Explore The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center! 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 Bedré Fine Chocolate Factory. The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center is also now selling hunting and fishing licenses required by the state of Oklahoma for recreational hunting and fishing. All variations of the license will be available for purchase seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This Quarter's Featured Artist at the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center is Clancy Gray!
Gray is a member of the Osage Nation, using personal experiences to create poignant sculptures, paintings and jewelry. Gray taught art in Tulsa area schools for almost 40 years, sharing his artistic vision with nearly 6,000 students throughout his tenure. In 2019, Gray was selected as the ‘Red Earth Honored One,’ awarded each year to a distinguished Native American fine artist. He has been a featured artist at the Tulsa Indian Arts Festival and was the spotlight artist at the Red Earth Art Center’s Oklahoma City Gallery mixed media show.
The Welcome Center provides travel information about Chickasaw Country in addition to the state of Oklahoma through trained team members, informational kiosks, and printed brochures highlighting recreational, historic, cultural tourism destinations. The 5,500-square-foot Welcome Center features original Chickasaw and other Native American artwork as well as Made in Oklahoma retail items and 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, penny press machine, vending machines and RV/Bus parking!
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!