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Snyder, Texas

Snyder was settled in 1878 by W.H. (Pete) Snyder, who opened a trading post. The townsite was laid out in 1882, and the Scurry County was organized two years later.

In 1950 Snyder grew from 4,000 population to more than 12,000 after the discovery of Canyon Reef Oil Field, and it is now the center of the largest unitized (operated by a single operator) oil field in the world. Industries include petroleum processing, farming and ranching, and other diversified industries, as well as , the home of Western Texas College.

Snyder lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

A"maze"ing Fun Mazes

This unique attraction allows visitors to navigate their way through a maze cut into a live corn field! Mini mazes, wagon rides, hay rides, tented picnic areas, and an area full of arts & crafts, antiques and collectibles are also available. Located off of Hwy 84

Snyder, TX Corn Mazes

Towle Memorial Park

Popular municipal park with playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pool, picnic areas, courts for croquet and tennis, fishing lake for youngsters, and prairie-dog town where the now rare little animals can be seen at close hand. Engine No. 5

Snyder, TX Memorials

Wagon Wheel Ranch

From a hearty breakfast to grilled steaks at dinner, activities are tailored to suit your interests. The Wagon Wheel Ranch is a working dude ranch stocked with Texas Longhorn cattle. Trail rides might including moving a few Longhorns. Take U.S. 84 north to F.M. 1142

Snyder, TX Ranches


Snyder Country Club

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

Snyder, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Snyder, TX

Vietnam Archives

This collection is the largest primary source materials of the Vietnam War outside of the holding of the U.S. government. In ...

Coleman Park

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Amarillo Museum of Art

This visual arts museum features a broad range of paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and textiles from 20th-century a...

Texas Air Museum, Caprock Chapter

The museum exists to pre serve, restore, and present a balanced view of historic aircraft and artifacts that represen...

Old Post Office Museum and Art Center

Opened inFall 2002, museum in former post office features historic mural painted byAlexander Hogue, a permanent collection, s...