Explore: The Plains Trail Region
The legend of Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Quahada Comanche Indians, serves both myth and history, illustrating a cautionary tale that chronicles the end of Native life on the Texas plains as well as our own divergent revisionism...
Our roadside heritage covers a lot of territory-both in mileage and subject matter. Perhaps our best examples are the many roadside historical markers placed along almost every roadway in Texas.
This exhibit honors retired horseshoer and cowboy, Bob Walters, of Dimmitt, Texas who cowboyed in several states from 1950-1966.
June 18, 2013 (All day) to June 22, 2013 (All day)
June 18-22: 7th-12th Grade: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
7th-12th Grade: One Week: $55
June 20, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sounds of Texas Outdoor Concert Series, from 7:00pm-9:00pm bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy music on the courthouse lawn, under the stars! Refreshments are sold and door prizes are given out each night. June 6 – Grand Opening, June 13...
June 21, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Kwahadi Dancers will present the annual summer performances of SONG OF THE EAGLE at the Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian in Amarillo , TX on Friday and Saturday nights, 7 pm, through June and July.
About the Plains Trail Region
Enjoy the rugged beauty and shimmering sunsets of the Texas Plains. Miles and miles of short grass prarie gives way suddenly and unexpectedly to spectacular canyon vistas as you cross this 52-county region that covers approximately 50,000 square miles! The normally pleasant weather can change in an instant and quickly change back again. One of the last parts of the continental United States to be permanently settled, the Texas Plains have been occupied for millennia. More than 12,000 years ago, the Clovis people, the earliest known residents of North America, roamed this land hunting the ancient bison and the Columbian mammoth. In time, the Apache and Comanche nations came, followed by Spanish explorers, cowboys on the free range, and finally, homesteaders seeking opportunity in a new place. The stories of the land and the people are the history of the Texas Plains—and the true stories of the West.
The Plains Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.