Sallisaw, Oklahoma has the unique distinction of being a setting in the novel, Grapes of Wrath. You would think that this would be a source of pride and excitement for the town, but instead, it is a source of heated debate. The book portrayed the Okies in a bad light and had some serious inaccuracies. However, fans of the book still flock to the city just so they can see the beauty of the city.
The name Sallisaw comes from a Native American word which means "salt provisions". The Native Americans used to hunt buffalo here, then used the salt to preserve their catch. These provisions would last them through the winter.
Modern-day Sallisaw may be small, but it takes good care of its four-legged residents! There are three groomers and three vets within city limits, so you won't need to leave town to find what you need.
Sallisaw Creek Park is the pawfect place to come and enjoy being outside. This is a small park that requires dogs to be leashed, but there is a picnic area and lots of room to run.
Want to learn some of the history of the area? Take a walk through the local cemetery. Not only can you get to know the founding family but the meticulously cared-for grounds are a nice place to get some exercise.
Alex Denton Park is another grrreat stop in Sallisaw. It is a small park that has a playground and basketball area. There is plenty of grass to walk through and enjoy. Don't forget your leash and doggie waste bags. If you are looking for a quiet picnic spot, this park would be just pawfect because of its location and size. You will like that there is plenty of parking close to the park. The community of Sallisaw did a wonderful job of making sure that there are plenty of green spaces where humans and their fur babies can play.