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Hardy Murphy Coliseum - Built in 1937, the historic Hardy Murphy Coliseum has been a mainstay as an Ardmore tourist attraction. Primarily designed to host horse and livestock shows, recent renovations to the facility have allowed it the flexibility to now host variety of events.

Fort Washita Historic Site - The tour contains panoramas, photos, stories, official records reports and maps, histories and many other selections.

Gene Autry Oklahoma Museum - The museum houses an outstanding collection of memorabilia from Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Rex Allen, Tex Ritter, Jimmy Wakely, Eddie Dean, and many others who appeared in the much-loved musical Western movies of the 1930s and '40s.

Greater Southwest Historical Museum - The purpose of the Greater Southwest Historical Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the social, cultural, and economic history of South-Central Oklahoma, with special emphasis on Ardmore and Carter County.

Santa Fe Depot Museum - A wonderful collection of old photos, school memorabilia and pioneer collectibles are on display. A steam locomotive and coal tender that once traveled over these tracks has found a permanent home near the depot. Recently a vintage red caboose was purchased and rests behind the engine.

Honey Springs Battlefield - The Engagement at Honey Springs (called The Affair at Elk Creek by the Confederates) was the largest of more than 107 documented hostile encounters in the Indian Territory.

Confederate Memorial Museum - The museum offers a unique look into the varied history of southeastern Oklahoma. From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage Line, to homegrown talents Reba McEntire and the late Lane Frost, the museum and it's picnic grounds are a welcome rest stop on US-69 Highway.

Chickasaw Nation Visitor Center - The story of the Chickasaw Nation is one rich in cultural heritage. Throughout the history of the Chickasaw people and the intertwining history of America, the Chickasaw have held strongly to culture and traditions.

Three Valley Museum - The name comes from the book written by Henry McCreary, titled "Queen of Three Valleys," about Durant.

The Toy and Action Figure Museum - With the help of local artist and toy designer (and collector) Kevin Stark, a board was formed to start working on the world' s first museum devoted to the art and sculpting of action figures! Come see all that this unique museum has to offer.

The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park - The 16-acre park houses a wide array of exotic creatures - from tigers, lions and bears to monkeys and reptiles. The park also serves as refuge for wolves, bobcats, foxes and many other wildlife species indigenous to the Midwest, as well as common farm animals.

Arbuckle Wilderness Park - You're in for an exciting adventure when you enter Oklahoma's Premiere Exotic Animal Theme Park. This park is set amidst the oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and the splendor of the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains. You can choose to ride in your own car or aboard the Safari bus.

The Goddard Center - A variety of Western and contemporary paintings are featured in the galleries of this center as well as works by area artists. An 800 volume art and research library is also on site.