Altus
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Brief History of Altus

Altus was founded in 1886, but under the name Frazier. The settlement was located about 2 1/2 miles west of the present site of the city. Frazier was flooded out in 1891, and almost washed away. The people moved to the present site, and changed the name to Altus . Altus means "altitude" or "high place" in Latin.

This area was originally considered part of Texas . The original residents fell under the laws of Texas . Cowboys who regularly drove cattle through the area nicknamed Altus “Buttermilk Station"

Brief History of Altus AFB

The base was originally activated as Altus Army Air Field in 1943, and began training pilots for World War II. The Army stopped using the field and closed it in 1945, at the end of the war. In 1953, the base was reactivated as Altus Air Force Base.

KEY ATTRACTIONS/ENTERTAINMENT
  • Altus City Park East Broadway
  • Altus Public Library 421 N. Hudson St……………..580-482-2890
  • Altus Speedway North of Altus…………………580-482-2754 www.altusspeedway.com
  • Elks Lodge Golf & Country Club East of Altus…………………..580-477-0200
  • Heritage Park Theater 3917 N Main…………………..580-482-0330 www.oktheatres.com
  • Museum of the Western Prairie 1100 N. Memorial Dr…………580-482-1044 muswestpr@ok-history.mus.ok.us
  • Quartz Mtn. Resort Arts & Conference Center North of Altus……..580-563-2424
  • Quartz Mountain State Park North of Altus…………………580-563-2424
  • Quartz Mountain State Golf Course North of Altus…………………580-563-2520
  • info@quartzmountainresort.comwww.quartzmountainresort.com
  • Quartz Mountain Paddle Boats North of Altus…………… ….580-563-2465
  • The Skate Place 200 Todd Ln…………………...580-477-2555
  • Town & Country Bowling Lanes 1616 E Broadway……………...580-482-6614

September

  • Jackson County Fair
  • 22 KEYB/Dr Pepper Golf Tournament Races Quartz Mtn Golf Course, 580-482-1555

October

  • Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cook-off 580-482-2277

November

  • Holiday Open House
  • Farm City Week
  • Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
  • KEYB Garage Sale & Craft Show

January

  • Christmas in the Park - Altus City Park
  • 29 Santa’s Early Blitz

December

Altus Christmas Parade

February

  • Hearts-a-Fire Valentines Sale
  • Miss Altus Pageant 580-482-0611

March

  • Mid Mar-Oct Saturday night races, Sooner International Speedway
  • Junior Livestock Show
  • KEYB Spring Expo
  • Fishing Derby – Altus Reservoir 580-482-1555

April

  • April Fools Rally – Tornado Alley Road Riders 580-482-7174

May

  • Rock & Rumble Car Show & Cruise

July

  • 4 th of July Fireworks Celebration

August

  • Crazy Dales Sale
  • Great Plains Stampede Rodeo – Rodeo grounds 580-482-0210

ACCOMMODATIONS/ LODGING

  • Best Western 2804 N Main St 580-482-9300
  • Budget Inn 510 ½ N Main St 580-482-7282
  • Days Inn 3202 N Main St 580-477-2300 www.the.daysinn.com/altus02634
  • Economy Inn 2117 E Broadway 580-482-6681
  • Falcon Inn 2213 Falcon Rd 580-482-0400 888-283-4450
  • Friendship Inn 1800 N Main 580-482-7300
  • Quartz Mtn Resort North of Altus 580-563-2424
  • info@quartzmountainresort.com
  • www.quartzmountainresort.com
  • Ramada Inn 2515 E Broadway 580-477-3000 800-2-RAMADA
  • Super 10 Inn 1501 E Broadway 580-482-4656

Dining, Resorts, & Fast Food

  • Arby’s Restaurant 1201 N Main St 580-477-2312
  • Benny’s Mexican Food & Pizza 1314 N Main St 580-482-8713
  • Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores 515 E Broadway 580-477-1237
  • Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores 2505 N Main 580-482-6586
  • Burger King 2516 E Broadway St 580-477-0048
  • Carl’s Jr Restaurants 1610 N Main St 580-477-2194
  • Checkerboard Café 1601 N Main St 580-477-2424
  • China Buffet 1501 E Broadway 580-482-8886
  • Church’s Fried Chicken 820 N Main 580-482-4776
  • Connie’s Kitchen 2213 Falcon Rd 580-482-3663
  • Denny’s Restaurant 401 E Broadway 580-482-4400
  • Domino’s Pizza 813 E Broadway 580-482-8120
  • Eddie’s Café 2800 N Main St 580-482-4411
  • Fortune Cookie Oriental Restaurant 119 S Husdon St 580-477-0775
  • Fred’s Famous Fish & Steak House 2011 N Main St 580-480-0555
  • Friendship Inn Restaurant 1800 N Main St 580-482-5221
  • JB’s Café Altus 219 N Main St 580-482-7189
  • Java Haven 1409 Falcon Rd 580-477-1167
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken 200 E Broadway 580-477-0880
  • Kountry Kitchen 609 N Main St 580-482-1444
  • La Hacienda 2403 Falcon Rd 580-477-1144
  • Long John Silver’s 1215 N Main St 580-482-3801
  • Los Pericos 2512 N Main St 580-482-0212
  • Luigi’s Italian Restaurant & Café E on Hwy 62 Elks Lodge 580-477-4106
  • Main Street Grille 1220 N Main St 580-482-1440
  • Mazzio’s Pizza 1109 N Main St 580-477-3777
  • McDonald’s of Altus 220 E Broadway St 580-482-7555
  • McDonald’s in Walmart 2500 N Main 580-477-1682
  • The Pantry 123 E Commerce 580-482-2888
  • Pickup Taco 220 S Main St 580-480-0023
  • Pizza Hut 1201 E Broadway 580-477-4444
  • Pizza Hut 1703 N Main 580-477-1376
  • Polynesian Garden 1700 Falcon Rd 580-482-2831
  • Roberts Drive-Inn 320 E Broadway St 580-482-2550
  • Row’s Onion Burger 919 N Main St 580-482-0066
  • Snack Shack 1001 E Broadway 580-477-0299
  • Sonic Drive In 1113 N Main St 580-482-8787
  • Subway 1503 N Main St 580-482-1900
  • Subway 501 E Broadway 580-482-8899
  • Sunrise Café 811 E Broadway 580-482-8500
  • Taco Bell 1701 N Main 580-482-7612
  • Taco Mayo 1332 N Main St 580-477-1861
  • Taqueria A La Mexicana 101 N Hudson 580-477-1077
  • Thai-Nakorn Restaurant 421 E Broadway 580-480-0443
  • That One Place 802 Falcon Rd 580-477-2899
  • Tortilleria Y Panaderia Mexico 400 W Broadway 580-482-8460
  • Val’s It’s About Time 800 N Main St 580-482-4580
  • Western Sizzlin Steak House 3200 N Main St 580-477-1717
  • Whataburger 2728 N Main St 580-482-3370
GROUP FACILITIES/HOSTS
DISABLED ACCESS
  • Southwest Transit 900 S Carver Rd 580-482-5040
SENIOR CITIZEN CENTERS
  • Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 101 E Commerce 580-482-4141
  • Senior Perspectives 1200 E Pecan St 580-477-7477 580-477-7480

SHOPPING GUIDE

  • Altus City Square Downtown Altus
  • Altus Plaza Shopping Center & Mall 1100 N Main
  • Bunker Hill Shopping Center 1600 N Main
  • Northtown Shopping Center 1700 N Main
  • Park Lane Shopping Center 100 S Park Lane
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter 2500 N Main
  • Antique stores
  • Antiques & Accents 801 E Broadway 580-480-0118
  • Antiques On The Square 117 N Hudson 580-482-8853
  • Catch All 1014 S Main 580-482-6950
  • Enchanted Door 111 W Commerce 580-477-0004
  • Front Porch 1008 N Main 580-482-8039
  • North Main Antique Mall 601 N Main 580-477-1991
  • Remember When 103 N Hudson 580-482-3772
  • Sisters Gifts & More 2320 E Broadway 580-379-4438
  • Yesterdaze Treasures 113 E Commerce 580-482-1229
  • Department stores
  • Dollar General 112 W Broadway 580-477-3795
  • Dollar General 2720 N Main 580-482-7574
  • Family Dollar Altus Plaza Mall 580-477-2500
  • Grandpa’s Tools & Gifts 100 S Park Ln 580-480-0849
  • JC Penney’s Plaza Shopping Cntr 580-482-2900 www.jcpenny.com
  • Stage for Men and Children 1406 N Main 580-477-0001
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter 2500 N Main 580-482-8189

EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Emergency – 911
  • Crime stoppers 580-482-8477
  • Emergency Management 580-482-8333
  • Fire Dept – all other calls 580-481-2230
  • Jackson County Memorial Hospital 580-482-4781
  • Police Dept - non-emergency 580-482-4121
  • Police Dept -all other calls 580-481-2296

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

  • Altus Cab Co 580-482-0383
  • Quartz Mountain Regional Airport 580-482-8833
  • Southwest Transit 580-482-5040 Bus service
  • VIP Transportation of Altus Inc. 580-480-0732 Airport shuttle service/Limo
  • Yellow Cab Co 580-482-3300

NEAREST METRO CITIES/CLOSEST TOWNS

  • Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Norman, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Wichita Falls, Texas

FUEL STATIONS

Full Service

  • Dillon’s Phillips 66/U-Haul 300 E Broadway 580-482-4114
  • Kirby’s Wrecker & Service Station 1420 W Broadway 580-482-5380
  • Self Service
  • Brewer’s Discount Auto Supply 1200 N Main 580-482-0503
  • Circle K Store 1120 Falcon Rd 580-482-1404
  • Circle K Store 421 N Main 580-482-0290
  • Circle K Store 700 E Broadway 580-482-1544
  • Conoco Super Store 2212 N Main 580-477-2212
  • Dixie Quick Stop 1001 E Ridgecrest 580-477-0700
  • EZ-Go 2516 E Broadway 580-477-0034
  • Jimbo’s 2800 N Main 580-477-4141
  • KC#2 1800 N Main 580-477-0900
  • Love’s Country Stores 619 N Main 580-482-6167
  • Mr. Bills Gas & Food 401 W Broadway 580-482-4929
  • Murphy USA 2504 N Main 580-477-0705
  •  Diesel Service
  • Brewer’s Discount Auto Supply 1200 N Main 580-482-0503
  • Conoco Super Store 2212 N Main 580-477-2212
  • Dillon’s Phillips 66/U-Haul 300 E Broadway 580-482-4114
  • EZ-Go 2516 E Broadway 580-477-0034
  • KC#2 1800 N Main 580-477-0900
  • Kirby’s Wrecker & Service Station 1420 W Broadway 580-482-5380
OTHER SERVICES

Banks

Radio/Newspaper

KEY RESOURCES FOR TOURIST INFORMATION

For more information contact: Altus Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 518, Altus, OK73522. 580-482-0210 www.intplsrv.net/c_of_c or altuscc@intplsrv.net

Jackson County Courthouse Museum of the Western Prairie Altus Air Force Base