Davis lies in the heart of Chickasaw Country. The town is bustling with small-town charm offering an old-fashioned Main Street to antique stores and boutiques. Come out to Davis to see the oldest park in Oklahoma with the largest waterfall in the state! The recreational area has been a popular family destination since its opening and features a rock castle, natural caves, novelty shops, picnic sites, hiking trails, and much more. You have to try the locally famous Arbuckle Mountain Original Fried Pie while you're in Davis, featured in our Flavors of Chickasaw Country video series.
For those that have heard the expression, “dynamite comes in small packages,” Davis is the embodiment of this idea. With a population of around 3000, this gem of a town is nestled in the heart of the majestic Arbuckle Mountains. It is absolutely buzzing with unique shops, delicious cuisine, historical treasures and a range of unique “to-dos” that provide something for everyone – all within a ten-mile perimeter! Located just off the corridors of Interstate 35 and less than a two-hour drive from anywhere in the state, this personable little town is just a short drive away for just about anyone that may be interested in a visit.
For those looking to make take more than a day-trip, the La Ville Inn is a gorgeous downtown home rebuilt from 1898 iron thresholds with a unique twist of past and present charm. The interiors of the guest suites are styled after some of most luxurious places around the world. You would be hard pressed to find a better place to stay a night in downtown Davis than at the La Ville Inn. Whether you stay the night or simply arrive in town early, feel free to begin your day with a breath of fresh air and decadent cup of coffee on the balcony. Then, head out for a lovely stroll through the historic downtown area and mosey in and out of local storefronts, antique shops and shopping boutiques. During your downtown venture, be sure to swing into Crazy Chick Boutique to grab a new outfit for yourself. Make your next stop at the Arbuckle Historical Society Museum and get lost in the rich culture and fascinating history of Davis. As the evening sets in, rejuvenate your body and mind with delicious meal from Las Cascadas Mexican Restaurant. It is hard to beat the authentic taste this restaurant brings in its dishes, whether it is a quesadilla or a sopapilla, the flavor and effort put into each meal is prominent in each bite you will take.
If you are visiting Davis, chances are that you are visiting the Treasure Valley Casino. If the previously mentioned La Ville Inn doesn’t appeal to you, then perhaps booking reservations at the Inn at Treasure Valley will help you enjoy an electrifying all-in-one stay and play getaway. Start your morning with a complimentary breakfast from the Inn before hitting the slots at the adjoining Treasure Valley Casino, boasting over 400 electronic games and a variety of table games including Black Jack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and 3-Card Poker.
After a dynamic dose of gaming, take a short drive west over the Exit 55 bridge and check out the Bedré Fine Chocolate Factory and Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center. With an assortment of gourmet chocolates at Bedré and native art, fine jewelry and unique Made-In-Oklahoma gift items at the Welcome Center, we guarantee you won’t be leaving these state-of-the-art facilities empty-handed. After your shopping bags are full, head back to Treasure Valley and enjoy a satisfying meal at the new IHOP Express. Spend the remainder of the afternoon in the hotel’s refreshing indoor heated pool and jacuzzi. Then, head back to the gaming floor for some late-night play.
Regardless of your other adventures in Davis, it is almost a requirement that you stop by and try a fried pie from the legendary Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies shop. A flaky breakfast-style or fruit-filled fried pastry is awaiting you. Words don’t do these tasty treats justice, one can only experience it for themselves, so come taste a fried pie like you have never experienced and then dare to take your love to new heights at 777 Zipline! This course zips you 777 feet through the sky with a spectacular view of Turner Falls. From thrill-seekers to sight-seers, this is a one activity that you won’t want to miss.
As you can see, it’s not necessary to travel to the ends of the earth to find a that next unique and fun-filled destination. Davis has everything we have talked about here and more to keep visitors coming back for more! Share this treasure of a town with the rest of your friends and family as it is truly a wonderful place to visit for anyone at anytime. Plan a trip around the summer or fall season and enjoy a beautiful day in Arbuckle Mountain Park. Or, bring the kiddos down for a day trip or summer vacay at the scenic Turner Falls. With events and festivals year-round, this charming Chickasaw Country community is guaranteed to meet the standards of all ages and interests.