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Located less than 2 hours north of DFW, Tishomingo is a charming small town with a landscape rich in history, habitat and wildlife. Tishomingo began as a trade center and served as the capital city of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, from 1856 until Oklahoma statehood in 1907. Named for Tishomingo, a Chickasaw Indian chief who died on the Trail of Tears in 1838.


Downtown is complete with boutiques, museums, antique stores, restaurants, a movie theater and even a spa. The area’s rolling topography is complemented by rivers, creeks, lakes, thick trees and a National Wildlife Refuge. Come visit the region’s best kept secret and escape the hustle and bustle of city life!

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Ole Red Tishomingo is a bar, restaurant and live music venue formerly owned by country music star, Blake Shelton. The Ryman Group recently purchased this venue from Blake and we can’t wait to see what their plans include. You know Ryman’s other marquee properties as the Grand Ole Opry and the Gaylord resorts, to name a few.


Ole Red Tishomingo is inspired by the laid back, fun-loving Southern Oklahoma lifestyle made famous by Blake himself. Serving up Shelton-inspired food, drink, music, apparel and home goods seven days a week. Ole Red is a must-visit destination for all country music fans looking to cut loose and have a little fun in America’s heartland. 

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If fishing and hunting aren’t your jam, then make sure you visit Spa 211 while you’re in town. This is a perfect place to relax your body, revive your mind and replenish your spirit. Spa 211 offers deeply satisfying massages, body treatments, waxing services and facial treatments.


The Chickasaw National Capitol was originally built in 1898 of red granite from the Pennington Creek quarry. The building’s historic significance and unique architecture led to its addition to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1971.


Today, the 8,000 square foot historical building serves as the Chickasaw Council House Museum. The museum preserves the first Chickasaw Council House built in Indian Territory, along with large collections of Chickasaw art, pottery and other artifacts, and historical archives. 


Have a seat at the tasting bar in the vintage silo and enjoy some small batch wine. This rustic country winery is perfect for groups or date nights. Feel free to stroll in the vineyard and enjoy the thick trees and country air, just make sure you call ahead for groups and private tastings.


The Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, OK is a world-class destination and a Chickasaw Nation showcase. This treasure is only a short 35-minute drive from Tishomingo and is well worth your time. The campus grounds include lush landscaping and architecture complete with native woods, stone, copper and glass. Other amenities include the Honor Garden, Exhibit Center, Anoli’ Theater, Sky Pavilion, and a traditional Chickasaw village. While visiting, there are many activities for kids to enjoy including stickball, archery, stomp dancing and hide-tanning to name a few.


Enjoy the Aapisa’ Art Gallery which houses an exquisite collection of fine art and rotating exhibits for visitors to enjoy. The Gallery is a beautifully designed area adorned with wood, copper and stone architecture details echoed throughout.

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