Introduction to Edmond, Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma is 13 miles N of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The municipality is included in the "Top 100 Places to Live in 2007" list created by Relocate America. It was named "America's best small town" by Universal Publications of New York. Edmond is also well known for rodeos.
Edmond was formerly known as "Summit" and was a watering location for the railroad. The first school house built in Oklahoma is located in the city. In the early 1880's the area was primarily prairie and home to bison and black bears. Occasionally, Indians hunted in the region. The city was quickly established during the great Oklahoma land run in 1889. The agriculture and trading based economy of Edmond was very dependent on the railroad.
- Festival Market Place.
- Pelican Bay.
- Historic downtown includes a variety of shops and restaurants.
- Arcadian Inn is a historic register house.
- First Public School House built in Edmond.
- Howard Home is a beautiful restored structure.
- Round Barn of Arcadia.
- The Old North Building located at University of Central Oklahoma is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
Edmond Entertainment and Culture
- The Jazz Lab features local and well known performers.
- The Lazy E Arena is one of the largest indoor arenas in the nation and is well known for rodeos.
- Mitchell Hall Theater.
- National Softball Hall of Fame is recognized as one of the premier softball venues in the country.
- Edmond's Mitch Park Amphitheater.
- National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum includes some of the best exhibits of western art and artifacts in the world.
- Edmond Historical Society & Museum.
- Fine Arts Institute of Edmond.
- Kirkpatrick Center includes seven notable museums.
- The Edmond Cultural District features numerous noteworthy sculptures.
- Shadid Fine Art Gallery.
Arcadia Lake provides opportunities for boating, swimming, camping, hiking and bird watching. The Arctic Edge Ice Arena is popular for ice skating and is utilized by hockey leagues. Residents and visitors enjoy the Frontier City theme park which includes roller coasters, gunfighter stunt shows and other types of entertainment. The nearby Remington Park features horse racing. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the Kickingbird Golf Club, Fairfax Golf Club and the Coffee Creek Golf Club which is included in the top 10 Oklahoma courses by Golf Digest.
Edmond Higher Education
The city is home to the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Christian University.