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Turkey (Texas)

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Turkey is a city in the North Central Plains.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airports are Amarillo International Airport and Lubbock International Airport. Amarillo International Airport can be reached non-stop from Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Las Vegas. Lubbock International Airport can be reached non-stop from Albuquerque, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and Las Vegas.

By car[edit]

  • Texas Highway 86 passes through town, intersecting US 287 north of Childress at Estelline to the east, and I-27 south of Amarillo at Tulia to the west.
  • Texas Highway 70 connects in the north to Clarendon, I-40, and Pampa, and in the south to Roaring Springs and eventually intersects I-20 at Sweetwater.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bob Wills Museum, Sixth at Lyles, 806 423 1491. Bob Wills, the legendary bandleader known as the King of Western Swing, was from Turkey, and this museum memorializes him with exhibits from his life and from his band, the Texas Playboys. Mon-Tues 9am-11:30am, and 1-5 pm; Wed-Fri 8am-11am and 1-5pm.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Bob Wills Festival, last Saturday in April. Celebrating the music of the legendary fiddler. Crowds range from 10 to 15 thousand people.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Windmill Collectiques, 204 Main Ave, 806 423 1349, [1]. Antiques and collectibles.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Turkey Drive In, 900 S 9th St, 806 423 1115.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Turkey, 3rd at Alexander, 806 423 1151, [2]. This historic inn has been in continuous operation since it was built in 1927. The original decor of the 15 rooms has been charmingly preserved.


Get out[edit]

  • Pole Canyon Ranch, 8 miles south of nearby Quitaque on FM 689, 806 455 1446, [3]. This 6000 acre ranch has over 20 miles of trails on land steeped in Comanche history. Horse rentals, a guesthouse, and RV hook-ups are all available.
Routes through Turkey
PampaClarendon  N noframe S  SweetwaterUS-277




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