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Dumas, Texas

Dumas was named after Louis Dumas, president of the townsite company that founded this seat of Moore County in 1892. Oil was discovered in 1926. In the heart of the nation's largest grain sorghum producing area, Dumas is the center of one of world's largest natural gas fields, producer of two-thirds of the nation's helium.

Recreation areas include eight city parks, the scenic beauty in rugged canyons and the hills of the Canadian River brakes. Nearby Lake Meredith offers fishing, boating, swimming and water skiing.

Texoma (municipal) RV Park with 20 - 25 spaces are free for the first night with electric and water hookups, dump station, and nighttime security patrols. It is located on U.S. 87 west within the city limits.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Dumas, TX

Shore Art Gallery

Traveling exhibits and works by students and faculty displayed throughout year. ...

Parks

Two city-maintained parks, with shaded picnic facilities, playground equipment, swimming pool and lighted tennis court....

Grace Museum

Comprised of the Fine Arts Museum, Abilene Historical Museum, and the Children's Museum, all are in the historic Grace Hotel,...

Borden County Historical Museum

Pictures, records, newspapers, furniture, and clothing from Borden County pioneer days. For access, inquire at courthouse....

Battle of Adobe Walls

Site where two famous Indian battles were fought. Col. Kit Carson (in his last fight) and his U.S. troops in 1864 narrowly es...