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Miami, Texas

The city name, Miami, is an Indian word for sweetheart, which also refers to "Sweetheart of the Plains." Miami originated as a construction camp on the Santa Fe Railroad in 1887, and is the county seat and only town in Roberts County. It is about 80 miles northeast of Amarillo nestled in a cottonwood-tree-lined valley between the hills lining Red Deer Creek.

Miami is the home of the National Cow Calling Contest held the first Saturday of June since 1949. Bed and breakfast facilities are offered in historic buildings. Hunting and fishing is available in surrounding areas.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Miami, TX

Paint Rock Excursions

Guided tours to site where earliest paintings date from prehistoric times; succeeding pictographs continued until last quarte...

Fort Chadbourne

Established in Oct. 1852 by elements of 8th Infantry, and named for 2nd Lt. Theodore Lincoln Chadbourne who was killed in the...

Barrow Museum

Displays focus on early farm and ranch days of Concho County and include rare windmills, horse-drawn equipment and farm imple...

Electra Public Library

Children enjoy the Dink Robb Children's Library; the Texas Collection and extensive genealogical resources provide an excelle...

Concho Springs Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...