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Sweetwater is a city on the Northern Edwards Plateau of Texas.

Get in[edit]

Most travellers will drive via I-20 from either the Dallas direction or from El Paso. US-84 from Lubbock hits I-20 about 3 miles west.

Get around[edit]


  • Air turbines. Hundreds of air turbines. The county for which Sweetwater is the seat is one of the world's top producers of energy from wind power. The city is sometimes referred to as the "Wind Turbine Capital of Texas."
  • 1 National Wasp WWII Museum, 210 Avenger Field Rd, +1 325 235-0099. Tu-F 10AM-5PM. All about the Women Air Force Service Pilots. Free.
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  • Sweetwater Jaycee's Rattlesnake Roundup, Nolan County Coliseum, 1699 Cypress, +1 325 235-3484. This unique event, held annually in early March, centers around the region's most dangerous reptile, with a range of wacky diversions such as a guided snake hunt, a cook-off and rattlesnake-eating contest, a beard contest, a "Miss Snakecharmer" beauty pageant, and an evening dance.



Most of the restaurants in town are either on the access road to I-20, or along Broadway street. Aside from the many chain fast food restaurants, there are not a great many options.

  • Allen’s Family Style Meals, 1301 E Broadway Ave*, +1 325 235-2060. Tu-Su 11AM-2PM. Big pieces of fried chicken with a heavy dollop of potatoes that you pull up a chair and eat family style at long tables.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Sweetwater
MidlandBig Spring  W  E  AbileneFort Worth
LubbockSnyder  NW  E  AbileneWaco
PampaTurkey  N  S  → merges with San Angelo

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