Five Civilized Tribes Museum Named True West Magazine Top 10 Western
Museum on Nomination by Visit Muskogee
Muskogee, OK – August 8, 2023 – Visit Muskogee is excited to announce that the renowned
Five Civilized Tribes Museum has won the prestigious True West Magazine’s Top 10 Western
Museums award. The museum has been honored with the impressive ranking of number 4
among Western museums, recognizing its outstanding contribution to preserving the rich history and heritage of the American West.
True West Magazine, a leading authority on Western history and culture, has been evaluating
and recognizing exceptional institutions that celebrate the Western frontier spirit for over a
decade. The Top 10 Western Museums award is a highly coveted accolade that reflects the
dedication and commitment of museums to uphold the legacy of the American West.
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum, located in the heart of Muskogee, Oklahoma, stands as a
testament to the history, culture, and accomplishments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw,
Creek, and Seminole Nations. This recognition from True West Magazine underscores the
museum’s significance in preserving the stories and traditions of the Five Civilized Tribes that
played a pivotal role in shaping the Western landscape.
“We are immensely proud to have nominated the Five Civilized Tribes Museum for the True
West Magazine Top 10 Western Museums award,” said Howell, executive director of tourism at
Visit Muskogee. “The museum’s dedication to educating visitors about the history of the Five
Civilized Tribes aligns with our mission to showcase Muskogee as a destination rich in culture
and heritage. This ranking reaffirms the museum’s importance in portraying the diverse tapestry
of the American West.”
The September 2023 issue of True West Magazine, available on newsstands starting August 8,
2023, will feature the complete list of Top 10 Western Museums. This recognition further
solidifies the museum’s reputation as a premier institution that offers an immersive experience,
taking visitors on a captivating journey through the history of the Five Civilized Tribes and their
influence on the Western narrative.
As the Five Civilized Tribes Museum continues to showcase the remarkable heritage of the
American West, Visit Muskogee remains committed to promoting the museum as a must-visit
destination for history enthusiasts, families, and travelers from around the world.
For more information about the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and its exhibits, please visit
http://www.fivetribes.org. To learn more about Visit Muskogee’s initiatives to promote cultural
and historical attractions in Muskogee, please go to visitmuskogee.com.
Executive Director of Tourism, Visit Muskogee
Phone: (918) 684-6202
About Visit Muskogee:
Visit Muskogee is a program of the Muskogee Tourism Authority, a public trust of the City of
Muskogee. Dedicated to promoting tourism and fostering economic growth in Muskogee,
Oklahoma. By showcasing Muskogee’s vibrant community, historical landmarks, annual
events, and diverse attractions, the Authority aims to attract visitors and highlight the
unique experiences Muskogee has to offer.
About the Five Civilized Tribes Museum:
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum, located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, is dedicated to preserving
and presenting the history, culture, and contributions of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw,
Creek, and Seminole Nations. Through engaging exhibits, artifacts, and educational programs,
the museum offers an immersive experience that allows visitors to connect with the vibrant
legacy of the Five Civilized Tribes and their influence on the American West.