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Chickasaw center opens in Oklahoma

SULPHUR, Oklahoma — The Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center, located on 1,750 acres in the heart of the Arbuckle Mountains in Murray County, opened in January.

Perched on an ancient mountain along the shores of Arbuckle Lake, the Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center offers getaways for groups looking for a secluded, pristine setting to host their next event or group getaway.

The center was built in 1994 as a health improvement resort, and the Chickasaw Nation recently purchased and completely renovated the facility into a destination for group gatherings, business conferences, corporate retreats and company parties.

“This center is part of our effort to develop new tourism venues and help promote economic development in this area,” Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said.

The conference meeting space includes a 125-seat indoor amphitheater, an executive boardroom, a great room with a luxury lounge and a dance floor, and a full conference area with three breakout rooms and hospitality centers. Each meeting room is equipped with state-of-the art technology.

A full-service wellness center and spa with indoor and outdoor walking tracks, fitness equipment, a large heated pool, a hot tub, manicure and pedicure services, and private massage therapy rooms are also features of the property.

The gourmet restaurant seats up to 75 guests and has a buffet area, a private dining room and a separate lounge. Banquet catering service is also available.

The retreat and conference center is located near other Chickasaw Country destinations in the area, among them the Chickasaw National Recreation Area, the Chickasaw Cultural Center, Bedré Fine Chocolate, Turner Falls Park and the Artesian Hotel, Casino and Spa. Retreat guests can easily explore scenic sites and iconic attractions around the area during their stay.