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Plains outside of Childress

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]


Brick-lined streets downtown


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


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


  • Dawson's Family Restaurant, 1709 Avenue F NW, +1 940 937-6070.
  • El Sombrero Cafe, 2802 Avenue F NW, +1 940 937-2388. Tex-Mex.
  • Garibaldi's Restaurant, 136 N Main St, +1 940 937-3495.
  • Thai Kitchen, 1602 Avenue F NW, +1 940 937-2227. The closest approximation of Thai food anywhere between Wichita Falls and Amarillo.



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, +1 940 937-6353. Clean and quiet.
  • Days Inn, 2220 Northwest Avenue F, +1 940 937-0622. Swimming pool and fitness center.

Go next[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
LubbockPaducah  W  E  AltusLawton
ShamrockWellington  N  S  PaducahAbilene
AmarilloMemphis  N  S  QuanahWichita Falls

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