The Texas Panhandle is a region of the U.S. state of Texas consisting of the northernmost twenty-six counties in the state. The panhandle is a rectangular area bordered by New Mexico to the west and Oklahoma to the north and east. The Handbook of Texas defines the southern border of Swisher County as the southern boundary of the Texas Panhandle region, though some consider the region to extend as far south as Lubbock County. The Texas Panhandle Press Association accepts members in the actual panhandle and a triangle formed by its southern tier, the southeastern border of New Mexico and a diagonal to the beginning, which includes Lubbock County. Its land area is 25,823.89 sq mi (66,883.58 km2), or nearly 10 percent of the state's total. The Texas Panhandle is slightly larger in size than the US State of West Virginia. There is an additional 62.75 sq mi (162.53 km2) of water area. Its population as of the 2010 census was 427,927 residents, or 1.7 percent of the state's total population. As of the 2010 census, the population density for the region was 16.6 per square mile (6.4/km2). The Panhandle is distinct from North Texas, which is farther southeast. West of the Caprock Escarpment and north and south of the Canadian River breaks, the surface of the Llano Estacado is rather flat. South of the city of Amarillo, the level terrain gives way to Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the United States. This colorful canyon was carved by the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River. North of Amarillo lies Lake Meredith, a reservoir created by Sanford Dam on the Canadian River. The lake, along with the Ogallala Aquifer, provides drinking water and irrigation for this moderately dry area of the high plains. Interstate Highway 40 passes through the panhandle, and also passes through Amarillo. The highway passes through Deaf Smith, Oldham, Potter, Carson, Gray, Donley, and Wheeler Counties. The Texas Panhandle has been identified in the early 21st century as one of the fastest-growing windpower-producing regions in the nation because of its strong, steady winds. Before the rise of Amarillo, the three original towns of the Panhandle were Clarendon in Donley County, Mobeetie in Wheeler County, and Tascosa in Oldham County. Clarendon moved itself after it was overlooked by the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad. Mobeetie was reduced even below its original small size with the closure of the United States Army's Fort Elliott in 1890. Tascosa was ruined by the location of the railroad too far north of the town and the inability to build a feeder line. The Tascosa Pioneer wrote in 1890: "Truly this is a world which has no regard for the established order of things but knocks them sky west and crooked, and lo, the upstart hath the land and its fatness."
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Mighway, by TH2, allows you to rent your vehicle to discerning travellers when you’re not on the road, earning money and sharing the experience. At Mighway, you choose your level of service and we take good care of the rest. That means comprehensive insurance coverage, customer vetting, security deposits, payment processing and round the clock customer support for renters. It’s a bit like renting out a vacation home, with Mighway beside you all the way.LEARN MORE
The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.
Welcome to the Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum. The Sisemore’s began restoring and collecting unusual vintage RV’s over 25 years ago. They have built a museum that houses many of the RV’s in their collection. These include the Flxible Bus from the Movie RV, the 1st Itasca motor home ever built. The oldest Fleetwood in existence and many other RV’s from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The museum is free to the public and is open Monday – Saturday 9-5. Step back in time, reminisce and enjoy the progression of the RV industry from its inception till now.
Where else can you cover 26,000 square miles in a day on foot? From dinosaurs to conquistadors, you'll find it all in Texas' largest history museum. Relive the stories of courage and hardship, victory and defeat over the past 14,000 years. Walk along the boardwalks of a life-size 1880's frontier town, view one of the Southwest's finest art collections, experience the exciting history of the petroleum industry, and more.
Although the museum and historical park at Texas Tech University were not formally dedicated until 1976, the concept of a center to preserve the history of ranching began in 1966 with a unique partnership between Texas Tech and the Ranching Heritage Association, a non-profit member organization that supports the efforts of the center.
Welcome to the Friendly Frontier! You'll appreciate the campground's easy access from I-20 and highways 277/83/84! This KOA has new resurfaced roads. In August 2014, new Wi-Fi equipment was installed for guests. You'll also find large 30-amp and 50-amp pull thru sites (for rigs up to 90 feet), along with tent sites and Camping Cabins. Refresh yourself in the clean, newly tiled bathroom/shower facilities, or take a dip in the swimming pool with its updated look. A game of horseshoes, pool and basketball all await you. Kamp K9 offers a large, fenced playground where four-legged campers can run off-leash and play on the agility obstacles or just relax and enjoy a free treat. While in town, visit the Abilene Zoo, or take a multimedia journey into Texas history at Frontier Texas. Abilene offers many restaurant options. Too tired to dine out? You have several choices for delivery to your site, including a delicious steak dinner. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 90 feet.Visit Abilene KOA
Get your kicks at this award-winning KOA located off Historic Route 66. Extend your stay and wander the famous highway to see local attractions such as Cadillac Ranch, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and Route 66 Historic District. Take in the musical drama TEXAS at the outdoor amphitheater in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Drive to the bottom of the second-largest canyon in the U.S. for hiking, biking and jeep or horseback rides. Visit the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. At the campground, enjoy the Western metal art, a unique gift store and a dog-friendly K9 park. Delight in a summer hay wagon ride and a refreshing swim in the heated seasonal pool, then relax at your site with free Wi-Fi and cable TV. A horse corral is also available. Take a free shuttle to the Big Texan Steak Ranch. Pool: May 15 - September 15. Max pull thru: 90 feet. Your hosts: Tim and Bobbi Hulen.Visit Amarillo KOA
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