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Panhandle, Texas

Panhandle was named for its location in the Texas Panhandle, and became the county seat upon the organization of Carson County in 1888. Wheat, cattle and petroleum products are among the commodities from this marketing and shipping center. The restored Santa Fe depot serves as city hall.

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Scenic Drive

F.M. 293 west to Texas 136 north provides views of modern High Plains agriculture contrasted with traditional ranch lands unchanged for centuries. Precise row crops are left behind as route enters rolling grasslands of broad Canadian River Valley. Fascinating historical marker beside Texas 136

Panhandle, TX Scenic Drives

Square House Museum

One of the most attractive small museums in state. Displays and dioramas interpret the history, natural history, and art of the Texas Panhandle. Thirteen structures include the historic Square House, oldest building in the city; Santa Fe caboose; reconstructed pioneer dugout; Eclipse windmill;

Panhandle, TX Museums

Thomas Cree's Little Tree

Set behind protective fence at south edge of U.S. 60 about five miles southwest of city is site of first tree planted throughout entire Texas Panhandle. Immense plains were once a sea of grass from horizon to horizon. In 1888 pioneer settler Thomas Cree hauled a sapling of bois d'

Panhandle, TX Historic Markers

Panhandle Country Club

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Panhandle, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Panhandle, TX

Millers Creek Camping

There is camping, courtesy docks and parking at the boat ramp area. Take US 277 southwest from Seymour and follow the signs...

Visitor Information Center

Brand new facility, open year-round in the Amarillo Civic Center in downtown Amarillo. Visitors can find information on event...

Red River Valley Museum

Exhibits include more than 140 mounts in the William A. Bond Game Trophy Room; archaeological exhibit, and Indian artifacts i...

Wonderland Amusement Park

One of Texas' largest privately owned amusement parks with more than 25 rides and 32 attractions, including miniature golf, a...

San Angelo Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...