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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? You can find answers to frequently asked questions about visiting the Chickasaw Cultural Center below.

If you still have questions, email us at ChickasawCulturalCenter@chickasaw.net or call us at (580) 622-7130.

Q. IS YOUR CAMPUS CURRENTLY OPEN?

A. The Chickasaw Cultural Center campus is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For current information about Covid-19 protocol at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, visit the Covid-19 Information page.

Q. ARE YOUR FACILITIES ACCESSIBLE?

A. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Some parts of the campus like the Chikasha Inchokka’ Traditional Village and Spiral Garden may require walking long distances. However, we offer complimentary wheelchairs to all guests, as well as a golf cart service to take patrons with mobility-impairments anywhere on campus. Upon your arrival let the greeting station attendant know if you need any special accommodations.

Q. SHOULD I PLAN MY VISIT AROUND THE WEATHER?

A. The Chickasaw Cultural Center offers a variety of both indoor and outdoor attractions and activities that can be enjoyed in any season. When necessary, activities will be moved indoors due to inclement weather. The Chickasaw Cultural Center has tornado shelters and safety plans in place for severe weather warnings. 

Q. CAN I BRING A CAMERA OR VIDEO CAMERA?

A. Still photography for personal use is permitted throughout the campus. However, flash photography is prohibited in all exhibits and galleries. Video recording is permitted for personal use only. No photographs or recordings may be distributed without the Chickasaw Nation’s permission.

Q. CAN I BRING IN MY OWN FOOD OR DRINKS?

A. Patrons are encouraged to dine at the Aaimpa’ Café. However, the Aaimpa' Cafe is currently closed for renovations. Bottled beverages and packaged snacks are available for purchase in the Aachompa' Gallery Gift Shop and outside food and drinks are permitted in our outdoor dining areas. 

Q. IS SMOKING ALLOWED?

A. The Chickasaw Cultural Center is a smoke-free facility. Tobacco or any tobacco-related product is not permitted in any of the exhibits or galleries. Designated smoking areas are located in the parking lot.

Q. WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED?

A. For the safety of our patrons, no glass items, controlled substances, alcohol, pets, tobacco products or weapons of any kind are allowed on campus.

Q. WHERE CAN I LOOK FOR LOST ITEMS?

A. Please ask for security at the Welcome Center.

Q. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF ADMISSION?

A. There is no “admission” charge to enter campus. Many of the attractions Including the Aaholiitobli’ Honor Garden, Chikasha Inchokka’ Traditional Village, Aba’ Aanowa’ Sky Bridge,  Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture  are accessible to everyone free of charge.

Q. WHAT ATTRACTIONS OR ACTIVITIES REQUIRE AN ADMISSION CHARGE?

A. There is an admission charge for the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, unless you are a Chickasaw citizen.  See our Hours & Admission page for more information.

Q. CAN I BRING MY PET?

A. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. We suggest visitors leave their pets at home while visiting our facility. Trained service animals are welcome but must remain on a leash or harness throughout the visit.

Q. DO YOU HAVE TO BE FIRST AMERICAN TO VISIT THE CHICKASAW CULTURAL CENTER?

A. Not at all. In fact, one of the stated goals of the Chickasaw Cultural Center is to “share our unique culture with the world.” We invite all people to visit our beautiful campus and learn more about our people and history.

Q. DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?

A. Yes, we offer special pricing for groups. For more information about discounts and planning a visit to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, please contact our special events department at (580) 622-7130 or email Special.EventsCCC@Chickasaw.net

Q. WHAT TYPE OF FOOD DO YOU SERVE IN THE AAIMPA’ CAFÉ?

A. The Aaimpa’ Café (currently closed for renovations) offers a wide range of fare, including modern American and First American appetizers, soups and salads, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts. See our current menu here.

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