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Attractions

Adrian Lions Antique Museum
Adrian, Texas

Located on Old Route 66

Features: Antique farm and ranch equipment, including a Caterpillar Combine used in the 1930's, horse-drawn equipment & early tractors. Through dust bowls and drought, this equipment has stood the test of time. I

Free Admission

Dot's Mini-Museum
Vega, Texas

Dot's Mini Museum is a collection & tribute to the Mother Road. It is located on the Old Ozark Trail that became Old Route 66 through early day Vega, one block west of the Bank, 105 N 12th Street.

 

This little museum features Western artifacts and memorabilia from the heyday of Route 66 and its travelers. (Private Collection.)

Free Admission

Julians Bivins Museum
Boys Ranch, Texas

In 1884 this building served as the courthouse at Old Tascosa in the early days of Oldham County. Now a wonderful museum, it features the earliest history of Oldham County, Old Tascosa, and Cal Farley's Boys Ranch with great collections and artifacts.

Tour Boys Ranch, the original sod schoolhouse, and Boothill Cemetery.

Learn more about Cal Farley's Boys Ranch at: http://www.calfarleysboysranch.org

Free Admission

Oldham County Heritage Farm & Ranch Museum
Vega, Texas

Located on Old Route 66

An outdoor display of antique farm and ranch equipment. Through dust bowls and trials this equipment has stood the test of time and use.

Features: Horse drawn and early motorized equipment, restored tractors, a 1929 threshing machine,
and brands from early & current day ranchers.

Free Admission

Magnolia Station
Vega, Texas

 
 
Magnolia Station

Located on Hwy 385 North of the Oldham County Courthouse

Dating back to the early 1920s, the Magnolia Station was the second service station built in the small town. Today, it provides a great picnic spot, a glimpse into simpler times, and wonderful photo opportunities.

Free Admission. Open by request only.

Boot Hill Cemetery
Boys Ranch, Texas

 
Boot Hill Cemetery

Located off of Hwy 385 22 miles North of Vega

When Tascosa was a wide-open riotous Cowboy Capital of the 1880's many law-abiding and God-fearing men and women were buried here, often without benefit of clergy, men who "died with their boots on". The name was borrowed from a cemetery in Dodge City, Kansas, while it was a resort of buffalo hunters and trail drivers.

Free Admission, Guided tours available.

Mid-Point of Historic Route 66
Adrian, Texas

 
Mid Point Adrian

Located 15 minutes west of Vega on Rt 66

Oldham County and Adrian is the geo-mathematical midpoint of Historic Route 66. Mother Road lovers from all over the world stop at this noteworthy site for photos.

 

Free Admission

Roark's Hardware Store
Vega, Texas

 
Roark Hardware

Located at 214 South Main, Highway 385

Roark Hardware is the oldest operation hardware store on Route 66. A stop in here will make you feel as if you’re walking into a past time zone as it holds a variety of farming implements, household supplies, gifts and toys

Open Monday-Saturday

Oldham County Courthouse
Vega, Texas

 
 

Located on Hwy 385 & Main Street

The Oldham County Courthouse was built in 1915 by Architect O.G. Roquemore in the Classical Revival Style.The original hipped roof was removed in 1967 and an addition was built onto the north side of the building and the jail is attached to the south side.

 

Visitors are welcome Monday-Friday

 

Murals in Oldham County

Vega boasts of beautiful pieces of mural art in the city. Artists Joshua Finley and Valerie Doshier completed these in 2014. Top left is located at the Milburn-Price Culture Museum. The buffalo one is at the OC Justice of the Peace Office on Main Street. The Longhorns are painted on the Garrett Field House at the Vega High School Football field.

Milburn-Price Culture Museum
Vega, Texas

 

 

This 100-year old building once housed the Lumber yard, After being vacant for years, the director of the made-for-TV show, "What Matters Most," used it as a "bus stop" in the movie. In May of 2014, the owner, Wanda-Price Milburn, deeded the land and lots to be used for the Milburn'Price Culture Museum. Greg and Karen Conn stepped up to serve as curators, hard workers, gardeners, and directors. While there's lots to be done, at this date they have begun collecting lots of Oldham County items, a wonderful mural has been painted, and the front has been restored to its original look. Plans for a grand opening is set at August, 2015. They will gladly take donations!

Phone: 806-340-5510
Address: 1005 Coke Street Vega, Texas
E-mail address: gconn1869@gmail.com

Quanah Parker Arrows
Boys Ranch & Vega

 

The 22-foot Quanah Parker Trail Arrow is planted on the back side of the Magnolia Station. The arrow is amongst 75 or more arrows placed around the region. An original project of the Texas Plains Trail Region, the arrows are placed at spots around the region that have a significant tie to the Comanche Indians or Quanah Parker. Oldham County actually was lucky enough to obtain 2 giant arrows. One is at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, 22 miles North of Vega. Our county was a great stopping and travelling route for the Comanches and the Comancheria traders. What was once an Indian trail later became the Ozark Trail, then Route 66, then finally to Interstate 40. For more information, see www.quanahparkertrail.com.

Route 66 Stencils

Oldham County has, from all reports we have been given, the longest stretch of painted Rt 66 stencils that start on the North side access road at the county line east of Wildorado and are placed at every mile marker all the way to nearly the West county line outside of Adrian. We are proud of our Rt 66 ROOTS.