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Sallisaw Featured on Saturday's Discover Oklahoma
By Oklahoma Tourism Staff
OKLAHOMA CITY – The September 14th episode of AAA’s Discover Oklahoma features several stops in Sallisaw, including the 14 Flags Museum, Sequoyah’s Cabin and Wild Horse BBQ. The team also visits Sequoyah State Park in Hulbert and the Spiro Mounds. AAA’s Discover Oklahoma airs Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. CT on KOTV-6 in Tulsa, KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City and KSWO-7 in Lawton. The show can also been seen Saturdays at 6 p.m. CT on KXII in Sherman/Denison, Texas and KCTU in Wichita, Kan.
14 FLAGS MUSEUM
14 Flags Museum honors Oklahoma's colorful history and influence by 14 separate nations. The 14 flags flown over the museum are the royal standard of Spain, the great union of Great Britain, the royal standard of France, the standard of the Spanish Empire over Oklahoma, the standard of the French Republic, the United States flag, the flag of Mexico, the flag of the Republic of Texas, the lone star flag of Texas, the Choctaw flag, the confederate battle flag, the first Oklahoma flag and the present Oklahoma flag. The museum has three historic cabins and an original train depot.
Sequoyah's Cabin in Sallisaw is an Oklahoma landmark that has been protected and preserved to give visitors an inside look at the life of this famous Cherokee man. Sequoyah is well known as a silversmith who developed the written alphabet for the Cherokee language. He built his one-room log cabin in 1829 and visitors will experience firsthand the work of Sequoyah to increase literacy within the Cherokee Nation. Browse artifacts that reflect the great accomplishments of Sequoyah and his contribution to Oklahoma history and heritage.
SEQUOYAH STATE PARK
Sequoyah State Park, located in eastern Oklahoma on the shores of Fort Gibson Lake, is a haven for water lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors enjoy hiking, picnicking, guided horseback trail rides and Western-themed activities as well as wildlife watching, golf and disc-golf, fishing and camping. The Lodge at Sequoyah State Park is the largest of Oklahoma's state park lodges. Make sure to also visit Three Forks Nature Center, Sequoyah Golf Course, Sequoyah Riding Stables and Paradise Cove. Sequoyah State Park is an ideal getaway just 45 minutes southeast of Tulsa. Guests will enjoy the diversity of activities throughout the year.
WILD HORSE BBQ
Barbecue at this Sallisaw institution is a family tradition, so it’s no wonder they treat you just like family when you walk through the door. The Holman family serves up wondrous pork ribs and tangy barbecued beans, all in the shadow of the local landmark known as Wildhorse Mountain. The restaurant isn't much to look at, but you'll notice that the walls are covered with photos of famous folks who have happened into Wild Horse Mountain and fallen in love with the flavor. Try this place once, and wild horses couldn't drag you away.
THE SPIRO MOUNDS
The Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center site features one burial mound, two temple mounds and nine house mounds. Spiro Mounds are world renowned because of the incredible amount of art and artifacts dug from the Craig Mound, the site's only burial mound. Dubbed the "King Tut of the Arkansas Valley" by the Kansas City Star in 1935, the Spiro Mounds have yielded elaborate ceremonial grave goods including basketry, feather capes and cloth. Based on these historic finds, the Spiro Mounds have been hailed as home to the most elaborate, artistic and sophisticated decoration of any other Mississippian site.