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

Lake Bob Sandlin Camping

Lake Bob Sandlin has 6 areas where there is a variety of camping. A: Public Ramp 1 B: Barefoot ...

The Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Standing tall above the flat prairie is a cross 190 feet tall which can be seen for almost 20 miles. The arms of the cross ar...

Gibbons Creek Lake Fishing

Use of juglines, throwlines and trotlines is prohibited in this lake. Their is a slot length limit for bass. Only one bass 2...

Gilmer Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

San Felipe Springs and Moore Park

Lush oasis in semiarid setting, springs were important watering stop on historic Chihuahua Road that connected Texas port of ...


Plainview Texas Related Videos

Performing Selena in Plainview Tx

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Faith & Karen Cruise the Drag in Plainview Texas

I go back to where I grew up for my 30th High School reunion.

Cargill Plant in Plainview, Texas closes

Cargill recently idled its Plainview, Texas beef processing facility.

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