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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.

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Bentwood Country Club

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

Scenic Drives

Vivid illustrations of High Plains topography along Texas 86 and Texas 207 north. Travelers will see immense proportions of H...

Visitor Information Center

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

Hardeman County Museum

In county jail built 1891 of native stone, upper floor cells left intact. General history museum occupies lower floor and fea...

Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom

Affiliate of Howard Payne Univ., specializing in history and government in the context of Western civilization. Dedicated to ...