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Itineraries: Best of the West

Cowboy Country Weird & Unusual For a One-Stop-Shop to book one of these tours, or create a custom itinerary, please contact: Abilene CVB - Le’ann Mayhall-Ardoyno, (800) 727-7704, Le-ann@abilenevisitors.com www.abilenevisitors.com Amarillo CVC - Jutta Matalka, (806) 342-2012, jutta@visitamatillotx.com - www.visitamarillotx.com Denton CVB - Dana Lodge, (940) 382-7895, dcvb@discoverdenton.com - www.discoverdenton.com El Paso CVB - Leesy McCorgary, (800) 351-6024, lmccorgary@elpasocvb.com - www.visitelpaso.com Fort Davis CVB - Lisa Nugent, (800) 524-3015, director@fortdavis.com - www.fortdavis.com Fort Worth CVB - Estela Martinez-Stuart, (800) 433-5747, estelamartinez@fortworth.com www.fortworth.com Granbury CVB - Charlie McIlvain, (877) 936-1201, cmcilvain@granburytx.com - www.granburytx.com Lubbock CVB - Amy Zientek, (806) 747-5232, amy@visitlubbock.org - www.VisitLubbock.org Marfa Chamber of Commerce - Tex Toler, (800) 650-9696, info@marfacc.com - www.marfacc.com Midland CVB - Brenda Kissko, (800) 624-6435, Brenda@visitmidlandtexas.com www.VisitMidlandTexas.com Odessa CVB - Linda Sweatt, (432) 333-7871, sweatt@odessacvb.com - www.Odessacvb.com San Angelo CVB - Pamela Miller, (325) 655-4136, pamela@sanangelo.org - www.visitsanangelo.org Visit Big Bend - Mike Davidson, (432) 837-3915, info@visitbigbend.com - www.VisitBigBend.com

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Forts Trail - Margaret Hoogstra, (325)795-1762, tft@texasfortstrail.com Lakes Trail - Jill Campbell, (817)559-2288, jill@texaslakestrail.net Mountain Trail - Beth Nobles, (432)284-0002, texasmountaintrail@gmail.com Pecos Trail - Scott Jordan, (325)387-3900 - info@texaspecostrail.com Plains Trail - Deborah Sue McDonald, (806)231-3479, txplainstrail@yahoo.com

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Weird & Unusual Annual Events

January Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

July Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

February Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

August Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Annual Meeting of John Wesley Hardin Society - El Paso, August 19

March Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup Sweetwater April Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

September Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Mountain Man Rendezvous - Fort Davis

May Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Dog Days Festival - Denton

October Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Walk Through History at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso Buffalo Gap Historic Village Ghost Tour Abilene

June Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

November Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday December Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

Weird & Unusual

The third in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries The Orange Loop features attractions in El Paso, Lubbock, Midland & Odessa, and can be combined with a New Mexico tour. It travels through the Mountain, Pecos & Plains Trail Regions. 1

Concordia Cemetery: A Texas Historic Site - El Paso

2

World’s Largest Man-Made Illuminated Star - El Paso

3

World’s Largest Equestrian Bronze-Don Juan de Onate

4

Bhutan on the Border-UTEP - El Paso

5

Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright) Statue - O’Donnell

6

Giant Uni-Royal Cheerleader - Lamesa

7

World’s largest collection of Aviation Nose Art,

Statue - El Paso

CAF Airpower Museum - Midland 8

Haley Library’s First Lady Doll Collection - Midland

9

World’s largest horseshoe - Midland

10 Midland County Museum’s “Midland Man” - Midland 11 Susie’s South Forty Confections Guiness World

Record largest piece of toffee - Midland 12 Dos Amigos - Odessa 13 Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest - Odessa 14 Jack Ben Rabbit - Odessa 15 Jackrabbit Jamboree - Odessa 16 Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa 17 Stonehenge - Odessa

Best of West Texas Annual Events

January 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock February First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show Odessa March Celebration of the Arts - Midland First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo April First Thanksgiving Celebration at the El Paso Mission Trail - El Paso Apple Blossom Festival - Idalou Lubbock Arts Festival Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival - San Angelo San Angelo Ceramic Competition San Angelo Wine and Food Festival Texas Mesquite Festival - San Angelo 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Buffalo Gap Food and Wine Festival - Abilene The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival Fort Worth May First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Fiesta West Texas & Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Odessa Texas Frontier Forts Muster - Fort Worth June Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland Mex-Tex Family Fiesta - Midland, 1st weekend First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Llano Wine & Clay Festival - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Showdown in San Angelo Fort Griffin Fandangle - Albany July Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock TEXAS Outdoor Musical Drama - Canyon (June - August)

First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo July 3rd Pops Concert - San Angelo Firecracker Fandango - Odessa Coolest 4th - Fort Davis August Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland Rock the Desert - Midland & Odessa Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Plaza Classics Film Festival - El Paso September Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland, through Labor Day) Septemberfest - Midland, 1st weekend 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Lily Fest - San Angelo Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Apple Butter Festival - Idalou Southwest Shakespeare Festival - Odessa Permian Basin Fair and Exposition - Odessa West Texas Book and Music Festival Abilene October CAF AIRSHO - Midland & Odessa 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Art-ober-Fest - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Celebration of our Mountains - El Paso November Christmas at the Mansion - Midland 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Tejano Super Car Show - Odessa December Christmas at the Mansion - Midland Christmas at Old Fort Concho - San Angelo 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Concho Christmas Celebration - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Merry Marketplace - Odessa Heritage Holiday Festival and Parade Odessa Frontier Christmas Weekend - Fort Davis

Best of West Texas

Weird & Unusual

The first in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries Groups are encouraged to combine these different loops, depending on interests and length of the tour. The Red Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo & Granbury. It travels through the Lakes & Forts Trail Regions. The frontier forts of Texas were lonely outposts in wild country. Travel the path where settlers streamed west with dreams of new opportunity and lines of forts were established to protect Texans on the advancing frontier. 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District and The Fort Worth Herd Longhorn Cattle Drive Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility - Fort Worth Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth Cultural District - Fort Worth Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth 5-D Western Custom Hats - Abilene Frontier Texas! - Abilene Jacob’s Dream Statue - Abilene Paramount Theatre - Abilene Perini Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene The Grace - Abilene The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature - Abilene Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - San Angelo International Water Lily Garden - San Angelo Miss Hatties Bordello Museum - San Angelo Santa Fe Depot & Railway Museum - San Angelo San Angelo Museum of Fine Art - San Angelo Historic Square Downtown - Granbury Brazos Drive In Theatre - Granbury U.S. Veterans Museum - Granbury Hood County Museum - Granbury Granbury Opera House - Granbury Granbury Live - Granbury

The Yellow Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock & Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts & Plains Trail Regions. Apache and Comanche tribes once roamed this land. They were followed by Spanish explorers, cowboys on the free range, and finally, homesteaders seeking opportunity in a new place. The stories of the land and the people are the history of this region— and the true stories of the West. 1 Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District and The

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Fort Worth Herd Longhorn Cattle Drive Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility - Fort Worth Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth Cultural District - Fort Worth Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth 5-D Western Custom Hats - Abilene Frontier Texas! - Abilene Jacob’s Dream Statue - Abilene Paramount Theatre - Abilene Perini Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene The Grace - Abilene The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature - Abilene American Wind Power Center - Lubbock Depot Entertainment District - Lubbock Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock Lubbock Lake Landmark - Lubbock Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock Science Spectrum & Omni Theater - Lubbock Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly Statue - Lubbock

The third in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries The Blue Loop features attractions in Amarillo & Lubbock. It travels through the Plains Trail Region.

The Green Loop features attractions in Midland, Odessa, Fort Davis, San Angelo & Big Bend National Park. It travels through the Pecos, Mountain & Forts Trail Regions. 1

World’s largest collection of Aviation Nose Art,

1

Plainview Cows - Plainview

2

Roaring Springs Natural Pool - Roaring 2

Haley Library’s First Lady Doll Collection - Midland

3

World’s Largest Mule Shoe - Muleshoe

3

World’s largest horseshoe - Midland

4

Clarity Tunnel - Quitaque

4

Midland County Museum’s “Midland Man” - Midland

5

Midway Drive In Theater - Quitaque

5

Susie’s South Forty Confections Guiness World

6

Ozark Trail Marker - Tulia

7

Tex Randall - Canyon

6

Dos Amigos - Odessa

8

Amarillo Muffler Man - Amarillo

7

Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest - Odessa

9

Big Texan Steak Ranch - Amarillo

8

Jack Ben Rabbit - Odessa

10 Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo

9

Jackrabbit Jamboree - Odessa

11 Guardian of the Arts - Amarillo

10 Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa

Springs

CAF Airpower Museum - Midland

Record largest piece of toffee - Midland

12 Huge Pair of Legs - Amarillo

11 Stonehenge - Odessa

13 Tractor City - Amarillo

12 Roy Orbison Museum - Wink

14 Dot’s Rt. 66 Mini Museum and Boot Tree -

Vega 15 Mid Point of Route 66 - Adrian 16 Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas - Dumas 17 Hutchinson County Museum Oil Derrick -

Borger

13 World’s Largest Swimming Pool - Balmorhea 14 John Madden Haul of Fame at Chuey’s and Fancy

Junk Sculpture Garden - Van Horn 15 Prada Marfa - Valentine 16 Marfa Mystery Lights - Marfa 17 Apache Trading Post’s Jackassic Park - Alpine

18 JB Buchanan Windmill Collection - Spearman

18 Paisano Pete Roadrunner - Fort Stockton

19 Thomas Cree’s Little Tree - Panhandle

19 Alley Oop Park - Iraan

20 2nd Largest Cross in Western Hemisphere -

20 Paint Rock Pictographs - Paint Rock

Groom

21 Hummer House - Christoval

21 Brittains Leaning Watertower - Groom 22 Pampa Sculpture Tour - Pampa

22 International Water Lily Garden - San Angelo

23 Devil’s Rope Rt. 66 Museum - McLean 24 VW Slug Bug Ranch - Conway

24 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo

25 Canadian River Wagon Bridge - Canadian 26 Gene Cockrell’s Statues - Canadian 27

Blarney Stone - Shamrock

28 Conoco Tower - Shamrock 29 Medicine Mound Museum - Chillicothe 30 Three Rivers Foundation - Crowell 31 Outdoor Art Tractors - Knox City

23 Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum - San Angelo

Weird & Unusual

Best of West Texas

The third in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries

The first in a series of West Texas Trip Itineraries

Groups are encouraged to combine these different loops, depending on interests and length of the tour. The Red Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo & Granbury. It travels through the Lakes & Forts Trail Regions.

The Yellow Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock & Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts & Plains Trail Regions.

1 Bicycle Tree - Fort Worth

1 Bicycle Tree - Fort Worth

2 Giant Jackalope on a Roof - Fort Worth

2 Giant Jackalope on a Roof - Fort Worth

3 Iggy a 40-Foot-Long Iguana - Fort Worth

3 Iggy a 40-Foot-Long Iguana - Fort Worth

4 The Eternal Light - Fort Worth

4 The Eternal Light - Fort Worth

5 Pecan Folk Art Collection - Denton

5 Largest Pecan Tree - Weatherford

6 Rare Book Collection at University of North Texas- 6 Mary Martin Peter Pan Statue - Weatherford Denton 7 Famous Mineral Water Company - Mineral Wells 7 Special Music Collections at University of North

Texas Library - Denton 8 World’s largest cookbook collection at Texas

Woman’s University - Denton

The Blue Loop features attractions in Amarillo & Lubbock. It travels through the Plains Trail Region. Here lies some of the greatest geographical drama of the high plains, where erosion has carved spectacular canyon landscapes. Travel through this region, home to Charles Goodnight, the inspirational figure for Lonesome Dove.

8 Mineral Wells Fossil Park - Mineral Wells 9 W.K. Gordon Center - Thurber 10 Old Rip - Eastland

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11 Outdoor Art Museum - Eastland

American Wind Power Center - Lubbock Depot Entertainment District - Lubbock Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock Lubbock Lake Landmark - Lubbock Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock Science Spectrum & Omni Theater - Lubbock Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly Statue - Lubbock

The Green Loop features attractions in Midland, Odessa, Fort Davis, San Angelo & Big Bend National Park. It travels through the Pecos, Mountain & Forts Trail Regions. Experience the natural beauty that encourages a variety of outdoor adventures from river rafting to horseback riding. Travel through a diverse landscape as you learn stories of the original cattle drives, the heritage of the cowboy and Native Americans. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

9 Thimbles From Around the World - Denton 10 Pasture Art – Nocona

12 Mobley Hotel - Cisco 13 Atlas Missile Base - Abilene

11 The Littlest Skyscraper - Wichita Falls 12 Atlas Missile Base - Abilene

13

14 Buffalo Gap Ghost Tours - Abilene

14

13 Buffalo Gap Ghost Tours - Abilene 14 Community Toothbrush at Frontier Texas! -

Abilene 15 Nazarene Church at Buffalo Gap Historic Village -

Abilene 16 Outdoor Sculptures - Abilene

12

15 Community Toothbrush at Frontier Texas! -

Abilene

15 16

16 Nazarene Church at Buffalo Gap Historic Village

17

Abilene

18

17 Outdoor Sculptures - Abilene

19

18 Spirit Guides at Frontier Texas! - Abilene

20

19 White Buffalo Statue - Snyder

17 Spirit Guides at Frontier Texas! - Abilene

21

18 Texas’s Largest Armadillo, Barbadillo at Perini

Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene

The Orange Loop features attractions in El Paso, Lubbock, Midland & Odessa, and can be combined with a New Mexico tour. It travels through the Mountain, Pecos & Plains Trail Regions. Majestic mountains and vast desert stretches across this beautiful land that was once the home of nomadic tribes. Culturally rich cities established by enterprising pioneers and adventurers now dot the area.

19 International Water Lilly Garden - San Angelo 20 Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum - San Angelo 21 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo 22 Hummer House - Christoval 23 Ditch Walk - Menard 24 Eckerd Bat Cave - Mason 25 Old Yeller Statue - Mason

1

26 Old Cora Courthouse - Comanche

2

27 Dublin Dr Pepper Soda Shop & Museum - Dublin

3

28 Granbury Ghosts/Legend Tours - Granbury

4

29 Granbury Historic Cemetery - Granbury 5 6 7 8 9

Historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn Concordia Cemetery - El Paso El Paso Mission Trail - El Paso El Paso’s Museum “Campus” in the Heart of Downtown - El Paso Magoffin Home State Historic Site - El Paso Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks - Guadalupe American Wind Power Center - Lubbock Depot Entertainment District - Lubbock Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock

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CAF Airpower Museum - Midland George W. Bush Childhood Home - Midland Museum of the Southwest - Midland Permian Basin Petroleum Museum - Midland Sibley Nature Center - Midland MCM Ice Rink - Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa Presidential Museum - Odessa Ratliff Stadium - Odessa Historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn Hotel Paisano - Marfa Fort Davis National Historic Site - Fort Davis McDonald Observatory - Fort Davis Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens - Fort Davis The Veranda - Fort Davis Hotel Limpia - Fort Davis Indian Lodge - Fort Davis Woodward Ranch/Rock Hunting Tours - Alpine Big Bend National Park Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - San Angelo International Water Lily Garden - San Angelo Miss Hatties Bordello Museum - San Angelo Santa Fe Depot & Railway Museum - San Angelo San Angelo Museum of Fine Art

10 Lubbock Lake Landmark - Lubbock 11 Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock 12 National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock 13 Science Spectrum & Omni Theater - Lubbock 14 Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock 15 West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy

Holly Statue - Lubbock 16 CAF Airpower Museum - Midland 17 George W. Bush Childhood Home - Midland 18 Museum of the Southwest - Midland 19 Permian Basin Petroleum Museum - Midland 20 Sibley Nature Center - Midland 21 MCM Ice Rink - Odessa 22 Meteor Crater - Odessa 23 Presidential Museum - Odessa 24 Ratliff Stadium - Odessa 25 Ellen Noel Art Museum - Odessa

Cowboy Country

The second in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries Groups are encouraged to combine these different loops, depending on interests and length of the tour. The Red Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo & Granbury. It travels through the Lakes & Forts Trail Regions. 1 Sundance Square - Fort Worth 2 National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame -

Fort Worth

The Yellow Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock & Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts & Plains Trail Regions. 1 Weatherford City Greenwood Cemetery -

Weatherford 2 Thurber Ghost Town - Thurber-Mingus

3 Sid Richardson Museum - Fort Worth

3 Cross Shield Ranch Tours - Aspermont

4 Stockyards Championship Rodeo - Fort Worth

4 Windmill Ranch Preserve Ranch - Snyder

5 Stockyards National Historic District - Fort Worth

5 Garza County Historical Museum - Post

- Billy Bob’s Texas

6 National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock

- Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame & Sterquell

7 American Wind Power Center - Lubbock

Wagon Collection - Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive (Daily 11:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.) - Stockyards Championship Rodeo (Every Friday & Saturday) 6 Log Cabin Village - Fort Worth 7 Horse Country Tour – Denton 8 Fort Richardson State Park / Historic Fort

Richardson - Jacksboro 9 Wildcatter Ranch - Graham 10 Old Jail Art Center - Albany 11 Fort Griffin State Historic Site - Albany 12 Frontier Texas - Abilene 13 5-D Custom Hats and Leather - Abilene 26 14 Art Reed’s Custom Saddles - Abilene 15 Perini Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene 16 Chuck wagon suppers at Ball Ranch - Abilene 17 The Original Western Stage Show Theatre -

Abilene 18 Fort Chadbourne - Bronte 19 Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - San

Angelo 20 Bootmaker Trail - San Angelo 21 Dutch Oven Dinner and Entertainment by Fiddle

Fire & Cowboy Re-enactment by Concho Cowboy Company - San Angelo 22 Miss Hatties Bordello Museum - San Angelo 23 Producers Livestock Market - San Angelo

(Tuesdays & Thursdays) 24 Painted Rock Indian Pictographs - Paint Rock 24 Granbury Opera House - Granbury 24 Spanish-Indian War Memorabilia Exhibit at U.S.

Veteran’s Museum - Granbury

8 Southwest Collection & Archive - Lubbock 9 Crosby County Pioneer Museum / Casa del Sol -

Crosbyton 10 Ranger Creek Ranch - Vera

Cowboy Country Annual Events

July Will Roger’s Range Riders Rodeo - Amarillo National Cowboy Day - San Angelo & Fort Worth August National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular - Fort Worth API Roping - Midland Remuda Quarter Horse Show - Midland Big Bend Ranch Rodeo - Alpine The XIT Rodeo and Reunion - Dalhart North Texas State Fair & Rodeo - Denton, 3rd week American Quarter Horse Association Adequan Select World Championship Show - Amarillo September National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration Lubbock Boys Ranch Labor Day Rodeo - Tascosa Old Fort Day - Fort Davis, Labor Day weekend Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff Clarendon West Texas Fair and Rodeo - Abilene, Friday after Labor Day American Miniature Horse Association, World Championship Show - Fort Worth Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo El Paso Tri-State Fair & PRCA Rodeo - Amarillo

October Haley Library & History Center Fall Gathering - Midland Remuda Quarter Horse Show - Midland Texas Tech NIRA College Rodeo - Lubbock Cowboy Roundup USA - Amarillo World Championship Chuck Wagon Round up - Amarillo Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Finals - Amarillo Fort Griffin Living History Days - Albany Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival - Fort Worth American Miniature Horse Association, World Championship Show - Fort Worth Roping Fiesta - San Angelo Southwestern PRCA Rodeo - El Paso November World Championship Ranch Rodeo Amarillo US Team Penning Association National and World Finals - Amarillo National Cutting Horse Association-Futurity - Fort Worth American Paint Horse Association World Championship Fall Show - Fort Worth December Frontier Christmas - Fort Davis Candlelight at the Ranch - Lubbock National Cutting Horse Association-Futurity - Fort Worth Christmas in The Stockyards - Fort Worth Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show - Amarillo

Cowboy Country

Cowboy Country

Annual Events

January SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (1st on the PRCA Circuit) - Odessa, 1st week Celebration of Champions World’s Greatest Horseman - San Angelo Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show & Rodeo - Fort Worth (through February) February Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Trappings of Texas - Alpine, last weekend San Angelo Livestock Show and Rodeo Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show & Rodeo - Fort Worth March Remuda Quarter Horse Show - Midland Trappings of Texas - Alpine April National Ranching Heritage Center’s Ranch Days - Lubbock ABC Pro Rodeo - Lubbock Fort Richardson Living History Days Jacksboro, 3rd weekend Fort McKavett Western History Days - Fort McKavett, 4th weekend Trappings of Texas - Alpine Fort Concho Frontier Day - San Angelo

May D.J. Invitational Bull Ride - Midland Western Heritage Classic - Abilene, 2nd weekend Fort Chadbourne Living History Days Bronte, 1st weekend Frontier Forts Days - Fort Worth, 2nd weekend Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo Bridgeport, 2nd weekend June Tuff Team Xtreme Ranch Rodeo - Midland Parker Co. Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days PRCA Rodeo - Weatherford, 3rd weekend Coors Ranch Rodeo - Amarillo Western Swing Festival - Snyder Cowboy Roundup USA - Amarillo, 1st weekend Will Roger’s Range Riders Rodeo - Amarillo, last weekend West of the Pecos Rodeo (The World’s First Rodeo) - Pecos

The second in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries The Blue Loop features attractions in Amarillo & Lubbock. It travels through the Plains Trail Region.

The Green Loop features attractions in Midland, Odessa, Fort Davis, San Angelo & Big Bend National Park. It travels through the Pecos, Mountain & Forts Trail Regions.

1

Copper Breaks State Park - Quanah

1

Haley Memorial Library & History Center - Midland

2

Caprock Canyons State Park - Quitaque

2

Sibley Nature Center - Midland

3

Bar-H Working Dude Ranch - Clarendon

3

Scharborough-Linebery House - Midland

4

Goodnight Cemetery - Claude

4

Parker House Ranching Museum - Odessa

5

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument -

5

K-Bar Ranch - Odessa

6

West of the Pecos Museum - Pecos

7

The historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn

8

Fort Davis National Historic Site - Fort Davis Overland Trail Museum - Fort Davis

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Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian Amarillo

7

American Quarter Horse Museum - Amarillo

9

8

River Breaks Ranch - Amarillo

10 Historic Prude Ranch - Fort Davis

9 Old Tascosa - Boys Ranch 11 Museum of the Big Bend - Alpine 10 Palo Duro Canyon State Park - Canyon 12 Big Bend Saddlery - Alpine 11 Panhandle Plains Historical Museum - Canyon 13 Big Bend Ranch State Park 12 Kenneth Wyatt Art Gallery - Tulia

14 Santa Elena Canyon/Castolon/Big Bend National

Park - Terlingua 15 Historic Terlingua - Terlingua 16 Hallie’s Hall of Fame/Stillwell Ranch -

Marathon 17 Historic Marathon/Post Park - Marathon 18 Presidio County Museum - Marfa 19 Historic Fort Stockton - Fort Stockton 20 Fort McKavett State Historic Site -

Fort McKavett 21 Presidio de San Saba ruins - Menard The Orange Loop features attractions in El Paso, Lubbock, Midland & Odessa, and can be combined with a New Mexico tour. It travels through the Mountain, Pecos & Plains Trail Regions. 1

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Culberson Co./Van Horn

2

The historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn

3

Concordia Cemetery - El Paso

4

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - El Paso

5

El Paso Museum of Archaeology - El Paso

6

National Border Patrol - El Paso

7

Indian Cliffs Ranch/Cattleman’s Restaurant -

8

Franklin Mountains State Park - El Paso

9

Wyler Aerial Tramway - El Paso

El Paso

Marfa

Marfa

Cowboy Country

Cowboy Country

Annual Events

January SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo (1st on the PRCA Circuit) - Odessa, 1st week Celebration of Champions World’s Greatest Horseman - San Angelo Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show & Rodeo - Fort Worth (through February) February Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering & Trappings of Texas - Alpine, last weekend San Angelo Livestock Show and Rodeo Southwestern Exposition Livestock Show & Rodeo - Fort Worth March Remuda Quarter Horse Show - Midland Trappings of Texas - Alpine April National Ranching Heritage Center’s Ranch Days - Lubbock ABC Pro Rodeo - Lubbock Fort Richardson Living History Days Jacksboro, 3rd weekend Fort McKavett Western History Days - Fort McKavett, 4th weekend Trappings of Texas - Alpine Fort Concho Frontier Day - San Angelo

May D.J. Invitational Bull Ride - Midland Western Heritage Classic - Abilene, 2nd weekend Fort Chadbourne Living History Days Bronte, 1st weekend Frontier Forts Days - Fort Worth, 2nd weekend Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo Bridgeport, 2nd weekend June Tuff Team Xtreme Ranch Rodeo - Midland Parker Co. Sheriffs Posse Frontier Days PRCA Rodeo - Weatherford, 3rd weekend Coors Ranch Rodeo - Amarillo Western Swing Festival - Snyder Cowboy Roundup USA - Amarillo, 1st weekend Will Roger’s Range Riders Rodeo - Amarillo, last weekend West of the Pecos Rodeo (The World’s First Rodeo) - Pecos

The second in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries The Blue Loop features attractions in Amarillo & Lubbock. It travels through the Plains Trail Region.

The Green Loop features attractions in Midland, Odessa, Fort Davis, San Angelo & Big Bend National Park. It travels through the Pecos, Mountain & Forts Trail Regions.

1

Copper Breaks State Park - Quanah

1

Haley Memorial Library & History Center - Midland

2

Caprock Canyons State Park - Quitaque

2

Sibley Nature Center - Midland

3

Bar-H Working Dude Ranch - Clarendon

3

Scharborough-Linebery House - Midland

4

Goodnight Cemetery - Claude

4

Parker House Ranching Museum - Odessa

5

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument -

5

K-Bar Ranch - Odessa

6

West of the Pecos Museum - Pecos

7

The historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn

8

Fort Davis National Historic Site - Fort Davis Overland Trail Museum - Fort Davis

Fritch 6

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian Amarillo

7

American Quarter Horse Museum - Amarillo

9

8

River Breaks Ranch - Amarillo

10 Historic Prude Ranch - Fort Davis

9 Old Tascosa - Boys Ranch 11 Museum of the Big Bend - Alpine 10 Palo Duro Canyon State Park - Canyon 12 Big Bend Saddlery - Alpine 11 Panhandle Plains Historical Museum - Canyon 13 Big Bend Ranch State Park 12 Kenneth Wyatt Art Gallery - Tulia

14 Santa Elena Canyon/Castolon/Big Bend National

Park - Terlingua 15 Historic Terlingua - Terlingua 16 Hallie’s Hall of Fame/Stillwell Ranch -

Marathon 17 Historic Marathon/Post Park - Marathon 18 Presidio County Museum - Marfa 19 Historic Fort Stockton - Fort Stockton 20 Fort McKavett State Historic Site -

Fort McKavett 21 Presidio de San Saba ruins - Menard The Orange Loop features attractions in El Paso, Lubbock, Midland & Odessa, and can be combined with a New Mexico tour. It travels through the Mountain, Pecos & Plains Trail Regions. 1

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Culberson Co./Van Horn

2

The historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn

3

Concordia Cemetery - El Paso

4

Hueco Tanks State Historic Site - El Paso

5

El Paso Museum of Archaeology - El Paso

6

National Border Patrol - El Paso

7

Indian Cliffs Ranch/Cattleman’s Restaurant -

8

Franklin Mountains State Park - El Paso

9

Wyler Aerial Tramway - El Paso

El Paso

Cowboy Country

The second in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries Groups are encouraged to combine these different loops, depending on interests and length of the tour. The Red Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo & Granbury. It travels through the Lakes & Forts Trail Regions. 1 Sundance Square - Fort Worth 2 National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame -

Fort Worth

The Yellow Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock & Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts & Plains Trail Regions. 1 Weatherford City Greenwood Cemetery -

Weatherford 2 Thurber Ghost Town - Thurber-Mingus

3 Sid Richardson Museum - Fort Worth

3 Cross Shield Ranch Tours - Aspermont

4 Stockyards Championship Rodeo - Fort Worth

4 Windmill Ranch Preserve Ranch - Snyder

5 Stockyards National Historic District - Fort Worth

5 Garza County Historical Museum - Post

- Billy Bob’s Texas

6 National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock

- Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame & Sterquell

7 American Wind Power Center - Lubbock

Wagon Collection - Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive (Daily 11:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.) - Stockyards Championship Rodeo (Every Friday & Saturday) 6 Log Cabin Village - Fort Worth 7 Horse Country Tour – Denton 8 Fort Richardson State Park / Historic Fort

Richardson - Jacksboro 9 Wildcatter Ranch - Graham 10 Old Jail Art Center - Albany 11 Fort Griffin State Historic Site - Albany 12 Frontier Texas - Abilene 13 5-D Custom Hats and Leather - Abilene 26 14 Art Reed’s Custom Saddles - Abilene 15 Perini Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene 16 Chuck wagon suppers at Ball Ranch - Abilene 17 The Original Western Stage Show Theatre -

Abilene 18 Fort Chadbourne - Bronte 19 Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - San

Angelo 20 Bootmaker Trail - San Angelo 21 Dutch Oven Dinner and Entertainment by Fiddle

Fire & Cowboy Re-enactment by Concho Cowboy Company - San Angelo 22 Miss Hatties Bordello Museum - San Angelo 23 Producers Livestock Market - San Angelo

(Tuesdays & Thursdays) 24 Painted Rock Indian Pictographs - Paint Rock 24 Granbury Opera House - Granbury 24 Spanish-Indian War Memorabilia Exhibit at U.S.

Veteran’s Museum - Granbury

8 Southwest Collection & Archive - Lubbock 9 Crosby County Pioneer Museum / Casa del Sol -

Crosbyton 10 Ranger Creek Ranch - Vera

Cowboy Country Annual Events

July Will Roger’s Range Riders Rodeo - Amarillo National Cowboy Day - San Angelo & Fort Worth August National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular - Fort Worth API Roping - Midland Remuda Quarter Horse Show - Midland Big Bend Ranch Rodeo - Alpine The XIT Rodeo and Reunion - Dalhart North Texas State Fair & Rodeo - Denton, 3rd week American Quarter Horse Association Adequan Select World Championship Show - Amarillo September National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration Lubbock Boys Ranch Labor Day Rodeo - Tascosa Old Fort Day - Fort Davis, Labor Day weekend Col. Charles Goodnight Chuckwagon Cookoff Clarendon West Texas Fair and Rodeo - Abilene, Friday after Labor Day American Miniature Horse Association, World Championship Show - Fort Worth Southwestern International PRCA Rodeo El Paso Tri-State Fair & PRCA Rodeo - Amarillo

October Haley Library & History Center Fall Gathering - Midland Remuda Quarter Horse Show - Midland Texas Tech NIRA College Rodeo - Lubbock Cowboy Roundup USA - Amarillo World Championship Chuck Wagon Round up - Amarillo Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association World Finals - Amarillo Fort Griffin Living History Days - Albany Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Swing Festival - Fort Worth American Miniature Horse Association, World Championship Show - Fort Worth Roping Fiesta - San Angelo Southwestern PRCA Rodeo - El Paso November World Championship Ranch Rodeo Amarillo US Team Penning Association National and World Finals - Amarillo National Cutting Horse Association-Futurity - Fort Worth American Paint Horse Association World Championship Fall Show - Fort Worth December Frontier Christmas - Fort Davis Candlelight at the Ranch - Lubbock National Cutting Horse Association-Futurity - Fort Worth Christmas in The Stockyards - Fort Worth Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show - Amarillo

Weird & Unusual

Best of West Texas

The third in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries

The first in a series of West Texas Trip Itineraries

Groups are encouraged to combine these different loops, depending on interests and length of the tour. The Red Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo & Granbury. It travels through the Lakes & Forts Trail Regions.

The Yellow Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock & Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts & Plains Trail Regions.

1 Bicycle Tree - Fort Worth

1 Bicycle Tree - Fort Worth

2 Giant Jackalope on a Roof - Fort Worth

2 Giant Jackalope on a Roof - Fort Worth

3 Iggy a 40-Foot-Long Iguana - Fort Worth

3 Iggy a 40-Foot-Long Iguana - Fort Worth

4 The Eternal Light - Fort Worth

4 The Eternal Light - Fort Worth

5 Pecan Folk Art Collection - Denton

5 Largest Pecan Tree - Weatherford

6 Rare Book Collection at University of North Texas- 6 Mary Martin Peter Pan Statue - Weatherford Denton 7 Famous Mineral Water Company - Mineral Wells 7 Special Music Collections at University of North

Texas Library - Denton 8 World’s largest cookbook collection at Texas

Woman’s University - Denton

The Blue Loop features attractions in Amarillo & Lubbock. It travels through the Plains Trail Region. Here lies some of the greatest geographical drama of the high plains, where erosion has carved spectacular canyon landscapes. Travel through this region, home to Charles Goodnight, the inspirational figure for Lonesome Dove.

8 Mineral Wells Fossil Park - Mineral Wells 9 W.K. Gordon Center - Thurber 10 Old Rip - Eastland

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

11 Outdoor Art Museum - Eastland

American Wind Power Center - Lubbock Depot Entertainment District - Lubbock Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock Lubbock Lake Landmark - Lubbock Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock Science Spectrum & Omni Theater - Lubbock Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly Statue - Lubbock

The Green Loop features attractions in Midland, Odessa, Fort Davis, San Angelo & Big Bend National Park. It travels through the Pecos, Mountain & Forts Trail Regions. Experience the natural beauty that encourages a variety of outdoor adventures from river rafting to horseback riding. Travel through a diverse landscape as you learn stories of the original cattle drives, the heritage of the cowboy and Native Americans. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

9 Thimbles From Around the World - Denton 10 Pasture Art – Nocona

12 Mobley Hotel - Cisco 13 Atlas Missile Base - Abilene

11 The Littlest Skyscraper - Wichita Falls 12 Atlas Missile Base - Abilene

13

14 Buffalo Gap Ghost Tours - Abilene

14

13 Buffalo Gap Ghost Tours - Abilene 14 Community Toothbrush at Frontier Texas! -

Abilene 15 Nazarene Church at Buffalo Gap Historic Village -

Abilene 16 Outdoor Sculptures - Abilene

12

15 Community Toothbrush at Frontier Texas! -

Abilene

15 16

16 Nazarene Church at Buffalo Gap Historic Village

17

Abilene

18

17 Outdoor Sculptures - Abilene

19

18 Spirit Guides at Frontier Texas! - Abilene

20

19 White Buffalo Statue - Snyder

17 Spirit Guides at Frontier Texas! - Abilene

21

18 Texas’s Largest Armadillo, Barbadillo at Perini

Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene

The Orange Loop features attractions in El Paso, Lubbock, Midland & Odessa, and can be combined with a New Mexico tour. It travels through the Mountain, Pecos & Plains Trail Regions. Majestic mountains and vast desert stretches across this beautiful land that was once the home of nomadic tribes. Culturally rich cities established by enterprising pioneers and adventurers now dot the area.

19 International Water Lilly Garden - San Angelo 20 Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum - San Angelo 21 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo 22 Hummer House - Christoval 23 Ditch Walk - Menard 24 Eckerd Bat Cave - Mason 25 Old Yeller Statue - Mason

1

26 Old Cora Courthouse - Comanche

2

27 Dublin Dr Pepper Soda Shop & Museum - Dublin

3

28 Granbury Ghosts/Legend Tours - Granbury

4

29 Granbury Historic Cemetery - Granbury 5 6 7 8 9

Historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn Concordia Cemetery - El Paso El Paso Mission Trail - El Paso El Paso’s Museum “Campus” in the Heart of Downtown - El Paso Magoffin Home State Historic Site - El Paso Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns National Parks - Guadalupe American Wind Power Center - Lubbock Depot Entertainment District - Lubbock Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock

22 23 24

CAF Airpower Museum - Midland George W. Bush Childhood Home - Midland Museum of the Southwest - Midland Permian Basin Petroleum Museum - Midland Sibley Nature Center - Midland MCM Ice Rink - Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa Presidential Museum - Odessa Ratliff Stadium - Odessa Historic Hotel El Capitan - Van Horn Hotel Paisano - Marfa Fort Davis National Historic Site - Fort Davis McDonald Observatory - Fort Davis Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and Botanical Gardens - Fort Davis The Veranda - Fort Davis Hotel Limpia - Fort Davis Indian Lodge - Fort Davis Woodward Ranch/Rock Hunting Tours - Alpine Big Bend National Park Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - San Angelo International Water Lily Garden - San Angelo Miss Hatties Bordello Museum - San Angelo Santa Fe Depot & Railway Museum - San Angelo San Angelo Museum of Fine Art

10 Lubbock Lake Landmark - Lubbock 11 Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock 12 National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock 13 Science Spectrum & Omni Theater - Lubbock 14 Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock 15 West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy

Holly Statue - Lubbock 16 CAF Airpower Museum - Midland 17 George W. Bush Childhood Home - Midland 18 Museum of the Southwest - Midland 19 Permian Basin Petroleum Museum - Midland 20 Sibley Nature Center - Midland 21 MCM Ice Rink - Odessa 22 Meteor Crater - Odessa 23 Presidential Museum - Odessa 24 Ratliff Stadium - Odessa 25 Ellen Noel Art Museum - Odessa

Best of West Texas

Weird & Unusual

The first in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries Groups are encouraged to combine these different loops, depending on interests and length of the tour. The Red Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Denton, Abilene, San Angelo & Granbury. It travels through the Lakes & Forts Trail Regions. The frontier forts of Texas were lonely outposts in wild country. Travel the path where settlers streamed west with dreams of new opportunity and lines of forts were established to protect Texans on the advancing frontier. 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District and The Fort Worth Herd Longhorn Cattle Drive Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility - Fort Worth Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth Cultural District - Fort Worth Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth 5-D Western Custom Hats - Abilene Frontier Texas! - Abilene Jacob’s Dream Statue - Abilene Paramount Theatre - Abilene Perini Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene The Grace - Abilene The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature - Abilene Fort Concho National Historic Landmark - San Angelo International Water Lily Garden - San Angelo Miss Hatties Bordello Museum - San Angelo Santa Fe Depot & Railway Museum - San Angelo San Angelo Museum of Fine Art - San Angelo Historic Square Downtown - Granbury Brazos Drive In Theatre - Granbury U.S. Veterans Museum - Granbury Hood County Museum - Granbury Granbury Opera House - Granbury Granbury Live - Granbury

The Yellow Loop features attractions in Fort Worth, Lubbock & Abilene. It travels through the Lakes, Forts & Plains Trail Regions. Apache and Comanche tribes once roamed this land. They were followed by Spanish explorers, cowboys on the free range, and finally, homesteaders seeking opportunity in a new place. The stories of the land and the people are the history of this region— and the true stories of the West. 1 Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District and The

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Fort Worth Herd Longhorn Cattle Drive Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Western Currency Facility - Fort Worth Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth Cultural District - Fort Worth Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth 5-D Western Custom Hats - Abilene Frontier Texas! - Abilene Jacob’s Dream Statue - Abilene Paramount Theatre - Abilene Perini Ranch Steakhouse - Abilene The Grace - Abilene The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature - Abilene American Wind Power Center - Lubbock Depot Entertainment District - Lubbock Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts Lubbock Lubbock Lake Landmark - Lubbock Museum of Texas Tech University - Lubbock National Ranching Heritage Center - Lubbock Science Spectrum & Omni Theater - Lubbock Silent Wings Museum - Lubbock West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly Statue - Lubbock

The third in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries The Blue Loop features attractions in Amarillo & Lubbock. It travels through the Plains Trail Region.

The Green Loop features attractions in Midland, Odessa, Fort Davis, San Angelo & Big Bend National Park. It travels through the Pecos, Mountain & Forts Trail Regions. 1

World’s largest collection of Aviation Nose Art,

1

Plainview Cows - Plainview

2

Roaring Springs Natural Pool - Roaring 2

Haley Library’s First Lady Doll Collection - Midland

3

World’s Largest Mule Shoe - Muleshoe

3

World’s largest horseshoe - Midland

4

Clarity Tunnel - Quitaque

4

Midland County Museum’s “Midland Man” - Midland

5

Midway Drive In Theater - Quitaque

5

Susie’s South Forty Confections Guiness World

6

Ozark Trail Marker - Tulia

7

Tex Randall - Canyon

6

Dos Amigos - Odessa

8

Amarillo Muffler Man - Amarillo

7

Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest - Odessa

9

Big Texan Steak Ranch - Amarillo

8

Jack Ben Rabbit - Odessa

10 Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo

9

Jackrabbit Jamboree - Odessa

11 Guardian of the Arts - Amarillo

10 Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa

Springs

CAF Airpower Museum - Midland

Record largest piece of toffee - Midland

12 Huge Pair of Legs - Amarillo

11 Stonehenge - Odessa

13 Tractor City - Amarillo

12 Roy Orbison Museum - Wink

14 Dot’s Rt. 66 Mini Museum and Boot Tree -

Vega 15 Mid Point of Route 66 - Adrian 16 Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas - Dumas 17 Hutchinson County Museum Oil Derrick -

Borger

13 World’s Largest Swimming Pool - Balmorhea 14 John Madden Haul of Fame at Chuey’s and Fancy

Junk Sculpture Garden - Van Horn 15 Prada Marfa - Valentine 16 Marfa Mystery Lights - Marfa 17 Apache Trading Post’s Jackassic Park - Alpine

18 JB Buchanan Windmill Collection - Spearman

18 Paisano Pete Roadrunner - Fort Stockton

19 Thomas Cree’s Little Tree - Panhandle

19 Alley Oop Park - Iraan

20 2nd Largest Cross in Western Hemisphere -

20 Paint Rock Pictographs - Paint Rock

Groom

21 Hummer House - Christoval

21 Brittains Leaning Watertower - Groom 22 Pampa Sculpture Tour - Pampa

22 International Water Lily Garden - San Angelo

23 Devil’s Rope Rt. 66 Museum - McLean 24 VW Slug Bug Ranch - Conway

24 Old Chicken Farm Art Center - San Angelo

25 Canadian River Wagon Bridge - Canadian 26 Gene Cockrell’s Statues - Canadian 27

Blarney Stone - Shamrock

28 Conoco Tower - Shamrock 29 Medicine Mound Museum - Chillicothe 30 Three Rivers Foundation - Crowell 31 Outdoor Art Tractors - Knox City

23 Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum - San Angelo

Weird & Unusual

The third in a series of West Texas Trip itineraries The Orange Loop features attractions in El Paso, Lubbock, Midland & Odessa, and can be combined with a New Mexico tour. It travels through the Mountain, Pecos & Plains Trail Regions. 1

Concordia Cemetery: A Texas Historic Site - El Paso

2

World’s Largest Man-Made Illuminated Star - El Paso

3

World’s Largest Equestrian Bronze-Don Juan de Onate

4

Bhutan on the Border-UTEP - El Paso

5

Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright) Statue - O’Donnell

6

Giant Uni-Royal Cheerleader - Lamesa

7

World’s largest collection of Aviation Nose Art,

Statue - El Paso

CAF Airpower Museum - Midland 8

Haley Library’s First Lady Doll Collection - Midland

9

World’s largest horseshoe - Midland

10 Midland County Museum’s “Midland Man” - Midland 11 Susie’s South Forty Confections Guiness World

Record largest piece of toffee - Midland 12 Dos Amigos - Odessa 13 Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest - Odessa 14 Jack Ben Rabbit - Odessa 15 Jackrabbit Jamboree - Odessa 16 Odessa Meteor Crater - Odessa 17 Stonehenge - Odessa

Best of West Texas Annual Events

January 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock February First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show Odessa March Celebration of the Arts - Midland First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo April First Thanksgiving Celebration at the El Paso Mission Trail - El Paso Apple Blossom Festival - Idalou Lubbock Arts Festival Concho Valley Bluegrass Festival - San Angelo San Angelo Ceramic Competition San Angelo Wine and Food Festival Texas Mesquite Festival - San Angelo 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Buffalo Gap Food and Wine Festival - Abilene The Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival Fort Worth May First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Fiesta West Texas & Cinco de Mayo Celebration - Odessa Texas Frontier Forts Muster - Fort Worth June Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland Mex-Tex Family Fiesta - Midland, 1st weekend First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Llano Wine & Clay Festival - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Showdown in San Angelo Fort Griffin Fandangle - Albany July Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock TEXAS Outdoor Musical Drama - Canyon (June - August)

First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo July 3rd Pops Concert - San Angelo Firecracker Fandango - Odessa Coolest 4th - Fort Davis August Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland Rock the Desert - Midland & Odessa Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Plaza Classics Film Festival - El Paso September Summer Mummers, oldest continuous melodrama in the U.S. - Midland, through Labor Day) Septemberfest - Midland, 1st weekend 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Lily Fest - San Angelo Moonlight Musicals - Lubbock First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Apple Butter Festival - Idalou Southwest Shakespeare Festival - Odessa Permian Basin Fair and Exposition - Odessa West Texas Book and Music Festival Abilene October CAF AIRSHO - Midland & Odessa 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Art-ober-Fest - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Celebration of our Mountains - El Paso November Christmas at the Mansion - Midland 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Tejano Super Car Show - Odessa December Christmas at the Mansion - Midland Christmas at Old Fort Concho - San Angelo 3rd Thursday Art Walk - San Angelo Concho Christmas Celebration - San Angelo First Friday Art Trail - Lubbock Merry Marketplace - Odessa Heritage Holiday Festival and Parade Odessa Frontier Christmas Weekend - Fort Davis

Itineraries: Best of the West

Cowboy Country Weird & Unusual For a One-Stop-Shop to book one of these tours, or create a custom itinerary, please contact: Abilene CVB - Le’ann Mayhall-Ardoyno, (800) 727-7704, Le-ann@abilenevisitors.com www.abilenevisitors.com Amarillo CVC - Jutta Matalka, (806) 342-2012, jutta@visitamatillotx.com - www.visitamarillotx.com Denton CVB - Dana Lodge, (940) 382-7895, dcvb@discoverdenton.com - www.discoverdenton.com El Paso CVB - Leesy McCorgary, (800) 351-6024, lmccorgary@elpasocvb.com - www.visitelpaso.com Fort Davis CVB - Lisa Nugent, (800) 524-3015, director@fortdavis.com - www.fortdavis.com Fort Worth CVB - Estela Martinez-Stuart, (800) 433-5747, estelamartinez@fortworth.com www.fortworth.com Granbury CVB - Charlie McIlvain, (877) 936-1201, cmcilvain@granburytx.com - www.granburytx.com Lubbock CVB - Amy Zientek, (806) 747-5232, amy@visitlubbock.org - www.VisitLubbock.org Marfa Chamber of Commerce - Tex Toler, (800) 650-9696, info@marfacc.com - www.marfacc.com Midland CVB - Brenda Kissko, (800) 624-6435, Brenda@visitmidlandtexas.com www.VisitMidlandTexas.com Odessa CVB - Linda Sweatt, (432) 333-7871, sweatt@odessacvb.com - www.Odessacvb.com San Angelo CVB - Pamela Miller, (325) 655-4136, pamela@sanangelo.org - www.visitsanangelo.org Visit Big Bend - Mike Davidson, (432) 837-3915, info@visitbigbend.com - www.VisitBigBend.com

For more information on Heritage Trails in Texas, please contact: Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas

Forts Trail - Margaret Hoogstra, (325)795-1762, tft@texasfortstrail.com Lakes Trail - Jill Campbell, (817)559-2288, jill@texaslakestrail.net Mountain Trail - Beth Nobles, (432)284-0002, texasmountaintrail@gmail.com Pecos Trail - Scott Jordan, (325)387-3900 - info@texaspecostrail.com Plains Trail - Deborah Sue McDonald, (806)231-3479, txplainstrail@yahoo.com

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Weird & Unusual Annual Events

January Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

July Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

February Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

August Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Annual Meeting of John Wesley Hardin Society - El Paso, August 19

March Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup Sweetwater April Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

September Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Mountain Man Rendezvous - Fort Davis

May Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Dog Days Festival - Denton

October Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday Walk Through History at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso Buffalo Gap Historic Village Ghost Tour Abilene

June Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

November Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday December Ghost Tours at Concordia Cemetery - El Paso, 1st Saturday

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