About Altus Oklahoma

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Altus is located in Jackson County in southwestern Oklahoma. Conveniently located on the national highway system, Altus is accessed by three vital interstate highways, I-40, I-35, and I-44, allowing distribution to approximately 50% of the total U.S. population by same-day or overnight services. Located 55 miles west of Lawton and 140 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, Altus provides small-town living with city amenities within reach. The location and transportation infrastructure make Altus a regional retail hub for southwest Oklahoma and north central Texas.
Altus Southwest Economic Development Corporation

Location: Altus Municipal Complex - Council Chambers

Rodger Kerr

509 S Main

Altus, OK 73521

Contact: 580-481-2202

Altus is the “City with a Future to Share.” 

Altus is the “City with a Future to Share.” Home to Altus Air Force Base, the residents of Altus are known for their patriotic spirit and community heritage that is founded upon civic pride and hard work. The people of Altus are its greatest asset. Friendly and outgoing, Altus’ residents are the key to making it a great place to live and work. Keys to our community’s success are our reasonable cost of living, sound primary and secondary education system, safe and secure living environment with parks and amenities, legendary hometown hospitality, and forward-thinking community leadership.

The Museum of Western Prairie

The Museum of Western Prairie invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the American West. Located in Altus, Oklahoma, this captivating museum showcases the pioneering spirit of the region, highlighting the stories and artifacts that shaped the Western Prairie. From exhibits on Native American heritage to displays depicting the lives of early settlers, the museum offers a fascinating journey through time. With its engaging exhibits and educational programs, the Museum of Western Prairie provides a unique opportunity to explore the heritage and traditions of the American West in a captivating and enriching setting

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Altus\Quartz Mt. Regional Airport

Altus\Quartz Mt. Regional Airport is a publicly owned airport located 2 miles north of Altus Oklahoma

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Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center Product, Service or Benefit Title

The Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center (Altus City Pool) has been a great place for people to come exercise or have fun with friends and family since 1981. Our facility is equipped with an outdoor and indoor pool.

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Altus Public Library

421 N Hudson St, Altus, OK, United States, Oklahoma

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Altus Senior Activity Center

The Altus Senior Activity Center is dedicated to encouraging personal growth, fostering active participation in the community, and helping active adults achieve and maintain an independent, healthy lifestyle.

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Altus Air Force Base

Altus Air Force Base (AFB) stands as a beacon of history and economic vitality in the heart of Altus, Oklahoma. Established in 1943 during World War II, the base has played an instrumental role in the defense of our nation ever since. Its primary mission is training and preparing future mobility Airmen, making it the hub for excellence in airlift and aerial refueling operations. Beyond its military significance, Altus AFB forms a strong economic pillar for the community, fostering partnerships that have endured for decades. The base contributes significantly to the local economy by providing employment opportunities, supporting local businesses, and engaging in community initiatives. This enduring partnership between Altus AFB and the Altus community fortifies our national defense and underscores the shared commitment to growth and prosperity. It's a testament to the synergy between military and civilian sectors that continues to thrive in Altus, strengthening our bonds and our future.

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Explore the allure of Altus, Oklahoma, where exciting transformations are taking place. 

Since its opening in 1981, the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center in Altus, Oklahoma, has served as a vibrant hub for both relaxation and activity, boasting both indoor and outdoor pools. We're excited to spotlight the efforts of an esteemed Altus Chamber of Commerce member who played a pivotal role in revitalizing and expanding this cherished community asset.
We're delighted to announce the updated Summer General Admission prices at the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center:

  • Ages 10 and Up: $6
  • Children 9 and under: $4
  • Senior Citizens (55+): $4 General Admission is available Monday through Saturday from 1 PM to 7 PM.

Altus Parks + Recreation is also thrilled to reveal our Season Pass offerings for this summer:

  • Family Pass (for a family of 4, residing at the same address): $200
  • Additional Family Member: $30 each
  • Individual Pass: $75
  • Senior Citizen Individual Pass: $60 Season Pass holders will enjoy early access to the pool, entering one hour before general admission, and exclusive invitations to two evening events, one in June and another in July. Season Pass hours are Monday through Saturday from 12 PM to 7 PM. Passes are available for purchase starting April 8th at https://altusparks.recdesk.com
  • For updated details, please refer to: https://www.facebook.com/playaltus

The City of Altus has proactively updated the public pool, with the renovation advancing as planned. The facility now features exciting new additions such as rock climbing walls, a zip line, a new diving platform, a brand-new pool, and a lazy river, effectively doubling its capacity. These enhancements are integral to the "Making Altus Progressive" initiative, now in its thriving second phase, which focuses on enhancing the local quality of life.
Linda Wiginton, a beloved swim coach for Altus Public Schools and a long-standing fixture at the pool, shared her enthusiasm for the new updates, emphasizing the widespread community support fueling these improvements. Added attractions like a children's splash pad and scenic waterfalls contribute to the pool's resort-like feel, making it a prime destination for family fun and leisure.

New construction and updates by our very own Altus Chamber of Commerce Member:

Thompson's Pool & Spa Center

Address: 2000 N Main Street, Altus, OK 73521
Phone: (580) 482-6587
Text (Text Only): (707) 820-7665
Email: [email protected]
Thompson’s Pool & Spa Center played a crucial role in enhancing the Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center, a popular community facility that provides a range of recreational options. The recent renovations have added new features, such as a rock climbing wall, zip line, and lazy river, aimed at enriching the community's leisure offerings and improving the quality of life for Altus residents. These additions help establish Altus as a desirable destination during the summer, supporting local engagement and investment.

Thompson's Pool & Spa Center -Linda Wiginton Aquatic Center Updates