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Chickasaw Country Announces its 2022 “Best Of” Winners

The 10th annual Best of Chickasaw Country Awards highlight 14 south-central Oklahoma businesses and attractions. Included are local favorite dining and shopping destinations, hotels and attractions, as well as entertainment and events that make this Oklahoma region a popular stop for travelers.
This year’s Best of Chickasaw Country Winners include Davis favorites: Best Attraction and Best Family Friendly Attraction, Turner Falls Park, Davis; Best Boutique, Crazy Chick Boutique, Davis; and Best BBQ, Smokin’ Joe’s Rib Ranch, Davis.
“Chickasaw Country prides itself on having a great mix of destinations, from dining and retail to lodging and entertainment,” said Paige Williams Shepherd, director of corporate development and tourism for the Chickasaw Nation. “The awards allow for the pubic to recognize their favorite local businesses, or locations where they frequent and may have had exceptional experiences. It’s always a very close competition as we have so many great places to discover as well as wonderful people who own and operate these establishments.”
At the start of the new year, thousands of people nominated–and then voted for—businesses and events throughout the 13 counties that make up Chickasaw Country. More than 25,000 votes were cast in 14 categories with one winner selected in each category based on the highest total percentage of the vote.
Other winners include: Best Casino, WinStar World Resort & Casino, Thackerville; Best Festival, Chickasha Festival of Lights, Chickasha; Best Golf Course, WinStar World Resort & Casino, Thackerville; Best Lake, Lake Texoma, Kingston; Best Live Performance Venue, The Doghouse @ Ole Red, Tishomingo; Best Lodging, The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa, Sulphur; Best Museum, Chickasaw Cultural Center, Sulphur; Best Overall Dining, Punkin’s BBQ & Catfish, Pauls Valley; Best Wedding Venue, Waddell Vineyards, Ada; and Best Run or Ride, Fireball Classic, Ada.
To learn more about the winners and finalists selected for this year’s Best of Chickasaw Country, visit here. Explore more of the vast offerings in Chickasaw Country and plan a stay with the official Chickasaw Country 2022 Travel Guide.

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