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Open mid-May through mid-September. A tropical-themed paradise for the whole family! Features thrilling water slides off 40- and 50-foot towers, interactive Kiddie Park, Lazy River floating stream, Tidal Wave Pool, The Wichita Falls convention and visitors Bureau Cliffhanger, a performance stage for events and so much more! Call or visit website for hours castaway cove Waterpark is open from mid-May to mid-september. and costs. Games are run Saturdays and Sundays all This family-fun facility boasts the hottest year in any weather. Paintball Store is open go-carts, bumper boats, two world-class 18Wednesday-Sunday. hole mini golf courses and large outdoor batField of Honor Paintball Games ting cage facility! Also houses a huge video 2317 hampton road, 761-5566 arcade with kiddie rides and ball crawl, picnic www.fieldofhonor.com pavilions, a party room plus an on-site snack The Plex bar. Call or visit website for hours and costs. Covering almost 30 acres, enjoy paintball 4131 southwest Parkway, 696-1222 safely and legally. Pack a picnic and enjoy the www.theplexfec.com 1600-square-foot covered picnic pavilion. Please see FUN, 10
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Fun in the Falls River Bend Nature Center
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday noon-4 p.m. Admission: $3 per person; children 2 and under are free. Watch a plethora of emerging butterflies in the chrysalis stage in the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory. River Bend also offers over 15 acres of trails, wetlands and ponds to enjoy. The trails are free and normally open during daytime hours. Discover which bird species spend the winter in our woods or what creatures prowl by night. The learning center, gift shop and children’s garden are the newest part of these beautiful facilities and a welcome addition to the 6,700-square-foot pavilion and covered outdoor gathering area used for receptions, parties, family gatherings, reunions and events.
A Wichita Falls tradition for 35 years, Skate Whirl offers fun for the entire family! Skate away to the sounds of Top 40 Music, show your skills at skating games and enjoy food from the delicious snack bar all in a safe environment. For fun you can feel and more information about hours and cost, call or visit website.
2200 Third St., 767-0843 www.riverbendnaturecenter.org
Village Bowl 4022 Kemp, 696-BOWL www.villagebowl.net
Recently remodeled with new balls, returns plus the new Village Bowl Saloon with delicious food and premium beverages. 16 high quality lanes with easy automatic scoring for family, friends and league bowling. Join a league, have a party or just bowl for fun. Call or visit website for open lane days/times.
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Waterfall and Trails Just west of I-44, U.S. 287 N and U.S. 281 N
Open year round. Free (Waterfall is turned off during short seasons of very low water). This 54-foot man-made waterfall is a multilevel cascade on the south bank of the Wichita River. The Waterfall can be seen by southbound motorists on I-44 and provides many wonderful photo ops. Parking areas, located just inside Lucy Park on Sunset Drive, have access to a scenic one-mile concrete trail to the Waterfall and back. Closer parking is available along the service road which circles under the I-44 bridge over the Wichita River. The trail system has 4.37 miles of connected trails stretching along the Wichita River from Lucy to Williams Parks. It is also connected to 1.55 miles of the Holliday Creek Trails. For more on the wonderful trail system around the city, see Page 23 (in Go Natural).
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celebrate fall at River Bend Nature center.
Wichita Falls Vineyards and Winery 3399-B Peterson Road South (Iowa Park), 855-2093 www.wichitafallsvineyardsandwinery.com
Nestled between the rustling waters of the Wichita River and Buffalo Creek, Wichita Falls Vineyards and Winery produces wines which capture the unique spirit and history of the region from the Wichita Indians to today’s international mix of culture and lifestyles. The Vineyard’s inventory includes reds, whites, blush, dessert wines, chocolate wine sauces, wine candles and more. Their quaint tasting room and gift shop are open daily.
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Area has its acts together Backdoor Theatre 501 Indiana, 322-5000 www.backdoortheatre.org
One of Wichita Falls’ more unique cultural opportunities awaits you at this converted ice house, which is now home to one of the city’s most popular community theaters. The building at the theater’s present location was built in 1921 as the “People’s Ice House.” In 1975, the building was remodeled and the first show in 1976 was “Man of LaMancha.” In 1981, “Come Blow Your Horn” was the first dinner theater. Since then, thousands of people have enjoyed the many productions which include dinner theaters, musicals, dramas, comedies and more. The remainder of the 2010 season includes “Pirates of Penzance,” “Caught in the Net,” “Jekyll & Hyde The Musical” and “Tuna Christmas.”
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The Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Centre 919 Indiana ave., 723-9037 www.wichitatheatre.com
This designated historic landmark theater first opened in 1908 as a vaudeville and opera house, welcoming touring shows to Wichita Falls. From the 1940s through the ‘70s it was a premier movie theatre. Now, completely restored to its full art deco appearance and adding in a new lobby, gift shop, concession area and event space, it’s a nonprofit organization featuring Broadway type musicals and the Encore Theatre 4 Kidz productions. Celebrating its 102nd Anniversary Season, The Wichita Theatre offers year round entertainment suitable for the entire family. The 2010 season continues as it features “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Aladdin,” “Cats,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life — The Musical.”
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Alive with Arts The Kemp Center for the Arts 1300 Lamar, 767-2787 www.kempcenter.org
Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Most activities are free. Originally built in classic revival style as a public library in 1917, The Kemp Center for the Arts is the center of the art community in the Wichita Falls area. The Arts Council, Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra and Wichita Falls Youth Symphony are based here. The annual Art on the Green Outdoor Sculpture Invitational brings sculptures from all over the world for a yearlong exhibit. Both permanent and rotating art shows are exhibited in the NorthLight, West End Studio and What’s Up Downstairs galleries. Annual events include Arts Alive! Home & Garden Show and the Art Affair on Kemp Square.
Fain Fine Arts Center at MSU
Louis Rodriguez Drive and Nocona Trail, 397-4243 www.finearts.mwsu.edu
Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. when school is in session. Midwestern State University is strongly committed to providing attractive, serviceable fine arts facilities. The theater wing of the center includes the recently refurbished 475-seat Fine Arts Theatre and the flexibly designed Bea Wood Studio Theatre. The recently refurbished Juanita Harvey Art Gallery is continually active, hosting exhibits by visiting professional artists, students and faculty.
The Mane Event www.maneevent.org
The Mane Event, a project for the Leadership Wichita Falls Class of 2007, presents more than 40 amazing life-size fiberglass horses created in the style of Chicago’s famous Cows on Parade. Artistically painted by 30 artists, the horses have made their home at various sponsor locations around the city. Most are placed outdoors and can be seen from your vehicle.
Stomping Ground Studio Call for directions, 438-2330 www.stompinggroundstudio.com
Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the beauty of Jack Stevens’ work while here. All created in bronze, his sculptures include the “Wee-ChiTah,” one of America’s largest sculptures that features the First Nation of America, and the new “Mustangs” at MSU. Jack invites visitors to his studio, where more of his astonishing art can be found. He only asks that you call first, as he’d hate to miss you when you come!
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Alive with Arts Studio Brazos Gallery 2407 Kemp, 322-3372 www.studiobrazos.com
Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free. Bob Beck’s original artworks reflect his fondness of the South and Southwest, with subjects ranging from old homesteads deep in the heart of Texas to old churches and pueblos in New Mexico, to the majestic streams and mountains of Colorado. His work is represented in galleries in Santa Fe, Chimayo and Taos, N.M. Bob frequently travels so it is suggested that you call first to ensure the gallery is open.
Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra In May of 1952, the first full-time conductor, a Hungarian refugee named Erno Daniel, took the podium and the following year, the Wichita Falls Symphony League was formed. In 1964 the symphony featured Van Cliburn as guest pianist! The current conductor, Dr. Candler Schaffer of West Melbourne, Fla., presents a series of six subscription concerts in Memorial Auditorium each season. Attendance averages some 1,600 patrons per concert. The orchestra now employs about 70 professional musicians for its performances and annually features outstanding guest artists.
Wichita Falls Museum of art at Midwestern state university
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU 2 eureka circle, 397-8900 www.mwsu.edu/wfma
Open Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Free (some rotating exhibits may have a fee). This museum is the principal institution dedicated to collecting and exhibiting works of art in the region. Selections from the museum’s
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permanent collection of American works of art on paper are regularly exhibited, along with temporary presentations of interdisciplinary and multicultural programs of international and national importance. Situated next to Sikes Lake, it is a favorite destination for individual activities, community gatherings and summer art camps.
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We’re on a roll! Try your luck at any one of the Indian Nation casinos located just a short drive from Wichita Falls. Gaming, dining, shows and more are waiting for you just across the Oklahoma border off I-44 N. All are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Spanish 21, Diceless Craps, and No Limit Texas Hold’em. Includes three dining experiences at Morningstar Steakhouse, Morningstar Buffet and Winner’s Circle Sports Bar & Grille. Take Exit 1 off I-44 North. Located only 15 minutes from Wichita Falls.
Comanche Red River Casino
Fort Sill Apache Casino
52,500 square feet, 1,150 slots, 12 table games including Texas Hold’em, Blackjack and Craps. Also enjoy Red River Grill. Take Exit 1 off I-44 North. Located only 15 minutes from Wichita Falls.
Two floors of excitement featuring over 650 slots and table games covering 23,500 square feet of gaming space; reel games, video poker and slots, plus nine table games. Take Exit 37 off I-44 N for Gore Blvd. Located 50 minutes from Wichita Falls.
Comanche Nation Casino 580-354-2000 www.ComancheNationCasinos.com
The experience awaits you at Kiowa Casino! With over 60,000 square feet of Las Vegas-style gamTake Exit 37 off I-44 N for Gore ing excitement, 960+ slot machines, Blvd. Located 50 minutes from Wich20 game tables including Blackjack, ita Falls.
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Wi-Fi Hot Spots Atlanta Bread, 2801 midwestern Parkway Burger King, 1307 Holliday St. Café Giovanni’s, 2526 Missile Rd #1 Hardback Coffee Café, Hastings, 2801 Southwest Parkway Joe Muggs Coffee (with charge), 3111 Midwestern Parkway
McAlister’s Deli, 3902 Call Field Road Pete’s Coffee Shop, Market Street, 4590 Kell Blvd. Starbucks (with charge), 2908 Kemp Blvd. Travel Information Center, 900 Central Frwy. Wichita Falls Public Library, 600 11th St.
A little history
Historical treasures Depot Square Antique District Downtown
This district, six city blocks centering around the Farmers Market at Eighth and Ohio streets, is a journey back through time and includes a visit to the Littlest Skyscraper, Railroad Museum and Route Building, the Museum of North Texas History and historic Holt Hotel. While visiting, take time to shop in the many amazing antique stores, or if you’re a bargain hunter, the marvelous resale shops. Historic happenings at the Farmers Market site include the anniversary of Wichita Falls in 1883 attended by Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Indian Chief. This is also the site where two bank robbers and murderers were lynched and hung by an angry mob in 1896!
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Call Field Memorial Museum Historic Holt Hotel 600 Eighth St.
old Jacksboro highway, 322-7628 www.month-tx.org
Open each Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and most anytime by appointment; Free. It comes to life the first Saturday of each month with flights of “The Jenny,” rides in a WWI Model T and the newest addition, a 1915 Saxon automobile! Call Field was one of only 5 air bases in Texas during World War I. It closed in the early 1920s, but established Wichita Falls as America’s premier city for training of its military pilots. Housed here is Curtiss JN4D “Jenny” biplane, perhaps the most famous airplane in American aviation history and credited with “putting the United States into the air.” The City of Wichita Falls purchased this rare “Jenny” (one of only five that still flies) to use as the Museum’s centerpiece.
Originally known as the Kemp-Kell Building, this was the first of many skyscrapers to be built downtown. As business interests grew, it was sold in 1926 to George Holt, entrepreneur and hotelier, and H.S. Ford, a theater man. The bustling business boom created a tremendous need for hotel rooms. Holt and Ford turned the building into a state-of-the-art hotel with parlors, suites, radios and even conditioned air. Guests arrived by rail and walked to this beautiful modern landmark to enjoy the hospitality of Wichita Falls. Our community drew people from around the world, many seeking fortunes in the booming oil business. In its time, the Holt played host to many notable guests, including Eleanor Roosevelt, then first lady of the United States, and even Sally Rand, the world famous fan dancer. The recent restoration into upscale loft apartments boasts occupancy over 100 percent.
ered a visionary and driving force behind the growth of the city, moved to Wichita Falls in 1896 at the urging of his brother-in-law, Joseph Kemp. The two men were involved in the grain industry, development of Lake Wichita, utility companies, newspaper, streetcar system, railroad, the local college and more! In 1909, Mr. Kell purchased land overlooking downtown and built a home for his family. Purchased and restored by the Wichita County Heritage Society, it opened as a museum in 1981.
Kell House Museum
900 Bluff St., 723-2712 www.wichitaheritage.org
1300 Seventh St., 716-5500 www.wfmpec.com
Open for guided tours Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-4 p.m.; $5 adults, $4 seniors and military, $1 children and students w/ID One of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Wichita Falls, this museum features original family furnishings, textiles, decorative arts and historic costumes. Tours of this local, state and national landmark provide a fascinating history of this area’s early settlement. Frank Kell, long consid-
The last area Indian battle had been fought only 10 years before on the bluff where Memorial Auditorium now stands. Memorial Auditorium, built in the late 1920s, seats 2,700 people in a beautiful historical facility which originally was a duplication of Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas, with the same three portals on the front but with a slightly different style of architecture and interior décor. In the early days, Will Rogers twirled ropes performing on stage along with Louis Armstrong, Elvis Pres-
ley, Duke Ellington, Ethel Barrymore, Helen Keller, Gene Autry and Bob Hope.
Museum of North Texas History 720 indiana, 322-7628 www.month-tx.org
Open Tuesday–Friday 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 pm, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Free. Learn how North Texas was settled, how past wars affected our area and much more! Permanent exhibits include The Military Collection housing more than 3,000 items from the Civil War to the current conflict. The centerpiece of this collection is the Iwo Jima Room. Heritage Hall features the collection of over 500 cowboy hats collected by Wichita Falls businessman Nat Fleming over a 54-year career. A teller window and mail drop from the Monroe Street Station Post Office along with a horse-drawn buggy and reproduction storefronts complete the heritage experience. The Oil Exhibit relives both the modern and glory days of the oil boom of North Texas. Please see TREASURES, 38 Visitors Guide 2010
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Bring out your inner athlete With newly renovated golf courses, a new practice facilities. The medium length, chalskate park, agricultural center, two speedways, lenging layout makes this course accommodata softball complex and events such as Hotter’N ing to all levels of golfers. Hell Hundred and Texas Ranch Roundup, Wichita Falls has something to offer every Auto Sports, Tennis, sporting enthusiast!
Golf Champions Course at Weeks Park 4400 Lake Park Dr., 767-6107 www.weeksparkgolf.com
The Champions Course at Weeks Park is an 18-hole facility providing an upscale municipal course to the area. The course is owned by the City of Wichita Falls and operated by A.P.G.L. management. Jeffrey D. Brauer designed the course. It boasts over 7,200 yards of golf, five tee boxes on each hole and Tifway 419 fairways.
River Creek Golf Course 316 FM 1177, 855-3361 www.golfrivercreek.com
An 18-hole, par-71 championship course with four sets of tee boxes and outstanding
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and several themed nights. Tickets range from $11 to $18, with discounts for children, seniors, military and groups.
J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center
Hockey & More!
111 N. Burnett St. www.wfmpec.com
Hamilton Park Tennis Center
Events from rodeos to NATO banquets to festivals to motocross are held each year in this versatile facility. The Bridwell Center boasts the following amenities: 50,000 square feet of usable floor space, plus a 120’ x 270’ indoor arena that is open at both ends. The arena seats 1200+, consists of 274 indoor horse stalls with 500 total stalls available, 500 cattle ties, 4 wash stalls, sheltered outdoor holding pens with access open to arena and RV hook ups available.
3101 Hamilton, 766-2321 www.wichitafallstx.gov
12 lighted courts and a pro shop.
Wildcats Hockey Wichita Falls Wildcats, Kay Yeager Coliseum, 1000 Fifth St., 716-5587 www.wfwildcatshockey.com
Are you an ice-hockey fan? Even if you aren’t, these games are fun and exciting! The Wildcats are in the South division of the North American Hockey League, for some of the nation’s top 16- to 20-year-old players. Their season runs from September to March with playoffs in April. Many games have fun promotions including giveaways of trading cards and posters
Kay Yeager Coliseum 1000 Fifth St., 716-5500 www.wfmpec.com
Features a 120’ x 250’ arena floor, permanent seating for 6,500 people and additional temporary seating capacity for 3,500 along with handicap-accessibility and large overhead doors at
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Memorial Stadium 4709 Barnett Road, 720-3039
Recognized as one of the finest football stadiums in Texas and home to three Wichita Falls high school football teams as well as the annual Oil Bowl Classic, a Texas vs. Oklahoma high school all-star game. The stadium seats approximately 14,500 fans and features paved parking for up to 3,600 cars.
Red River Speedway 2879 Fm 369, 636-5258 www.redriverspeedway.net
banked clay oval tracks. Go Karts, Mini Sprints, Mini Stocks, Pro-4 Trucks, Mod-4 Cars. Events run from March through November.
Weeks Park Tennis Center 4101 weeks Park dr., 322-6600 www.wichitafallstx.gov
This tennis center offers 9 lighted courts, all well maintained, and a pro shop.
Wichita Falls Softball Complex 1702 sheppard Access Road, 767-4263 www.wichitafallstx.gov
Family complex offering 8 lighted softball fields, concessions, picnic areas and more.
This Speedway with a Âź-mile semi-banked asphalt oval track hosts exciting racing events from March Wichita Falls Skate Park through October. An ASA Member 1721 maurine st. track. T h is sk ate pa rk has 1 3,0 0 0 square feet of concrete! Designed Texoma Motor Speedway by Grindline Skateparks out of Se7567 seymour Highway 766-0153 attle, it features rails, bowls and big www.texomamotorspeedway.com air jumps. The park is open from 8 Dirt track racing on a 1/10-mile a.m. to midnight daily for everyone banked clay oval and a 1/5-mile to enjoy.
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Works of Art
sculptures, statues & memorials Wichita Falls boasts some 20 sculptures, statues and memorials throughout the city! With the newest additions of the Mustangs and an exact replica of the Liberty Bell, both on the campus of Midwestern State University, we truly are a city of art.
Wee-Chi-Tah Sculpture 500 block of Wichita Street
By local artist Jack Stevens. One of America’s largest sculptures that features the First WiCHiTA FALLS CoNveNTioN AND viSiToRS BUReAU Nation of America, this marvelous life-size sculpture features a Comanche family cross- The Mustangs at Midwestern State University. other works of art can be found on Page 22. ing the Wichita River. The actual legend of their crossing defines where Wichita Falls got its name. This multipart artwork is of a woman, The Sun Watcher her child, two braves, their horses and a colt set Council Drive and Wigwam Trail, MSU Campus in the natural beauty of rock and flowing water. The woman is testing the river’s depth, as the Another of Jack Stevens’ phenomenal legend tells, and describes it is “waist-deep,” sculptures. The beauty of this Indian art is which is how “Wee-chi-tah” is translated. awe-inspiring.
Art on the Green Outdoor Sculpture Invitational
Liberty Bell Front lawn of Hardin Administration Building Taft and Hampstead, MSU Campus
Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar
Admission is free. This annual event brings fabulous artwork to the Kemp Center’s beautiful grounds for a yearlong exhibit. Ten to 12 sculptures from artists all over the globe are enjoyed by residents and tourists each year. The Sculpture Garden, which also houses permanent exhibits, is open weekdays and Saturdays. The sculptures are lighted at night and guided group tours can be arranged.
Crape Myrtle Harold Jones Park, Ninth and Broad streets
As a work of public art, it has seldom been appreciated. When this 12-foot enamel-on-iron sculpture was commissioned to commemorate the city’s centennial and installed in 1982, a furor arose over both the representation of the hearty North Texas’ Crape Myrtle and the New York artist chosen to do so. Much of the local citizenry were unnerved by the statue’s $100,000 price tag, though half of the money came from the National Endowment for the Arts with the other half from local taxes. In time, however, this sculpture has become a shady place for visitors to sit and a cheerful place for children to play.
Hotter’N Hell Hundred Cyclists Comanche Trail and Council Drive, MSU Campus
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The Crape Myrtle in Harold Jones Park.
tion of leaving a legacy of beautiful art in our city with the Cyclists at MSU, in honor of the Hotter’N Hell Hundred cycling event held here each year.
Gates of Hercules Taft and Nocona Trail, MSU Campus
This impressive sculpture was completed in commemoration of MSU’s 75th anniversary. Each limestone block weighs 5,000 pounds! Created by Sandi Stein of Fairview, Texas.
Little Girl sculpture Bridwell Park, Harrison at Monroe
By artist Jack Stevens
An exact replica of the Liberty Bell — from the inscriptions to the crack — was donated to Midwestern State University by community members Aurora and Phil Bolin. The bell itself stands 42-3/16 inches high, has a diameter of 44-1/2 inches and weighs 2,050 pounds. Cast in bronze, this amazing piece was hand crafted by a company in France. The 12,000-pound display includes a large granite base and two plaques, one of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution and the other of the Declaration of Independence.
Mustangs at MSU Corner of Midwestern Parkway and Taft
By local artist Jack Stevens. Three largerthan-life sized Mustang horses, staged as “running wild” and made of bronze, now grace the campus of Midwestern State University.
Vietnam War Memorial Memorial Stadium, 4709 Barnett Road
WWII War Memorial Wichita County Courthouse lawn, 900 Seventh St.
WWI Memorial Memorial Auditorium, 1300 Seventh St.
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A cyclist pedals down the bike trail near Lake wichita Park.
Beauty is a walk in the park Nature enthusiasts find a visit to Wichita Falls adventurous and fulfilling. We hope the information below on our trail systems, parks, Wichita Mountains and more becomes your guide to many bold ventures during your stay!
can be seen across the river near the site of the original falls. The site can be accessed from the trail by crossing over the river on the old Bridge Street Bridge.
Holliday Creek Trails
Hike & Bike Trail System Wichita River Trails This trail system has 4.37 miles of connected trails stretching along the Wichita River from Lucy Park to Williams Park. It is also connected to 1.55 miles of the Holliday Creek trails. Starting in Lucy Park, you can travel all the way to East Scott Street and back, 12.8 miles round trip. Along the way you’ll find some of the most beautiful scenery in the city. Peaceful and serene wooded areas abound and are alive with color in both spring and fall. Wildlife such as white-tailed deer, squirrels and all kinds of birds can often be seen. It’s worth the walk just to smell the honeysuckle. Bridges are a consistent theme along the Wichita River Trails. The railroad bridge that crosses the river near Scott Avenue is the oldest functional railroad bridge in the United States on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe system! The “Wee-Chi-Tah” sculpture
This trail system stretches from Lake Wichita to Williams Park. Trail goers, whether biking, skating, skateboarding, running or walking, can presently travel from Lake Wichita Park all the way to Hamilton Park (11.1 miles round trip). The trail starts again at Scott Avenue and stretches to Williams Park where it connects with the Wichita River Trail System. There’s quite a view in all directions from atop the Lake Wichita spillway. At the base there’s a parklike area with vehicle parking. It’s a perfect place to start your adventure on the Holliday Creek Trails.
ing, mountain biking and running. The trail is an all natural surface. It offers the challenges of short, steep climbs and drops, along with other obstacles that you would find on a native Texas trail. It was named the “Best Urban Off Road Trail in Texas” by the Subaru Trail Doctors with Texas Parks and Wildlife. The trail is wild so we caution that you enjoy it, but at your own risk!
Wichita Mountains From I-44 N take Highway 49 (exit 45). Go west 10 miles to the Refuge Gate, 580-429-3222 www.wichitamountains.fws.gov
Less than an hour’s drive north of Wichita Falls are the Wichita Mountains, which rank among the oldest ranges on earth. Formation of these mountains began some 500 million years ago! These mountains host a rare piece of the past — there are legends of lost mines and cached treasure. Spanish traders bartered with several Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Indian tribes for hides and other artifacts, and 322-3223, www.weechita.org legends persist of hidden treasures of Spanish The Wee-Chi-Tah Trail is a 13-mile off-road gold. The James gang is said to have buried bantrail that starts at Berend’s Landing (by the dit loot somewhere among its boulder-strewn “Wee-Chi-Tah” Sculpture), and travels west slopes and other, less renowned, outlaws supalong the north side of the Wichita River into the Lucy Park area. It’s primarily used for hikPlease see GO, 28 Visitors Guide 2010
ere’s always something to do in Wichita Falls... from events like Hoer’N Hell 100, Texas Ranch Roundup & Wildcats Hockey to Falls Fest, Texas Oklahoma Fair & Fantasy of Lights. at’s why we’re the Offical Best Weekend Getaway in Texas...Come Find Yourself in the Falls!
For additional event information, visit our website: www.WichitaFalls.org
Calendar of Events
“Traveling Dreams” photography by Angela Bacon-Kidwell Kemp Center for the Arts Thru July 10 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
Alzheimer’s Assoc. Art Exhibit “Memories in the Making” Kemp Center for the Arts Thru July 31 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
WF Art Assoc. “Artists to Watch” Kemp Center for the Arts Thru August 7 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
Freedom Fest, SAFB
“Bronzes by Donald” by Donald Blankenship Kemp Center for the Arts
Museum of N. TX History 6th Annual “Friends of the Museum” Sale
Covers Brothers Band at The Iron Horse Pub
5th Annual Bluegrass Festival MPEC
July 14-Sept 25 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
July 23 615 8th • 767-9488 www.theironhorsepub.com
Seth James in concert at The Iron Horse Pub
July 30 615 8th • 767-9488 www.theironhorsepub.com
July 3 • 1 p.m. 676-7017 Open to Public - Free Admission www.sheppardfreedomfest.com
Francine Miller Art Exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts
Kell House Old Fashioned Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Children’s Parade
No Justice in concert at The Crazy Horse Saloon
Aug 4-Sept 18 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
July 3 900 Bluff • Free Admission
Aug 6 3600 Jacksboro Hwy • 322-3555
Mark McKinney in concert at The Crazy Horse Saloon
“Aladdin Jr.” at the Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Center
July 7 3600 Jacksboro Hwy • 322-3555
“Fiddler on the Roof” at the Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Center
Weekends July 9 thru July 31 919 Indiana • 723-9037 www.wichitatheatre.com
“Pirates of Penzance” at the Backdoor Theatre
Weekends July 9 thru July 24 501 Indiana • 322-5000 www.backdoortheatre.org
Weekends Aug 6 thru Aug 21 919 Indiana • 723-9037 www.wichitatheatre.com
2nd Annual Deer Fest, MPEC
Aug 7 1000 5th, 723-7070 www.deerfestwichitafalls.com Admission $5, 12 and under free
Larry Lemons Western Art Exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts Aug 12-Sept 25 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
Aug 8 720 Indiana • 322-7628
Aug 13 & 14 1000 5th • 761-7490 $5 for both days or $3 for one
Kyle Bennett Band in concert at The Crazy Horse Saloon
Aug 13 3600 Jacksboro Hwy • 322-3555
TX Collectors Gun & Knife Show, MPEC Aug 14 & 15 1000 5th • 692-3766 $5 adults, 13 and under free with adult supervision
TX Ranch Round Up, MPEC
Aug 20-21 1000 5th • Tickets 716-5555
Brandon Rhyder in concert at The Crazy Horse Saloon
Aug 20 3600 Jacksboro Hwy • 322-3555
Hotter‘N Hell Hundred and Wee-Chi-Tah Trail Races at MPEC Aug 27-29 1000 5th • www.hh100.org
Shrinefest featuring Kevin Fowler, Casey Donahew, Micky & the Motorcars plus more at the Shrine Arena, Hatton & McKinney Rds Aug 28 www.shrinefest.com
“Caught in the Net” on the Dinner Stage at Backdoor Theatre Aug 28-Sept 12 501 Indiana • 322-5000 www.backdoortheatre.org
Texas Ponies of the Americas at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center Sept 4 & 5 111 N. Burnett www.wfmpec.com
Wine Festival at the Forum
Sept 10 2120 Speedway • 766-3347
Eco Fair River Bend Nature Center
Sept 22-Nov 27 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
Oct 9 • 9am-4pm 2200 3rd St.• 767-0843
Falls Fest at Lucy Park
TX Collectors Gun & Knife Show MPEC
Sept 24-25 692-9797 • www.jlwf.org
Mystery Artists Festival at the Kemp Center for the Arts Sept 27-Oct 22 artists to be revealed at festival October 22 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
“Gosbert” mosaic artwork presented by Kris Gossom and Kathy Gilbert at the Kemp Center for the Arts “Cats” Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Center
Weekends Sept 11thru Oct 3 919 Indiana • 723-9037 www.wichitatheatre.com
Museum of N. TX History Fall Exhibit “Coca Cola”
720 Indiana • 322-7628
Museum Day - Free to the public Tour Museums throughout the city Sept 11 www.wichitafallstx.gov
TX/OK Fair at the MPEC Sept 14-18 1000 5th
presented by the Founder Lions Club
Sept 30-Oct 23 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
WF Symphony Orchestra with Julie Albers, Cellist
Oct 2 Memorial Auditorium 1300 7th St. • 8pm Tickets start at $10 723-6202 • www.wfso.org
at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center Oct 2 • 7pm 716-5555 • www.wfmpec.com
Wild Horse Expo and Adoption
Oct 7-10 J.S. Bridwell Ag Center 111 N. Burnett • 866-468-7826
“Jekyll & Hyde” The Musical on the Main Stage at Backdoor Theatre Oct 8-23 501 Indiana 322-5000 www.backdoortheatre.org
Oct 9 & 10 1000 5th • 692-3766
Micky & the Motorcars in concert at The Iron Horse Pub Oct 16 www.theironhorsepub.com
Wichita County Horse Expo at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center Oct 16-17 111 N. Burnett • 704-7763 Free to the Public
Not-So-Scary Nature Night River Bend Nature Center
Oct 22 • 6-9pm 2200 3rd St.• 767-0843 www.riverbendnaturecenter.org
Make A Difference Tour
featuring Max Lucado, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith, Third Day & More! Kay Yeager Coliseum Oct 23 • 7pm 716-5555 • www.wfmpec.com
Haunted Tours at the Kell House Museum Oct 23 900 Bluff • 723-2712
“Birds and Nature” photography by John Snyder at the Kemp Center for the Arts Oct 28-Dec 30 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
Karyl Barbosa Art Exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts Oct 28-Jan 13 1300 Lamar • 767-2787
Allred Prison Art Exhibit at the Kemp Center for the Arts
November Cory Morrow in concert at Outskirts
Nov 4 www.outskirtsnightclub.com
Museum of N. TX History6th Annual Texas Christmas 720 Indiana • 322-7628
Christmas Magic at the MPEC Nov 5-7 1000 5th • 692-9797 www.jlwf.org
Maskat Shrine Circus at the Kay Yeager Coliseum
Nov 6 & 7 716-5555 • www.wfmpec.com
WF Symphony Orchestra presents “All Orchestral” Memorial Auditorium Nov 13 • 8pm 1300 7th St • 723-6202 Tickets start at $10 www.wfso.org
Hangar Holiday at SAFB
Nov 13-14 www.hangarholiday.org
City Lights and Parade, Historic Downtown Farmers Market Nov 20 8th & Ohio
30th Annual Fantasy of Lights Basketball Tournament
Largest high school basketball tournament in the U.S. Nov 26-27 www.fantasyoflights.org
“Tuna Christmas” on the Dinner Stage at Backdoor Theatre Nov 26-Dec 11 501 Indiana, 322-5000 www.backdoortheatre.org
“Santa House” at the Kell House Museum Nov 30-Dec 10 900 Bluff 723-2712
Every Fri & Sat Nov 19 thru Dec 18, 6:30-8:30pm. 2200 3rd St.• 767-0843 www.riverbendnaturecenter.org
Dec 4 • 8 p.m. Tickets available Nov 1 at Cash-A-Check, 3002 Kemp • 691-1723 www.wfbt.org
TX Collectors Gun & Knife Show MPEC Dec 4 & 5 1000 5th • 692-3766
Wichita West Arts & Crafts Show at the J.S. Bridwell Ag Center Dec 4 & 5 111 N. Burnett www.wfmpec.com
Fantasy of Lights, MSU
Dec 6 – Jan 1 Each evening at dusk Hampstead & Taft St. www.mwsu.edu/fantasy
WF Symphony Orchestra presents “The Living Christmas Card” at Memorial Auditorium
919 Indiana • 723-9037 check for dates /times www.wichitatheatre.com
Candlelight Tours at the Kell House Museum
“It’s a Wonderful Life” The Musical, Wichita Theatre Performing Arts Center
An Elvis kind of Christmas with Kraig Parker and the Royal Tribute Band at the Wichita Theatre ElectriCritters River Bend Nature Center
“The Nutcracker Suite” Memorial Auditorium
Dec 11 • 8pm 1300 7th St. • 723-6202 www.wfso.org
Dec 18 900 Bluff 723-2712
Dec 2-3 919 Indiana • 723-9037 www.wichitatheatre.com
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Minnetonka Moccasins & Sandals 711 Indiana Historic Downtown Wichita Falls (940) 716-0015 or (940) 781-1181
Go Natural! GO from 23 posedly secreted booty in these mountains. Kiowa Indians supposedly raided a wagon train on the Santa Fe Trail and Quanah Parker, last of the Comanche Chiefs, called these Mountains his home. Established in 1901, the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. This 59,020-acre refuge provides a home for large native grazing animals such as American bison, Rocky Mountain elk, white-tailed deer and Texas Longhorn cattle. More than 50 mammal, 240 bird, 64 reptile and amphibian, 36 fish, and 800 plant species thrive on this important refuge. Thirteen public use lakes for fishing largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie and catfish can be found. Annual elk and deer hunts hosted by the refuge run for two and half days. One popular site is Holy City, a 66-acre attraction that looks much like Israel during biblical times and is the site of the nation’s longest running Easter passion play. These historic mountains also offer hikers and climbers some very challenging opportunities. While these mountains are eroded with age, they include some of the roughest territory in the country. Campgrounds are available for the general public and organized youth groups. Backcountry camping is allowed by permit only in the Charon’s Garden Wilderness Area. Guided bus tours and hiking tours for amazing stargazing, scenic wildflower walks, eagle watching, historical tours and more are conducted each year. See the website for tour info or call 580-429-2151.
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Lake Arrowhead offers opportunities for fishing, boating and fun.
Lakes Lake Arrowhead State Park Fm 1954 east, 528-2211
This 524-acre lake is situated on 14,390-acres. The lake shore is 106 miles long with outdoor recreation opportunities that include: bicycling, birding, boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, nature study, picnicking, swimming and wildlife observation. Five miles of hiking trails are available, as well as a 300-acre equestrian area for riders. Numerous RV and primitive (tent) campsites, including several equestrian campsites are offered. The park offers a large pavilion and a smaller dining hall with full amenities. Boat ramps, a fishing pier, restrooms with showers, concessions and even an 18-hole disc golf course!
B&S RV Campground
south side of wichita Falls, off Texas Highway 79 or take Fairway south
87 w. Harmony Road exit (iowa Park), 592-9730
20 spaces with 30-amp service and sewer hookups available at each site.
Burkburnett RV Park 1202 e. Third (Burkburnett), 569-3081 www.burkburnettrvpark.com.
65 spaces with 20-, 30- and 50-amp service, free Wi-Fi, on-site cable TV, 24-hour coin operated laundry, large swimming pool, horseshoes and lighted softball field.
Coyote Ranch Resort & RV Park 200 stephens Ranch Road, 767-6700 www.coyoteranchresort.com
Opening soon! This newly developed resort offers 150 full-service sites on concrete pads with 20-, 30- and 50-amp service. Ten furnished cabins, family bathrooms and shower facilities, laundry, swimming pool, a general store and 120-seat wedding chapel.
Wichita Falls RV Park 2944 seymour Highway, 723-1532 or 800-252-1532.
49 spaces with 20-, 30- and 50-amp service.
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A 1,224-acre lake with a maximum depth of 9.5 feet, there are excellent fishing opportunities for bass, catfish and crappie with two public boat ramps to accommodate small to medium-sized boats. Lake Wichita Dam was completed in 1901 and offers spectacular views from the top. At the bottom of the spillway there’s a scenic parklike setting with parking. Sewer hookups at each site. Catch-and-release pond, pool, cable, pull-through sites, restrooms and showers on-site.
Wichita Bend RV Park 300 central Freeway, 761-7490 www.wichitafallstx.gov.
The Wichita Bend RV Park is a 28-space facility. Each space has water and electrical service (all spaces have standard 30-amp service, and 14 are 30- and 50-amp). No sewer hookups, but the park does have a dump station. Only RV’s with water and sewage-holding capabilities are allowed due to lack of restrooms. Swinging bridge across the Wichita River provides a scenic outlook, and takes visitors into Lucy Park.
Cruse Acres U.s. 287/281 (south) interchange, 767-9824
A 200-acre, clean, secure and conveniently located equine facility. Minutes away from J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center/Multi-Purpose Events Center & Coliseum. Covered stalls, shed row, stall mats, steel pens, pasture turnout, round pen, bedding/hay included for $25 per night per horse. Vet on call and owners are on premises.
Griffin Equine Center Fm 1954 west (Holliday), 704-8840
Horse boarding and training, indoor and outdoor arenas, 250 acres of trails, riding lessons, barrel racing. Round pens for training, wash rack and horse walker. Horses can be leased for riding for $150 per month.
Hill Country Horse Boarding 7181 Parker Ranch Road, 692-7400
Arena with grandstand and round pen, con-
Go Natural! City Parks The City of Wichita Falls Parks & Recreation Department truly does a superior job of creating beauty in the 37 parks throughout the city as well as hosting fun-filled events. The parks range in size from small neighborhood facilities to the 258 acres of Weeks Park featuring the Champions Course at Weeks Park, an 18-hole golf course. Many parks have spacious picnic shelters, barbecue grills, playgrounds, walking trails and more. The ones listed below are some of our outstanding parks with many unique features. We invite you to enjoy the beauty and accommodations of them all. Events held include the Concert in the Park Series, FallsFest, Kids Fishing Rodeo and much more.
Lucy Park Fifth and Sunset, 761-7490
Lucy Park is a 178-acre regional park located in the center of the city. The park is in a bend of the Wichita River, which gives it a natural setting with huge pecans, cottonwoods and numerous other species of native and introduced trees. Some of the many features include a swinging bridge across the Big Wichita River and a scenic walk along the trail that leads to the Waterfall. For hiking and biking enthusiasts, a 1.7-mile concrete trail circles the park. This is the western starting point for the Wichita River Trail System. A large pond area is dedicated to waterfowl, and ducks and geese can be found year round. Other wildlife you might see includes whitetail deer, bobcats, raccoons, squirrels, ducks, geese, turtles, butterflies or a Mississippi Kite. There are 2 large picnic shelters that can be reserved at no charge. The main shelter has 20 picnic tables and seats approximately 120 people. The Lucy Land shelter has 15 tables to seat around 90 people. A Log Cabin can also be reserved for parties and accommodates 55 people. A large swimming pool, basketball goals, 18-hole disc golf course, 3 modular playgrounds, 2 sand volleyball courts and 1 concrete volleyball court are also part of this beautiful park. There are 5 smaller picnic shelters, 30 individual picnic tables, 34 barbecue grills, 4 drinking fountains, and 86 benches. River Bend Nature Center utilizes 15 acres of the park along Third Street.
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The Wichita Falls Trail System winds through parks and wild areas from the Wichita River south to lake Wichita. Whether you are out for a leisurely stroll or an afternoon of sports, Wichita Falls’ parks and trails offer just the setting for a perfect day.
Kiwanis Park 4400 Southwest Parkway, 761-7490
Kiwanis Park is a large 60-acre park located off Southwest Parkway east of Fairway, offering the only prairie dog town in the park system and the only area designated exclusively for flying kites. It has 4 lighted baseball fields, 2 public restrooms, and a large picnic shelter with 10 tables. There is also a large playground, 3 small shelters and 3 barbecue grills.
Lake Wichita Park South Fairway Blvd., 761-7490
Lake Wichita Park is a large 234-acre park located on the north shore of Lake Wichita. Within the park is a 2.6 mile concrete hike and bike trail that runs from the southern tip of the park at Fairway Boulevard to the dam on the lake. The trail continues onto Hamilton Park. The park has public restrooms, a modular playground, basketball goals, drinking fountains and many picnic areas. The park has a large picnic shelter that can be reserved with 10 picnic tables that will seat approximately 60 people. There are also 2 lighted baseball fields, 2 lighted softball fields, 3 lighted football fields and an
crete wash pad, lighted barn, secure tack room, 24 hour access and outside security lights.
shaded riding trails. Large lighted round pen and arena.
Lost River Ranch
3940 Horseshoe Bend Estates, 704-5492 www.lostriverranch.com
1913 Wranglers Retreat, 692-1161
Beautiful horse boarding facility located on Horseshoe Bend Lake. Two nice barns with 38 stalls, some with connected runs; large turnouts. Full, partial, and self-care available. Nice,
Indoor stalls/outside paddock. Safe pipe stalls/pipe and cable fencing. No barbed wire. Vet on call and owner is on the premises. Ample overnight parking. Miniature horse facilities available.
18-hole disc golf course. Lake Wichita Park has the only model airplane landing strip in the park system.
Weeks Park 1900 block of Southwest Parkway north to midwestern Parkway, 761-7490
Named after W.F. Weeks and Harry C. Weeks, who donated 258-acres of land to the city for park use in 1926, it is the largest of the city’s parks. Located along both sides of Holliday Creek, it is bounded by Midwestern Parkway on the north and Southwest Parkway on the south. The city’s municipal golf course, The Champions Course at Weeks Park, is located in the heart of the park. The course has undergone a complete, multimillion dollar renovation and features an 18-hole course, driving range, pro shop and restaurant. A 3-mile concrete hike and bike trail (part of the city’s 14-mile trail system) runs along the east side of the park along Holliday Creek. The park has a tennis center with 9 lighted courts and pro shop. Weeks Park has a large picnic shelter with 30 picnic tables that seat 180 people. There are public restrooms, numerous barbecue grills, benches and a basketball court.
Turtle Creek Stables and Arena 2110 Turtle Creek Road, 691-6291
Turtle Creek provides horse rentals and riding, entertainers and entertainment. Horse services and equipment, stables, party and event planning service, recreational goods rental, riding stable and saddle horse rental also available. Visitors Guide 2010
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696-8086 851-0979 766-4086
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2911 Kemp Blvd. Sikes Senter Mall 8542 Seymour Hwy. 3710 Call Field Rd. 2719 Southwest Pkwy. 1409 Lamar
Cielito Lindo Don Jose El Chico’s El Chico’s Café El Gordo’s El Mejicano El Norteno El Paisa El Ranchito Villegas Jalapeno Tree Joey’s La Pinata La Costa Los Tres Amigos On the Border Sevi’s Burritos
208 N. Burnet 2601 10th St. 1028 Central Frwy. 2801 A Southwest Pkwy. 513 Scott 5401 Central Frwy. 110 N. Burnet 1107 Broad 502 N. Scott 2927 Southwest Pkwy. 528 Beverly 3411 Sheppard Access 4705 Fairway Blvd. 2210 Southwest Pkwy. Sikes Senter 1710 9th St.
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Applebee’s Buffalo Wild Wings Bully’s Grill Chili’s Grill & Bar Parkway Grill P-2
Gyros & Kebobs Hibiscus Café Salt & Pepper Why Not? (German)
3104 Kemp Blvd. 1616 Pearlie Dr. 2611 Plaza Pkwy. 726 Scott Ave.
692-6991 855-5881 691-9800 766-2099
Chuck E. Cheese 2935 Southwest Pkwy. CiCi’s Pizza 2710 Southwest Pkwy. Domino’s Pizza Various Locations Double Dave’s Pizza Works 3916 Kemp Blvd. Johnny Carino’s 4330 Kell Blvd. Little Caesars Various Locations Mazzio’s Pizza 3900 Call Field Rd. Napoli’s Italian Restaurant 3204 Kemp Blvd. New York Pizza 4322 Burkburnett Rd. Olive Garden 3916 Kemp Blvd. Papa John’s Pizza Various Locations Papa Murphy’s 3911 Lawrence Rd. Papa Murphy’s 2314 Airport Dr. Pizza Hut Various Locations Roma USA Pizza 1123 Central Frwy. Spot, The 3002 Midwestern Pkwy. Marsala’s Italian Kitchen 507 Beverly
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Juston Liles, owner of Pasqual Restaurant, in the new location in Parker Square.
Times RecoRd News In 1982 with Wichita Falls planning its Centennial Celebration, a rocking-chair marathon was proposed to begin the festivities. Roby Christie of the Wichita Falls Bicycle Club had another idea. A better kickoff, he felt, would be a bicycle ride — 100 miles for 100 years in 100-degree weather. The name Hotter’N Hell Hundred was coined and the largest sanctioned century bicycle ride in the country — possibly the world — was created. On Aug. 27, 1982, more than 1,100 riders challenged the elements and 98-degree weather, some racing against horses along one mile of the course. Nearly three decades later, the ride, sanctioned by the League of American Wheelmen, and the U.S. Cycling Federation-
sanctioned race, makes up the largest sanctioned century ride in the U.S. The Ride, as it has become known locally, is both pleasure ride and a competitive event. This year, both worldclass racers and recreational cyclists will take to the roads and off-road trails on bicycles and wheelers of all types Aug. 27-29. Professional racing teams crank their way through a grueling 100-mile sprint, while riders of every description test their metal on the 100mile and shorter distances. In addition to the main race day Aug. 28, there are professional criterium races, off-road bike and running events, seminars, music, comedy and fun. Reinvigorated by the addition of more entertainment Please see HoTTeR’N HeLL, 37
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Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 4040 York Street Wichita Falls, TX 76309
Pastor: Fr. John Swistovich Mass Celebrated: Saturday - 6 pm Sunday - 8:00 am, 9:30 am �, 11:00 am � (� child care offered) The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays from 4-5 pm Office hours are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Mon. - Fri.
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Sunday School 9:00 am • Baptist Training Union 10:00 am Worship 11:00 am
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HOTTER’N HELL from 33 and rider-friendly features, the Hotter’N Hell Hundred attracted more than 14,000 riders to Wichita Falls in 2009. Director Chip Filer says keeping the event fresh is what keeps riders coming back. “Last year we expanded the criteriums to be not only on Friday but Sunday as well. We also move the spaghetti dinner to the Kay Yeager Coliseum.” The popular HHH consumer show also grew by a third, according to Filer, and the Finish Line Village was expanded. Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas even arrived with a trailer fully equipped with showers, washing machines and dryers so gritty riders could clean up after crossing the finish line. Recordbreaking attendance, however, has not left organizers resting on their laurels. “Word has gotten out about how much fun this has become for everyone, no matter what events they take part in,” Filler said. So plan to be in Wichita Falls Aug. 27-29, 2010 — or any year on the weekend before Labor Day weekend — for the biggest 100-mile bicycling event in America.
APRIL 15 & 16 2011
Let dozens of Texas wineries tempt & tease your palette with their diverse samplings of wine; tap your feet to our live music! This event beneﬁts local charitable organizations supported by the Senior Junior Forum. Call (940) 766-3347for further information.
Thousands of riders take off at the start of the 2009 Hotter ‘n Hell Hundred. The annual event brings a plethora of visitors and customers to the city and has a significant economic impact for wichita Falls.
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A little history TREASURES from 17 Wichita Falls Fire and Police Museum 106 Pecan, 761-7901
Open the first Saturday of each month 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Additional tours by appointment. See a 1916 American LaFrance pumper, a 1967 Mack fire truck, an original Gamewell Alarm System, seven other original Wichita Falls apparatuses and a police motorcycle. Rides available on special occasions. A traveling museum that you may see at special events!
Wichita Falls Railroad Museum 500 ninth st., 723-2661 www.wfrrm.com
Open Saturdays noon-4 p.m.; Additional tours by appointment. Admission is $1 per person. Step aboard vintage trains and take a trip back in time to learn about the history of the railroads that once ran through this area. The museum strives to preserve the railroad history of Wichita Falls featuring equipment from six Texas railroads. One of the historical cars of this static museum is the Fort Worth and Denver Steam Locomotive #304, the oldest piece in the museum’s collection.
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It started out innocently enough, but then most swindles do. In 1919, Wichita Falls was a crowded place. While area businessmen enjoyed the first of several oil booms, offices were located wherever space could be found, and “coat pocket” business addresses were as common as those of bricks and mortar. Investors practically stood in line to buy stock in a construction project proposed by a Philadelphia building engineer, a tenant of the Newby Hotel, a man whose name has been lost to history. He probably was a genuine building engineer or he could never have presented his $200,000 (c. 1919) project so convincingly! Contracts were signed, money changed hands and construction began on the lot next door to the clever visionary’s hotel address. Trouble was, none of the investors seemed to notice that the Philadelphian’s blueprints, which called for dimensions in square feet, were actually executed in square inches until after the property, still standing after 80-plus years, was finished. By then, the Easterner had long checked out of the hotel, taking the bulk of his ill-gotten $200,000 along with him. A quaint shop, Antique Wood, now calls The Littlest Skyscraper its home.
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Retail hot spots Savvy Shopping Sikes Senter Mall 3111 Midwestern Parkway, 692-5501 www.sikessenter.com Anchored by Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Sears, Sikes Senter has more than 80 specialty shops, restaurants and services, including a 10 screen movie theater, Cinnabon, Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, The Children’s Place, Old Navy, Joe Mug’s Coffee with Books-A-Million and much more!
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Our historic downtown antique district makes shopping a nostalgic (or retro!) experience. Visit www.wfantiques.com for a list of local and area shops. (Note: Hours listed are “as a rule.” We encourage you to call before making your trip!)
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Alley Cat Collective & Three Dog Books
917 Scott Ave., 733-2761, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., www.threedogbooks.com New in 2010! A toy boutique that specializes in offbeat and retro toys and gifts, from painted Chinese silk kites to collection-themed tin sets. The book space is filled with rare and unusual first-edition books for adults and children.
1802 1/2 Harrison, 767-7232 Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Hot Wheels, Old Toys, Coca-Cola, Daisy B.B. Guns, sports memorabilia, antiques, collectibles and all kinds of good junk!
neon signs & more. Enjoy the multiple levels of this unique store including the main floor, the basement, the vault plus a coffee bar!
with vintage jewelry, books, glassware, paper, military, vintage hunting and fishing collectibles, antique lamps and more.
Fabulous Local Finds If you’re looking for that unique something that can’t be found in every city, head to one of the stores below. Everything from freshly made candy and beef jerky to Southwest artwork and designer items can be found. Wichita Falls has been keeping them a secret long enough!
The Feathered Nest
511 Seventh St., 851-7800 Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Unique pieces in a unique place. Antique and vintage furniture, glassware, primitives, jewelry, clothing and so much more. Located in historic downtown in an early 1900s structure with access to the “World’s Littlest Skyscraper” built in 1920.
620 Ohio, 766-6321, Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday by appointment, www.easttreasures.com A unique collection of treasures from the Far East! Most are considered Chinese Country antiques since they come from homes throughout the countryside. Over 2,500 square feet of furniture, wood carvings, décor, pottery, gift items, jewelry, freshwater pearls and gemstones.
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Georgann’s Craft Mall
Finishing Touch Plaza
3800 Kell Blvd., 723-5332 Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. www.antiquitiesandinteriors.com Antiques, collectibles, furniture, lamps, lighting fixtures, gifts, mirrors, pottery, home décor and patio items.
3202 Midwestern Parkway, 692-2790 Find something here for the craft lover in everyone. A large number of booths feature homemade items, antiques and more. Shoppers can find countless gifts, souvenirs and keepsakes. Hidden in this fabulous treasure is The Cottage Tea Room with crepes, quiche, salads and scrumptious desserts.
4020 Rhea Road, 691-8238, Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. www.ftgifts.com This Plaza is home to a number of small shops in Wichita Falls. Its namesake, The Finishing Touch, a family-owned business, is selfproclaimed as Texoma’s largest gift shop featuring over 40,000 gift items including Circle E Candles, Willow Tree Angels, Arthur Court and more! Be sure you stop by the Yellow Box Shoe Store and choose from thousands of pairs of these fashionable shoes!
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The Corner Emporium 726 Indiana, 761-5504, Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., www.corneremporium.com Antique mall & indoor flea market with over 50 different dealers! Toys, jewelry, furniture, home décor, keepsakes, antique glassware,
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Mansion II Antique Mall 914 Indiana, 723-1341, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. One of Wichita Falls largest antique malls
In Sikes Senter, 691-4075 www.shopfeatherednest.com Outfit your home and yourself with treasures found at this exquisite store! Feathered Nest carries a large selection of Corky’s Shoes, ONESOLE Sandals, Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks, outdoor Welcome mats and flags, Colonial Candles and so much more!
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2919 Bob in Parker Square, 264-5678, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., www.harvesttheboutique.com One fabulous store, two great locations! Be sure you stop by both locations as each carries different lines like Brighton, Ivy Jane, MBT Footwear, Sharon Young, Tyler Candles, Vera Bradley and more!
Harvest Drug & Gift Shop 3409 McNeil, 692-7081, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.harvestdrug.com
The Pecan Shed 1401 Midwestern Parkway, 322-0756, Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. www.pecanshed.com Open year round with exceptional quality paper shell pecans grown locally in an orchard just north of their store! Be sure you try out some of their delicious homemade fudge and fudge-dipped strawberries! Also has a large selection of Texas souvenirs, pecan products and home décor.
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Texas Best Meats 7043 Seymour Highway, 691-3664, MondayFriday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., texasbestbeefjerky.com Take a taste of Wichita Falls home from this local favorite! Featured on the “Today Show,” you’ll find beef jerky, beef sticks, smoked brisket, fillets, steaks, smoked cheeses, sauces, dips, marinades and rubs. You can also grab a bite to eat at Texas Best BBQ & Burgers located at Southwest Parkway and Maplewood, open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Texas Collectibles 2526 Missile Road, 687-0303, TuesdayFriday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4
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Turtle Creek Trading Company 711 Indiana, 716-0015, Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. www.turtlecreektradingco.net Located in historic downtown Wichita Falls, this one-of-a-kind store offers Southwest décor, Minnetonka moccasins and sandals, sterling and turquoise jewelry, heirloom pottery, baskets, artifacts, 3B West leather and suede jackets and more.
Beginning June 1, 2010, the Museum’s main galleries will undergo refurbishment with expected completion in October 2010. Of�ces and the Art Lounge Gallery will remain open. The Youth Programs and “Live at the Lake” will also continue as scheduled. Pictured at left: “Vinculum” Welded and powder-coated steel by Jonathan W. Hils
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Wichita Falls is a great example of what is good about Texas-
itâ€™s economic opportunity, low cost of living, cultural diversity, academic possibilities and a proud sense of community. Even with our national economy shifting, our local residents have made small businesses and services succeed.
There are several reasons that our City finds itself in a unique position to prosper.
First, ease of
transportation. When some cities find themselves mired in gridlock, Wichita Falls has beautifully lit overpasses that connect one end of the city to another.
Second, we are an
economic and medical hub. Surrounding towns come to Wichita Falls for almost daily spending. The population of Wichita Falls doubles in the daytime hours, we sit strategically between Dallas and Oklahoma City with access to both, and we have affordable land on which to build.
Third, we are diversified in
cultural ways. The influence from Sheppard Air Force Base, the thriving Midwestern State University and Vernon College, our museums and our geographic location position us uniquely.
But finally, and most importantly, it’s the
quality of our people.
We pony-up, knuckle-down, kick up our heels with the best of ‘em.
Come visit. So many people have built this City into a place of
“Blue Skies, Golden Opportunities” that we made it our tag line.