Settled on the western plains of Oklahoma, Anadarko has a rich Native American history. It is the self-proclaimed “Indian Capital of the Nation” and Native Americans make up the near-majority of the population.
The Southern Plains Indian Museum celebrates the arts, crafts, clothes and weaponry of several tribes including the Kiowa, Comanche, Kiowa-Apache, Southern Cheyenne, Southern Arapaho, Wichita, Caddo and Delaware tribes. Find cultural treasures to take home with you at the Oklahoma Indian Arts & Crafts Cooperative located in the museum, and don’t miss the annual Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society Ceremonial in the summer.
Anadarko is also home to the National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians, the Delaware Tribal Museum, Gallery of Art at Anadarko and Anadarko Heritage Museum. Even the post office in town is a special place that holds 16 murals by Stephen Mopope, an artist of the “Kiowa Five.” Be sure to visit the Woods & Waters Winery and Vineyard in Anadarko for a trip complete with art, culture, delicious food and made in Oklahoma wine.
While making your way across Oklahoma, stop and gaze at vibrant mural artworks that bring building walls to life. Explore Oklahoma’s exciting past as you take in historical murals and appreciate the unique creative visions of some of Oklahoma’s most talented artists.
Take a step back in time with a visit to one of Oklahoma’s top living history events and witness as Oklahoma’s unique slice of history unfolds right before your eyes.
Journey deep into the heart of southwest Oklahoma for an earthy mix of Oklahoma kitsch, American Indian and Western history and nature's pageantry.