Local Attractions Guide

Step back in time, in the Route 66 town of Elk City, offering indoor and outdoor recreational activities to satisfy any taste. Outdoor fun includes hiking, biking, and horseback riding along with fishing, boating, and waterskiing on Elk City Lake. Ackley Park is one of the city’s featured attractions; home to the Centennial Carousel with its 36 hand-carved wooden horses, Old Town Miniature Golf, and the Choctaw Express Miniature Train. Immerse yourself in history, culture, and novelty of Route 66 museum, where you’ll visit a pioneer school, doctor’s office, livery stable, and chapel.

You’re in for a treat when catching one of Red Carpet Community Theatre productions. Known as Western Oklahoma’s community theatre and for producing top-notch Broadway shows, spanning over 50 seasons. With so much to do, in our small town, it’s easy to overlook one of Elk City’s top spots, that’s why we have knowledgeable friendly 24-hour front desk agents to offer suggestions to ensure a fun-filled stay.

Featured Attractions

National Route 66 Museum

Take a journey through the National Route 66 & Transportation Museum in Elk City. You’ll travel across each of the eight states Route 66 passes through; from Illinois all the way to California. Find quirky roadside attractions that lured people to stop along the way. Walk through displays of antique cars and historical documents detailing the history of America's highway. Children and adults alike, truly enjoy making their way through The National Route 66 & Transportation Museum!

Ackley Park

Visitors love Ackley Park with many summer and winter activities to enjoy. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, visitors can take a ride on the old-fashioned carousel, play a couple sets on the tennis courts, dive into the swimming pool, putt-putt around the miniature golf course, play on the playground, or enjoy a picnic in one of the pavilions. During the Winter Holidays, the park is open on the weekends, featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa on his sleigh, hot chocolate, Gingerbread Gift Shoppe and the extravaganza of lights that light up the night.

Red Carpet Theater

The Red Carpet Community Theater is a local theater group offering Broadway type shows, in a quaint surrounding. Guests will feel like they are part of the action, as talented actors and actresses put on shows like Steel Magnolias, the Addams Family, and Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream to name a few. Reasonably priced with comfortable seating, you won’t want to miss this hidden gem while visiting Elk City.


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  • Pizza Hut 2.7 mi
  • Carl's Jr. 3.1 mi
  • Roma's Resaurant 3.3 mi
  • Braum's Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant 3.4 mi
  • Simon's Catch 7.0 mi
  • J & P Café 8.6 mi


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