Chickasaw Cultural Center

The Campus

The Chickasaw Cultural Center is nestled on 109 acres of beautiful Chickasaw territory in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The sprawling campus features state-of-the-art exhibit buildings, outdoor gathering places, a theater, café and lush trails and woods.


  • Campus buildings total more than 96,000 square feet of indoor space
  • More than 300 miles of reinforced steel weighing over one million pounds was used in the construction of the CCC
  • There are approximately 10,000 lighting fixtures on campus and nearly 60 miles of audio/visual cabling
  • Construction required 14,000 cubic yards of concrete—enough to build 200 three-bedroom homes
  • 430 two-foot diameter piers are buried 70 feet into the ground to anchor the structures
  • Wood beams made of Douglas Fir grown in Oregon and milled in Florida adorn building exteriors
  • Stone quarried in Arkansas was used on building exteriors
  • The recreation of an eighteenth century Council House in the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center includes more than 600 feet of timber totaling five tons
  • The Council House timbers were prepared by Florida-based ThemeWorks Inc., whose portfolio includes Universal Studios and Sea World
  • Tile was imported from Scoula Mosaicisti Del Friuli in Spilimbergo, Italy
  • Landscaping throughout the campus features trees and plants that are indigenous to Oklahoma, as well as traditional Chickasaw homelands of the Southeast