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Perryton is a city on the High Plains of the Texas Panhandle.

Get in[edit]

  • On Texas Route 70, about 65 miles north of Pampa.
  • US 83 also goes through town, connecting to Canadian to the southeast and Liberal, Kansas to the north.

Get around[edit]

As anywhere on the High Plains, a car will be indispensable.

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The Buried City
In the fertile land of the Wolf Creek Valley southwest of modern-day Perryton, a sizable agricultural civilization flourished for some time between 1100 and 1450, farming beans, corn, and squash, and hunting buffalo on the plains. Before their mysterious disappearance, around the same time as the Anasazi vanished from Mesa Verde, they built large homes and other structures of wood and earth, arranged in 5 villages along Wolf Creek, which are still under excavation today. The sites rest on private lands today, but a historical marker gives some information, and a visit to Lake Fryer will help the visitor understand why this area was such a logical choice. The museum in town provides more information.

  • Museum of the Plains, 1200 North Main Street in Perryton, 806 435 6400. Regional history museum featuring an exhibit on the Buried City.
  • TCRA Rodeo in mid-August, and NIRA Frank Phillips College Rodeo, in early April, [1].

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Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Village Treasures, 112 S Main St, 806 435 7112. Antiques and collectibles.

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • 4th Avenue Restaurant, 322 S Main St, 806 648 3000.
  • La Amistad Restaurant, 1214 S Main St, 806 434 1002.
  • La Casita Restaurant, 222 SW 3rd Ave, 806 435 4445.
  • Dixie Dog Drive In, 1601 S Main St, 806 435 3512.
  • Money's Bar-B-Que & Steak, 14 Se 3rd Ave, 806 435 3945.
  • Rib Joint, 1702 S Main St, 806 648 1101.
  • Smoke House Restaurant, 210 SE 24th Ave, 806 435 4863.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Beyond Juice, 107 S Main St, 806 435 4400.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Ambassador Inn, 210 SE 24th Ave, 806 435 9611.
  • Budget Inn, 711 N Main St, 806 435 6663.
  • Great Plains Motel, 1302 S Main St, 806 435-5446.
  • Ranchouse Motel, 1513 S Main St, 806 435-5441.
  • Park Motel, 1002 S Main St, 806 435-3582.


Get out[edit]

  • Lake Fryer, near Perryton. A small but scenic lake good for fishing. Take Texas highway 70 north about 50 miles and turn right at the Texas 83 junction.
Routes through Perryton
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