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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.

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Sayre City Park

The Sayre City Park offers an abundance of activities all within a half-mile radius, such as a well maintained nine-hole golf course with cart rentals available, an 18

Sayre, OK Recreation

Route 66 - America's Main Street

It is known as the Main Street of America - The Mother Road - The Free Road - even the Will Rogers Highway. And it evokes images of roadside diner's, mom-and-pop truck stops, old-fashioned service stations, motor courts, neon signs, and classic American automobiles.

Sayre, OK Landmarks

Downtown Mural

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

Sayre, OK Arts

Post Office Mural

Displayed on the lobby wall of the art deco post office is a WPA commissioned mural capturing a moment of the infamous Oklahoma Land Run. - Artist, Vance Kirkland, 1940

Sayre, OK Arts

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

Red Rock Canyon Fishing

Red Rock Canyon has a fishing pond located in Canyon Campground. The pond is stocked locally with Largemouth Bass, Catfish an...