In 1877 a Texas Ranger Camp on present townsite was first known
Anglo-American settlement. Town became boisterous frontier supply
point and recreation center. Today center of rich agricultural
region that includes extensive industry related to petroleum.
Seat of Mitchell County.
Texas Department of Criminal justice D.W. "80" John
Wallace Unit, a medium security prison is at western edge of city.
During designated seasons, hunters seek pronghorn antelope, deer,
javelina, wild turkey, upland game birds, and migratory waterfowl.
Antique and craft malls and other shops offer excellent downtown
Colorado City Playhouse is community theater.
- BRANDING WALL - Over 230 cattle brands that are being
used or have been used in Mitchell County on 10 ft by 50 ft tall,
signifying the importance of ranching to the area. In Kiwanis
Park at 2nd & Chestnuts Streets Downtown.
- COLORADO CITY HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Artifacts pertaining
to early history of West Texas, including buffalo tracks form
Seven Wells, horse-drawn hearse, frontier ranch and home equipment,
19th Century pictures, and archives. Open 2 to 5 p.m. except Mon.,
Locust and Third Streets.
- FORT WOOD - Small Old West visitor complex with saloon,
general store, trading post, sheriff's office and jail, cafe,
and boot hill cemetery. Texas Longhorn usually on exhibit. Mock
frontier gunfights Saturday afternoons, I-20 service road at Exit
- LAKE COLORADO CITY STATE PARK - 500 Acre site on Lake
Colorado City, has boat ramp, rest rooms and picnic facilities,
camping, fishing, swimming, skiing permitted, minibike area. About
7 miles southwest off Texas 163. Admission.
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