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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

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

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

Sayre Municipal Golf Course

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

Sayre, OK Golf Courses

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

Things to do near Sayre, OK

Fort Cobb Golf Course

Fort Cobb Golf Course is one of Oklahoma's nine state park golf courses, ideal destinations for a refreshing golf getaway. Ne...