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Getting off the mother road in Sayre. OK

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A September 2004 trip to Sayre by hersplash

Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview Photo, Sayre, Oklahoma More Photos
Quote: Get off the nostalgic Mother Road to get back to the Old West at the Flying-W Guest Ranch.

Flying-W Cabin

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Flying-W Cabin Photo, Sayre, Oklahoma
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The accommodations at the Flying-W Ranch are pretty simple. They have two small cabins that have two double beds, a shower, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and a great air conditioner. There is no TV and no telephone, so you learn to get comfortable with just being. The porch is nice; you can sit back and enjoy the scenery and beautiful sunsets. There is also a RV park is on the property. One morning, I woke to view buffalo through my window. I went out behind my cabin at night to watch the buffalo and Longhorns up close. They say you can usually hear the coyotes howl at night, but my air conditioner drowned out any outside noise. Sleeping there, I never felt any pressure to get up ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2004

Flying-W Cabin
Route 4
Sayre, Oklahoma
(888) 928-8864

Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview

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Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview Photo, Sayre, Oklahoma
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I was making my way from Amarillo to Oklahoma City via the Mother Road, Route 66. On a whim, I went 10 miles off the road to the Flying W Guest Ranch in Sayre, OK. When I arrived, I realized I had struck gold with this beautiful place. The Flying W Guest Ranch is a working cattle ranch filled with lots of wildlife. They offer trail rides with your own horse or theirs. They even have two enormous Belgium horses that they used to pull a carriage for a wedding that I witnessed. You can ride the mechanical bull, or meander through the many buildings where you feel the Old West come alive. You can watch as the ranch hands do their day work, or just sit back and enjoy the unbelievable scenery. ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2004

Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview
Route 4
Sayre, Oklahoma

Horseback riding at Flying-W Photo, Sayre, Oklahoma
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At the Flying W Ranch, you have the option of a 1- or 2-hour trail ride. I went with one of the ranch hands Dee and the owner Don. During my trail ride, we traveled up and down hills, through heavy brush, in water, around wild turkeys, and to tops of hills with some of the best sceneries I had ever seen. It was much more challenging than most trail rides I had been on before. You definitely don’t ride in a line here. I didn’t feel like I went on a trail ride, but instead that I had been on an adventure. I am somewhat experienced with horses, so I’m sure they took that into account. Also, bring jeans so you can travel around the good stuff. If you are wearing shorts, they can’t take you to some p...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 29, 2004

Horseback riding at Flying-W
Route 4
Sayre, Oklahoma

Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview

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Attraction | "Flying-W Museum"

Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview Photo, Sayre, Oklahoma
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Don, the owner, created the museum at the Flying W Ranch, beginning with a collection of art he had accumulated for years. He has been an avid collector for many years, and is extremely knowledgeable about many things. Actually, I discovered he is on the board at the Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, which added a lot of credibility to what I was seeing and hearing. His enthusiasm for each item was very exciting. The museum has a collection of old saddles, including one once belonging to Gene Autry. There is a case containing hundreds of arrowheads found on the Buffalo Kill Site on his property. There is some old furniture, Western paintings, and Western sculptures. They have a room filled ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 30, 2004

Flying-W Guest Ranch Overview
Route 4
Sayre, Oklahoma

Buffalo Kill Sight

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Buffalo Kill Sight Photo, Sayre, Oklahoma
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This ranch is also home to a historical 2,300-year-old Buffalo Kill Site. It is the largest bison kill site in the Southern Plains, and is continually researched and preserved by the OK Archaeological Survey and the University of Oklahoma. The site contains an estimated 800 bison. I learned that hunters were here between 300 B.C. and A.D. 300. They originally killed the buffalo by running them over the sandstone cliff. Eventually, the hunters speared them. The average sized kill was around 20 to 30 animals. Following each kill event, the hunters turned butchers and skinned, disarticulated, and deboned the animals. Archaeologists have found the bison bones and spear points used in...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 30, 2004

Buffalo Kill Sight
Flying-W Guest Ranch
Sayre, Oklahoma

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