Plainview, Texas

As the seat of Hale County, Plainview was founded in 1887 and named for the magnificent view of the plains. Lying in the center of a huge, shallow underground water belt, Plainview and the county have an abundant water supply resulting in being a leader in grain and cotton production. Oil and gas also contribute to area economy. Plainview is the home of Wayland Baptist University.

There is excellent antique shopping with 12 locations in the historic downtown area. Don't miss "Cattle Drive," the display of more than 45 fiberglass cows throughout the city. Colorfully decorated and displayed in city parks as well as in front of businesses, these cows can be viewed 24 hours a day (not all displays are lighted for night viewing). The project was created to promote Cowboys Days, celebrated the second Saturday in September. Annual events include the KKYN/Bar None Rodeo and Fiesta Campesina in July; Cinco De Mayo in May; and Diez Y Seis in September.

Recreational facilities include an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools and city parks. Hunters find abundant pheasant during the season.

Attractions near Plainview, Texas

Isaac McCormick Pioneer Cottage

Restored home of area's first settler, built in 1899. Furnished in pioneer style displaying artifacts from 1890s. Inquire loc...

Lake Rita Blanca State Park

Fantastic opportunities for viewing and photographing various species of birds and other wildlife await visitors. In Oct., mi...

North Shore Country Club

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

Angelina National Forest

Nearest entrance about 11 miles south on Texas 147. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, four-wheeling, canoeing, backpacking, ...

River Valley Pioneer Museum

Quaint museum features memorabilia on history of Canadian and Hemphill County. Traveling exhibits from other museums also dis...


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