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Sallisaw is in the Green Country region of Oklahoma and the county seat for Sequoyah County. A town that was designated as the Depression-scene setting at the beginning of The Grapes Of Wrath, an image Sallisaw isn't always terribly proud of.

Get in[edit]

  • About 30 minutes driving west of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  • Located along Interstate 40 and Hwy US 64 that runs East-West.
  • North-South access via Hwy US 59.

Get around[edit]


Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee syllabary. Lithograph by an unknown artist, probably from a painting by Charles Bird King. (Smithsonian Institution)
  • 1 Sequoyah's Cabin, 470288 State Hwy. 101 (3 miles north and seven miles east of Sallisaw), +1 918 775-2413. Tu-F 9AM-5PM; Sa-Su 2PM-5PM. Home of Sequoyah who invented the Cherokee alphabet. Free.
  • 2 14 Flags Museum, 400 E Cherokee Ave, +1 918 775-2608. A museum that pays tribute to the 14 different sovereignties that had jurisdiction of some sort over Oklahoma at one point or another, housed in two 19th century cabins and an old railroad depot.
  • 3 Sallisaw City Park (just under 5 miles west of town on W Cherokee Ave (US Route 64).). A pretty place because it has a waterfall.


USACE Tenkiller Lake and Dam
  • Applegate Cove Marina (I-40 Exit 308, 6.5 miles S on Hwy 59, then 2 miles W at Pier 7 Store), +1 918 775-4522. Boat ramps and docks, motor repair, limited off-season facilities.
  • Robert S. Kerr Lake & Reservoir (8 mile south on US59), +1 918 775-4475. Fishing, swimming, picnicking and boat launching. Species of fish include channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, largemouth bass, striped bass, walleye and various sunfish species.
  • Shadow Creek Country Club (S. Wheeler). Golfing at an 18-hole public course with bent grass greens.
  • 1 Brushy Lake State Park, Highway 17 Rte 3, +1 918 775-6241. More lake recreation, a good place for kayaking.
  • 2 Tenkiller State Park, 448159 E 979 Dr, Vian, +1 918 489-5641. One of Oklahoma's most beloved lake parks, with a visitor center, restaurant, swimming pool, lodge and cabins, hiking trails, and nature center. The palisades here and there along the shore and clear water make for fine views and decent scuba diving.
  • 3 Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, 107993 S 4520 Rd, Vian, +1 918 773-5251. Lots of reeds and sedges for looking at birds.





  • Wildhorse Mountain Bar-B-Q (3.5 miles South of City on Hwy 59), +1 918 775-9960, . Tu-Sa 10AM-8PM, Su 10AM-6PM, Closed Monday. Barbeque prepared in an outside cooker served fast-food style.


  • Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 220 E Cherokee, +1 918 235-0486. M-F 11AM-9PM Sa-Su 11AM-10PM. Authentic Mexican food.
  • Cazadores Mexican Restaurant, 710 S Kerr Blvd, +1 918 776-0777. Handmade Mexican food.



  • Aroma's Coffee Shop, 1162 Brown Blvd, +1 918 774-9417, . M-Th 7AM-9PM F-Sa 7AM-10PM. Coffee shop serving cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, soups, salads, sandwiches and lunch specials.





Go next[edit]

  • Overstreet-Kerr Historical Farm, 29186 Overstreet-Kerr Rd., Phone: +1 918 966-3396. The Overstreet home was built in 1895 and restored in 1991 Workshops teach old-fashioned crafts such as soap making and blacksmithing.
Routes through Sallisaw
Oklahoma CityHenryetta ← Jct N S  W  E  Van BurenLittle Rock
MiamiSiloam Springs  N  S  SpiroTexarkana

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