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As much as any frontier army installation, Fort Richardson was responsible for the Anglo settlement in north central Texas. It was one installation in a system of forts along the Texas frontier to protect and encourage settlement in north central and west Texas. The 55 buildings, many made of stone and cottonwood lumber, fell into disrepair. Thanks to an intrepid group of Jacksboro residents, the fort was declared a state historic site in 1963 and came under the management of the Texas Parks
Where can you explore more than 500 million years of history across 26,000 square miles under one roof? At the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum! PPHM contains 2 million artifacts and 22 well-appointed galleries that encompass a range of diverse subjects including art, history, archeology, paleontology, ethnology, geology, petroleum, textiles, weapons, transportation, sports, and archives.
Whether you're five or ninety-five, great discoveries await you at the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater! With well over 250 hands-on interactive science exhibits, the giant domed screen OMNI Theater or the daily live science shows, it's the perfect place for the Explorer in all of us. Science Spectrum is a non-profit museum dedicated to science education.
The Quanah Acme & Pacific Railroad Museum was opened in 1910 for passengers. In the 80's the Historical Society purchased the building and started work on a museum. There are 20 rooms that share the history of Hardeman County. The bottom floor covers Railroad, Pioneer, Quanah Parker and Lane Frost. The top floor has the last curator's room, West Texas Utilities, and the Quanah Cotton Oil Mill.
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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