The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center is located at the southwest corner of Interstate-35 and State Highway 7 at Exit 55 in Davis, and across from the new Bedré Fine Chocolates Factory. The Welcome Center provides travel information about Chickasaw Country in addition to the state of Oklahoma through trained staff members, informational kiosks, and printed brochures highlighting recreational, historic, cultural and business-related information. The 5,500-square-foot Welcome Center features original Chickasaw and American Indian artwork as well as Made in Oklahoma retail items and other great gift items. The displayed artwork in the facility rotates throughout the year and some of the artwork is on sale while others are used as interior decoration. The facility grounds offer a children’s playground area, indoor lounge area, public restrooms, dog park, coffee service, vending machines and RV/Bus parking!
Explore The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center!
The Welcome Center also serves as a convenient gateway for many attractions in the area including the Chickasaw Visitor Center, Chickasaw Cultural Center, Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center, ARTesian Gallery & Studios and Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa. Be sure to stop by and check out the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center on your next travel through Chickasaw Country or when searching for a special something for that special someone!
Check out this Season's Featured Artist, Drue Ridley!
A collection of contemporary art paintings by self-taught, Chickasaw artist Drue Ridley will be on display and for sale from now through October at the Welcome Center. Ridley is proud of both her rich Chickasaw heritage and being a native of Oklahoma. Her art reflects this heritage by blending Native American culture with bold, inspiring color and mysticism. Her art mediums consist of, but are not limited to, the use of pastels, watercolors, acrylics, silk fabrics & dyes, clay and textiles. From singing Kachinas in etheric colors to Spirit dancers, there is always more to the artwork than meets the eye. Most recently, Ridley was awarded 1st place in painting at the SEASAM Art Show in Oklahoma. She was also named as Best New Artist in Oklahoma at the Philbrook Museum Indian Art Exhibit in 1994. Make a special trip to the Welcome Center to see her work on display and to shop for a beautiful painting to liven up your home!
Welcome Center Hours of Operation:
Daily (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Memorial Day - Labor Day (8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
*Closed Christmas Day
*Easter Hours (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
For more information about the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center, contact 580-369-4222.