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Heritage Museum of Big Spring was founded in 1971. The museum also operates the historic Potton House. A home that was built in 1901 by Mr. Joseph Potton. The Potton House is located at 201 Gregg Street. The museum has several collections including, longhorns, dolls, and phonographs. We have an H.W. Caylor Gallery featuring a collection of his pioneer art.
An extensive collection of military equipment and memorabilia, including a rare WWII B-25 Bomber, a completely restored WWII Burma Jeep, and an M-6 Patton tank. All branches of the United States Armed Forces are represented in the Freedom Museum USA. Exhibits of both official and private memorabilia from military and civilian sources offer a well-rounded view of American military history.
The park is open 24-7, with many activities for every age. Explore the 7 original buildings of the fort. Activities include, historical study, camping, hiking, biking and much more. 10 miles of trails to bike ride and enjoy. Guided tours available. Much to do in Jacksboro which is also the home of the state 4-H program. A park which is much more than a park, including a new swimming pool right off the hiking trail.
The Museum is a regional history museum housed in a 1927 12,000 square foot historic hotel & hardware store building. Featured exhibits include Adobe Walls, boomtown, petroleum history, and natural history. External exhibits include a 95' Cable Tool Drilling Rig, and Petroleum Exhibit Hall with 1920 - 1950 era tools and equipment. The Gift Shop offers regional history books and Texas souvenirs.
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.
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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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