Chickasaws open welcome center, chocolate store

The Chickasaw Nation has opened a new welcome center and Bedré chocolate retail store.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 29, 2012
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Works by American Indian artists and Made in Oklahoma products will be featured. The center also will include a lounge area, vending machines, an outdoor children's playground, a dog park and public restrooms.

Free coffee for all visitors is available as well as ample parking to accommodate campers and trailers.

The Chickasaw Nation Welcome Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. November through February and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March through October. Travel information and brochures for destinations throughout Oklahoma will be available 24 hours per day.

Next door to the new Welcome Center is a 34,600 square-foot Bedré Fine Chocolates manufacturing facility, which is expected to open in the spring of 2013. Anoatubby said the facility will offer visitors an up-close, chocolate experience and event space for groups.

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