South Central Region

That gurgling you hear is water, lots and lots of cool, tumbling water crisscrossing Chickasaw Country with a splash-filled promise. A land of flowing water, Chickasaw Country also offers a host of comfort-filled amenities, from relaxing spas to peaceful lakeside cabins and distinctive shopping. And when you’re ready to head inside for a mind adventure, be sure to check out the region’s captivating one-of-a-kind museums.

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Known as the headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation and birthplace of country music star Blake Shelton, the city of Ada lies on the northeast edge of southern Oklahoma’s scenic Chickasaw Country. Browse Ada’s thriving Main Street for countless coffee ...

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Good times abound in Ardmore, Oklahoma where you can dock at Lake Murray State Park's beautifully clear, 5,700-acre lake. Enjoy a round of golf at the state's oldest and largest state park, a favorite for Ardmore locals and tourists alike. At the ...

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Davis is located in scenic, south-central Oklahoma. Full of natural beauty, Davis is home to Turner Falls Park, one of the state’s tallest waterfalls, with 77-foot falls that drop into a refreshing swimming hole. Full of wildflowers and breathtaking ...

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Home to Oklahoma's second largest lake and one of the premier striped bass hot spots in the southwest, Kingston has long been a popular vacation destination for fishing. Pack your rod and reel for a trip to Lake Texoma State Park, and enjoy all that ...

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Located in south-central Oklahoma near Lake Texoma, Madill is the Marshall County seat and home to the popular National Sand Bass Festival. Held annually during the first full week of June, this seven-day festival draws over 15,000 visitors to the ...

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Learn about pioneer life with a trip to the Love County Historical Society Pioneer Museum in Marietta, where you’ll find a wealth of local history exhibits, collections and displays. Marietta is also home to Norton's Indian Territory Museum, a ...

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Pauls Valley

The small town of Pauls Valley could take days to explore. Some journey to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma via the AMTRAK Heartland Flyer passenger train, which stops every morning on its trek from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth, Texas. Near the station, view ...

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Tucked in the rolling prairie of cross-timber country, Sulphur, Oklahoma is known as the gateway to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. One of three areas administered by the National Park Service, it was known to Native Americans as "the ...

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Thackerville is known far and wide as the home of the WinStar World Casino & Resort. This world-class getaway sports over 600,000 square feet of gaming, making it the largest casino in the United States. A trip to WinStar offers everything you ...

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Get lost in the history and beauty of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation's historic capital and heart of Blue River. Explore the Chickasaw influence by visiting the Chickasaw Council House Museum and the Chickasaw National Capitol Building. ...

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