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867 Charles Cooper Memorial Rd, Sulphur, OK  73086   580-622-7130  

Chickasaw Cultural Center

Welcome to the Chickasaw Cultural Center . . .

This is a special place for Chickasaws to celebrate, embrace and share the culture and heritage that binds us together as a people. That dream has now become reality as we open a center which reflects the vision, imagination, resilience and spirit of the Chickasaw people.
Bill Anoatubby, Governor


The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Cultural Center, a stunning state-of-the-art campus featuring architectural elements such as native stone, wood, and copper—is the culmination of the legacy of our people. It’s a place that records our history and perpetuates our legacy for generations to come.


Welcome to the Chickasaw Cultural Center. This world-class destination is devoted to sharing and celebrating Chickasaw history and culture.

At the largest tribal cultural center in the United States, our ongoing mission is to make you feel at home. With our showcases, interactive media stations and hands-on classes, we have consciously departed from the traditional museum "displays-under-glass" format to give you the closest connection with our culture.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center has been a vision of Chickasaw people for many years, borne of thousands of hours of inspired planning, design and labor. On behalf of the Chickasaw Nation, thank you for your patronage and, please, visit again.


Mission
The Mission of the Chickasaw Cultural Center is:

To capture the essence of Chickasaw culture
To revitalize and share Chickasaw culture and traditions through cultural demonstrations, and community outreach activities
To preserve, protect, and add to Chickasaw history through archives, collections, and research
To provide educational opportunities to the Chickasaw people
To share our unique culture with the world.

Live Performances, High Tech Multi-media experiences, Galleries, Natural Outdoor Spaces, a Center that reflects the vision, spirit and imagination of all Chickasaw people. A Museum unlike any other! Not a traditional museum, but a live walk-through experience.

Children
The Chickasaw Cultural center offers a diverse history of our people. That means that it’s the perfect place to introduce children to their ancestors.

Through rich, colorful interactive exhibits, history comes alive in a tangible way. With walk-through exhibits, live storytellers and hands-on classes, kids can learn and still be entertained.

School classes are welcomed! Please see Groups for more information.


Elders
Elders of the tribe are an important part of the center, too. As the bearers of our legacy and culture, they are encouraged to share their stories and memories. And as Chickasaw citizens, admission to the grounds and the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center is always free.

For those wanting to dig a little deeper, they can research their genealogy records and request access to the archives at the Holisso Research Center.


Restaurant
The Aaimpa’ Café serves traditional Chickasaw fare and American specialties—there’s something for every taste. The menu features appetizers, entrees, salads, sandwiches, soups, lunch specials, children’s meals and desserts.

On special occasions, you can try the grape dumplings, Indian fry bread, buffalo dishes, Indian tacos and pishofa. Seasonally, taste foods like wild greens, possum grapes and wild onions.

Please pre-order group meals 48 hours in advance.


Strollers/wheelchairs
The center’s sprawling grounds are striped with smooth concrete walking paths, ensuring that strollers and wheelchairs can access the campus and exhibits.


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