• rich city of cultural, recreational opportunities from views of Wintersmith Park

Things to Do in Ada, Oklahoma

Home of East Central University and the Chicksaw Nation headquarters, Ada is a city rich in history, culture and recreational opportunities. From the picturesque grounds of Wintersmith Park to the quaint boutiques of Main Street, visitors will find countless ways to experience the warm hospitality and abundant natural beauty of our small but vibrant city.


The Raintree Inn Location

The Raintree Inn’s quiet, central location is just 2 blocks from Chickasaw Nation headquarters and less than a 5-minute drive from both ADA Airport and East Central University. Within walking distance of our front door, you’ll find a variety of ADA restaurants including Pizza Hut, Applebee’s and more.


Chickasaw Cultural Center

This extensive museum complex offers an interactive experience of the fascinating culture and history of the Chicksaw Nation. It features a theatre, sky terrace, traditional village and numerous state-of-the-art exhibits. The Chicksaw Cultural Centre is located 35 minutes southeast of the Raintree Inn Hotel at 867 Charles Cooper Memorial Rd in Sulphur, OK.

East Central University

East Central University is known for its internationally renowned cartography and environmental health science programs. The ECU Tigers sports teams, which include football, basketball and baseball, are some of the best in the state, competing in the NCAA Division II Great American Conference. A Tigers game makes for great entertainment if you’re visiting Ada. ECU is located 1.5 miles from the Raintree Inn hotel.

Ada Gaming Center

With a wide variety of gaming and nightlife options, the 22,482 sq.ft. Ada Gaming Center is the city’s premier entertainment complex. Play all your favorite casino games, dine in style at Double Down Grill or relax with drinks at the onsite Traditions Bar. Ada Gaming Center is located at 1500 N Country Club Road in Ada, 1.25 miles from the Raintree Inn Hotel.

Pontotoc County Agri-Plex & Convention Center

As one of the state’s premier event venues, Agri-Plex is host to a wide variety of expos and shows throughout the year. The facility includes 2 arenas, 2 barns and a 12,000 sq. ft. convention center. The Agri-Plex is located 1710 N Broadway in Ada, less than 1 mile from the Raintree Inn Hotel.

Waddell Vineyards

This family owned and operated vineyard produces 20 varieties of grapes, which make some of the finest wine in Oklahoma. Stop by for a wine tasting and pick up a bottle or two to take home. Waddell Vineyards is located at 11533 County Road in Ada, around 5 miles east of the Raintree Inn Hotel.

Wintersmith Park Historic District

Encompassing 150 acres of picturesque parkland surrounding Wintersmith Lake, the Wintersmith Park Historic District features a unique public amphitheater, heritage cabins, courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and miles of scenic hiking trails. Wintersmith Park is located 2 miles from the Raintree Inn Hotel, just south of East Central University.

Ada, OK Points of Interest