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Chickasaws launch travel initiative

The Chickasaw Nation has announced it will be launcing its Adventure Road travel initiative that will encourage Oklahomans, and those from other states and countries, to drive a 130 mile stretch that spans I-35 from the Red River up to Oklahoma City.

A collaborative effort between the Chickasaw Nation and more than 100 businesses, attractions and organizations, Adventure Road encourages drivers to take the time to explore the diverse destinations located near Interstate 35.

"We, as Oklahomans, are very fortunate to have this stretch of road with so many unique attractions and experiences," said Chickasaw Governor Bill Anoatubby. "We believe Adventure Road will help business owners and communities in this region leverage the unique experiences in our backyard to foster growth in tourism and economic development. This should have wide ranging benefits in our area because tourism is an industry which benefits businesses from attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail stores and antique shops to art galleries, convenience stores and farmers' markets."



Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›