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Anthony, Texas

Anthony is one of Texas' newest towns, incorporated in 1952. Anthony is also a two-state city on Texas 20, which in this area follows the historic route of El Camino Real, Spain's royal highway that connected Mexico with Texas, California, and Florida. In 1598, Don Juan de Onate and a band of colonizers traveled this road to settle Santa Fe, at a rate of only 40 miles in 15 days. The economy is now keyed to food canning and packing, cotton, and a federal correctional institution.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Anthony, TX

Discovery Well A No. 1

Gusher blew in more than half-century ago, remains one of largest producing oil wells in North America. Tremendous jet of oil...

Paisano Pete

At 20 feet long and 11 feet tall, Pete is probably the world's largest roadrunner. A popular photo subject. ...

Marian Blakemore Planetarium

Just on the edge of the Museum of the Southwest grounds the Marian Blakemore Planetarium is a visit into outer space. Opened ...

Fray Garcia Monument

This 14-ft. bronze sculpture by John Houser honors the priest who founded the area's first mission. The statue, in Pioneer Pl...

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum

Walk under an ancient sea, parade through downtown Boomtown, then literally feel the ground shake beneath you with the force ...