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.
This Quarter's Featured Artist at the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center is Kaitlyn Tingle, Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center, Davis
Tingle is a Chickasaw citizen from Sulphur, Oklahoma. She’s a sophomore at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater double majoring in anthropology and art history. Tingle’s preferred mediums are charcoal and colored-pencil drawings.Tingle took her first art class in seventh grade when she learned she needed another elective class and fell in love with drawing. Her first award came at age 14 when she won the Chickasaw Nation’s Butterfly contest. Tingle strives to improve on every piece she produces.Tingle was recently honored with the Red Earth Emerging Artist award in 2018. She also won the Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation Butterfly Art Contest in 2018. Her work will also be featured at the 2019 Artesian Arts Festival and the 2019 Red Earth Art Show.
The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center is 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.
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!