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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

Grace Museum

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

Sherman County Depot Museum

Local history museum displays farm and ranch memorabilia, Indian artifacts, prehistoric fossils, all designed as a tribute to...

Old City Light Plant

Tour the WPA-built brick structure, housing electric generating equipment, which once supplied power to the community's munic...

Hangar 25 Air Museum

In 1942, Hangar 25 was constructed to support training of World War II bombardiers at the Big Spring Army Air Corps Bombardie...

XIT Ranch

Famed XIT was world's largest ranch under fence in 1880s, three million acres! The State of Texas, far richer in land than ca...