Introduction to Pecos, Texas
When the Texas and Pacific Railway was constructed, Pecos emerged as a train depot. The introduction of irrigation turned the city into a commercial center for produce, such as onions, cotton and cantaloupes. When mining operations ceased in the 1990s, the growth of the city reversed.
Pecos and Nearby Attractions
- West of the Pecos Museum
- Balmorhea State Park
- Ellen Noel Art Museum
- Monahans Sand Hills State Park
- Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame
Things To Do In Pecos
People may visit popular museums like West of the Pecos Museum and Ellen Noel Art Museum. West of the Pecos Museum displays artifacts of the areas history. Several of the nearby parks are Balmorhea State Park, Maxey Park, and Monahans Sand Hills State Park. Local celebrations include West of the Pecos Parade, and Night in Old Pecos/Cantaloupe Festival.
Midland International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Pecos Higher Education
Colleges near Pecos include Odessa College, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and Sul Ross State University.