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Pecos, Texas

Established in 1881 as stop on the Texas and Pacific Railroad, Pecos gained early fame as a hangout for rowdy cowboys and fast-draw lawmen. Touted as "Home of World's First Rodeo," Pecos was the scene of a cowboy contest in 1883 that was the forerunner of today's popular sport.

Today Pecos is a hub of both east-west and north-south travel, and a commercial center for ranching, irrigated farming, produce processing, and oil production. Area hunting includes mule deer, javelina, and upland game birds.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

West-of-the-Pecos Museum and Park

The West-of-the-Pecos Museum occupies an old saloon and three floors of the historic hotel, once the area's finest. See restored ornate fixtures, accurate displays of life in the late 1800

Pecos, TX Museums

Maxey Park

The \"Zoo\" part of the area has been removed but there still is a Picnic area, a gazebo, and a botanical garden with regional flowers and shrubs are found in the park area. Also, \"kid\'s city\"

Pecos, TX Zoos

Reeves County Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 11
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Pecos, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Pecos, TX

Discovery Well A No. 1

Gusher blew in more than half-century ago, remains one of largest producing oil wells in North America. Tremendous jet of oil...

Tigua Indian Reservation: Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Oldest community in present boundaries of Texas, now part of the city of El Paso, was established in 1681 by refugees from a ...

El Paso Museum of Art

Multimillion-dollar Kress Collection and Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington; frequent exhibits of classical and con...

Painted Dunes Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Last Frontier Museum

Small museum features rocks, gems, and minerals of the region. ...