Beyond the Pallet offers a relaxing atmosphere with specialty coffees and a waffle bar.
Spend your morning at the National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum Complex. Take a journey through the eight states the Mother Road covers, from Illinois to California, and see displays of antique cars and historical documents detailing America’s highway. Experience the Old Town Museum Complex to see displays and artifacts of early settlers in Western Oklahoma.
Located on Route 66, the Country Dove Gift and Tea Room is a perfect place to enjoy lunch and try Dori’s New York Cheesecake or the signature French Silk pie. Or enjoy the soup and sandwich combination accompanied by a square of the Country Dove’s famous lemon jello.
Shopping. Specialty boutique shopping in downtown Elk City lets you enjoy unique, stylish, locally-owned stores. Shop your way through places like The Crooked Spur Boutique, Everett Blake Society, Backdoor Boutique, 580 Mercantile, and The Vogue Boutique. These shops offer products and an experience you won’t find anywhere else.
Dine at Prairiefire in the train depot on South Main Street in Elk City. Authentic dishes served in an atmosphere that combines the past with a country-chic present evoke the warmth and relaxed charm that locals and visitors have enjoyed for years.
Flix on 6 is a family-operated multiplex theater with first-run movies and stadium seating. Grab some snacks, sit back and enjoy your end-of-day experience in Elk City.
Begin the day at Major Bean Coffee & Sandwich Shop, sipping on their signature coffees or iced chai latte and nibbling on hot apple & cinnamon crepes or bacon & cheddar layered bagels. Take in the scenery of the plastered tiled tin ceilings, exposed brick, and vintage collectibles.
Take a look in the past at the National Rt. 66 Museum and Complex. Walk through displays of antique cars and historical documents that tell the story of America’s Mother Road. Then celebrate Oklahoma’s agricultural heritage at The Farm & Ranch Museum. View how blacksmiths created ironworks at The Blacksmith Museum. After viewing the windmill collection and getting a better appreciation of early pioneering technology, visit Old Town Museum for a taste of pioneer living.
Add a taste of mama’s home cooking to your weekend at the Country Dove and Tea Room. Established in 1983, this 2-story cottage has rooms full of antiques, arts & crafts and religious books. And don’t forget desserts, like Dori’s New York Cheesecake or the signature French Silk Pie.
Elk City has more boutique shops per downtown block than any other town for miles around. Stroll Elk City’s downtown retail district and find clothing shops unique to Red Dirt Living at The Crooked Spur Boutique, Backdoor Boutique, Velvet Moon, or The Vogue Boutique just to name a few.
If classic Mexican specialties are what you crave, look no further than Pedro’s Mexican Grille. Pedro’s is located along Rt. 66 and includes “The Location” cantina in the back of the restaurant. Satisfy your thirst with local favorites or signature mixed drinks. Or choose another restaurant from our dining guide beginning on page 11.
The Centerpiece of recreation and sports in Elk City is Ackley Park. With over 6 acres of family activities, Ackley Park is a local favorite and a gem of Western Oklahoma. Ackley Park is home to the Centennial Carousel with 36 hand carved wooden horses and 2 chariots. Visitors can hop a ride on the Choctaw Miniature Train, putt around on the18 hole Old Town miniature golf course, or stroll to the skate park. It’ll be a lot of fun for your entire family. As the Sun begins to fade, take in a gorgeous sunset while standing on the bridge next to the Centennial Lighthouse.
Plate-size pancakes will satisfy your appetite at the Cowboy Café. Or choose another restaurant from our dining guide beginning on Page 11.
A round of Disc Golf at Elk Lake’s 18-Basket Course would be a lot of fun. With 750 acres to roam, the lake area is ideal for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, and photography. Explore the rugged trails and see all the animals and birds native to this area.
Grab a bite to eat at Boomtown Grill. Choose seafood or steak and then add the Bloomin Onion appetizer or fried pickles.
Buckle up for a scenic drive to Washita Battle Fields National Historic Site and explore the land where the battle of Washita occurred. Explore the Visitor Center’s exhibit that portrays the clash that leads up to the battle and enjoys the 27-minute film “Destiny at Dawn.” Take in the sacred scenery with the self-guided trail, overlook and two historical markers.