The 7 Best Things to Do in Tishomingo, United States

August 10, 2017 Viva Honore

Tishomingo is the largest city and the county seat of Johnston County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 3,034 at the 2010 census, a decline of 4.1 percent from 3,162 at the 2000 census. It was the first capital of the Chickasaw Nation, from 1856 until Oklahoma statehood in 1907. The city is home to Murray State College, a community college with an annual enrollment of 3015 students. Tishomingo is part of the Texoma Region.
Restaurants in Tishomingo

1. Blue River

4501 S Bullard Chapel Rd, Tishomingo, OK 73460-4034 +1 580-371-9288
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Blue River

Reviewed By glhenry - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Blue River always transports me to some beautiful mountain river in the Rockies. The water is cold and clear and a great place to fish and swim. In the fall, the state stocks the river with trout. It is one of the very few places in Oklahoma to trout fish. A great place for camping, hiking and day trips.

2. Wheelock Academy

16th & Locust Streets, Millerton, OK 74750 +1 580-746-2139
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3.5 based on 4 reviews

Wheelock Academy

Reviewed By r t - Burkburnett, Texas

Who has heard of Wheelock Academy, much less know where Millerton, Oklahoma is? I didn't until we visited Beaver's Bend and saw the sign for Wheelock. Wheelock Academy is a female boarding school founded in 1832 by the Choctaws who were removed to Oklahoma via the Trail of Tears. There are surviving buildings from the original academy. In the most recently built part of the academy, there are many, many pictures of the former residents of the academy. Seeing the life of these girls and reading the letters from family, requesting admission of their children brought tears to my eyes. The last Native American girls were moved in 1955. Since 1993, Wheelock has appeared on the list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic properties. In 2000, the Academy was lised as one of America's Eleven most endangered historic places.

3. Chickasaw White House

6379 E Mansion Rd, Milburn, OK 73450-9855 +1 580-235-7343
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5 based on 4 reviews

Chickasaw White House

Reviewed By levado656 - Central Portugal, Portugal

This was a surprising discovery. Situated almost in the middle of the countryside and outside a small town, the White House is a beautiful house with native Indian connections, lovely furniture including a beautifully carved headboard, and many interesting artifacts of the people who lived there. The kitchen is quaint with an old washing machine from back in the day. Well worth a visit, which is guided by one of the employees.

4. Spa 211

211 W Main St, Tishomingo, OK 73460-1726 +1 580-371-6212
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5 based on 14 reviews

Spa 211

Reviewed By Salleec1173 - Tishomingo, Oklahoma

Spa 211 provided ultimate spa experience. I have had multiple services and have no complaints. The staff is wonderful, knowledgable, and provide impeccable service. The Vichy experience is by far my favorite. It is amazing to see this caliber of spa in such a small town. What a gem!

5. Sipokni West

2200 S Sawmill Rd, Tishomingo, OK 73460-4634 +1 580-384-8344
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Sipokni West

Reviewed By ElphieAnn - Lawton, Oklahoma

We came across Sipokni West on the Internet while I was looking for something to do.
What can be more fun than a manufactured old west town?
Admittedly, we were a little hesitant once we got there. It looked a little iffy from the outside, but we overcame, cowboyed up and went inside.
So glad we did!
We got there at lunch stopped into The Lost Spur. The food was really good. Made to order.
We got to meet Mrs. Shackleford, the owners wife, and our server. She is so high energy and loving. Made us feel like family.

The self guided tour was low key but fun. You have to remember, this is a movie set, so some of the buildings aren't much.

We then met and had a great conversation with the owner, Mr Shackleford, with whom I wish we had gotten more time.

We will come back again, after the weather is warmer to see the gunfights!

6. Chickasaw National Capital Building and Museum

411 W 9th St, Tishomingo, OK 73460-1703 +1 580-371-9835
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Chickasaw National Capital Building and Museum

Reviewed By glhenry - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This grand old building sits on a small hill overlooking the town of Tishomingo. The building was built in 1898 and served as the Chickasaw Capital until 1906, shortly before Oklahoma Statehood. After statehood, the federal government confiscated from the Native American Tribes all government buildings and ceded them to the State. From 1907 until 1992 the building served as the Johnston County Courthouse. Thereafter the tribe repurchased the building from the County. Several years were spent restoring and refurbishing the building. It was returned to its original condition. Other buildings on the the capital grounds such as the county jail and some other outbuildings were demolished. The tribe then beautifully landscaped the grounds and added historical markers and statues.

The building also houses a nice museum that tells about the Chickasaw Nation and her people. There is also a small gift shop in the capital building.

It really is a must see for all those interested in the history of the Chickasaw Nation, and the history of Oklahoma.

The building holds special significance to me in that I worked there as prosecutor for Johnston County for about 10 years. I spent thousands of hours in that building. It's nice to see it restored to its original condition.

7. Cedar Ridge Hideaway Cabin/Rv. Park

2008 wst.Cedar Ridge, Tishomingo, OK +1 580-371-6057
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Cedar Ridge Hideaway Cabin/Rv. Park

Reviewed By Bill V - Plano, Texas

Spent a weekend in Tishomingo visiting some friends, and was lucky enough to find Cedar Ridge Hideaway. Awesome cabin very near the Blue River. Gary and Gail took great care of us. The cabin is beautiful, air condition, TV, grill, fire pit, everything you need for a remote get away. I highly recommend staying with them!

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