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Welcome to the home of the "Great Unconquered and Unconquerable Chickasaw Nation!" We hope your visit is warmed by the spirit of hospitality shared among our people and the communities of south central Oklahoma.
Experience the adventure, the wonder and the fun of our ancient hills, natural springs and deep, clear lakes. Take a walk in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, one of the state's two national parks, named by Indian tribes as the "Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters," where inter-tribal disputes and warfare were forbidden. Opening soon adjacent to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area is the new Chickasaw Cultural Center. Located on 109 acres, the Chickasaw Cultural Center will use live performances, high-technology multimedia exhibits and galleries, as well as natural outdoor spaces to share the story of the unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw Nation.One could easily spend several days at the multi-building campus exploring Chickasaw history and the rolling hills, woodlands and streams of the destiNATION.
Imagine hundreds of years of human drama unfolding when visiting our historic capital city of Tishomingo and its stately granite Chickasaw Nation Capitol Building or the Chickasaw National Bank--both built during the 19th century. The Chickasaw Council House Museum gives a look back at the lives of those who helped settle this part of the state and provides genealogical services enabling you to trace your own history.
Have fun and try your luck at our gaming centers and casinos in Ada, Ardmore, Davis, Goldsby, Kingston, Madill, Marlow, Newcastle, Norman, Paoli, Sulphur, Thackerville and Wilson. Our two largest casinos, Riverwind in Norman and Winstar in Thackerville, offer additional amenities such as hotels, dining, event and meeting rooms as well as entertainment facilities that bring in world class artists. Throughout your tour of the Chickasaw Nation, don’t forget to stop at one of our travel plazas in Ada, Davis, Kingston, Thackerville or Wilson,all of which offer cleanliness, hospitality, souvenirs, good food, camping supplies and fuels.
The tribal government headquarters, located in Ada, includes a cultural center library and extensive American Indian art collection. Also located in Ada is the Lazer Zone Family Fun Center and the newly renovated and restored McSwain Theatre.
Each year the spirit of this rich and enterprising people is celebrated during the Chickasaw Festival and Annual Meeting which takes place in late September, early October in the historic capital of Tishomingo. The Chickasaw Festival is open to the public and showcases many traditions of the Chickasaw people.
Please let this site serve as your guide for the discovery and enjoyment of the picturesque lands known as the Chickasaw Nation.
Bill Anoatubby, Governor
The Chickasaw Nation
Post Office Box 1548
Ada, Oklahoma 74821