Saturday, May 28, 2011

Visit the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur

A group from the Museum went to see the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma on Thursday.  It's situation about 1½ hours east of Lawton, in the foothills of the Arbuckle Mountains.  Very nice location and the grounds are beautiful.  I think they have a staff of around 70, including gardeners, docents and curators.  A very thoughtful and family oriented place to visit - you can even take a golf cart ride to the entrance from your car!

It was a great day for an outing because the weather was warm and breezy with hardly a cloud in the sky.  Streams of slow moving water and waterfalls were abundant once you entered the courtyard.  Being one with nature was an obvious theme.

The Center is situated on 109 acres of land.  Outside are amphitheaters for dancing and gathering, walkways and a living history area with grass lodges. 

Several buildings are available for visitors: an archival and genealogical center, a large meeting room, a cafe, an art gallery, and an exhibit area with an extra large theatre. 
I really liked the hands-on text panel, like this one.
You could see a great deal of planning and money went into the Center.  Everybody was very helpful, polite  and friendly.  We were all very impressed.  I highly recommend it for a day trip.


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Looks like a great place to visit! And looks like you chose a beautiful day for a trip there :)

randomcreative said...

Nice! Jake and I love going to places like that.

Jenny said...

This looks like a neat place! I would totally visit if I lived closer.

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