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The Indian City USA Cultural Center, formerly known as Indian City USA, is an outdoor museum in Anadarko, Oklahoma. According to the tour guides, it is the only authentic reconstruction of American Indian dwellings and way of life in the United States. The construction of the housing units was done under the supervision of the Department of Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. Reconstructed dwellings reperesent many of the tribes from the Southwest; including Caddo, Cheyenne, Wichita, Pawnee, Navaho, and Apache.

The museum was organized by the citizens of Anadarko in 1954. The museum is located on the site of a massacre of the Tonkawa Indians during Civil War by Shawnees and other Indians. It is on land occupied by the former Kiowa, Apache, and Comanche Reservation.

In addition to the outdoor displays, Indian City USA offers guided tours, Indian dancing, Indian arts & crafts, and the Indian City Museum. Nearby is site of the annual American Indian Exposition, the Southern Plains Indian Museum, and the American Indian Hall of Fame.

The museums is currently owned by the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.

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