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Monahans, Texas

Spanish explorers crossed the area of present Ward County more than 400 years ago, but it remained an undisturbed habitat of Native Americans until the mid-1800s. Monahans was established about 1881 as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroad which was building west from Fort Worth.

As the county seat, Monahans today is a financial and marketing center for more than 800 square miles of cattle and oil country.

Oil wells, drilled at a distance from the downtown area, are slanted to draw oil from beneath city hall, the courthouse, banks, and business houses.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Pyote Museum and Rattlesnake Bomber Base

Rattlesnake Bomber Base was the training base for thousands of B-17 and B-29 bombardment crews during World War II. After the War, more than 4,000 bombers and fighter planes were sent to the Pyote base for melting into scrap metal. Among those stored there were the Enola Gay

Monahans, TX Museums

Million Barrel Museum

The Million Barrel Museum was built in 1928 as oil-storage facility. When operational, the tank stored a million barrels of crude which where delivered to Oklahoma for refinement. Filled only once, Shell abandoned it in the early 1930's. In 1987 it was converted to a museum.

Monahans, TX Museums

Ward County Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Monahans, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Monahans, TX

El Paso/Juarez Tours

An easy and fun way to cross the border to shop and sightsee in Juárez, Mexico, is by El Paso/Juárez Trolley. Air-conditioned...

Wet 'n Wild Water World

Water-oriented recreation park pumps a million gallons a day to provide "volcano" with water slides. Includes a lazy water tu...

Comanche Springs

Once among largest springs in Texas, now site of Olympic-sized swimming pool....

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 ...