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Recreation and Shopping

There are lots of hidden gems in Ada just waiting to be discovered.

If you like to bike, jog or walk, check out the infamous Green Monster, an emerald paved trail that offers spectacular views of nature, the changing seasons, and American western art on the Remington Walk. You'll also find a great disc golf course on the campus.

For entertainment, the Ada Theatre runs the latest blockbuster films with ticket and popcorn prices that won’t break your piggybank. Bowling enthusiasts can knock down pins at Norada Lanes. And if you like to shop, Reichert’s is a family-owned store that features both women's and men's clothing. There also are boutique shops like the Gallery of the Arts and Merchantile on Main. Whatever Cards & Games is a hobby-based games retailer.

The ONU Bookstore offers all your favorite Polar Bear gear. The Inn’s Gift Shop is the perfect choice when you need to buy something special and unique. The shelves are lined with beautiful items such as hand-knitted scarves, wood pieces, jewelry, photography and more.  Our selection includes only hand-made pieces – making your selection a one-of-a-kind treasure. 

The War Memorial Park features a swimming pool, playground equipment, picnic shelters, ball fields and more.

No visit to Ada is complete without a tour of the Wilson Football factory. It’s Ada’s claim to fame. Every football used in every Super Bowl has been made here. Production is all done by hand. Every football is cut, sewn, steamed and laced by a local worker.