HOME : Regional Cities
Regional Cities 
Updated Aug 3rd 12:12 pm
  • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway

    www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/caprock_canyons/

    (806) 445-1492

    Caprock Canyons State Park, 100 miles southeast of Amarillo in Briscoe County, was opened in 1982. It consists of 15,313.6 acres (including the Trailway, a 64.25 mile Rail-to-Trail conversion, acquired by donation in 1992 from a Railroad entrepreneur). This acquisition added recreational adventure, stretching from the western terminus at South Plains up on top of the caprock escarpment to the eastern terminus of Estelline in the Red River Valley. This multi-use trail (hike, bike, and equestrian), opened in 1993, stretches the park through Floyd, Briscoe, and Hall counties crossing 46 bridges and running through Clarity tunnel, one of the last active railroad tunnel in Texas. The 64.25 miles of the Trailway are open to the public from Estelline to South Plains.

    The park offers day-use and camping facilities; hiking; horseback riding; mountain biking; boating on a no-wake lake (120-surface-acres, 30' when full); fishing; lake swimming; a scenic drive; guided tours; and seasonal concessions offering horse rentals. Almost 90 miles of multi-use trails range from the very difficult in rugged terrain to trails with less than 3% grade. About 25 miles of the trails include cliffs and drop-offs, with steep climbs and descents that are recommended only for the experienced equestrian and mountain bike riders. When visiting Caprock Canyons State Park, be sure to check out the recently completed audio driving guide to the park. It's like having a tour guide on your own schedule and it's free! The audio guide is available for checkout, at the park headquarters, on tape or CD ($5 deposit).

  • Carolyn's Christmas Creations

    www.visitcarolyns.com

    (806) 272-5911

    Welcome to Carolyn’s…the most unique store on the South Plains of Texas. Whether you’re looking for something new for your home or for the perfect gift for the person so hard to please - you’ve come to the right place.

    We offer a variety of gifts that include antiques, fine furniture, art, bronzes, books, bridal & baby items, jewelry, gourmet foods, music boxes, collegiate gifts, and Texas souvenirs. Needless to say, we always have Christmas gifts available here year-round.

    As always, thank you for taking the time to explore Carolyn’s and discover the treasures we offer.

  • Post

    www.postcitytexas.com

    (806) 495-3461

    Post, Texas, a thriving West Texas community, is home to approximately 4,000 friendly people and a vast range of recreational opportunities.

    Cereal magnate C.W. Post established Post, the county seat of Garza County, in 1907.  It is one of the most beautiful areas in West Texas, nestled in the “caprock” of the Llano Estacado. Post is a city with strong historical values, but also rich in cultural activities and tourist attractions. 

    Attractions:

    • The OS Museum and the Garza County Historical Museum will provide you with art and history unsurpassed by any other city in West Texas. Post also has two National Register Historical Sites and thirty Historical Markers.  

      OS Museum: 201 E. Main St, Suite 3   (806) 495-3570 
      Garza County Historical Museum: 119 N. Ave N   (806) 495-2207
    • Ragtown Gospel Theater, a 400-seat theater, is designed to look like a street in old Jerusalem. It features southern gospel music and a series of plays focusing on apostles and individuals who had direct contact with Jesus during his time on Earth.
      Location: North of Post on Hwy 84 (on the site of the old golf course)
      (877) 724-8696 toll free
      www.ragtown.com
  • Slaton

    www.slatonchamberofcommerce.org

    (806) 828-6238

    Slaton is a small town with big ideas. Just right for growing families and businesses. Slatonites work together to give Slaton the quality of life not often found in many areas.

    Although Slaton is small, there are many resources that make Slaton a wonderful place to live. Slatonites enjoy excellent schools and city services, fine churches, and a friendly hometown atmosphere. Slaton is a progressive city that promotes community pride through industry, agriculture, and retail.

    Attractions:

    • Texas Air Museum
      Caprock Chapter
      P.O. Box 667
      Slaton, Texas 79364
      (806) 828-4664
      Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
    • Slaton Museum
      115 W. Lubbock Street
      (806) 828-6101
      Monday-Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
      Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
      Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Muleshoe

    www.city-of-muleshoe.com

    (806) 272-4528

    Muleshoe is a progressive, industry-driven city with many technological resources at your disposal. The citizens of Muleshoe are positive minded, forward thinking and very hospitable. Visit us, and you will find a noticeable synergy within our entire community.

    However, don’t travel to town without allowing us to know you are visiting. Our sincere wish is for you to call ahead and let us know when you plan to arrive. It will be our honor and pleasure to show you around personally. The time together will be well spent. You’ll have all the opportunities you need to ask questions, tell us your specific needs and discuss the future of your business. What you see and hear, we believe, will help place Muleshoe at the top of your list. Today, Muleshoe is the agricultural and shipping center of the county, with farm supply manufacturing and food and feed processing plants playing major roles in the local economy. Muleshoe is also located at the heart of a thriving dairy industry. A community center was built in 1969 and is home to the area’s largest junior livestock show in February and also serves as the host of the World Championship Muleshoe Pitching Contest every July 4th. Twenty miles south of town on Highway 214 is the Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1935, the Refuge is wintering grounds for sand hill cranes and is the oldest in Texas.

    Attractions:

    • >Heritage Center (www.muleshoeheritagefoundation.org) If history is your interest then the Muleshoe's Heritage Center located off US 84 on the northwest part of Muleshoe will offer a pleasant stop for visitors. Visitors experience all the traditions of the Panhandle-High Plains of Texas at the Old Muleshoe Depot. You can also peer into Jane's Ranch House and take a close look at the Old Muleshoe Ranch cookhouse. There is a one-room log cabin to remind younger generations of the hardships our founders endured while settling this part of the west. The old hotel, and other items of interest, as well as the world's largest muleshoe make for history lesson that will stay with your memories for life. Contact the Muleshoe Heritage Foundation at (806) 272-5873.
    • Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1935 as a wintering and resting area for migrating waterfowl and is the oldest refuge in Texas. The refuge is located 20 miles south of Muleshoe on State Highway 214 and encompasses more than 5,809 acres. Sand hill cranes begin arriving in late September. During the six-month period that the cranes are away from the Alaskan and Canadian breeding grounds, the refuge hosts one of the largest concentrations of sand hill cranes in North America.
    • The number of cranes at the refuge peaks between December and Mid-February. Over 280 species comprise the refuge bird list. The largest variety of birds are seen during the spring and fall migrations. The weeded area adjacent to the campground provides a good birding site. At times, Golden Eagles as well as an occasional Bald Eagle, take up residence at the refuge. Great Horned Owls and Burrowing Owls can be seen year-round. Prairie dogs and prairie rattlesnakes, common to the area, are abundant in the draws northeast of the refuge headquarters. Other area mammals include porcupines, badgers, bobcats, and coyotes and are most likely seen in the evening hours.
    • A visitor center, featuring displays of birds and mammals common to the Area, picnic area, camping area, and nature trail are provided for visitor enjoyment.
  • Floydada

    www.floydadachamber.com

    (806) 983-3434

    Known nationally as the Pumpkin Capital of the U.S., Floydada Texas is 30 miles east of I-27 as you travel between Plainview and Lubbock. A town of about 4,000 people, enjoy a small town charm with a historical past. Coronado, on his search for the seven cities of gold, settled here with his men in a location now known as the largest settlement in the U.S. People have been coming to Floydada since the 1500's and we hope you'll stop by and see us too!

    The Floydada Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization honored to serve as the voice of our business community. Our goal is to promote the civic, economic, social, agricultural and industrial interests of Floydada. By supplying leadership, sponsoring events, developing goals and objectives through member input, the Chamber encourages a unified community spirit with one common goal: To make Floydada the best place in Texas to conduct business and raise our families!

    Attractions:

    • Floyd County Historical Museum and Mary Lou Bollman/Genealogy Center
      105 East Missouri
      Mail: PO Box 304
      Floydada, Texas 79235
      (806) 983-2415
      fchmuseum@texasonline.net
    • Floyd County is home to one of the largest sites of Coronado's settlement in the United States. Metal points and other artifacts from the internationally significant archeological site can be viewed at the Floyd County Historical Museum, which also features other interesting exhibits.
    • Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway
      PO Box 204
      Quitaque, Texas 79255
      (806) 455.1492
    • The park offers day-use and camping facilities; hiking; horseback riding; mountain bike riding; boating on a no-wake lake (120-surface-acres, 30' when full); fishing; lake swimming (not allowed at this time due to low water level); a scenic drive; guided tours; and seasonal concessions offering horse rentals. The multi-use trail (hike, bike, and equestrian), opened in 1993, stretches the park through Floyd, Briscoe, and Hall counties crossing 46 bridges and running through Clarity tunnel, one of the last active railroad tunnels in Texas. The 64.25 miles of the Trailway are open to the public from South Plains, 17 miles north on FM207 from Floydada to Estelline.
  • Snyder

    www.snyderchamber.org

    (325) 573-3558

    It was in search of the buffalo that J. Wright Mooar, his brother John, and their party of hunters first camped on the banks of Deep Creek in the year 1876. Those hunters were hardy men, aged beyond their youthful years by blizzards and sandstorms, stampedes and sneak attacks. They take their place in the history of the nation and Scurry County - coming after the Indian, the missionary, the explorer and the trader - and clearing the way for the cowman and settler.

    Because of J. Wright, Scurry County lays claim to the killing of the White Buffalo as one among only seven in the United States. The hide Mooar took that day was tanned and kept. Mooar showed it to visitors as long as he lived. Today, his granddaughter, Julia May McDonnell Hays, displays the hide in a glass case at her ranch - not far from the site of the shooting. The entire adventure lasted only a few minutes, but the memory of it remained with Dan and Wright the rest of their lives. It reaches out to all today who stop and see the replica of the White Buffalo on the Snyder Square.

  • Spur

    www.spurchamber.com

    (806) 271-4833

    The name is from the Spur Ranch, which formerly included the town site. E. P. Swenson and his associates purchased the Spur Ranch in 1907 and began subdividing the land for sale to settlers. Charles Adam Jones, then manager of the Spur interest, played the leading role in persuading Daniel Willard, head of the Burlington Railroad, to route a proposed railway line northwest from Stamford through the future site of Spur. On November 1, 1909, the first train of the Stamford and Northwestern passed through the new depot at Spur as the town was opened. Over 600 lots had been sold. The first businesses in town were the W. S. Campbell Mortuary and Furniture Store, which started operation ten days after the town opened, and the Spur Hardware and Furniture Company, managed by N. A. Baker. Other early business concerns included the Spur Inn, the furniture store of C. Hogan and Company, the Love Dry Goods Store owned by C. L. Love, the Brazelton-Pryor Lumber Company managed by F. W. Jennings, and the first newspaper, The Texas Spur, published by Oran McClure.

    The town was incorporated in 1911. The Spur school district grew from a one-room schoolhouse, which started in 1909. Professor St. John was the only teacher until the arrival of Miss Reavis from Haskell. By the mid-1980s the school district comprised nearly half the county. Despite the fact that Spur has been steadily losing businesses since reporting a high of 110 businesses in 1940, the town remains the central shipping point in Dickens County for cotton, wheat, and cattle. In 1980 Spur had forty-seven businesses, including a bank, a newspaper, and a library. In addition, Texas A&M University operated an agricultural experimental station just outside of town. Spur had a population of 1,747 in 1970, 1,690 in 1980, and 1,300 in 1990. It is the largest town in the county.

  • Quitaque

    www.quitaque.org

    (806) 455-1052

    The Quitaque Ranch covered parts of Briscoe, Floyd, and Hall counties. In 1882, a post office was established at ranch headquarters on Quitaque Creek in what is now Floyd County. By 1890, the town reported forty residents. When Briscoe County was organized in 1892, the post office was moved to the current location of Quitaque, and the town site was surveyed and platted. Settlers had moved into the area by 1890. In 1891, A. R. Jago built a store there, and the first cotton crop was harvested. A school was opened southwest of Quitaque in 1894 and moved to the town site in 1902. In 1907, the Twilla Hotel opened. By 1914, the town reported seventy-five residents, a bank, and three general stores. In the 1920s, Amos Persons, president of the First National Bank of Quitaque, succeeded in getting the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway branch line routed through the town. In 1927, Quitaque was incorporated with P. P. Rumph as mayor, and on November 20, 1928, the first train arrived.

    Today, our rural town has two restaurants, bed & baths, grocery store, bank, hardware store, churches, newspaper, mechanic shops, and several other businesses. You will see many vacant buildings in the downtown area that the local citizens, being proud of our community, have been keeping up. We have just completed a new 6,000 square foot community building.

    Attractions:

    • Caprock Canyons Trailway
      The trailway is a great place for hiking, biking and horseback riding, and it runs 64.25 miles through Floyd, Briscoe, and Hall Counties. It winds through cultivated fields of the Texas High Plains, drops into rugged canyons of the Caprock Escarpment, and continues down into the famous Red River Valley. A unique feature along the trail near the Escarpment is a 742 foot abandoned railroad tunnel which is on the National register of Historic places as one of only a few such tunnels in Texas. Originally, it was the second longest train tunnel in Texas. For information on the Trailway or Caprock Canyons State Park, call (806) 455-1492.
    • Caprock Canyons State Park
      The Park covers 13,906 acres in one of the state's most scenic regions. Erosion has carved spectacular landscapes at the edge of the Caprock (local terminology for the high plains). The park has colorful cliffs and canyons, abundant wildlife including African aoudad sheep, mule deer and golden eagles. Park visitors enjoy sightseeing, hiking trails, picnicking, mountain biking, equestrian trails, fishing in a 120-acre lake and primitive campsites (some with hookups). It is the perfect place to bring your telescope and view our dark starry nights. The park is located 3.5 miles north of Quitaque on F.M. 1065.
  • Ralls

    www.cityofralls.org

    (806) 253-2342

    Ralls, Texas is a perfect place for retiring or starting out in life. We are proud to be a small town centered around agriculture emphasizing the cotton farming industry. We are an ideal location to start a business, and minutes away from downtown Lubbock, Texas and the Lubbock International Airport. Our town is a one-mile square and the hub of the East Plains. We are ideally located on the Cross Roads of Hwy 207 and 62/82 linking four counties, also known as the back roads from Lubbock to Dallas. 

    Ralls Independent School District prides itself in having excellent facilities and educators with a unique mascot: “Home of the Fighting Jackrabbits.”  Ralls has many organizations, civic clubs and churches to choose from. 

    Attractions:

    • The Historical Ralls Museum was opened in 1966 under the direction of Pauline and Walker Watkins. Pauline was a niece to JR Ralls and had a passion for preserving the City of Ralls and the Ralls' family history. The museum contains many artifacts including a Solid Silver Saddle, Indian artifacts, early settler household and farm items, and an inaugural ball gown. The Ralls Museum was originally a bank built by JR Ralls. The museum is currently under the direction of Donna Harris.

      The Ralls Historical Museum is open: Tuesday - Friday: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

      You may make a donation – monetary or artifact – to the Ralls Museum. If you have questions concerning your family heritage, visit or call the museum.

      Call for special tours and or appointments. 
      801 Main Street
      (806) 253-2425
       
    • The Smith House was built in 1921 as a boarding house for J. Frank and Minnie Smith. For many years, the Inn was the cultural and entertainment center for the surrounding community. Some of the early history of the South Plains evolved on its premises. The Smith House has always stood as a monument of its rich and colorful heritage. The Inn has been restored using most of the original furniture and accessories. Then further updated, emphasizing style and comfort.

      The Inn is under the ownership of Sue Bentley and Sande Smyth, and has entered a new era, without losing any of its charm, dignity and top-class service. Smith House is now serving excellent lunches - Wednesday - Friday, with bookings for other days - American and Australian content - and is noted for the "disgusting" desserts (disgusting is slang for fantastic!).
  • Levelland

    www.levelland.com

    (806) 894-3157

    With a population of about 13,000, Levelland is big enough to provide all your necessities and a lot of niceties, yet small enough to retain a sense of country charm. You’ll enjoy such simple pleasures as relatively clean air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, lush clouds that stretch to the horizon, a night sky that won't quit and the genuine friendliness of the people of West Texas.

    Enjoy shopping and dining in the city's lively downtown area, getting anywhere you want in town in 10 or 15 minutes. Levelland's reasonable utility costs, low unemployment and crime rate, and a business climate welcomes ingenuity and innovation, and excellent educational and medical facilities. These all help to make living in Levelland ideal. Another asset is the fact that Levelland is a Texas Main Street City.

    So, If you are planning to spend a day or a week in Levelland, or perhaps the rest of your life here, you'll continue to discover many pleasant surprises unfolding before you.

    Attractions:

    • City of Mosaics Levelland has nine fine mosaics throughout the city and is known as a "City of Mosaics." A mosaic is a 6,000-year-old art technique in which cubes of glass tile are fixed in a pattern to make a work of art. The mosaics in town can be found at the Fine Arts Building, Student Services Building, and Science-Agriculture Buildings at South Plains College, Methodist Hospital, Levelland Clinic, Adult Learning Center, Hockley County Library and the Levelland Area Chamber of Commerce.
    • Downtown Square and Gazebo The Gazebo and Hockley County Honor Walkway on the Courthouse Square in downtown Levelland was a building project of the Chamber of Commerce to recognize the achievements of the past and provide a cultural center for the future. The Honor Walkway consists of granite paving tiles leading up to the gazebo, and features the names of people and events important to Hockley County. Tiles placed between the two walkways actually tell the interesting history of Levelland through the years.
  • Muleshoe Wildlife Refuge

    www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/texas/muleshoe

    (806) 946-3341

    Muleshoe, the oldest national wildlife refuge in Texas, is one of a chain of refuges in the central flyway. Located on the high plains of West Texas, Muleshoe was established as a wintering area for migratory waterfowl and sand hill cranes.

    Short-grass rangeland with scattered mesquite extends over most of the refuge's 5,809 acres. Muleshoe has three sink-type lakes that have no outlets, depend entirely on runoff for water, and are periodically dry. When the lakes are full, 600 acres of water are available for wildlife.

  • Crosby County Pioneer Museum

    www.crosbycountymuseum.com

    (806) 675-2331

    Crosby County Pioneer Museum is a big name for a small but dynamic and very contemporary museum. Nestled in the center of Crosbyton, Texas "on the square" is the 17,681 square foot facility that serves as a community center, as well as a home for some 45,000 artifacts.

    On any given day, you might find tumblers ages 3-12 perfecting their gymnastic routines in the auditorium, a Lions Club meeting with lunch being served, a Christmas bazaar in full regalia, or a tour of foreign students from the nearby University. In addition to the Wayne J. Parker Collection of Native American artifacts, the museum showcases a 1908 Brush Automobile, a breathtaking diorama of Blanco Canyon, a half-dugout reproduction, and the story of people who made the Llano Estacado their home for more than 700 years. If you think this is an exciting and memorable place to visit, you're absolutely right!

  • Muleshoe Metal Art

    www.muleshoemetalart.com

    (800) 687-4417

    Muleshoe Metal Art is a metal art shop owned and operated by Larry and Cheryl Puckett, also owners and operators of Leo’s Blacksmith & Machine Shop. The businesses are located side-by-side in Muleshoe, Texas. Larry has been repairing farm equipment and fabricating parts needed by the local farmers and ranchers at Leo’s for the past 17 years.

    The metal art part of their business was added in 1998. They started cutting metal garden art and signs using an acetylene torch, but upgraded several years ago to an automated CNC Plasma cutting machine. This new technology allows them to cut quickly and with more precision. They now make farm, ranch and business signs, as well as indoor wall art and other home décor items.

    Muleshoe Metal Art takes pride in their work. They want you to get more than you expect, and to be happy with your purchase. Everything they make has been personally crafted and is of the highest quality. They do their best to provide the finest customer service possible. New designs and products are added as time allows, and they love to hear your suggestions and requests.

    Their metal art can be found in all 50 states, as well as across the globe. They have even provided metal art to customers in Canada, Germany, Finland, and England, Israel and Japan, as well as other countries in the world.

    As business continues to grow, Muleshoe Metal Art will add to their line of metal art, so check with them often to see what’s new.

Everywhere on the website you see the button you are able to add that location to your trip. When you are done planning your trip press