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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

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

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

Ward County Golf Course

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

Monahans, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Monahans, TX

Visitor Information Center

For information on dining, accommodations, events, and other area information, stop by the center at I-10 and U.S. 285. The c...

Historic Fort Stockton

Typical frontier military post established 1858 as Camp Stockton; abandoned in 1886. Fort consisted of 35 buildings made of a...

Annie Riggs Hotel Museum

The old hotel, built in 1899, was built on this stage route. Restored and maintained by local historical society. Fourteen ro...

Green Tree Country Club -West/East

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro

Established in 1682 as mission for Piros, Thanos, and Jemes Indians. Originally located about 12 leagues from Guadalupe Missi...