Edmond has always been a neat and tidy town, with luscious lawns and well-kept neighborhoods. But it’s not ever been a place that people think of when it comes to photography. However, there are some wonderful Instagram spots in Edmond if you know where to look for them!
Here are my favorite Instagrammable places in Edmond and photo spots that you can use if you’re traveling here or want a cool photo opportunity.
Note: a few of these are actually Instragm spots in Arcadia, but I would have for someone visiting Edmond to miss out on these sites that are so closely intertwined with our own town heritage! They’re just a hop, skip, and a jump over the border on Route 66.
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My Favorite Instagrammable Places in Edmond
In no particular order…
Maybe I’m biased because I grew up right next to Hafer Park, but no matter what new developments come to Edmond, the park is still one of the most important and iconic spots in town.
The pond is the premier photo spot in the park, but there are tons of cool corners to explore.
If you wanna brave bad weather, the park is even more beautiful on a snow day.
Address: 1034 S Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
There are so many great opportunities for Instagram photos at Arcadia Lake. You can focus (pun intended) on the wildlife, sunrise or sunset, beach fun, or even water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking.
The Round Barn
This famous Route 66 stop is technically over the border in Arcadia, but no Edmond experience is complete without a drive out to this important local site.
To be honest, it’s hard to photograph. I love this drone shot of the barn because the height really shows off what’s special about it.
Address: 107 OK-66, Arcadia, OK 73007, United States
Rock of Ages Farm
If you’re going to drive out to the Round Barn, stop by the Rock of Ages Farm and snap a pic of their fabulous Route 66 iconography. You can learn more about the history of the farm here.
Whether you’re a beginner in bouldering and rock climbing, or you’re an old pro, it’s hard to resist a visit to the colorful Blocworks. Obviously safety and fitness come first here, but you wouldn’t be sad if your buddy just happened to snap an awesome pic of you while you’re on the wall.
Address: 104 S Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
This might be the most beautiful event and wedding venue in Edmond. The building is a replica of a four-hundred-year-old Bavarian barn, offering a unique photography opportunity in the middle of Oklahoma.
Inside the vaulted ceilings are stunning, and the photos of weddings held here are simply Insta-worthy.
If you’re not planning on having a wedding or event here, you can always reach out to see if you can come by for a photoshoot (just inquire if there’s a cost for using the facility like this and stay out of the way of any wedding setups happening while you’re there).
Address: 21755 N May Ave, Edmond, OK 73012, United States
Looking for an Instagram opportunity that’s lumberjack chic? Head to Urban Tomahawk and get your ax-throwing on!
Pay attention to all safety regulations, but there’s plenty of time to get a cool shot before your time is up.
Address: 14402 N Lincoln Blvd, Edmond, OK 73013, United States
Cities Ice Cream
If your Instagram feed leans towards #foodporn, then make your way to Cities Ice Cream. The interiors are Insta-worthy by themselves, but it’s the gorgeous ice cream and colorful backgrounds that mean you can memorialize that ice cream in style.
Address: 23 W 1st St Suite 100, Edmond, OK 73003, United States
The Old Shannon Dated Feeds Building
This fabulous new mural is located on the corner of W. 1st St and S. Oschner Dr. It’s actually a combination of new and old artwork, and it’s one of the more stunning and ambitious pieces in town.
Address: 17 W 1st St, Edmond, OK 73003, United States
While Edmond may not have a skyline, it has beautiful brickwork downtown. The district’s architecture truly shines at golden hour and during sunrise and sunset.
Mitch Park has great events like fishing classes and dog walks, but it’s this hidden spot that really makes the park feel magical.
However, there’s more to Mitch Park than just cool events and beautiful trails. It has some of the best Christmas light displays in December if you’re looking to up your December Instagram game.
Address: 1501 W Covell Rd, Edmond, OK 73003, United States
Route 66 Sign
The iconic Route 66 street sign decorates bars and clubs around the world, but we have the real thing right here! Grab a pic with the sign, just follow common-sense safety while you do so since you are technically standing on the side of a (historic) highway.
The Patriarch – Craft Beer House & Lawn
The Patriarch is a 1903 home-turned-craft-beer-heaven where you can drink your way around the country. Of course, don’t forget to grab a pic of their fabulous wall of beers while you’re here!
Address: 9 E Edwards St, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
The Flour House
This new adorable event space is a shabby chic dreamscape. Designed to host small gatherings like workshops and book clubs, you’ll be in Insta-heaven here. Seriously, the pics of the interior are even cuter than the exterior.
Another important Route 66 landmark (though newer), it’s almost impossible to drive by the giant coke bottle at Pops and not grab a pic.
Address: 660 OK-66, Arcadia, OK 73007, United States
The amazing mid-century inspired architecture of Sunnyside’s Edmond location has you wondering if Don Draper is about to walk inside and order coffee.
Address: 7 E 2nd St, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
Tropical Oasis Mural
While at the Sunnyside Diner, don’t miss snapping a pic in front of their colorful mural, called “Tropical Oasis.” I just love the juxtaposition of modern art with mid-century architecture, don’t you?
Address: 7 E 2nd St, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
Stephenson Park Rocketship
As someone who played inside the Stephenson Park Rocketship almost thirty years ago, it’s crazy to think it’s still here. Of course, now it’s not just a playset in a park, it’s become one of the most important symbols of Edmond.
Address: S Littler Ave & East 4th Street, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
Main Street Edmond Mural
Created by art students from UCO in 2004, the Main Street Edmond Mural showcases Edmond’s history as one of the towns on Route 66. If you couldn’t tell by now, we’re pretty proud of that.
The mural is located on the W&W Tire Building on South Broadway.
Address: W & W Tire Building, 302 S Broadway Ave, Edmond, OK 73034
Grace Lawn Cemetery
Gracelawn Cemetery, dating to the late 1800s, is both an active and historic cemetery, and it’s where some of the town’s earliest residents are buried.
Address: 1407 N. Boulevard, Edmond, OK 73034
This UCO art gallery hosts contemporary exhibits along with student work from the university. Since the exhibits change over time, you never know what cool and unusual photo opportunities you’ll find there.
Address: Art and Design Building, UCO Main Campus, 100 North University Drive, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
As cute as any coffee shop you’ll find in Paris, London, or Montreal, Cafe Evoke is the sleek and sophisticated cafe right in downtown Edmond.
It’s a great coffee shop to work in if you’re a digital nomad like me, but it also makes a great study group meetup spot. Or of course, you can come here for coffee and hot goss.
Address: 103 S Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
Old North Tower
An important city landmark, this is a great place to photograph season after season, seeing how beautiful the architecture is covered in snow, decorated with fall foliage, and shooting up from spring flowers.
The tower is the oldest building on UCO’s campus, dating all the way back to 1892. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970s.
Address: University of Central Oklahoma campus, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
Every city in the world seems to want to show off a little bit of Dali, and Edmond is no exception!
This gorgeous mural by Chris Cargill is colorful, thoughtful, and fun. And of course, it practically begs to be photographed.
Address: the alley between 1st and Main, behind 14 S Broadway.
Both a home goods store and a creative workshop, Urban Okie is boho luxury brought to life. Their stuff is so stunning that I want to own every piece and take every workshop. Hell, I’d live here at night and sneak out every morning if I could get away with it.
Address: 115 S Broadway, Edmond, Ok 73013
This repurposed space has had new life breathed into it, and its home to chic restaurants and bars. The food is as good as the architecture, and you’ll find a great selection from pizza to Korean BBQ.
I already mentioned Cities Ice Cream above, because it’s practically Ice Cream heaven, but come try all the great places here and get in some great pics while you do it.
Address: 23 W 1st St, Edmond, OK 73003, United States
Buddy the Blue Hippo
Buddy the Blue Hippo is an Edmond icon, but did you know it’s actually a landmark on the part of Route 66 that cuts through this part of Broadway.
I didn’t know this when I was just getting a simple windshield repair here back in high school.
Address: 1129 S Broadway, Edmond, OK 73034, United States
Mathis Brothers Skate Park
If you know how to do skateboard tricks or have a friend who does, head out to Mathis Brothers Skate Park to get some seriously rad shots. Just make sure you all leave without breaking any bones.
Address: N Kelly Ave, Edmond, OK 73003, USA
Out in the Fields
No, it’s not something you can “only” photograph in Edmond, but I doubt there’s many brides, moms, or photographers here who haven’t ended up in a field at one point or another, getting that fabulous golden glow that comes with being out in nature at the right time of day.
The bonus is that you can find fields like this all around town, so it’s not something where you need to spend money or a lot of time to get done.
No, I am NOT suggesting you go out and try to start storm chasing on your own. That’s dangerous and dumb. However, if you’re interested in storm photography, there are tour companies who will take you out and show you the ropes.
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Stephanie Craig is a born-and-bred Oklahoma mom and travel expert who has been to over fifty countries. After traveling all over the world, Stephanie moved back to Oklahoma to explore more of her own backyard. Her favorite things to do in Oklahoma include visiting the Blue Whale of Catoosa, the Arcadia Round Barn, and the Talimena Scenic Byway.