Welcome to Canyon!
A place like no other...
It is fair to say that Canyon is unlike any other city in Texas. Truly a destination, visitors to Canyon don’t have to look far to find entrainment, unique shopping, delicious food, a comfortable place to stay or friendly folks!
Canyon is home to many popular tourist attractions, including beautiful Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the internationally-acclaimed outdoor musical drama TEXAS and the largest history museum in the State of Texas, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Palo Duro Canyon State Park, located just 12 miles from Canyon, is also referred to as the “Grand Canyon” of Texas. It is the second largest canyon in the United States and offers camping, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and most famously sets the stage for the world-renowned, TEXAS. Most recently the park was chosen as the #1 mountain biking destination in the state.
West Texas A&M University is recognized as one of the “Best Colleges in the West” by The Princeton Review. The University offers 58 undergraduate degree programs, 39 master’s degree programs and one Ph.D. program, and many of those academic programs are ranked on U.S. At West Texas A&M University, they offer their students the WTAMU experience—an opportunity to cultivate lifelong friendships, instill ethics and solidify values while building skills for success.
The vibrant Historic Downtown Square in Canyon bustles with businesses and offers a variety of specialty shops, quaint restaurants, historic buildings, professional offices, nightlife and the beautifully restored Randall County Courthouse. The Historic Downtown Square is a perfect venue for many annual community events such as the July 4th Celebration & Hometown Independence Day Parade, Canyon Farmer's Market, Canyon Main Street's summer concert series, Movie Nights and Christmas on the Square.
Whether you desire the “True Texas Experience” with non-stop fun, or just time to kick back and relax a little, Canyon is sure to make your visit memorable!