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Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulphur

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The Chickasaw Cultural Center is located in Sulphur, Oklahoma near the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Its 109-acre (44 ha) campus is home to historical museums with interactive exhibits on Chickasaw tribal history, traditional dancing, and Chickasaw language. Visitors can explore a traditional tribal village and a garden honoring members of the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

The Holisso Research Center holds a collection of tribal archives and genealogical records. The 350-seat Anoli’ Theater has a 40 ft × 60 ft (12 m × 18 m) screen with three projectors and features daily showings of Native American themed films. The campus also has an outdoor amphitheatre, sky terrace, plants native to Oklahoma and Mississippi, and a statue by sculptor and former Oklahoma state senator Enoch Kelly Haney. Construction began in 2004, took six years to complete, cost $40 million, and opened in 2010.
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  • We stayed there for 3 days and the views are amazing. It sits up on a hill about 4 miles from the road. They have a hot tub and huge swimming pool. There is no restaurant or laundry on site which...  more »
  • A very good day out! It was really informative and interesting. We spent 2 or 3 hours here. It was a very chilled out day and quiet as well. Lots to look at and to learn.  more »
  • Spent several hours here and enjoyed every minute. We had a wonderful lunch of buffalo tacos on fried bread, listened to a motivational speaker in the theater, participated in the stomp dance demonstration in the village, toured the museum, fed the catfish in the pond and bought some beautiful turquoise jewelry in the gift shop, all the while learning so much about the Chickasaw culture. I love the architecture, this is a beautiful and serene place. Everyone working there is so kind. The museum is VERY interactive and the displays are top notch. One of the best museums I have been too. Only problem is there is so much to see!! We need to go back!!!
  • WONDERFUL enrichment place, please bring your family! I also love coming here because of the people they have just making things in the hallway. As well as beautiful gardens in the back although they are a little overgrown they're still pretty and the bridge and the village that they have set up there! I enjoyed a wonderful lunch as much as I did feeding the turtles and big catfish!

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