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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

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

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

Reeves County Golf Course

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

Pecos, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Pecos, TX

Christmas Mountains Sanctuary

Numerous remote and primitive campsites available, as well as miles of trails and roads for hiking, mountain biking (non-moto...

Marfa Municipal Golf Course

Marfa Municipal Golf Course is the highest golf course in Texas, at 4,882 feet above sea level with nine holes, 18 tee boxes ...

Sierra de Cristo Rey

The Mountain of Christ the King looms above El Paso at point where territories of Texas, Mexico, and New Mexico meet. Promine...

Walking Tour

Visit downtown area of historic buildings, churches and homes dating from the 1800s, including the 1887 courthouse. Also anci...