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, Doug Strickland!
A collection of award-winning photography by Chickasaw artist Doug Strickland will be on display and for sale now through February at the Welcome Center. Strickland is a photographer of Oklahoma landscape and architecture, who shares his view of the land via photographs. At the age of 14, Strickland purchased his first camera, which he still owns; to begin capturing images of the land as his Chickasaw forefathers once saw it. As a descendant of original Chickasaw enrollees, Woodrow Winchester Strickland and Charles K. Strickland, territorial sheriff of the Chickasaw Nation, Strickland obtains and records as much of the Chickasaw heritage, culture and history as possible to share with others. Make a special trip to the Welcome Center to see his work on display and to shop for a magnificent photograph to showcase on your walls at home!
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.