CROSS PL AINS HIGHLIGHTS ATTRACTIONS & ENTERTAINMENT Historic Sites
Robert E. Howard Museum, 625 W. Hwy 36, home to Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian. Howard lived in this home from 1919 until his death in 1936 and the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Milner-McDermett Bridge, located in Treadway Park, commemorating Cross Plains and Camp Cooper Military Road Camp Cooper Military Road Site, located in Treadway Park, was the route used for U.S. 2nd Cavalry and supplies from San Antonio to Fort Mason to Camp Cooper in campaigns of 1851-1861 against Plains Indians. Great military men of American history traveled this road, including Robert E. Lee and George T. Thomas, “Rock of Chickamauga.”
Woody’s Classic Cars and Baseball Museum, 500 SW Fifth Street, Hwy 36 West, 254-725-4042, features Classic Cars from the early 1900’s, the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s and baseball memorabilia starting from as early as Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth to the present day, free admission, Thur-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Treadway Park, home to the Turkey Creek Rodeo Club, picnic areas and community pavilion. Great area for family reunions, birthday parties or road trip picnic area. 254-725-6114 Cross Plains Butterfly Garden & Walking Trail, bird watching & nature trails, Cross Plains Community Center, 108 N Beech, with plants that attract & provide protected habitat for Monarch butterflies, hundreds of butterflies & hummingbirds. 254-725-6114
Cross Plains Area Veterans Memorial, 225 S. Main Street, six large granite stones contain hundreds of names honoring those who served the country from the Civil War to present day.
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