Chickasaw Cultural Center Captures Two Awards

Honor Garden at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma

Honor Garden at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma

Published August 13, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI – The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) has bestowed its annual Clarian award on the Chickasaw Cultural Center (CCC) for its outstanding website presence to promote the largest center of its kind in the United States.

Additionally, the CCC was named the Best State Tourism Destination by “The Oklahoman” newspaper’s “Readers Choice Award.”

“Oklahoman” readers also selected Riverwind Casino, owned by the Chickasaw Nation, as the “Best In-State Casino.” Riverwind is located just off Interstate 35 at state Highway 9 near Norman.

In describing the Chickasaw Cultural Center, located in Sulphur, the “Oklahoman” said it “offers a world of opportunity to learn and connect with Chickasaw history. Combining natural architectural elements and breathtaking scenery, the 109-acre campus provides no shortage of activities and adventures for visitors of all ages.

“Watch the story of the Chickasaw people unfold through powerful performances, films, demonstrations, collections and exhibits at one of the largest and most extensive tribal cultural centers in the United States.”

The state’s largest daily newspaper described Riverwind Casino as “one of the largest casinos in Oklahoma, featuring 219,000 square feet of electronic games, table games, poker and more. This large casino floor boasts over 2,800 electronic games, 20 table games, a poker room and off-track betting for gamblers looking for a variety of gaming options.

“Riverwind is also home to the Showplace Theatre and River Lounge, offering visitors ample opportunity to take advantage of the regular shows and concerts put on by nationally-known artists and local bands.

Riverwind Casino and Hotel is owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation.

“The net income from Riverwind Casino and all other Chickasaw Nation businesses help provide essential services such as health care, education, transportation and wellness to the people of the Chickasaw Nation.”

To learn more about Riverwind Casino, visit To learn more about the Chickasaw Cultural Center, To learn more about the Chickasaw Nation, its citizens and its history, visit

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