Sallisaw is a city steeped in rich Native American history. This area was once home to Sequoyah, a Cherokee man who created the written alphabet for the Cherokee Nation. Today, visitors can return to Sequoyah’s Cabin to learn tribal history and view exhibits related to the syllabary he created that allowed the Cherokee language to be written. The log cabin, which is a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1829 and later enclosed in a native stone building in 1936 to preserve it for future generations.
Explore Oklahoma’s unique history at the 14 Flags Museum in Sallisaw. Learn how the area has been influenced by 14 separate nations from the royal standard of Spain circa 1541 to the present Oklahoma flag designed in 1925. There are also three cabins and the Old Sallisaw Train Depot located on site.
Brushy Lake Park, a former state park, is now owned and operated by the city. Plan a trip to this secluded destination for camping, fishing and boating on the Brushy Creek Reservoir. After a day at the lake, head over to the popular Shad’s Catfish Hole Restaurant, which draws crowds for their all-you-can-eat catfish and sides. Cap your evening off with gaming thrills, live entertainment or drinks with friends at the Cherokee Casino in Sallisaw.