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McLean, Texas

Established in 1902, McLean grew from a water well and switch on the Choctaw, Oklahoma, and Texas Railroad. It was once known as the "uplift city" because of a ladies undergarment factory, and it was a former site of a World War II German prisoner of war camp. McLean is now trade center for surrounding farms and ranches.

A restored 1930s Phillips 66 station lies on an old westbound U.S. 66 road and is considered one of best re-created sites by the Old Route 66 Association. Murals along Main St. (old U.S. 66) depict the history of city and area.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Devil's Rope & Route 66 Museum

Large collection of barbed wire artifacts, including different cuts with fence building tools related to the wire. Other exhibits include the history of the cattle brand; the evolution of the American cowboy; and 100 years of cowboy tools. Route 66 collection of old U.S. 66

McLean, TX Museums

Alanreed-McLean Area Museum

Mementos of early settlers of Texas Panhandle; original book recording births in McLean from 1901 to 1920. Several rooms furnished in pioneer style; community history;

McLean, TX Museums

Mclean Golf Association

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
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McLean, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near McLean, TX

Buffalo Gap Historic Village

Complex of 15 historic structures that tell the history of the last 50 years of the Texas frontier. Visitors tour three histo...

Downtown Historic District

Visitors can stroll downtown brick streets, take a look at WPA-era art work in the local post office building, or view restor...

Abilene State Park

621-acre park near Lake Abilene; camping, trailer facilities, picnicking, shelters, swimming pool, rest rooms and showers, hi...

Dyess Big Country Airfest

Dyess Big Country Airfest at Abilene Regional Airport (west side). Viper West Demo Team (F-16), B-1 flyby, C-130 airdrop, pl...

Roaring Ranger Museum

Artifacts and abundant photos of city's oil boom days, housed in old depot. ...