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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


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

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

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

Fort Richardson State Historical Park - Camping

From town square: US 281 S 1 mi. Wheeled-camper or tent sites w/elec & water 23. Limit 14 days; rsvns acptd. Primitive campin...

Country Club Of Clarendon

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Deaf Smith County Historical Museum

Collections from pioneer era, farm and ranch implements, guns, Indian artifacts, photographs, paintings....

Producers Livestock Auction Company

Livestock sold here include cattle, sheep and goats, making it one of the largest auctions in the state. ...

Texas Agriculture Experiment Station

Established in 1905 stemming from a request by local farmers due to a lack of feed grains available to the region, this stati...