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23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Sill OK (2020 Edition)
23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Sill OK23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Sill OK

23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Sill OK (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Fort Sill, OK is a great location for soldiers who love the outdoors, fun landmarks, and cultural sites. There’s a lot to love about the Great Plains landscape, and around the post you’ll find plenty of opportunities to take it in. If you’re looking for a place with a lot of history where you can jump into an active lifestyle, then Fort Sill is going to surprise and delight. You’ll find a lot to do on post, too, where you’ll be able to take advantage of the many gyms, theater, and bowling alley.

Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:

(1-4) Gyms
(5-10) Sports
(11) Bowling
(12) Movies
(13-15) Attractions
(16-18) Outdoor Recreation
(19-22) Museums
(23) Golfing

Suggested Read: Fort Sill: In-Depth Welcome Center

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to health restrictions, though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Check websites and call ahead to learn each listing’s current status.

23 Of the Best Things to Do in Fort Sill OK

Fort Sill Gym

Fort Sill Gym

1. FIRES Fitness Center

3290 Crane Ave
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-2445

This Fort Sill gym is a fully-featured facility with equipment for cardio and resistance training, a weight room, an indoor track, basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, and rooms for classes. There are nice extras like a rock climbing wall and child-sized machines. Kids will need a waiver signed by their parents to use the weight room, though.

2. Honeycutt Fitness Center

921 Randolph Road BLDG 921
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-4670

Honeycutt Fitness Center is open 20 hours a day for active duty service members. To access the gym for the full 20 hours, you’ll need a special entry card. To get this card, simply show up during normal hours and sign up for it. Then you’ll be able to work out whenever you can fit it in. At Honeycutt, you’ll find a huge facility full of cardio and resistance equipment to keep you going strong.

3. Rinehart Fitness Center

2730 Bragg Road
Fort Sill, OK 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-6712

Rinehart Fitness Center has three weight rooms, racquetball and basketball courts, and an indoor swimming pool. There’s a wealth of cardio and resistance machines to choose from in this 50,000-square foot facility.

4. Goldner Fitness Center

3444 Crane Ave
Fort Sill, OK 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-2740

Goldner Fitness Center also offers 20-hour access with your special entry card. There’s a weight room and fitness equipment for all of your needs and goals. Goldner offers a lot of cool features like a salmon ladder trainer, alpha warrior rig, plyo boxes, and assault bikes.

Spots Near and On Fort Sill

Sports

5. Fort Sill Sports Office

3290 Crane Road BLDG 3290
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-2489

Fort Sill offers plenty of intramural sports to suit your active lifestyle. Unit-level IM leagues are available in sports like basketball, soccer, long-distance running, archery, volleyball, flag football, and more. So take on a new completely new sport and become a better athlete through the provided training, or jump into something you’re already equipped for and help your fellow soldiers get that W.

Lawton

6. McCord Field

2800 West Gore Boulevard
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505

McCord Field sits on the campus of Cameron University. It’s the home field of the Aggie baseball team. Come by for a game during the season and get comfy in the bleachers. There’s space for 1,200 spectators.

7. D-BAT Lawton

420 SE Larrance Street
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 1 (580) 699-3228

D-BAT Lawton is a baseball and softball training center near post. It’s a nationwide franchise that offers formal lessons and tips for players at all levels of the game. D-BAT also puts on regular clinics. The indoor facility houses multiple batting cages and a pro shop. Purchasing a monthly membership can lower the cost of a lot of their services and includes perks like free lessons and unlimited batting cage use. A majority of their customers are 18 and younger, but they invite anyone interested to come to improve their game.

The Streich-Henry Tennis Complex, Lawton, OK

8. The Streich-Henry Tennis Complex

2800 W Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505

The Streich-Henry Tennis Complex has eight courts. It’s used by Cameron University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams. The complex also hosts local high school tournaments. There’s covered seating for visitors along with public restrooms.

9. Academy Sports Lawton

1732 NW 82nd St.
Lawton, Oklahoma 73505
Phone: 1 (580) 531-3000

Academy Sports + Outdoors is where you’ll find all of your equipment to fulfill your sporting needs. They sell a comprehensive list of products from team sports, to outdoor gear, to barbecue grills, to ammunition. They also provide services like scope mounting and sell hunting and fishing licenses.

Fort Sill Bowling Alley

Fort Sill Bowling Alley

10. Twin Oaks Bowling Center

935 Macomb Road BLDG 935
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-2882

Twin Oaks Bowling Center is right on post and well equipped to provide hours of fun for you, your friends, and family. This Fort Sill bowling alley houses 36 lanes, along with providing shoe rentals, and snacks and drinks at the Strike Zone bar and restaurant. They also have pool tables and an internet cafe. Group packages are available. Keep track of their daily specials for great deals.

Fort Sill Movie Theater

11. Reeltime Theater

1718 Macomb Road
Fort Sill, OK 735034562
Phone: 1 (580) 351-0504

The Fort Sill movie theater on post is part of the Reeltime Theaters chain. Admission for adults is $6 and $4 for children. It’s a small theater but great for families on a budget. There’s a couple of movies to choose from, but they’re newer releases.

Oklahoma Attractions

Fort Sill

12. Geronimo’s Grave

Dodge Hill Rd
Fort Sill, OK

The famous Apache and historical figure, Geronimo, is buried on the grounds at Fort Sill. His wife and daughter are buried with him. Its original site was not maintained but there’s a new plaque at the grave today. It’s a 15-minute drive as you enter Fort Sill, and you can get a map from the gate guard.

Lawton

Apache Casino, Lawton, OK

13. Apache Casino

2315 East Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 1 (855) 248-5905

The Apache Casino in Lawton offers all your favorite casino games. Table games include blackjack, roulette, craps, Texas hold ‘em, war, and more. Their dealers will help you learn the game if you’re a new player, so don’t be nervous if you don’t know much about one yet. There’s also a hotel attached, so you have a place to hide away from your family in case you lose it all.

Medicine Park

14. Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center

1 Aquarium Drive,
Medicine Park, OK73557
Phone: 1 (580) 529-3601

The Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center at Medicine Park opened in 2009 and is a cozy, conservation-focused institution. Their goal is to bring people and the natural world together and showcase the need for the ongoing work to protect the environment. They showcase over 90 different species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, along with a six-acre botanical garden. The aquarium and grounds will also host your private event.

Cache

15. The Holy City of the Wichitas

262 Holy City Rd
Cache, Oklahoma, 73527
Phone: 1 (580) 429-3361

The Holy City is a replica of the Biblical Holy Lands in Cache, Oklahoma. Here, Reverend Anthony Mark Wallock began retelling the story of Jesus to his Sunday schoolers in 1926. Soon, onlookers began filling out the audience and the Works Progress Administration built up the Holy City with proper buildings for set pieces. Now, the play is presented every year on Easter Sunday, but the Holy City itself can be visited year round.

Outdoor Recreation Fort Sill

Outdoor Recreation Fort Sill

Lawton

16. Medicine Bluffs

N 34° 41.127 W 098° 24.925
Lawton, OK 73503

Medicine Bluffs is a landmark at the eastern end of the Wichita Mountains. It was once a sacred site for the Native people of the area, and remains steeped in legend and lore. There’s plenty to explore around the area and it makes for some breathtakingly scenic hikes.

17. Elmer Thomas Park

501 NW Ferris Ave.
Lawton, OK73507
Phone: 1 (580) 581-3400

Elmer Thomas Park is a great site for dog walking, human walking, family picnics, or kid’s play dates. There’s a playground with swings sized for children of all ages, hiking trails, festivals and other events, and more. There’s plenty of wildlife here, including prairie dogs, ducks, and geese.

Indiahoma

18. Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

32 Refuge Headquarters Road
Indiahoma, OK 73552
Phone: 1 (580) 429-3222

The Wichita Mountains are vast, with open lands for outdoor lovers and amateur wildlife trackers alike. The Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge is over 59,000 acres of preserve and is home to several species of wildlife on the brink of extinction. There are many grazing animals that live here, including American Bison, white-tailed deer, Rocky Mountain elk, and longhorn cattle.

Fort Sill Museum

Fort Sill Museum

19. U.S. Field Artillery Museum

238 Randolph Rd
Fort Sill, OK 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-1819

The U.S. Field Artillery Museum at Fort Sill showcases artillery history beginning from the 1700s. The museum exhibits uniforms and weapons and includes a prototype M777 Howitzer. Living history presentations offer visitors a look at cannon firing demonstrations and more from the American Revolution and beyond.

Lawton

20. Museum of the Great Plains

601 NW Ferris Ave
Lawton, OK 73507
Phone: 1 (580) 581-3460

The Museum of the Great Plains is a living history museum interpreting life in the 1840s. There’s even a recreation of a trading post that will show visitors how trade was handled in the area back then and what sorts of things were valued. Step back in time and discover what life was like for setters of the Great Plains.

21. Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center

701 NW Ferris Avenue
Lawton, OK 73507
Phone: 1 (580) 353-0404

The Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center received a National Endowment of the Arts grant in 2001 to help facilitate its creation. Today, the museum is a showcase of Comanche culture and art both in the past and the present. Through galleries and educational resources, visitors learn about the language, fine art, and lifestyle of the Comanche people.

22. Historic Mattie Beal Home

1008 SW 5th Street
Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 1 (580) 678-3156

The Historic Mattie Beal Home is managed by the Lawton Heritage Association. The home belonged to Mattie Beal, who was the second name to be picked in the land lottery of 1901 when the government began offering land to settlers in the area. She married Charles Payne, and the two of them ran successful businesses and contributed greatly to local culture and society. The Mattie Beal Home is now listed on the National Register of Historic places and is open to tours and special events.

Fort Sill Golf Course

Fort Sill Golf Course

23. Fort Sill Golf Course

1270 Quinette Rd
Fort Sill, OK 73503
Phone: 1 (580) 442-5441

The 18-hole Fort Sill Golf Course includes a pro shop, a snack bar, banquet hall, and more. Rent clubs or bring your own. Come by for lessons, clinics, tournaments, and more.

Conclusion

There’s plenty to do and see around Fort Sill. From the historic buildings and landmarks to the gorgeous mountain landscapes and recreation, it would take a lot of skillful planning to get bored here. Every day off can be an adventure for the wildlife lover or history buff. There are countless museums to wander through and tons of events put on by all the local attractions. Branch out and explore them all if you can.

 

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