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Okmulgee is a city in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, Unites States. The population was 13,022 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Okmulgee County. Okmulgee means boiling or bubbling water in the Creek language. The site was chosen because the Creeks believed that tornados would not strike here; they were right!

The present day Mound building, located at the tribal headquarters, houses the National Council Offices and Judicial Offices. In the 1990s, almost 100 years after the dark days of the allotment era, the Muscogee (Creek) people are actively engaged in the process of accepting and asserting the rights and responsibilities of a sovereign nation. As a culturally distinct people, the Muscogee are also aware of the necessity for knowing and understanding their extraordinary historical and cultural inheritance.

Tours Available

Historical Church Tours

Historic Walking Tour

WPA Structures Tour

Black Heritage Tour

For an appointment, contact the Chamber of Commerce (918)756-6172

Things to See

Creek Council House

The Creek Council House was constructed in 1878 by the Muscogee (Creek) people. The Council House served as the Capitol in which tribal affairs were conducted. The purpose of the museum is to preserve and interpret the Creek Council House and to bring an understanding of the history and culture of the Muscogee (Creek) people. The Council House and surrounding grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Creek Council House Hours


For more information please contact the

Creek Nation Cultural Center & Archives Department (918)549-2435

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Orpheum Theater

Built in 1922, the beautiful theater is being restored to its original splendor.

Guided tours are available by appointment.

Now equipped with digital projectors in both their upstairs and downstairs auditoriums.

Movies are shown Monday-Friday starting at 7:15 pm

Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 1:45 pm.

210 W 7th Street Okmulgee, OK 74447

For more information call (918)756-2270

Things to Do

City Splash Pads

For more information call (918)756-4159

•Noble Park 9am-8pm

located at 13th and Delaware

•NE Rotary Park 9am-8pm

located at Martin Luther King Dr and North Hillman Avenue

YMCA Aquatic Park

Open May 22 - August 9 2015

For more information call (918)756-6677

Okmulgee YMCA website 

Okmulgee Dripping Springs State Park

Camping, fishing, swimming, RV'ing, and boating,

just 6 miles west of town on Highway 56.

For more information call (918)756-5971

TravelOK's listing of Dripping Springs Lake  

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge

For nature enthusiasts, experience the tranquil

and scenic Deep Fork Wildlife refuge.

Refuge Headquarters

7:30am to 4pm, Monday - Friday

For more information call (918) 756-0456

Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge Website 

Muscogee Creek Nation

Visit the Muscogee Creek Tribal Complex, the tribal government offices.

Or attend the latest Muscogee Creek Nation events.

For more information call (918)756-8700

Muscogee Creek Nation's Website 

One Fire Casino

Have fun and win at Okmulgee's premier casino entertainment center.

Open 7 days a week on Highway 75 N.

For more information call (918)756-8400

One Fire Casino's Website 

Wilderness Paradise Zoo

Come visit the: exotic birds, lemurs, fox, tigers, reptiles, sugar gliders, etc!

You'll see. You'll learn. You'll TOUCH. Bring your camera!

14101 Gun Club Road

For more information call (918)637-1948