Stop 4: Redneck Capital of the World a.k.a Sandhills Curiosity Shop a.k.a. Mediocre Music Makers

Directions: Return to the stoplight, go right/south, and the Curiosity Shop is on the right corner. It is a red brick building that says, "Meat Market."

Erick native Harley Russell returned from California in the mid 80's to create a place unlike any other on planet Earth. Dedicated to the memory of Roger Miller, to the mystique of Route 66, and to the unique personas and musical sounds of rural Oklahoma, Harley and Annabelle Russell have created what is at once a business, an art gallery, a curio shop, an entertainment experience without parallel, and a place where friendship and good vibrations are valued over commerce. Harley and Annabelle are both accomplished musicians, and play for guests on an assortment of vintage guitars that include a Gibson L5, a square-neck Dobro, and a variety of Martins. They take the expression "kick off your shoes" literally, and perform barefoot as long as weather permits. Recognized as a major destination on the Route 66 historic corridor, take a moment to stop in and say hello-you'll never forget it.

Just a few steps south is a flag mural which reflects in the windows up and down the street to renew our patriotic spirit.

Check the building on the corner of Sheb Wooley and Route 66--this is the home of the Roger Miller Museum.  Dedicated to the memory of Erick’s favorite son, the late, great Roger Miller, this museum is open 10 am to 5 pm Wed – Sat and 1 to 5 pm Sun.  Come view the motorcycle Roger was riding when he met Elvis as well as his Erick Future Farmers of America jacket and other memorabilia. 

Return to I-40 East and exit Sayre.

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