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Vernon (Texas)

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Vernon is a city in the North Central Plains region of Texas.

Get in[edit]

Vernon lies on US Highway 287 between Quanah and Wichita Falls. Alternately, you can take US Highway 283 south from Altus, Oklahoma, or US 70 east from Crowell.

Get around[edit]

Like most Texas towns, you are best off with a car at your disposal.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Red River Valley Museum, 4400 College Drive. This museum has, among other things, exhibits on the Waggoner Ranch, sculpture by Electra Waggoner Biggs, and an exhibit on Jack Teagarden, a famous jazz musician of the 20s, 30s and 40s who was born in Vernon. Tues-Sun 1-5pm.
  • Wilbarger County Courthouse, built in 1928.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Santa Rosa Roundup - This major national rodeo is held on the third weekend of May.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Dew's Custom Handmade Boots, 1819 Pease St., 940 552 9288.

Antiques[edit]

  • Blessings Antiques & Etc., 1727 Fannin St., 940 553 3766.
  • Jo's Corner, 1530 Main St., 940 553 1922.
  • T-Cup, 1830 Pease St., 940 552 5208.
  • Malone's Treasures, 1409 Main St., 940 552 0951.
  • Little Attic, 2103 Paradise St, 940 552 6960.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Bara's Fine Mexican Food, 529 US Highway 287 E, 940 553 3100.
  • Brown Cow Family Restaurant, 3205 US Highway 287 W, 940 553 3322.
  • Chicken Shack Restaurant, 3901 Wilbarger St, 940 552 6464.
  • Doug's Pit Bar BQ, 1418 Fannin St, 940 553 1575.
  • Grandads Diner, 1727 Fannin St, 940 553 3766.
  • Mestizo Mexican Restaurant, 5115 College Dr, 940 552 5263.
  • Mr Jim's Pizza, 4113 Hillcrest Plz # 64, 940 552 0095.
  • Norman's Restaurant, 1601 US Highway 287 E, 940 552 2054.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Crazy Mike's Saloon, 3108 US Highway 287 W, 940 552 7299.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Days Inn Vernon, 3110 Frontage Road, 940 553 3282.
  • Green Tree Inn, 3029 Morton St, 940 552 5421.
  • Holiday Inn Express, 700 Hillcrest Dr, 940 552 0200.
  • Best Western-Village Inn, 1615 US Highway 287 E, 940 552 5417.

Get out[edit]

  • Doan's Crossing, 15 miles north on Hwy 283 near the tiny community of Fargo. Six million cattle were driven along the Western Texas-Kansas trail which crossed the Red River at this point. Corwin Doan built a small adobe store here in 1881 to provide for the cowboy's needs. The building still stands today, along with a historical marker engraved with the brands of famous ranches around Texas.
  • Lake Kemp, 25 miles south off route 183. This lake is popular for sport fishing.
Routes through Vernon
SayreAltus  N noframe S  → END → I-20 - Brady
AmarilloQuanah  N noframe S  → Rest area - Wichita FallsFort Worth




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