Stamford, Texas

Stamford is known for its Texas Cowboy Reunion, four days around July 4, dedicated to the Old West. The Reunion was started in 1930 as nonprofit community enterprise, and is unchallenged as the greatest amateur rodeo in the world. The population of the city more than triples when 500-plus rodeo contestants and thousands of spectators converge. Rodeo prizes include cash, trophies and handmade saddles, and food is served from chuck wagons. It includes a major Western art show at the rodeo ground pavilion.

Stamford is the retail, banking and commercial center for a three-county area. Business facilities include grain elevators, cotton gins, a delinting plant, cotton compress, clothing factory, cottonseed oil mill, feed mill, oil well machinery, and wholesale outlets. Developed in 1899 as a project of the Texas Central Railroad, Stamford was named after the Connecticut hometown of the railroad president.

Attractions near Stamford, Texas

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Located near Retama Park, this brand new large outdoor venue hosts headlining musical acts. Venue can hold 20,000....

Big Texan Cowboy Palace

Adjacent to the Big Texan Steak Ranch, this 350-seat theater is for concerts, musical reviews, special events and parties thr...

Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site & Lost Creek Reservoir State Trailway

Most northerly of line of Federal posts established in Texas after Civil War to halt Indian depredations. Among regimental co...

Devine Golf Course

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Washington's Birthday Celebration Museum

Displays of sparkling gowns, photos and other memorabilia tell the story of Laredo's Washington's Birthday Celebration, now m...

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