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Wichita Falls, Texas

Wichita Falls was named for the Wichita Indians who lived near the waterfalls on what is now the Wichita River. In 1882, the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad brought the first train to the area, establishing Wichita Falls as an agricultural and trade center. The oil boom in the early 1900s made the city headquarters for north Texas petroleum production, service and manufacturing.

Wichita Falls is the seat for Wichita County and the leading gateway to Texas on I-44. It is the major trade and industrial center with economy based on Sheppard Air Force Base, oil processing and other varied manufacturing. Cultural aspects include a symphony orchestra, ballet, community theater, museum and art center, and activities at Midwestern State University.

Sheppard Air Force Base is a technical training center, one of the largest of five in the U.S., and hosts the only NATO pilot training program in the world.

There's a full calendar of events throughout the year including World of Wheels and Home & Garden Expo in February; Spring Fling in April; Red River Rodeo and Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl Classic in June; Ranch Round-Up and Hotter 'N Hell Hundred Bike Race Festival in August; T&O Fair and Fallfest in September; MSU-Burns Fantasy of Lights and City Lights Festival in December.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Kell House

The Kell House is one of the most historically and architecturally significant building in Wichita Falls. Built in 1909

Wichita Falls, TX Historic Homes

Visitor Center

For additional information on events, accommodations, or dining facilities, stop by the Wichita Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau's visitor center at the Multi-Purpose Events Center (MPEC)

Wichita Falls, TX Visitors Centers

Graham Central Station

Entertainment center with five clubs under one roof, including country/western, karaoke, Top 40

Wichita Falls, TX Entertainment


Railroad Museum

Vintage railcars recall nostalgia of train travel. Cars include MK&T diesel switch engine, Texas & Pacific Pullman car, two World War II troop sleepers, Fort Worth & Denver baggage car and post office car, and a Burlington coach "Silver Falls,"

Wichita Falls, TX Museums

Things to do near Wichita Falls, TX

Famous Mineral Water Company

Founded in 1904 by Edward P. Dismuke, The Famous Mineral Water Pavilion and Gardens is the only company still bottling the hi...

Hubbard Creek Lake Boat Ramp Access

Mile-Long Bridge Located west of Breckenridge on US 180 at the west end of the bridge Two-lane lighted, concrete ramp wit...

Ingrid's Custom Hand-Woven, Inc.

Visitors see weaving of 100 percent sheep's wool rugs and saddle blankets on 2,4, and 8 harness looms. They also can see how ...

San Angelo Children's Art Museum

In the Cactus Hotel, kids of all ages find hands-on activities to explore and create....

Comanche Trial Municipal Golf Course -Arrowhead

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...