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Located in present-day Jones County, Fort Phantom Hill is one of the most pristine historic sites in Texas. It was one of the second line of forts laid out in the early 1850s to protect the westward-moving frontier of Texas settlement. Today, Fort Phantom Hill is part of the Texas Forts Trail, a 650-mile highway tour of historic Texas forts in West Central Texas. The fort was occupied by the U.S. Army from 1851 until 1854.
Window on the Plains Museum began in 1976 as Moore County Historical Museum. In addition to extensive displays centered around farming and ranching, industry, business, family life and wildlife, the museum houses a research and archives center. A walking trail winds around the ten acre tract with displays of farming, ranching, industry and military artifacts.
Martin & Francis Lehnis Railroad Museum exhibits the railroad history of Brownwood and surrounding communities. Including model trains of all sizes and ages, interactive telegraph equipment, and railroad equipment. Other exhibits include railroad lanterns, videos, photographs of employees, structures and trains. Come experience all the sights and sounds of trains, trains, and more trains!
Housed in the former Harris Drug Store where Woody Guthrie ('This Land is Your Land', 'So Long, It's Been Good to Know Ya') worked, sang, and played his guitar. Reminders of Woody line the walls and fill the display cases. Jam sessions are held twice monthly. 2012 is the centennial of Woody's birth, with celebrations across the country. Check our website for current information.
The Cactus Theater is a treasure of Lubbock’s Depot District. The historic theater offers patrons stunning acoustics and up-close performances from their favorite artists in an intimate venue. “It’s truly a listening room experience,”
Welcome to West Texas!
We are the regions that are the iconic image of Texas known throughout the world. Whether it’s the panhandle with the rolling hills of wheat, the south plains with endless fields of cotton, the Permian basin with oil wells and towering windmills, the Concho Valley with blue rivers and green hill county, or the red soil of the Red River Valley; the over 2 million people that call this area home are the heart of our land.
We are people who enjoy our independence, the open space, and beautiful sunsets. We are a proud group who work hard and live with energy. We know our neighbors and treat our visitors like family.
TravelHost of West Texas is a quarterly magazine distributed in 100 counties. It is our goal to provide you with the most relevant information to make your visit the most enjoyable. If your looking for things to do, places to visit, where to eat, or shop and relax, our publication will meet your needs.
I am excited to be able to host you, the traveler, to beautiful West Texas. We hope that you experience the energy, in the people and places that so many of us call home. I welcome you to the real Texas and look forward to your return.
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