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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 county seat of Lea, Lovington became town in 1908 when settlers from east of the Texas line homesteaded the western edges of the Llano Estacado in New Mexico Territory. New Mexico became a state in 1912. Lea became a county in 1917. The Lea County Museum was created by the Lovington Women's Club in 1960 when they purchased the Commercial Hotel, which was to be razed.
Nick's is now DOWNTOWN! Just blocks away from Jones Stadium and right next door to The Overton Hotel. Come experience the new location! Nick’s is a great place to watch the big game on our 26 different HDTVs and cheer on your team. Nick’s is a upscale non smoking sports bar open for all ages. Nick’s offers a full variety of great food and drinks and even VIP rooms for groups.
The City-County Heritage Museum is located in the historic QA&P Railroad Depot. This facility houses exhibits that feature information and artifacts found in Cottle County and the surrounding area and is devoted to preserving rural Texas history. Exhibits unique to Cottle County include the original Marlboro Man and cowboy, and Charlie Hart, Quanah Parkers cousin. Private tours are available and the facility is open for meetings.
Lubbock’s native son Buddy Holly died in a tragic 1959 plane crash at only 22 years-old, but his musical legacy will not fade away. Though his recording career lasted just two short years, Holly changed the sound of popular music forever...
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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