The Chickasaw Nation is getting ready to open a tourism office and information center in the century-old Bunte Candy Factory Building at 1 E Sheridan.
By Steve Lackmeyer
"Bricktown exemplifies the increasingly important role tourism is playing in Oklahoma's economy,” Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby said. "Tourism is also becoming increasingly important in our tribe's business diversification efforts. We believe our presence in Bricktown will provide tremendous economic benefits for the Chickasaw Nation and the state of Oklahoma.”
"We're asked about American Indian culture a lot,” Huntington said. "As Oklahomans, we sometimes take for granted the rich tribal and American Indian culture we have, but it's not lost on our out-of-state and international visitors. And we have those in Bricktown on a regular basis. Our European and Asian visitors in particular are very interested in American Indian culture and history.”
To compare Chickasaw tourism with Cherokee tourism, see Tahlequah Named Top 10 True Western Town and Cherokee Capitol is Historic Landmark.