Sallisaw

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Sallisaw is in the Green Country region of Oklahoma and the county seat for Sequoyah County.

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]

See[edit][add listing]

Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee syllabary. Lithograph by an unknown artist, probably from a painting by Charles Bird King. (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Blue Ribbon Downs, Horse racing at Oklahoma's first pari-mutuel track. (To be closed in 2010, mainly because horse-racing overall is on the decline in America)
  • Sequoyah's Cabin, 3 miles north and seven miles east of Sallisaw on State Hwy. 101, Phone: +1 918 775-2413. [1] Home of Sequoyah who invented the Cherokee alphabet. Free, Tu-F 9AM-5PM; Sa-Su 2PM-5PM.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Applegate Cove Marina, I-40 Exit 308, 6.5 miles S on Hwy 59, then 2 miles W at Pier 7 Store. Phone: +1 918 775-4522. Boat ramps and docks, motor repair, limited off-season facilities.
  • Robert S. Kerr Lake & Reservoir, 8 mile south on US59, Phone: +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.

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Shops[edit]

  • The Indian Store, 2323 E Cherokee (I40 exit 311, 1-blk west), Phone: +1 918 775-4978. Limited edition prints, Minnetonka moccasins, Cherokee beadwork, kachinas, T-shirts, pottery, handcrafted Indian jewelry and Cherokee baskets. Open daily 9AM-5PM.

Eat[edit][add listing]

American[edit]

  • Catfish Hole, South on Hwy 59 at Kerr Lake , Phone: +1 918 775-5801.
  • Dana's Restaurant, 907 Kerr (I40 & Hwy59), Phone: +1 918 775-4921 Breakfast 24 hrs a day. Open 24Hrs - 7 Days.
  • Fig Tree Restaurant, 2412 E Cherokee, Phone: +1 918 775-9481, Fax: +1 918 776-0297. Open 24Hrs.
  • Kountry Kitchen, I40 & Hwy 64 W, Phone: +1 918 775-0388. Country cooking.
  • Olde Feed Barn, 702 E Cherokee, Phone: +1 918 776-0609.
  • Ole South Pancake House, 1405 S Kerr Blvd, Phone: +1 918 775-3766, Fax: +1 918 775-4498. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

BBQ[edit]

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

Chinese[edit]

  • China Panda Buffet, 708 S Kerr Blvd, Phone: +1 918 776-9138. Hunan, Szechuan and Cantonese.


Mexican[edit]

  • Caporales Mexican Restaurant, 315 S Kerr Blvd, Phone: +1 918 774-0604.
  • Maria's Mexican Restaurant, 200 E Cherokee, Phone: +1 918 235-0486. Authentic Mexican food. M-F 11AM-9PM Sa-Su 11AM-10PM.
  • Sammy's Taco Ranch, Highway 59 North, Phone: +1 918 776-0777. Handmade Mexican food.

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Bars and Taverns[edit]

  • Billy O's Bar, Hwy 64 East, Phone: +1 918 775-6589.
  • Driftwood Bar, Hwy 59, Phone: +1 918 775-9901.
  • Finish Line Bar, 118 E Cherokee Ave. Phone: +1 918 235-0810.

Coffee[edit]

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

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Budget[edit]

  • Econo Lodge, 2403 E Cherokee St., Phone: +1 918 775-7981. Cable TV, HBO, truck parking.
  • KOA Sallisaw/Fort Smith West, US 59 South, Phone: +1 918 775-2792, Toll Free: +1 800 562-2797, Fax: +1 918 775-2774, Email: mailto:sallisawkoa@sbcglobal.net, [2] Peaceful, shady, pull-through sites for RVs and shady, grassy sites for tents. Propane and dump station on site. Three Kamping Kabins with heat/AC available. Catch-and-release fishing pond, large clean restrooms, laundry facilities.
  • Motel 6, 1300 E Cherokee, Phone: +1 918 775-6000, Fax: +1 918 775-6026. Ground floor rooms.


Mid-Range[edit]

  • Days Inn, 1700 W Cherokee St., Phone: +1 918 775-4406, Toll Free: +1 800 329-7466, Fax: +1 918 775-4440 Offering a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, whirlpool suites with king beds, restaurant, guest laundry and truck and bus parking.
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 710 S Kerr Blvd, Phone: +1 918 774-0400, Toll Free: 1 800 771-7171, Fax: +1 918 774-0401.
  • Super 8 Motel, 924 S Kerr Blvd, Phone: +1 918 775-8900, Toll Free: 1 800 800-8000, Fax: +1 918 775-8900. Truck parking, expanded cable TV and outdoor pool.

Splurge[edit]

  • Callahan Motel, 826 W Cherokee St., Phone: +1 918 775-4614. Rooms with kitchenettes, single and double rooms, cable TV, ESPN and HBO. Laundromat on site.
  • Golden Spur Inn, 601 S Kerr Blvd, Phone: +1 918 775-4443.

Get out[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
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