Elk City has the recreational and outdoor activities to satisfy any taste. It offers hiking, biking and horseback riding along with fishing, boating and waterskiing.
LODGING & ATTRACTIONS
When you are ready to hang your hat, Elk City boasts more than 925 rooms and offers everything from the luxury of a bed and breakfast to the amenities of a hotel or the laid-back atmosphere of an RV park. Elk City, located on I-40, meets the needs of the weekend traveler and family and of the businessmen and women needing a place to call home for a night. All of Elk City’s accommodations are located within a short drive to meeting facilities and tourist attractions and offer a variety of price ranges.
Meeting Room, Breakfast, On-Site Restaurant, Group Discounts Available, In-Room Refrigerator and Microwave
Group Discounts Available; Denny’s Restaurant; Pool; Laundry Facilities; In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave and Hairdryer
Breakfast; Restaurant Nearby; Group Discounts Available; Pool; In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Pot and Hairdryer
Meeting Room; Breakfast; Group Discounts Available; Pool; Jacuzzi; Laundry Facilities; Exercise Room; Game Room; In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Pot and Hair Dryer
Restaurant Nearby, In-Room Coffee Pot
Denny’s Restaurant, Group Discounts Available
Group Discounts Available
Elk Creek RV
Meeting Room, Group Discounts Available
In-Room Refrigerator and Microwave
Flying W Guest Ranch
Highway 66, 5 Miles West and 2.2 Miles North
Meeting Room; Business Office; Breakfast; On-Site Restaurant; Pool; Jacuzzi; Laundry Facilities; Exercise Room; In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave and Coffee Pot
In-Room Refrigerator and Microwave
Laundry Facilities, Group Discounts Available
Red Carpet Inn and Suites
Meeting Room, Breakfast, Pool, Laundry Facilities, Group Discounts Available
Standifer House B&B
Meeting Room, Breakfast, On-Site Restaurant, Jacuzzi, In-Room Coffee Pot, Group Discounts Available
Pool; In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave and Hair Dryer; Group Discounts Available
In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Pot and Hair Dryer
Breakfast; Pool; Laundry Facilities; In-Room Refrigerator, Microwave and Hair Dryer
The Elk City Park Superintendent and his crew work year round maintaining and enhancing Elk City’s parks and Elk City Lake. Ackley Park is one of Elk City’s featured attractions. It is home to the Centennial Carousel with its 36 hand-carved wooden horses, Old Town Miniature Golf and the Choctaw Express Miniature Train.
In addition to Ackley Park, this department encourages area residents to enjoy the outdoors by maintaining six smaller parks (Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Jaycee, Peeler and Lincoln parks) located throughout the community, five sports facilities (Red Rock Stadium, Burson Field, Trissell Field, Girls’ Five Plex and Boys’ Five Plex), and Elk City Lake.
Elk City Parks Department
P.O. Box 1100
Elk City, OK 73648
Park activities are available to the public nightly from Memorial Day through the first part of August from 1:00-10:00 p.m., and on weekends through Labor Day from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The activities include Centennial Carousel, Choctaw Express Miniature Train and Old Town Miniature Golf. Private party bookings are available through City Hall at (580) 225-3230.
Contact us to schedule your “end of the school year” party! The Centennial Carousel, Old Town Miniature Golf and the Choctaw Express Miniature Train are also available to school classes and day cares for class parties. Public, nonprofit schools may schedule the activities at no charge; for-profit and private schools/ organizations may book parties for only $1 per person (this fee will allow them to participate in all three activities). There is a minimum of five business days’ advance notice for any party booking.
Old Town Museum Complex
Nostalgia abounds in a visit to the Old Town Museum where Oklahoma pioneer life is recreated. The complex is the steward for the present generation in preserving those moments of life experienced in settings like the interior of the Rock Bluff School, the Pioneer Chapel and an early-day pioneer doctor's office. The Beutler Rodeo Hall is a treat in itself featuring rodeo memorabilia from a long line of the nation's top rodeo stock producers – the Beutlers. Visitors can also enjoy a relaxing stroll around Cowtown watering hole.
National Route 66 Museum
Route 66 is the most famous highway ever! Its path crossed eight states from Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles, California. The National Route 66 Museum focuses on the people who lived, worked and traveled the "Mother Road" and offers visitors a classic walk through all eight states, highlighted by realistic murals and vignettes depicting the eras of the road and the interesting places that made Route 66 so famous. As you travel along, you can listen to recorded histories and personal accounts of the road from overhead audio kiosks.
National Transportation Museum
Enjoy an interactive look at the history of transportation. Kids and adults will love taking in the short film on transportation history shown in the Rex Theatre. Enjoy a trip to the Drive-In Theatre and take a seat in the back of a red 1959 Impala to watch clips from old movie greats such as The Blob – complete with drive-in speakers attached! It’s a history lesson filled with interactive, hands-on activities!
Farm and Ranch Museum
The Farm and Ranch Museum, sponsored by the Western Oklahoma Historical Society, celebrates western Oklahoma's agricultural heritage. The museum features a vast collection of tools that were used in early farm and ranch life. A blacksmith shop and windmill collection are among the exhibits depicting pioneer farmers and ranchers and their contributions to this nation.
Visitors of the blacksmith shop will see amazing displays of anvils, a working table with leg vices, a wagon wheel soaker and three-belt forges. Also displayed are two permanent forges, swage blocks, a cone mandrel, a Little Giant trip hammer and much more!
Elk City Lake is located just south of town. There is a 750-acre park along with the 250-acre lake. The City of Elk City runs two fish hatcheries to keep Elk Lake & Ackley Park well-stocked with fish. Residents enjoy fishing (sauger, large mouth bass, channel catfish, hybrid striper), boating and picnicking. Elk Lake features five camper parking slots with water and electrical hookups. There is no charge for camping at the lake, but there is a three-night maximum stay policy to allow other campers the opportunity to enjoy the facilities.
Elk City Golf & Country Club
Golfers will enjoy Elk City Golf and Country Club’s 18 holes of challenging yet scenic golf. The country club also offers a snack bar/club, swimming pool, lounge/restaurant, pro shop, driving range, and panoramic views of Elk Lake. For more information, call (580) 225-3556.
Arts & Theatre
Red Carpet Community Theatre
With 41 seasons and more than 176 major productions to its credit, Red Carpet Theatre has truly become Western Oklahoma’s community theatre. The audience reaches out to the Texas Panhandle and surrounding small communities. It is quite typical for the cast to represent four to five communities. The theatre actively promotes its projects and credits the past assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma Community Theatre Association. Local corporate support and patron memberships help make the theatre strive for excellence. For more information about Red Carpet Community Theatre, please call (580) 225-5461 or (580) 225-1941; write P.O. Box 852, Elk City, OK 73648; or email email@example.com.
The Bowling Zone features 12 lanes, a pro shop and a snack bar. The facility is open daily, from noon to midnight, and is located at 201 S. Jefferson Ave. Call (580) 225-5507 for more information.
Superior Health & Fitness is the right place for swimming, aerobics, racquetball, indoor walking, nautilus equipment and tanning. Located at 1007 N. Main St. in Elk City, the facility can be contacted at (580) 243-6767.
Flix on Six, located at 2103 S. Main St. in Elk City, features four motion picture screens for family viewing. More information can be accessed by calling (580) 243-3545.