Davis is a small town at the foot of the Arbuckle Mountains in the Chickasaw Country region of Oklahoma.

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The main part of Davis is easily accessible from Interstate highway I-35 at Exit 55, to the east.

The city's boundaries are quite strange. The city has owned the Turner Falls area for about a century, even though it's a couple of miles away from the main town. As a result, the city boundaries encompass one large area southwest of the I-35/US-77 interchange and a smaller area around the intersection of US-77 with Oklahoma State Highway 7, plus the highways to the west and south of the old city to connect the two areas, and two miles of Crazy Horse Airport Road heading north.

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Map of Davis (Oklahoma)

State Highway 7 runs through the center of town, connecting Davis to the nearby town of Sulphur. US Highway 77 runs south to Interstate 35.

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  • 1 Turner Falls Park, I-35 and Highway 77, +1 580 369-2988 (M-Th only). 1500-acre park run by the city. Includes the largest waterfall in Oklahoma, as well as many springs, recreation areas, and some important geological features. Cabin lodging is available. 1 May-30 Sep $12; 1 Oct-30 April $4.    

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  • 1 Treasure Valley Casino, 12252 Ruppe Road (just off I-35 at Exit 55), +1-580-369-2895. 24 hours daily. This casino offers table games and e-games for visitors to play. The Treasure Valley Inn is adjacent to the casino. The bar in the casino offers quick snacks and drinks.    
  • 2 Air Donkey Zipline, 2160 Dolese Rd, +1 580-369-5010. Zip line through the Arbuckle Mountains. Beautiful views! A tour takes at least 2 hours, so be sure to set aside plenty of time. $75/person.
  • Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center, 35 N. Colbert Rd (SW Corner of I-35 and State Hwy 7 at Exit 55 in Davis), +1 580-369-4222. Daily 9AM-6PM, Memorial Day-Labor Day: 8AM-8PM. Sharing a parking lot with Bedré Fine Chocolate, the Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center grounds offer a children’s playground area, indoor lounge area, public restrooms, dog park, coffee service, penny press machine, vending machines, and RV and bus parking. Visitors to the Welcome Center can find kiosks and printed brochures highlighting recreational, historic, cultural and business-related information. The Welcome Center offers Chickasaw and Native American artwork as well as made-in-Oklahoma retail and other gift items. Artwork displayed in the facility rotates throughout the year. Free.

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  • Bedré Fine Chocolate, 35 N Colbert Road (Exit I-35 at Exit 55, Bedré is on the west side of I-35), +1 580-369-4200. Daily 9AM-6PM. Bedré Fine Chocolate, owned and operated by the Chickasaw Nation since 2000, produces gourmet-style chocolates for purchase. The facility in Davis is where the manufacturing of all Bedré Fine Chocolate takes place. They offer free tours, a floor-to-ceiling viewing window of the manufacturing floor and a gift shop with all of their product offerings. Known for their meltaways and chocolate-covered potato chips.    

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  • Smokin' Joes Rib Ranch, 3165 Jollyville Rd., +1 580-369-2818. Classic Oklahoma BBQ. Portions are large. This is a must-eat in Davis.
  • Las Cascadas, 215 East Main, +1 580-369-2031. Good Mexican food in downtown Davis. They have odd hours, so check if they're open before you go.
  • 1 Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies, 4145 US Highway 77 (southwest side of the US-77 and I-35 interchange. Take Exit 51 from I-35), +1 580 369-7830. Daily 7AM–7PM. Popular place to stop and stretch your legs while driving between Dallas and Oklahoma City. Sweet and savory fried hand pies. Start with an egg-based pie if you arrive in time for breakfast, or one of the entree-style pies later in the day, and finish off with a sweet pie. Among locals, the apricot is the favorite flavor. About $4 per pie.

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  • LaVille Inn, 222 East Main Street, +1 580-247-0147. A charming, historic bed & breakfast on Main Street in downtown Davis. This spot offers intimate spaces and themed rooms (Paris, Greek Isles, Serengeti). A good central location for exploring the area's attractions.

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Routes through Davis
Oklahoma CityPauls Valley  N   S  ArdmoreDallas/Fort Worth
LawtonDuncan  W   E  SulphurAtoka

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