Oklahoma and Texas Travel Information

Additional Red River Valley information can be found on websites of various state agencies in Oklahoma and Texas.

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department provides extensive information at www.travelok.com.

Another valuable resource is www.touroklahoma.com, that connects you with Oklahoma parks, resorts and golf courses.  The Oklahoma Historical Society’s site at www.ok-history.mus.ok.us also links you to information on historic sites and museums.

In Texas, the official site for Texas tourism is www.traveltex.com. From this site you can search by types of events, sites and attractions, as well as in a specific city or region.

At the bottom of  the www.traveltex.com home page, you can also link to the various state agencies – Texas Economic Development, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Texas Historical Commission – that offer travel-related programs.

Official State Information Centers

The Red River Valley region is the home to three Oklahoma Tourist Welcome Centers and four Texas Travel Information Centers.  Stop by or contact any of these centers for more information on the Red River Valley area, as well as the rest of Texas and Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Tourist Welcome Centers

  • Walters Welcome Center
    • Location (1) – CLOSED
  • Thackerville Welcome Center
    • Location (2) – 4 miles N of the OK-TX state line on I-35,
      near Thackerville, OK
    • Phone – (580) 276-2263
  • Colbert Welcome Center
    • Location (3) – 2 miles N of the OK-TX state line on US Hwy 69/75,
      near Colbert, OK
    • Phone – (580) 296-2672


Texas Travel Information Centers

  • Wichita Falls Travel Information Center
    • Location (4) – Near the TX-OK state line on I-44 (Central Fwy)
      in Wichita Falls, TX
    • Phone – (940) 723-7931
    • E-mail – wftic@dot.state.tx.us
  • Gainesville Travel Information Center
    • Location (5) – At the TX-OK state line on I-35,
      just north of Gainesville, TX
    • Phone – (940) 665-2301
    • E-Mail – getic@dot.state.tx.us
  • Denison Travel Information Center
    • Location (6) – At the TX-OK state line on US Hwy 69/75
      in Denison, TX
    • Phone – (903) 463-2860
    • E-mail – dntic@dot.state.tx.us
  • Texarkana Travel Information Center
    • Location (7) – At the TX-AR state line on I-30
      in Texarkana, TX
    • Phone – (903) 794-2114
    • E-mail – tatic@dot.state.tx.us