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Sayre, OK

Route 66 runs right through Sayre. There are a few interesting old highway related buildings and a large historic district. The 1926 alignment turned west on main street, but the 1930s alignment, which is in use today, heads south across the river on 4th street.
xStardust Motel / Restaurant
611 NE Highway 66
Another mid-century from the heydey of Route 66. Now apartments, and the restaurant is still standing too ... read more
xWestern Motel
315 NE Hwy 66 (2nd Street & Old 66)
This was a state of the art roadside motel in the 1960s and its outstanding neon sign still offers a great photo opportunity ... read more
xMural, "Root 66"
NE Hwy 66 at 3rd
This fun and whinsical "Root 66" mural NE Route 66 makes a great spot for a photo op ... read more
xArt Deco Post Office
201 N. 4th St. (Route 66)
The 1938 Classical Revival style post office is part of the Downtown Historical District in Sayre ... read more
xFirst National Bank
4th & Main
The 1905 First National Bank building is now home to the Sayre City Hall ... read more

Side trip:
One block west to 5th and Main to see the 1934 Champlin Station

xChamplin Station
5th & Main
The 1934 Champlin station began as just couple a of garage bays for a small station and grew into this by ... read more

Turn around and head east across 4th to to see the Stoval Theater and the courthouse.

Whitehurst Building
4th & Main
This is one of the oldest and largest buildings in the Sayre Historic District ... read more
xStovall Theater
210 E. Main Street
The Stovall opened in 1950, and seems to have stopped showing movies in the 1970s. It has been significantly restored in recent years ... read more
xBeckham County Courthouse
302 East Main St.
This stately domed courthouse played the state capital in "The Grapes of Wrath" movie ... read more

Back on 66:
Turn around again and head back to 4th street and then south on 4th across the river.

xOld Road West of Sayre
West of Sayre to I-40
Old abandoned lanes of a four lane section that reverted to a two lane highway. Another old road photo op ... read more

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xStay tuned, there's more to come!  

x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.