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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

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


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

Western Texas College Golf Club

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

Snyder, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Snyder, TX

Parks

38 parks offer outdoor recreation, including swimming pools, jogging trails, golf, tennis, picnicking and children's fishing ...

Swenson Memorial Museum and J.D. Sandefer Oil Annex

Housed in the historic First National Bank building, the museum features pioneer artifacts and traveling exhibits. The oil hi...

Lakeside Country Club

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

Annual Armored Division Memorial Museum

Museum dedicated to honoring the Annual Armored Division, which trained in Camp Barkeley, near Abilene, and served during Wor...

Railroad Heritage Museum

Railroad memorabilia, photographs, and books in historic 1911 depot....