Chickasaw Cultural Center

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Chickasaw Cultural Center museum building, with a statue of a stylized Chickasaw warrior in the foreground
Chickasaw Cultural Center museum building

The Chickasaw Cultural Center is located in Sulphur, Oklahoma near the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Its 109-acre campus is home to historical museums with interactive exhibits on Chickasaw tribal history, traditional dancing, and Chickasaw language. [1] 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-by-60-foot screen with three projectors and features daily showings of Native American themed films.[2] 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.[3] Construction began in 2004, took six years to complete, cost $40 million,[4] and opened in 2010.[5]

Chickasaw Cultural Center, theater building


  1. ^ Chickasaw Cultural Center” Profile at TravelOK
  2. ^ Grooms, Jordan, “Come to the Museum, Go to the Movies: The Anoli’ Theater”, The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture, Vol XII, Number 2, Series 45, Spring 2010
  3. ^ After Two Decades, Chickasaw Cultural Center Opens”, Fox News, August 9, 2010
  4. ^ Evans, Murray, "Chickasaw Cultural Center seeks to preserve tribes heritage", The Oklahoman, August 9, 2010
  5. ^ Chickasaw Cultural Center opens in Sulphur Archived 2015-12-09 at the Wayback Machine” KXII, July 16, 2010

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Coordinates: 34°29′34″N 96°59′45″W / 34.49278°N 96.99583°W / 34.49278; -96.99583