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Turkey, Texas

Wild turkeys discovered along a small creek gave it the name of Turkey Creek, and the settlement that grew up there was known as Turkey Roost. But the Post Office shortened it to Turkey. Several businesses and a $50,000 hotel were built with the coming of the railroad.

Turkey was a shipping point for cattle, grain, and cotton. An annual event, on the last Saturday in April, is the Bob Wills Reunion. The musician is recognized with a monument at the west end of Main St. Although Turkey's population is small, crowds range from 10-15,000 during the festival.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Bob Wills Museum

Honors the man known as the King of Western Swing, who was reared on a farm just north of the town. Memorabilia of the Texas Playboys and of Wills' career and its influence on American music is displayed:

Turkey, TX Museums

Hotel Turkey

Built in 1927, the hotel has remained in continuous operation and is listed with the State and National Historic Registries. The hotel is run as a bed and breakfast facility today, but it still retains its 1927 decor in the 15 rooms. At 3rd &

Turkey, TX Historic Hotels

Things to do near Turkey, TX

Old Opera House

Built in 1904, structure was cultural and social center and housed bank. Later used as store, school, post office and hotel. ...

Vietnam Memorial

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Texas Water Rampage

Water theme park for swimming, splashing, tubing, water slides, also go-carts....

Olton Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...