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Sayre, Oklahoma

Sayre, Oklahoma

Historic Route 66 takes travelers through the town of Sayre, the county seat of Beckham County which boundaries the historic 100th meridian dividing Oklahoma and Texas. Visitors may recognize the Beckham County Courthouse from the movie, "The Grapes of Wrath."

First time visitors may be surprised to see ostriches roaming the plains around Sayre. This town is home to some of the country's biggest ostrich farms. In fact, Sayre ostriches are shipped all across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the Ward's 66 Lounge building mural, Sayre Park with the WPA constructed rock swimming pool, the Art Deco Post Office with its 30s mural of the Land Run, the pedestrian tunnel under the highway, and the Owl Drug Store that has a 50s style soda fountain and giant murals.

Especially good times to visit Sayre are in April for the Great Plains Carnival, in June for the Shortgrass Rodeo, in August for the Junior Rodeo, and in October for the Sayre All Wheels Car Meet.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

RS & K Railroad Museum

Relive the days when the Railroads brought us everything from soup to hay. Experience the entertainment of twelve model trains running at the same time, different gauges, and over 350 feet of track! See over 100 trains beautifully displayed and lots of memorabilia. Over 30

Sayre, OK Museums

Downtown Mural

The mural reflects downtown Sayre facing east towards the courthouse. - Artist, B. Cochron, '84

Sayre, OK Arts

Shortgrass Country Museum and Historical Society

The Shortgrass Country Museum is one of the important historical landmarks of Sayre. In 1930 the Rock Island Depot was moved from its original site to the center of downtown.

Sayre, OK Museums

Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church is the last original church building still remaining in Sayre. 1908 - 1988

Sayre, OK Historic Churches

Beckham County Courthouse

The impressive Beckham County Courthouse was built in 1911. If you have watched the movie, "The Grapes of Wrath," it may look familiar to you. It appeared in the brief 30-second montage of shots depicting the beginning of the Joad family's westward journey along Oklahoma Route 66

Sayre, OK Historic Courthouses

Things to do near Sayre, OK

Quartz Mountain ORV Area

Area 3 on the north shore of the Altus Lake is the location for riding ATV's and motorcycles. Trails wind through wooded dune...

General Thomas P Stafford Museum

Moon rocks, Apollo space suit, space exploration equipment, memorabilia from Oklahoma's premier astronaut. ...