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 Taylor Lawrence
Taylor Lawrence is a photographer, graphic designer and student at the University of Oklahoma, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Technology, and Culture. In addition to the digital mediums of photography and graphic design, Lawrence also uses her creative energy practicing traditional Native American beadwork.
Active in Chickasaw Country’s artistic community, Lawrence was recently featured in the Chickasaw Nation’s Next Generation Art Show, and showed her beadwork at the 2019 Southeastern Art Show and Market and the 2019 Artesian Arts Festival.
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!