Come enjoy the many attractions near and in Arcadia, centrally located in the center of Oklahoma.
The Arcadia Round Barn located on Route 66 has been a focal point of Arcadia history since it was built in 1898. Make the Round Barn a part of your itinerary during your visit to Arcadia. Admission is FREE but the memories will be priceless. For more information contact the Arcadia Historical Society at 405.396.0824 or visit the website at www.arcadiaroundbarn.org.
POPS is the newest, coolest landmark on historic Route 66. It’s the effervescent essence of the mother road: colorful, free-wheeling FUN! Located in beautiful Arcadia, America, POPS is a must-see destination, attraction and all around fab phenom. Of course, POPS’ signature item is… FIZZ! Take your pick from an awesome collection of 500+ sodas and beverages. Love a good root beer? POPS has over 54 varieties. Craving cream soda? Find 50+ kinds. With POPS’ world-class selection, there’s something ice-cold, refreshing and probably fizzed! Check out www.route66.com for directions, hours of operation, menus and merchandise!
St. James A.M.E. Church
(Portion built in 1937 of local Oklahoma rock) 6th & Main Street
Visit the St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church at 700 N. Main Street in Arcadia. As the Church grew and it was time to expanded the facility in 1994, the congregation chose to preserve the original building that was built in 1937. They wanted to preserve this rich part of the history; a building constructed by local artisans from local Oklahoma sand rock that was transported to the current site by horse and wagon. The old was incorporated into the new facility in order to preserve the history. The cornerstone shows the names of the Pastor and Trustee Board of St. James A.M.E. church 1937.
1903 Methodist Church
4th & Lee Street
The “Old Methodist Church” located at the corner of 4th and Lee Streets was restored by the Arcadia Historical Society and is typical of the one-room, frame structures that was built around the turn of the century in small communities of the West for worship. The white, wood frame building with wooden pews and a small steeple takes a visitor back to the simpler days of 1903. The “Old Methodist Church” is available for special events including weddings. For more information contact the Arcadia Historical Society – (405) 396-0824.
Victorian House on 2nd Street (Ruble Home)
The Ruble House – is a 3 story Victorian house that is just stunning, Painted a lively, sunshine yellow with brown trim, this remarkable house stands out as one of Arcadia’s architectural marvels. Intricate patterns in the wood trim bring even more interest and excitement to this beautiful building. Originally built by the Crabb family, it is on Second Street just West of Arcadia City Hall. The current owner and occupant is Al Ruble.
Washington Irving Monument
Highway 66 & Anderson Road
This site commemorates the location of herds of wild horses running wild near the river in Oklahoma Territory in 1832 as observed and written about by the great American writer Washington Irving. Stop by and sit at this grassy little part of history. The monument gives some details about the site.
Chesrow/Cesario Art Gallery
201 N. Main Street
Opened in May of 2007 – The gallery features art in a variety of mediums such as paintings and carvings by noted artists and antique furniture items. The studio is located in one of Arcadia’s historic buildings: The Tuton Pharmacy Building which was built in 1917 (it is on the registery of Historic Places). For Hours of Operation and Information – Call (405) 396-3344 / (405) 623-3976
Located 1.5 miles West of Arcadia on Route 66.
Enjoy the scenic views provided by the lake while you and your family engage in activities the lake has to offer: Hiking, boating, swimming, fishing and camping are some of the activities at Lake Arcadia. Don’t worry if you forgot supplies, the shops in Arcadia can fill all of your needs from bait to food to gasoline. (405) 216-7470.
GO TO THE “INTERESTING LINKS” PAGE FOR MORE PLACES TO VISIT – ALL WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF ARCADIA.
- Frontier City Amusement Park (12 Miles South on I-35)
- Lazy E Arena ( 10 miles North)
- Historic Downtown Victorian Guthrie (25 Miles North)
- National Western Heritage Museum & Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City (20 Miles South)