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One of downtown Oklahoma City's most unique treasures, the American Banjo Museum is home to the world's largest collection of publicly displayed banjos, featuring over 400 individual instruments. The 21,000-square-foot facility honors the vibrant spirit and rich history of this beloved American symbol, from its humble African roots to its heyday during the Roaring ‘20s to its current standing in bluegrass, folk and jazz music.
Armstrong Auditorium is one of the top places in Oklahoma to see world-class musicians, singers and dancers from across the globe. Top acts like Broadway legend Kelli O’Hara, the Russian National Ballet, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet and others have graced this stage, located on the Herbert W. Armstrong College campus.
Check out the growing art community in Sulphur, Oklahoma, home to the ARTesian Gallery & Studios. Opened in November 2013, the gallery showcases original Chickasaw artwork, plus studio spaces where you can watch artists as they weave, throw pots, paint and more.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Neighborhoods, Automobile Alley, once known for its abundance of car dealerships, is now an upscale, urban district featuring one-of-a-kind restaurants, unique shops and more.
If it's entertainment you're looking for, then there's no better place than Bricktown. This former warehouse district now features the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, a mile-long canal with water taxis and dozens of restaurants, clubs and venues.
Experience a slice of Native American history in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, at the first Chickasaw Council House built in Indian Territory. Today, the Council House Museum honors the rich culture of the Chickasaw people and features one of the largest collections of Chickasaw arts and cultural artifacts in the state.
Chickasaw Country in south-central Oklahoma is filled with native culture, water and wide open spaces. Go fishing, boating, skiing or swimming. Try your hand at gaming at WinStar World Casino, the World’s largest casino. Go camping, zip lining, golfing or riding – on horseback or an ATV. Shop until you drop. Go to a spa or winery. Relax. Gaze at the stars. You’re in Chickasaw Country.
Chosen CNN’s top travel destination for Oklahoma in 2014, the Chickasaw Cultural Center is one of the largest, most comprehensive tribal cultural centers in the United States. Come celebrate, embrace and share the heritage that binds the Chickasaw Nation together.
The Chickasaw Nation Information Center is your passport to tourism in Tishomingo and the surrounding areas. Here, visitors to Johnston County and Chickasaw Country can discover local cultural sites, hotels, recreation spots, historic destinations and much more. Plus, shop made-in-Oklahoma products, Native American art and other items!
A trip to Chickasaw Country isn't complete without a stop at the 5,500-square-foot Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center, providing informational kiosks, expert travel information from the trained staff, a gift shop, an outdoor playground, dog park and travel stop.
The Chickasaw National Capitol Building provides the ultimate trip back in time through Chickasaw history. The Victorian, gothic-style building was dedicated in 1898 and served as the Nation's capitol until 1906. Today, it acts as a stately museum representing the Nation's past.
If you're a cowboy or history buff, make it a point to tour the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West in Duncan, Oklahoma. This interactive museum immerses visitors in the rough-and-tumble world of the historic Chisholm Trail, which was used in the post-Civil War era to drive cattle from Texas ranches to Kansas railheads.
For a first-hand look at authentic, Native American art, visit the Chokma’si Gallery in Ada. Located within the Chickasaw Nation’s Division of Arts and Humanities building, the gallery features handcrafted pieces and also features a retail section with jewelry, pottery, prints and more.
Downtown Oklahoma City continues to thrive and evolve. This walkable urban area includes everything from museums, parks, shops and restaurants to sports, festivals and water adventures. Explore the uniqueness of each of its seven districts.
Located in Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district, Exhibit C is one of the latest additions to the downtown area's artistic and retail offerings, housing an art gallery with handcrafted work by Chickasaw artists, both on display and for sale.
A concept completely unique to Oklahoma, Factory Obscura fuses the talents of local artists to create immersive art experiences for visitors of all ages. Journey through interactive environments filled with mystery and fantasy. Curious adventurers, this is for you.
Fort Washita Historic Site and Museum is a must-visit destination for military history buffs. Established in 1842 in the Choctaw Nation, Fort Washita served as the southwestern-most military post of the United States and protected the recently immigrated Choctaws and Chickasaws from intruders who posed a threat to the stability of the area. Today, Fort Washita is a National Historic Landmark and free museum.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, located on the University of Oklahoma campus, is known as one of the finest university art museums in the country. Established in 1936, the museum now boasts a nearly 17,000-object permanent collection featuring such visionaries as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper, as well as a large collection of Native American and American Southwest art.
In 1970, Ethel Goddard established the Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in honor of her late husband. Today, the center serves to provide cultural experiences and arts education for aspiring artists and performers of all ages.
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