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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.
This old Canadian landmark was built in 1910 as the First Baptist Church. In 1977, the Abraham family purchased the building and converted it into their family residence. After 30 years of serving as their home, the Abrahams have now donated the mansion, the art, and the gardens as a public art museum, known as The Citadelle Art Foundation, to help share their blessings with generations to come.
Welcome to the W.K. Gordon Center for industrial history of Texas. The center contains materials pertaining to the economic, political, and social history of Thurber Texas and other centers of industrial development. Get a hands-on learning experience you won't soon forget. Located at the site of the Thurber ghost town, its interactive exhibits explore the birth and death of a company town.
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.
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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