Texas Midwest 2022 Visitors Guide

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COM ANCHE HIGHLIGHTS ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT Arts & Culture

Dinosaur Tracks and Geocaching (Free): Located at the Comanche City Park, 1200 Comanche Trails, these dinosaur tracks were discovered in Comanche County and can be viewed under the live oak trees of the beautiful 49-acre City Park. Royal King Plaza (Free): See the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Marker honoring Royal King at the Historic Downtown Square. Bull Durham Mural (Free): This mural was discovered in the Texas Rural Living Building, formerly known as the Jack Wright Saloon where in 1874, outlaw John Wesley Hardin reportedly shot Brown County Deputy Charles Webb.

Historic Sites

Old Cora Plaza (Free): Constructed in 1856, Old Cora is Texas’ oldest existing log cabin courthouse. Located on the Historic Square, this site offers a nearby information kiosk with local maps and attractions. Comanche Historic Depot (Free): Built in 1909 and on the National Registry of Historic Places, the recently renovated depot houses train memorabilia honoring 100 years of railway service to Comanche. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and located at 304 S. Austin St. County Courthouse: Located at 101 W. Central, this historic building was designed by Wyatt C. Hedrick and built in 1941 in the limestone art deco style. This is one of only 8 courthouses built by Hedrick that are still standing today. Fleming Oak: This is the last tree standing from an original grove of live oaks from the mid-1800’s. Located on the Courthouse Square, this tree was saved by Martin Fleming during the construction of the courthouse in the 1940’s.

Tours

Brennan Vineyards (Free): See the process of making award-winning Texas wine. For more information, call 325-356-9100. Located at 802 S. Austin St. Historical Marker Driving Tour: Tour the 58 Texas Historical Markers located throughout Comanche County. A list of markers can be found at the Comanche County Historical Museum or online at www.stoppingpoints.com Wooden Works of Art Tour: After Oak Wilt caused the loss of mighty live oaks in the City Park, civic-minded folks found a way to breathe new life into these trees and a chainsaw sculptor from the Texas Panhandle transformed barren tree trunks into works of art.

Recreation

Comanche City Park: This beautiful 42-acre park hosts hiking trails, RV hook-ups, playgrounds, picnic tables, dinosaur tracks, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and multiple sporting fields. Indian Creek Hiking Trail: Walk along the banks of Indian Creek that winds through the City Park. High Point Trails: By reservation only, these horseback trails offer great views of Lake Proctor. 325-356-3355 Skating / Skateboarding: Skate Park located at the City park. Comanche City Pool: Comanche Trail Rd - 325-356-3645 Par Country Club: 1658 Hwy 2861 - 254-879-2296 Lake Proctor: 2180 FM 2861 - 254-879-2424

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