Quartz Mountain Links
Everyone from families looking for small-town relaxation to climbers who get thrills by scaling big rocks will be entertained by a trip to Quartz Mountain in Oklahoma. Below are some useful links to help you make the most of your visit to the resort.
Chambers of Commerce
Altus takes pride in its main street and the Altus Alley Cats have won awards for beautifying the area. Come to events such as cars show and chili cook-offs, and look for vintage clothes at bargain prices at thrift stores.
Rich in history, Greer County fought for its place in Oklahama—200 years ago Texas tried to claim the county which led to a Supreme Court ruling that Greer was to remain OK. Greer County is made up of three charming towns-Mangum, Granite and Willow.
Home of 4,000 people, Hobart is a quaint town where the streets are lined with beautiful historic buildings from about the turn of the century, antique shops (3), diners, soda fountain and grills. Court House Square features the world's largest Mosaic Tile Centennial Map with audio-tour, a life-size sculpture of Chief Lone Wolf, and the oldest continuous working Court House. The Kiowa County Museum and the site of the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum are most interesting, plus the Exploration Station for children and Carnegie Library are nearby. Annual city events include Arts on the Square, antique tractor and car shows, Blue Grass Festival, Memorial Day Celebraton and Parade, Fall Festival, a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony plus cash give-a-way and Tour of Homes.
Cultural Points of Interest
See how pioneers lived, have an encounter with prairie dogs and get up close with a locomotive.
Rich in diverse wildlife and flora, Oklahoma's vast natural heritage is accounted for by this group. Those looking for information on rare species or surveys and studies should contact this group.
Before Oklahoma was even a state, OHS was collecting and preserving Oklahoma Territory newspapers. Today a variety of departments, museums and historical groups are part of this group.
Visit the arts lodge and view works that feature beautiful landscapes, wild animals and natural resources. The wooden lodge was designed to blend in with the surrounding country setting, making it an ideal place to showcase works that feature nature. Additionally, contemporary art from the some of the region's best artists is on display, as the collection is owned by the Oklahoma Arts Institute. Spend a day relaxing at the Arts Center, located right next door to your guest room.
Hikers can visit this site for information on how to order the book Outdoor and Trail Guide to the Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma and other information on the Wichita Mountains
This site of this non-profit groups is chock full of information about hiking around the North Texas area and throughout the United States and contains an issue of ‘The Texas Mountaineer' magazine.
This site provides tips on where to hike in Quartz Mountain and offers climbers ways to meet up and converse on forums.
At this preserved mixed grass prairie, see bison, elk, deer and cattle graze along with hundreds of other types of fauna.
Serious climbers look to this magazine and site for information on gear, fundraisers, festivals and climbing partners.