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New Welcome Center Opened in South Central Oklahoma

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DAVIS, OK--  Thanks to the Chickasaw Nation, travelers along interstate 35 in South Central Oklahoma now have a new place to stretch their legs all while getting information about the area.

The new Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center is now open in Davis. Visitors and even local residents can explore history and get information on the current happenings of the Chickasaw Nation.

The center is more than 5,000 square feet. It features a gift shop, local art work, and a place for travelers to take a quick break from the road.

The new Chickasaw Welcome Center is now open to the public daily from 9 am to 6 pm daily. The center is located at the southwest corner of I-35 and State Highway 7.