Sharing the Story of the Chickasaw Nation! The Chickasaw Visitor Center is located at the corner of Broadway and S.H. 7 in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Designed to provide information and tell the story of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the Visitor Center serves a wide range of tourists, highlights local attractions and communicates the Chickasaw Nation’s connection to the area. The Chickasaw Visitor Center is now selling hunting and fishing licenses required by the state of Oklahoma for recreational hunting and fishing. All variations of the license will be available for purchase seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This Quarter's Featured Artist at the Chickasaw Visitor Center is Brent Brander!
Brander is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and uses his paintings to encourage discussion amongst audiences. His work is heavily influenced by the concept of yin and yang, and the use of color to represent the union of opposing beliefs. Brander utilizes color to tell the story of each piece, incorporating personal narratives that allow for a more reflective, visual experience.
“As the color masses meet on the horizon, a whole new grouping of colors are created,” said Brander. “As if the two opposing forces or ideas have come together with their differences and created something new and beautiful.”
The Chickasaw Visitor Center is an information hub and gateway to Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the only national park established at the request of a Native American tribe, the Chickasaw Nation.
The 8,500 square-foot facility includes an information desk, two informational kiosks, a multi-purpose gallery, gift shop, media room, pergola style patio area, public restrooms, penny press machine and complimentary coffee service. The retail portion of the Chickasaw Visitor Center carries Chickasaw Country souvenirs and apparel, local environment books and Chickasaw Press books, Native American gift items and nature-related gift items. Works of art and photography by Native American artists are also on display at the facility, including a prominent wall sculpture by Chickasaw artist Paul Moore.
Additionally, the Chickasaw Visitor Center serves as a convenient gateway for many attractions in the area including the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Chickasaw Cultural Center, Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center, ARTesian Gallery & Studios, Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa, Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center and Bedré Fine Chocolates Factory. Plan a special trip to the Chickasaw Visitor Center and come discover the natural beauty, history and hospitality of Chickasaw Country!