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'''Canadian''' is a city on the [[High Plains]] of the [[Panhandle (Texas)|Texas Panhandle]].
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* '''Black Kettle National Grassland''', north on highway 60 about 10 miles. Part of Cibola National Forest. While most of this park is in [[Oklahoma]], this separate 576-acre park includes '''Lake Marvin''', providing a beautiful relaxation and wildlife viewing spot for any Panhandle traveller who misses seeing lots of trees. Campsites and cottages are available.
 
* '''Black Kettle National Grassland''', north on highway 60 about 10 miles. Part of Cibola National Forest. While most of this park is in [[Oklahoma]], this separate 576-acre park includes '''Lake Marvin''', providing a beautiful relaxation and wildlife viewing spot for any Panhandle traveller who misses seeing lots of trees. Campsites and cottages are available.
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Revision as of 16:38, 7 April 2008

Canadian is a city in the Texas Panhandle.

Contents

Get in

Get around

A car is a must.

See

  • Canadian River Historic Wagon Bridge, two miles north on US 60/83. The bridge, built in 1916, has now been converted into a walking bridge for a hike and bike trail with a nearby duck pond and rodeo arena.
  • Gene Cockrell's Concrete Sculptures, 806 323 6307. An eccentric local artist has created a number of quirky sculptures, including a 50-foot-long brontosaurus overlooking Highway 83 about three miles south of town.
  • Palace Theater, [1]. A restored vintage downtown movie theater which is over 80 years old. Runs current movies.
  • River Valley Pioneer Museum, 118 North 2nd Street, [2]. Tues-Fri 10am-12pm and 1-4pm. Sun 2-4pm.

Do

  • Rader Ranch, north of town (take highway 60 northeast about 8 miles, turn left on FM 305 and follow for about 5 miles), 806 354 0928. Observe wildlife such as the Prairie Chickens, wild turkeys, deer, and coyotes on this 20,000 acre ranch.
  • Washita Ranch, south of town, 508 655 4599. Includes a four-mile trail along the river which provides good birdwatching opportunities. Lodging available, as well as horseback riding and barbecue.

Buy

  • Antique Treasures, 222 Main St, 806 323 9941.

Eat

  • Railhead Bar & Grill, 220 N 2nd St, 806 323 9435.
  • Cattle Exchange, 200 Main St, 806 323 6755.
  • Canadian Restaurant, 402 N 2nd St, 806 323 9176.
  • Railhead Club & Restaurant, 220 N 2nd St, 806 323 9435.
  • Our Fillin'station, 217 S 2nd St, 806 323 6504.
  • Lavilla's Pizza & Grill, 502 N 2nd St, 806 323 5533.

Drink

Sleep

  • Arrington Ranch, 9760 C R 5, 806 323 6924, [3]. Bed and breakfast on a working calf ranch. The house was built in 1919 by a Texas Ranger.
  • Brooks House, 1426 Main St, 806 323 5527.
  • Canadian Courts Motel, 220 N 2nd St, 806 323 8058.
  • Kim's Cottage, 212 Main St, 806 323 5527.
  • Nights In White Satin, 505 Kingman Ave, 806 323 5559.
  • Thicket Guest Ranch, 15287 Lake Marvin Road, 806 323 8118.

Get out

  • Black Kettle National Grassland, north on highway 60 about 10 miles. Part of Cibola National Forest. While most of this park is in Oklahoma, this separate 576-acre park includes Lake Marvin, providing a beautiful relaxation and wildlife viewing spot for any Panhandle traveller who misses seeing lots of trees. Campsites and cottages are available.



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