event gathering spot for kids and adults. 111 S. Chickasaw. 405-238-6300
Guest House at Maria’s Garden – (Ardmore) Cozy guest cottage for intimate gatherings. Seated dinners for 10 (indoors) or 14 (outdoors). Parties, (Check the Lodging listings on pages 30-31 for larger cabins accommodating groups) showers, etc for up to 40 (indoors) or 60 (outdoors). Overnights available. And for your event supplies and equipment… 114 Wheeler. 580-223-2500 Party Barn Rentals – (Sulphur) Serves broad area, renting Main Street Bistro – (Davis) Party room w/ separate entrance, very flexible tables, chairs, linens, sound system, dance floor and much more. Themed party décor, beverage bar, everything to make your event complete. set-up, catering available, seats 30+. 217 E. Main. 580-369-8303 2508 W. Broadway. 580-910-8011
Sulphur Historical Museum Presenting the Unique History of Sulphur, OK
Listed on National Register of Historic Places
Davis Museum In Historic Santa Fe Depot
Listed on National Register of Historic Places
• Visit Old City Jail • Diorama of original Sulphur • Turner Ranch & Round-up Club display • Antique Toy & Kitchen Rooms
Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society of Murray County
402 W. Muskogee • Downtown Sulphur Hours Seasonal - Contact for info • email:email@example.com
Home of Wynnewood Historical Society • Located in Eskridge Hotel est. 1907 • Fort Arbuckle Model • Talking Buffalo Soldier
• National Register of Historic Places
• Territorial Room • Print Shop Exhibit
• Original Hotel Setting
Managed by Arbuckle Historical Society
12 E. Main • Downtown Davis Friday-Saturday-Monday 10am-4pm • Sunday 1pm-4pm
• War Memorial Room
114 E. Robert S. Kerr • Downtown Wynnewood eskridgemuseum.org
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Garvin County Your-Round Fun!
Gather up the family and don’t miss these great events in Garvin County! APRIL Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market MAY Family Aquatic Center opens
SEPTEMBER Brickfest & Police Officers Car Show Marching Band Competition & Fly-in
JUNE IPRA Rodeo & Parade Okie Noodling Tournament & Concert
OCTOBER Toy & Action Figure Museum Birthday Wynnewood Pumpkin Fest Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market
JULY Stratford Peach Festival
NOVEMBER Pauls Valley Ice Rink opens
AUGUST Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market
DECEMBER PVFD Chili Supper & Parade of Lights
Have no fear, The Toy & Action Figure Museum is here! At The Toy and Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, the young and young at heart will step into the fantasy world of superheroes and comic books. For the small price of admission, you may depart from harsh reality and become the conqueror that saves the day…or learn about one. Visitors to the museum will find displays explaining how action figures are created, from concept to design through manufacturing. Just being in the 6,000 square foot building, with all the explosive colors, is a visual treat. Viewing the exhibits will take you back to long-forgotten heroes as well as acquaint you with present day characters. Guests walk through a “skyscaper” to enter in to “Action City”. Action figures are hidden within the colorful shapes and your eyes will have to go on a scavenger hunt to see all the treasures. There are rooms where families can interact and become their favorite superhero. Be sure to check out the life-size diorama of an adult collector’s bedroom and the cave-like room with an extensive Batman collection. The Toy and Action Figure Museum is also home to the Oklahoma Cartoonists Collection, a display of original art by individuals who have worked professionally in the field of comics. The artists of Dick Tracy, Broomhilda, Alley Oop, Batman and more have their work on exhibit here, and all have Oklahoma ties. For more information, visit the website at www.actionfiguremuseum.com, search for them on Facebook, or call 405-238-6300. The Museum is located at 111 S. Chickasaw in downtown Pauls Valley, just 2 miles off I-35 at exit 72.
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Come to the newest outdoor water park in the area. The Family Aquatic Center is located in Pauls Valley’s Wacker Park. Swimmers of all ages will be able to find a way to cool off in the pool’s variety of features. Children will have fun with the toddler catfish slide and find endless hours of fun on the zero beach entry pool’s water playground. The playground structure will have slides, sprays and huge tipping bucket. Teens will enjoy the body slides and the bowl slide. The bowl slide is a water ride that circles riders around 2-4 times before dropping them into an 8-foot pool of water. Other features the entire family will enjoy include a lazy river, a three lane lap pool with a diving board, plenty of shade umbrellas, lounge chairs, a picnic area and the all-important snack bar. The water park is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Recreation Center facility. The construction of the $3.6 million aquatics facility began in late 2012 and opened the summer of 2013. For more information you can find us on the web at www.dwrrcpv.com or you can call us 405-238-1308.
Pauls Valley, OK is a beautiful little city nestled in the basin of the Washita River. Established in 1857, the town grew and prospered with the addition of the railroad in 1887. The quaint downtown, with its brick streets, has been named a Main Street City and it a Nationally Registered Historic District. The Santa Fe Depot is a significant part of Pauls Valley’s history. This 1905 structure was saved from demolition in 1989 and has gone from boarded up eyesore to a jewel of the downtown and serves as the Santa Fe Depot Museum. Now housing a collection of photos, memorabilia and pioneer artifacts, the museum also has a steam locomotive, coal tender and vintage red caboose just outside. The Toy and Action Figure Museum is a unique opportunity for guest of all ages. For the kids, a trip into the fantasy world of cartoon and super hero characters is alive and in full color. For the young at heart, this is a blissful stroll down memory lane. The younger set will particularly enjoy hands-on play room.
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Plan a trip to Pauls Valley. Plan on family fun and great times, but don’t plan on the ordinary. Pauls Valley…not your ordinary small town.
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Planning Your Visit ... Pauls Valley Chamber 112 E. Paul Ave. • www.paulsvalley.com • 405-238-6491 Santa Fe Depot Museum 204 S. Santa Fe • 405-238-2244 Toy & Action Figure Museum 111 S. Chickasaw • www.actionfiguremuseum.com • 405-238-6300 Pauls Valley Tourism 100 W. Paul • www.cityofpaulsvalley.com • 405-238-3308 Ext. 111
Marvelous Merchandise at Main Street Mercantile! Hit the brick streets of historic downtown Pauls Valley and stop at the Main Street Mercantile. Although small in square footage, the shop is actually several businesses within a business. Delightfully decorated and well stocked, the Mercantile is shopping with a touch of history. The focus of the Main Street Mercantile is to promote Made in Oklahoma products, with merchandise from vendors in Pauls Valley or surrounding towns. You will find a variety of delicious food products, local honey, Okie Noodling T-shirts and DVDs, and soaps and lotions. For something different, check out Pauls Valley Opry CDs, some uncommon area souvenirs, and a sampling of Bedre’ Chocolates. They also have 3 children’s books illustrated and written by Garvin County residents. Hand-crafted, loomed rugs created from cast-off t-shirts are for sale benefiting a summer program through Goodwill. For your inner chef, pick up one of the Garvin County cookbooks. You will be amazed at the variety of products housed in this portion of the old City Hall and Fire Station structure. In addition to being a retail stop on your journey, the Main Street Mercantile is also an information station. Their helpful attitude is extended to visitors and locals alike, whether looking for just the right gift or area information. Stop in with your questions and they will be happy to assist you. Find them at 220 W. Paul Ave. or call 405-238-2555. Catch up on the latest on their social media sites or at www.paulsvalley.com. They are open 6 days a week.
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Historic Downtown Ardmore Mon-Sat 11am to 9pm
AN AMERICAN SUSHI BAR
120 W. Main • Downtown Ardmore • 580-224-9526 LUNCH BUFFET MON-FRI • BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE See our full menu online
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stephaniesbeautique/shopping retail 207 West Main • Ardmore
S U P P L I E S • Fabric & Notions • Hand Embroidery Supplies
JUST OFF MAIN
• Classes Mon-Fri 9am-5pm • Sat 9am-2pm
580-223-8821 116 E. Broadway • Ardmore www.keygroceryandquilts.com
100 3rd Ave N.E. • Ardmore, OK • East End of Main St. then 3 Blks North
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DOWNTOWN MAIN STREET
NORTH HILLS CENTRE
580.226.2816 YETI • S’WELL
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PARKWAY ANTIQUES - FURNITURE 5,000 sq. ft • Antiques • Furniture • Funky Junk 7 Days A Week • Mon-Sat 9am-5pm • Sun 12pm-5pm
15 Sam Noble Pkwy • 580-226-7643 Cell Phone - 580-465-5355
Large selection Architectural Pieces • Repurposed, Retro, Vintage Lots of Funky Junk • Indoor & Outdoor Vendors
DENIM, SANDALS, TEES
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Tap a Red diRT 25 Beers on Tap Full Bar – Full Food Menu www.ReddiRTBRewhouse.com 24 Mill St. SE • 580.226.2727 Hours: Tues-Thu 11am-11pm Fri-Sat 11am-Midnight
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Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm 111 W. Main • Downtown Ardmore
• AG Denim • Bedstu • TKEE • Bella Dahl • Sanctuary • Will Leather Goods • Tolani • 7 For All Mankind
Established in 1995 One of Southern Oklahoma’s Largest Antique Malls 10:00am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday • 1:00pm-5:00pm Sunday
580-226-3490 • antiques-etc.biz 10 E. Main • Ardmore
Ardmore’s only upscale Martini Lounge. Celebration, Relaxation & Everything in between!
• Furniture Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm • Sun 1pm-5pm • Collectibles 18,000 sq. ft. of shopping • Vintage Clothing 580-490-9223 • 105 E. Main • Home Decor & Art Downtown Ardmore www.ardmoreemporium.com • Jewelry
Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm - Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
115 E. Main - Downtown Ardmore - 580-224-0115 Nonking Smo Bar
Monday thru Saturday 11am-9pm
Also in Main Street District: www.VisitTheArbuckles.com Maria’s Garden & The Guest House @ Maria’s Garden – 112 Wheeler St. (see ad page 60)
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Welcome to Historic Downtown Ardmore, THE Place to Shop and Dine. The Fun Times Magazine welcomes three new Ardmore Main Street businesses. Bar 115, Murray on Main and 3rd Avenue Flea Market are all wonderful additions to the experience that downtown Ardmore offers visitors. Bar 115 is Ardmore’s only upscale Martini Lounge. Celebration, relaxation and everything in between is their claim…and they back it up. The beautifully appointed facility is non-smoking and welcomes patrons into cozy, intimate seating areas that invite you to kick back. A great place to gather with friends at the end of your day. The mixology masters are ready with your favorite drink (martinis, liquors & craft beers) and warm hospitality. Murray on Main is a boutique and home décor store. The Ardmore location has a sister store in Tishomingo; both carry books and spirit wear for Murray State College students. Not a student? Not a problem! This is a great stop for the latest fashion clothing and accessories. A stroll through their “fashions for the home” is certain to turn up a just-right piece for your abode. The store is set in a beautifully restored historic building. Get your shopping shoes on and bring your eagle –eye for a Saturday shopping spree at 3rd Avenue Flea Market. Held every Saturday except holidays, this is the place for the treasure hunter in you. A wide variety of vendors show up at this bonanza of bargains and you can shop both indoor and open air booths for that
prize that calls your name. A fun, family-friendly atmosphere prevails, so bring the kids and teach them about “picking” while they are young. Antiquing is plentiful in downtown Ardmore. Antiques, Etc. was established in 1995 and is a favorite for visitors. Plan to spend some time if you want to see it all because there is a lot to see. Antique malls are always fun because you never know what waits around the next corner and Antiques, Etc, is no exception. Parkway Antiques, is located at 15 Sam Noble Parkway, about a mile away. This large shop has great variety with emphasis on beautiful furniture. The Ardmore Emporium has over 18,000 square feet to peruse with furniture, art, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and home décor. The Pocket Shop, a narrow little boutique tucked in between larger buildings, is full of “delightful finds”, just as the sign says. Unique selections of clothing, jewelry and gift items are available and the store is a joy to shop at. Almost hidden on B St. N.W., a half block north of Main, is The Rage. Well worth the hunt, The Rage is a fun and funky store that carries exciting finds for the teen, young adult and the young-in-style. Stephanie’s Beautique offers a wide selection of sizes in their store. Beautiful pieces of clothing, accessories and jewelry offer superb choices; the friendly, individual customer service makes the experience great. The Threads Clothing Co. is a family venture and is stocked with quality clothing, accessories and shoes for women. The well-made merchandise
The Greater Southwest Historical Museum 3 MUSEUMS IN 1 LOCATION • Historical Museum Cultural History & Heritage of South Central Oklahoma
• Military Memorial Museum All Eras, All Branches - History & Artifacts
• Genealogical Library Trace Your Roots
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. FREE ADMISSION!!
(580)226-3857 • www.gshm.org
35 Sunset Drive, Ardmore • Just off I-35!
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is very versatile, works with a variety of styles and appeals to a wide range of ages. Something for everyone! Searching for gifts and décor? Maria’s Garden is a fun place to shop with items for home and garden and boutique clothing. You will find unique container gardens, chimes, birdhouses as well as pottery, local art, home décor and casual clothing. Sitting just next door is the adorable Guest House at Maria’s, a cottage rental for special events, family gatherings or overnight stays. A stop at Key’s Grocery and Quilts will take you back in time. Open since 1943, they stock a line of common goods, gardening supplies & tools, local raw honey and poshofa. The quilting side of the business has just about taken over. Machine quilting is done on site and a full line of supplies can be found. All that shopping is bound to work up an appetite. If you are looking for a peaceful place to take a break, stop at Main Street Coffee for a hot or cold drink and snack. Needing something substantial? Edamame, an American Sushi Bar, has been a big hit with the locals. They also serve sandwiches and entrees. This familyoperated restaurant is ½ block south on B St. If a pizza is more your style, try Ten Star Pizza, with their cracker-thin crust, family recipe sauce and fresh ingredients. Dine in their relaxing family atmosphere. Casa Romo is a family-owned Mexican restaurant serving up authentic dishes. They have a full menu all the time and lunch buffet on weekdays. Red Dirt Brewhouse is one block south on Mill Street and serves up delicious meals, sandwiches & burgers (the usual & unusual), and beer (25 on tap). It’s a fun place to dine and family-friendly. Casa Romo serves up delicious Mexican food, has a full menu and lunch buffet Mon-Thur. You will love spending a little time in downtown Ardmore. For information on these businesses, see pages 52 & 53.
Cedars Edge RV Park East Side of Lake Murray Near Martins Landing Boat Ramp & ATV Area
• Full Hook-up • 110/20/30/50 amp • Showers/Restrooms • Laundry • Wi-Fi & Cable • Pets Allowed • Picnic Tables/Grills • Pavilion 580-226-2266
Shiloh Morning Inn Bed & Breakfast
A Romantic Country Getaway
3433 US Hwy 70 E Ardmore, Oklahoma
Hickory Grilled Steaks and Seafood Daily Specials • Full Bar Available Serving Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm
1/2 mile west of Lodge / 2 miles east of I-35 at exit 24 In Lake Murray Village • Scenic 77 • Ardmore, OK
www.shilohmorning.com 2179 Ponderosa Rd • Ardmore, OK 73401
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Lake Murray State Park Ardmore, Oklahoma ANADARCHE NATURE TRAIL
PECAN GROVE PICNIC AREA
FIELD TRIAL AREA
GROUP CAMP #1
BOAT RAMP TO MADILL DUKE’S BALL FIELD
ATV / MOTORCYCLE AREA
RC FLYING FIELD GROUP CAMP #2
SUNSET BEACH DAY USE AREA
PICNIC SHELTER BUCKHORN NATURE TRAIL CISCO RD.
AIR STRIP PARK OFFICE
GOLF COURSE CHAPEL STABLES FISHING RESORT LODGE PIER TENNIS COURT / POOL
GROUP CAMP #3
MARINA / BEACH AREA
TUCKER TOWER NATURE CENTER
DAM TO MARIETTA
MARIETTA LANDING NO SKI AREA
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Oklahoma“s First Playground Lake Murray State Park is Oklahoma’s first state park. It is named after one of the state’s early governors, William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray. The park is home to Tucker Tower Museum, newly renovated and being used to tell the story of the building of the park by C.C.C. and W.P.A workmen. A new Nature Center contains exhibits about the water, natural and cultural history, and green living. The land for Lake Murray State Park was acquired in 1933. Lake Murray Dam was completed in 1937 with Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Projects Administration labor. You can still see the original C.C.C. stone structures scattered around the park. Ranking as Oklahoma’s largest state park, it contains 12,496 lush, wooded acres, has 5,728 surface acres of water, and 150 miles of state-owned shoreline. The lake is a beautiful setting for a variety of activities. Finding fun things to do at Lake Murray State Park is easy. Finding time to do everything might be a problem. Several swimming and picnicking areas are marked and the lake is popular among scuba divers. You will also find a golf course, Lake Murray Lodge & Cabins, and camping. Lake Murray State Park is conveniently located off I-35 at exits 24 or 29. For information, call the park office at 580-223-4044 or for lodging reservations call 580-223-6600. Also, visit the website, www.travelok.com.
Near Lake Murray
Cedars Edge RV Park offers comfort and convenience to their guests. Whether you are coming for family vacation or on long term business, the Cedars Edge welcomes you and strives to make your stay a pleasant one. Cedars Edge is close to the east side of Lake Murray, with a short drive to the ATV/ Motorcycle area of the state park. Also close by is Sunset Beach and Martin’s Landing, a well-known area for great beaches, a boat ramp, picnicking and a pavilion. Offering full hook-ups with wi-fi and cable, as well as a shower house, laundry and a large pavilion, makes this the place to park your home-on-wheels. With 50 sites set on 20 acres, you will find a variety of accommodations. Visit the web at www.cedarsedgervpark.com or call Cedars Edge RV Park at 580-226-2266. They are located on Hwy 70 East (3433 US Hwy 70 E), 7 ½ mile east of I-35, south of Ardmore.
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ARDMORE REGIONAL PARK
MT. WASHINGTON RD
LAKEVIEW MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE
ARDMORE SOFTBALL COMPLEX PARKS & RECREATION OFFICE
142 CHARLOTTE HALL MEMORIAL PARK
ARDMORE CONVENTION CENTER
142 VETERANS BLVD
PRAIRIE VALLEY RD
77 BROADLAWN PARK
ARDMORE 12TH AVE NW
MOUNTAIN VIEW MALL
MONROE AVE WALKER PARK
ARDMORE MALL NEW WEST PARK GREATER SOUTHWEST HISTORICAL MUSEUM
BROADWAY CHICKASAW REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM
ARDMORE COMMUNITY WATER PARK
WHITTINGTON PARK HARDY MURPHY COLISEUM & FAIR GROUNDS
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Historic Downtown Ardmore A Main Street City Downtown Ardmore is a must on your visit in the Arbuckles. So many of America’s downtown areas are closing their doors, but Ardmore is thriving and with so much to offer, there is no mystery why. This historic downtown is not only home to specialty shops, antiques and eateries, but also boasts an impressive amount of historical structures, some listed on the National Registry of Historical Places. Shopping is plentiful with a variety of retail stores to peruse. The friendly folks tending shop will be glad to assist you. Strolling downtown, you will find shops with gifts, clothing, antiques, jewelry of all kinds, fresh flowers and gardening supplies, and decor. Should you need a break, enjoy a cup of coffee or iced specialty drink, a brew house beer and burger, fresh pizza or sushi. Walk our brick sidewalks, catch a seat on a shady corner and let life go by at a little slower pace. Downtown Ardmore is just a few minutes east of I-35 at exit 31A. Contact Ardmore Main Street for more information at 580-226-6246 or visit www.ardmoremainstreet.com.
BARGAINS FOR BUYERS Pickers, thrifters, antiquers, junknistas…whatever title you proudly wear, you will find your happy place at the 3rd Avenue Flea Market. Every Saturday (except holidays) the gate swings open to admit treasure hunters of all ages. There are indoors and open air booths, all manned by vendors ready to deal. There is no admission fee so all your green-backs will go towards buying bargains. In this fun, family atmosphere, even the youngest are learning to be pickers. Retro, vintage, re-purposed, antique and pure-de-junk…it is all here and waiting to go home with you. Search their Facebook page for the latest happenings and you will get a sense of the festive mood at 3rd Avenue Flea Market. On their page is a posting that might be called the Bargainista’s Blessing. May the road to the flea market rise up to meet you. May you never leave a good vintage find behind. May the sun shine warm upon you while junking. May your car be loaded down with roadside finds. That pretty much sums it up. The 3rd Avenue Flea Market is located at 3rd Ave NE, downtown Ardmore. (East end of Main St, then 3 blocks north on Caddo St.) Open every Saturday except holidays, 8am – 4pm. Call 580-465-5355 for info.
One Beautiful Town – Two Great Hotels!
• Newly renovated • Spacious guestrooms with microwaves & refrigerators • Free, deluxe continental breakfast
• Exercise room • Outdoor pool • Pet friendly – restrictions apply • 4.5 out of 5 TripAdvisor rating!
136 Holiday Drive, Ardmore, OK For reservations, call 580-223-7525 or visit LexingtonHotels.com
• All guestrooms include microwave • Guest laundry & refrigerator • Small meeting facility • Free, deluxe continental • Pet friendly – restrictions apply breakfast • Outdoor pool • Business center
2519 Veterans Blvd., Ardmore, OK For reservations, call 580-223-1234 or visit ABVI.com
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Call this stuff whatever you want… retro, vintage, repurposed, kitschy, bohemian, industrial… whatever! I load up my girlfriends, we shop for all of this at the Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market and we call it FUN!!! It is as if Pinterest has come to the Lasso Ranch.
Going to a vintage market is quite an adventure due to the vast array of merchandise. Art, antiques, clothing, crafts…oh my…you just can’t list all of the possible wares the vendors might be peddling. But a huge element of the vintage market experience is the atmosphere. There is almost a carnival feel at the open-air fair, with both vendors and shoppers coming to buy, sell or trade. For the dealers, it is an opportunity to display their passions, skills and
112 Wheeler Ardmore, Oklahoma I-35 Exit 31A - East on Broadway (just off Broadway behind Love’s) Hours: Mon.–Fri. 10 to 6 / Saturday 10 to 5
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finds in a creative setting to an eager audience. For me and my “girls”, it is a day of laughter, lunch and the likelihood of filling up an SUV with treasures. Besides the goods for sale, come for the creativity of the booth decor. The themes are endless… vintage travel trailers, your great aunts living room, farmhouse porch, salvage scrapyard and on and on. For 2016, there are 3 scheduled shows – April 1st-2nd, August 26th-27th & October 28th-29th – with dates for 2017 in the works. Want to be part of the Oklahoma Round-up Vintage Market? Call the Leopard Lasso at 405-665-2299 or search Facebook. Prepare to shop the big event at the Lasso Ranch, located at 35252 Hwy 29, south of Pauls Valley, OK, exit 66 off I-35.
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Located inside a Renovated 1930’s House Home & Garden Gifts & Decor v Pottery v Vases v Luminara Candles v Permanent Botanicals v Local Artisans’ Wares
For the Garden
v Windchimes v Birdhouses v Fairy Gardens v Garden Art v Unique Container Gardens Easy Fit Casual Clothing Full Service Florist & Event Planner with delivery
Gourmet Food Items
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v 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Cottage v Fully Furnished with Full Kitchen Located at the Gateway to Downtown Ardmore
CALL FOR INFORMATION 580-223-2500
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index of advertisers 3rd & Broadway ............................................. 28 3rd Avenue Flea Market ................................. 52 Abuelita’s ....................................................... 13 Air Donkey Zipline ........................................... 5 America’s Best Value Inn ............................... 59 Antiques, Etc. ................................................. 53 Arbuckle Family Lodging .................................. 6 Arbuckle Historical – Davis............................. 47 Arbuckle Historical - Sulphur.......................... 47 Arbuckle Memorial Hospital ............................33 Arbuckle Mountain Motel................................ 19 Arbuckle Mountain Original Fried Pies ............ 19 Arbuckle Sports Center ................................... 26 Arbuckle Tool & Supply................................... 28 Arbuckle Trail Rides .......................................... 7 Arbuckle Valley Cabins ................................... 14 Ardmore Emporium ........................................ 53 Ardmore Main Street ..................................... 53 Ardmore Tourism Authority ............................ 62 ARTesian Gallery ............................................ 12 Artist of the Arbuckles .................................... 42 Bar 115 .......................................................... 53 Barbara’s Flowers & Gifts ...............................28 Bedre Café ..................................................... 24 Buckhorn Road Cabins .................................... 25 Casa Romo ..................................................... 52 Caveman Motorcycle Museum........................... 5 Cedar Cabin .................................................. 13 Cedar Creek Cabins .......................................... 4 Cedar Ridge R.E. .............................................. 6 Cedars Edge RV Park ...................................... 55 Chickasaw Cultural Center ................................ 3 Chickasaw National Recreation Area ............. 27 Chickasaw Telephone ..................................... 39 Cross Bar Ranch ............................................. 35 D & D Coins & Collectibles...............................29 Davis Inn Motel ..............................................43
Deb’s Burgerland............................................ 23 Deer Creek Lodges ......................................... 18 Dougherty RV Park ........................................ 45 Dougherty Store.............................................44 Echo Canyon Spa Resort ................................. 11 Edamame....................................................... 52 Fillin Station .................................................. 34 Fireside Dining ............................................... 55 Flower Bluff Mansion Steakhouse ................... 14 Friends of the CNRA ...................................... 42 Gene Autry Museum .......................................54 Get Right Designs ........................................... 28 Gettin’ Place ..................................................28 Greater SW Historical Museum ........................54 Henson Cabins................................................ 42 Horseshoe Springs Cabins ................................ 5 Key’s Quilts & Supplies ................................... 52 Lake Murray Floating Cabins .......................... 57 Landmark Bank .............................................43 Las Cascades .................................................... 2 Lazer Zone ....................................................... 2 Leopard Lasso ................................................50 Little Soles Spa................................................. 9 Living Springs Massage ..................................40 Luxe .............................................................. 24 Main Street Bistro........................................... 41 Main Street Coffee ......................................... 53 Main Street Mercantile ................................... 49 Mamma D’s....................................................34 Marias’s Garden .............................................60 Mattress Pockets ............................................34 Mountain View Motel ......................................46 Mozie’s Place..................................................29 Murray on Main ............................................. 53 Pappy’s Sports Buffet ..................................... 35 Parkway Antique Mall .................................... 52 Party Barn Rentals .........................................40
Pauls Valley Tourism .......................................48 Phillips 66 ......................................................46 Pocket Shop ................................................... 53 Premier Lake Property ................................... 41 Red Dirt Brewhouse ........................................ 52 Rock Creek Retreat......................................... 45 Rocky Point Cabins ......................................... 23 Rowdy’s RV Ranch .......................................... 19 Rusty Nail Winery .......................................... 10 Shady Oaks Boat Rentals ................................ 39 Shady Oaks Store & RV Park .......................... 39 Shiloh Morning Inn ......................................... 55 Sole’renity Spa ................................................. 9 Stephanie’s Beautique ................................... 52 Stillwater Milling ............................................29 Sulphur Chamber ........................................... 32 Sulphur Springs Inn ........................................ 15 Super 8 – Sulphur ............................................ 7 T & R RV Resort .............................................. 51 Ten Star Pizza ............................................... 53 The Artesian Hotel ............................................ 8 The Feet Retreat ............................................. 28 The Guest House at Maria’s ............................60 The Lexington ................................................ 59 The Mix Mercantile .........................................29 The Rage........................................................ 52 The Spice & Tea Exchange ..............................29 Threads Clothing Co........................................53 Toy & Action Figure Museum .......................... 51 Turner Falls Park ............................................64 Turner Falls Zipline ......................................... 63 Two Frogs Grill .............................................. 62 Vision Bank – Sulphur & Davis ....................... 25 Wax Me Happy............................................... 10
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The Guest House at Maria’s Garden Step through the door at the Guest House at Maria’s Garden and you feel instantly at home and pampered. As you walk through the cottage, you are assured that every detail has been lovingly planned to graciously accommodate you.
shopping, it provides convenience whether traveling for business or pleasure. The living room provides a gathering place and the fully equipped kitchen and dining room allow you to fix a quick snack or a seated dinner party for 10. The front porch or back deck are peaceful places for your morning coffee or winding your day down.
The home belonged to Maria Wilkinson’s much loved neighbors and she still feels their sweet spirit here. Maintaining that homey feeling to share with her guests was high priority. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath house, built in the 1930s, retains much of its original character and welcomes you like a warm embrace. It is open and airy and invites you to stay, slow down, and leave your cares outside.
After a long day, slip in to a bubble bath to soak away the world, and then slide in to a beautifully appointed bed and let the sheets envelope you. Your sweet dreams are almost guaranteed. The cottage will sleep up to 7 people with plenty of privacy. Each bedroom has a TV and bedside lamps for reading yourself to sleep.
The Guest House is a great lodging choice for a visit to the Ardmore area. Located downtown, near Central Park, local restaurants and
The Guest House at Maria’s Garden is a sweet choice for a relaxing getaway. It is also available for special events such as showers, dinner or adult birthday parties. The cottage lends an intimate atmosphere to gatherings of family and friends. For more information on the Guest House, visit www.guesthousemarias.net, call 580-223-2500 or drop by Maria’s Garden at 112 Wheeler (behind Love’s) in downtown Ardmore.
Great Food. Live Music. Open Daily at 11:00am BABY BACK RIBS • STEAKS SEAFOOD • SOUTHERN CUISINE
“Casual dining with a Funky Blues Twist” For concert & event tickets go to www.stubwire.com
580-226-FROG(3764) 2646 W Broadway Exit 31-A • Ardmore, OK
www.twofrogsgrill.com virtual tour available
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Zipline in Oklahoma
A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN ON Experience the exhilaration of soaring above Honey Creek on the only SOARING EAGLE style ride in Oklahoma. Enjoy spectacular views of Turner Falls and Dr. Collings Castle as you are pulled 700 feet to a tower rising 130 feet above the mountain. Feel the thrill of release as you zip back to the launch site at the Turner Falls Overlook.
Visit the Curio Shop for: • Turner Falls Souvenirs • Snacks & Cold Drinks • Water Shoes Located south of Davis, OK on Hwy 77 between I-35 exits #47 & # 51. Ticket office and launch site at Curio Shop at Turner Falls Overlook.
DR. COLLINGS CASTLE
Call For Info - 580-369-0103 or visit our website - www.turnerfallszip.com
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TDavuis, OK - Oklahoma • • • • • • • • • • • • •
A little bit of heaven on US 77 Cabin Rental Caves Hiking Trails 77-Foot Waterfall In-Park Shuttle (seasonal) Swimming Picnic Area Camping Shower Houses Tent & R.V. areas Police Patrol Trout Fishing (Mid-November – March)
For Information Call 580/369-2917 or visit www.turnerfallspark.com
On U.S. Hwy 77 between I-35 Exits #47 & #51 5 miles south of the city of Davis, Oklahoma