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Brownwood City Museum of History "The Castle"

Brownwood City Museum of History "The Castle"

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The Brown County Museum (formerly the Brown County Jail) resembles a European castle. Come visit the Firearms Museum of Texas, the CSI room where you can try to solve a real historical crime, or experience the original jail cells. Learn about the history of Brown county, while viewing artifacts from Camp Bowie, World War II, and a POW camp. Be scared at the annual Haunted Jail in October.

Heart of Texas Country Music Museum

Heart of Texas Country Music Museum

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Over 100 artists are represented in the museum with stage costumes, musical instruments, autographs, posters and other memorabilia highlighting Country Music's colorful past. Of special interest to various collectors are pieces designed by some of the greatest tailors in the business including Nudie, Harvey Krantz, Nathan Turk among others. Housing memorabilia from many eras of great music.

Heart of Texas Historical Museum

Heart of Texas Historical Museum

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Considered "one of the best small town museums in Texas", the Heart of Texas Historical Museum is located in the old McCulloch County Jail, just west of the courthouse square. The structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. The museum is home to the restored Curtis Field air control tower that was used for pilot training during the Second World War.

XIT Museum

XIT Museum

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The XIT Museum is located across from the Dallam County Courthouse in Dalhart Texas. The museum has several displays depicting early pioneer life in Dalhart. Exhibit topics range from wildlife and dairy farming to the famous XIT Ranch. The museum houses an extensive photographic, negative and document collection on the Dallam and Hartley county area.

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Fall Road Trips

Fall Road Trips

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Palo Duro Canyon - It’s fall in Texas and you don’t have to drive all the way across the state to see autumn colors. The glorious golden cottonwoods of Palo Duro Canyon are a short road trip away.

Pearl on the Concho

Pearl on the Concho

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San Angelo is famous for rare pearls, found in freshwater mussels, in the Concho River. But there are other spectacular pearls on the Concho.

Route 66

Route 66

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Buddy Holly Made Lubbock the Capital City of the Music World

Buddy Holly Made Lubbock the Capital City of the Music World

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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...

Big 'Spring' coming to Town

Big 'Spring' coming to Town

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The Big Spring CVB has undertaken a major renovation project at our Historic Spring. The focus of the project will be educational components that will inform visitors about the significant history of the Spring..

A New Mexico Ranchers Story

A New Mexico Ranchers Story

in Tourism, Outdoors, Museums, Attractions, Destination

The Lea County Museum Press has just published a memoir by Lea County rancher Carl Lane Johnson who has lived and worked in Lea all of his life and whose family has been part of county history for a century.

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