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Childress is a city in the North Central Plains of Texas.

Get in[edit]

Childress is on US 287 halfway between Amarillo and Wichita Falls. US 83 also passes through the town, connecting with Wellington to the north and Paducah and eventually Abilene to the south.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Annual Old Settler's Rodeo and Reunion in July. A yearly event since 1888.

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

Antiques are really the only unique thing to shop for here.

  • Amazing Grace Antiques & Gifts, 510 2nd St Ne, 940 937 2066.
  • Long Remembered Antiques, 310 Avenue F NW, 940 937 3300.
  • Wild Plum, 1101 Avenue F NW, 940 937 6565.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Dawson's Family Restaurant, 1709 Avenue F NW, 940 937 6070.
  • El Sombrero Cafe, 2802 Avenue F NW, 940 937 2388. Tex-Mex.
  • Garibaldi's Restaurant, 136 N Main St, 940 937 3495.
  • K-Bob's Steakhouse, 1805 Avenue F NW, 940 937 6184. One of a franchise popular throughout the Panhandle.
  • Kettle Restaurant, 1902 Avenue F NW, 940 937 8496.
  • Thai Kitchen, 1602 Avenue F NW, 940 937 2227. The closest approximation of Thai food anywhere between Wichita Falls and Amarillo.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

As Childress is a convenient stop between Dallas and Amarillo, there are a number of hotels along US287, within town referred to as Northwest Avenue F.

  • Best Western Childress, 1805 Northwest Avenue F, 940 937 6353. Clean and quiet.
  • Days Inn, 2220 Northwest Avenue F, 940) 937-0622. Swimming pool and fitness center.

Get out[edit]

  • Finch Ranch near Memphis, just a few miles northwest.
  • Lake Childress and Baylor Lake are twin lakes 12 miles west of town which have camping, fishing, boating, and a playground.
  • Copper Breaks State Park is about 40 miles southeast of here.
  • Wellington, with its historic theater house, is about 30 miles north on Hwy 83.

Routes through Childress
AmarilloMemphis  N noframe S  QuanahWichita Falls
AltusLawton  N noframe S  PaducahLubbock
ShamrockWellington  N noframe S  PaducahAbilene

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