Lawton Fort Sill is nationally recognized as one of the most culturally diverse communities in the U.S., home of several national museums and countless cultural, arts and humanities activities and organizations. Museums include the Fort Sill National Historic Museums, Comanche National Museum & Cultural Center, and the Museum of the Great Plains. Art displays can be viewed at Cameron University, Leslie Powell Gallery, McMahon Auditorium, Town Hall and the Pride Gallery at Southwestern Medical Center. Lawton’s many other culturally oriented organizations include Lawton Community Theatre, Southwest Oklahoma Dance Alliance, Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra and Lawton City Ballet.
Major events each year celebrate the cultural diversity in Lawton Fort Sill. May features the Arts for All Festival with art displays by local and regional artists, and a hands-on art area for children and live entertainers. September brings the International Festival, a multi-cultural celebration with two non-stop performance stages, more than 30 ethnic food vendors, plus fine art and craft booths showcasing ethnic wares. A Cultural Directory is available from the Cultural Coalition at 580.581.3470.
There are challenging golf courses, outdoor exercise facilities, softball and baseball complex, public tennis courts, and numerous neighborhood parks including Kid’s Zone. Lawton Fort Sill also offers a variety of recreational activities including bowling, skating, in-line hockey park, skate park, water park and swimming.