The downtown hub of any city is important. It’s the centralized spot the town was built around – a gathering place for the locals. Thanks in part to the Oklahoma Main Street Program and community projects, many towns in the Sooner State are bringing “Main Street” back to life and supporting local businesses. Several downtowns are referenced by many as “Main Street,” while some actually carry the name. There are many quaint Main Streets in Oklahoma where streets are lined with trees, locals gather to dine and tourists come for the shopping. Here are 15 towns in Oklahoma that have fabulous Main Streets to visit:
Main Street in Tishomingo was brought back to life when country star Miranda Lambert opened The Pink Pistol and The Ladysmith. The street is a sparkly collection of girly-girl boutiques, starting with largest, The Pink Pistol, and complimented by the eclectic B&B The Ladysmith - a beautifully restored two-story commercial building built in 1901, across Main Street from the Pink Pistol.
Shoppers who stop along iconic Route 66 in Sapulpa will find many treasures on Dewey Street. This street boasts antique and vintage items from many stores, conveniently in one location.
Kingfisher is a vibrant community with a thriving local economy on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, opening the gateway to Northwest Oklahoma. Visit the '89er Theatre, walk the shops or dine at a local restaurant.
In historic downtown Norman, Oklahoma you can eat at quaint cafes, shop in stylish and vintage boutiques, enjoy the arts and entertainment and take care of business. Downtown Norman also provides you with a historical walk through the beautifully landscaped and paved Legacy Trail, with sculptures and other historical points of interest. The trail runs parallel to the railroad tracks in the Main Street/downtown area.
Many projects and developments are underway for reviving downtown Shawnee. You'll find many beautiful structures in town. The community is investing over 3 million dollars into revamping downtown in several phases. It is already underway and is looking fantastic.
Shop in the "Antique Capital of Oklahoma" on Main Street in Jenks. Downtown is home to boutiques, antique stores and malls, restaurants and a variety of other merchants. It is a very easy walk to all the shops and you'll find many treasures.
The downtown district
in Guthrie is a National Historic Landmark and hosts thousands of visitors
each year from around the world. It is also a vibrant residential
neighborhood with numerous apartment homes and B&B rooms
located above and along side downtown businesses. You'll also find many shops and galleries, along with a trolley service.
Woodward has a bright future based on the economic boom of renewable energy and has several new construction projects underway. Woodward Main Street is undergoing a revitalization with the start of the street-scape project. Woodward Main Street Program is in the top 10 programs in the State of Oklahoma and has received many awards over the years. Woodward Main Street is the heart and soul of Woodward, Oklahoma.
You'll find many places to shop, dine and be entertained in downtown Enid. From special events to festivals, there is always something to do do in downtown Enid.
10. Broken Arrow
The Rose District is downtown Broken Arrow's arts and entertainment district located on Main Street in the heart of Broken Arrow. It is quickly becoming a hot spot for dining, shopping and entertainment. There are almost 40 stores and restaurants, and construction continues as developers continue to build.
Ardmore is home to a bustling Main Street. Many of the same buildings from 1915 and earlier have been restored and in some cases “reinvented”. The Santa Fe Depot, the original heart of the frontier town, has been lovingly restored to its former glory and serves as a stop for Amtrak’s Heartland Flyer, offering daily service from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth. Heritage Hall, home to many a dance, concert, and sporting event, still serves as a convenient downtown entertainment destination. Historic buildings from Ardmore’s early frontier town days have been transformed into retail shops, art galleries, restaurants, and trendy loft apartments, all offering a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of big-city living. . .a place where friends and neighbors gather to create a new history.
Main Street Duncan has been a member of the National Main Street Program since 1986. Gather with the community at parades, events, shops or get a cup of tea at The Mix Marketplace & Tea Room. You'll love the community spirit in downtown Duncan.
Running through the heart of downtown Yukon, opportunities for fun abound on Historical Route 66! Every kind of activity can be found… skating, outdoor activities, celebrations, festivals, edible entertainment, shopping and countless others! The City of Yukon began in the late 1800's and has plenty to offer in historic areas. Located along Route 66, downtown Yukon includes a number of shops and restaurants, and it also features historic homes of the original town founders. The downtown atmosphere comes to life with music, dancing, food, vendors, culture and local color at one of the many festivals Yukon has to offer. Come explore Yukon on Historic Route 66!
With a variety of stores and restaurants, it's not very hard to spend the day in downtown Stillwater. It is a vibrant community with unique shopping, delicious dining and a myriad of professional services to make this your one-stop shopping and meeting place!
Historic past, vibrant present and exciting future all depict downtown Bartlesville. Wander the historic district with its unique shops and eateries. Explore the numerous attractions, including Frank Lloyd Wright's only built skyscraper – Price Tower. Kick up your heels at their fun-filled events and festivals, from homegrown Art Walks and Fun Runs to the internationally renowned OK Mozart. Shop for locally grown fresh produce at the Farmer's Market, and relax in the evenings while you experience the local music scene. It all happens right in the heart of the City of Legends.
There are so many more Main Streets/Downtowns in Oklahoma that are worth visiting. Which one is your favorite in the state?