Chickasaw Country

Chickasaw Country is in the south-central part of the state of Oklahoma.

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

This region of Oklahoma is also home to the government of the Chickasaw Nation. After the Trail of Tears, the Choctaw Tribe was given the entire south-central and south-eastern region of Oklahoma. The Chickasaw Nation was assigned to live in the lands within the Choctaw Nation, but a treaty in 1854 gave the Chickasaws the full south-central region of Oklahoma. As a result, the Chickasaw Nation, headquartered in Ada, Oklahoma, has a large influence in the region.

Get in

Interstate 35 runs through the heart of Chickasaw Country in Oklahoma.

Ardmore is served by Amtrak's Heartland Flyer route.

The closest commercial airports are in Oklahoma City and DFW in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Do

Gambling

Throughout south-central Oklahoma, there are many casinos owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. The largest casino in the United States, WinStar World Casino and Resort, is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma on the border of Oklahoma and Texas.

Sleep

This region has a variety of overnight options. Camping grounds and RV parks are found all over the region, as well as a few high-end boutique hotels that are very well-known in the area.

Stay safe

Both Oklahoma and Chickasaw (Lighthorse) law enforcement have jurisdiction in this part of the state.

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