Introduction to Altus, Oklahoma
Altus was named after a Latin term meaning "high place." It is home to the training base for the United States Air Force. Altus is an anagram of Tulsa, which is Oklahoma’s second most populated city.
Altus and nearby Attractions
- Museum of the Western Prairie
- Roger Miller Museum
- Childress County Heritage Museum
- Great Plains State Park
- Fort Sill Museum
- Red River Valley Museum
Things To Do In Altus
While at Altus, one can visit churches like the Assembly of God Glad Tidings, the Emmanuel Baptist Church, the Grace United Methodist Church, the Highland Heights Methodist Church and the Altus Christian Fellowship. The Park Lane Shopping Center and the Altus Plaza Shopping Center and Mall are the popular shopping centers in the area.
Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional is the nearest major airport.
Altus Higher Education
Western Oklahoma State College is the local institution providing opportunities for higher education. Other nearby institutions include Midwestern State University, Oklahoma City University and Cameron University.