Nestled in the middle of the iconic Texas plains, Wichita Falls lies neatly between Dallas in Texas and Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, and is famous for being the stomping ground of cattle ranchers as far back as the 1800s.
Best known in days gone by as an agricultural heartland, Wichita Falls has now grown into a lively city that has much to offer visitors including lush parks, interesting museums, and quaint attractions such as the World’s Littlest Skyscraper.
Add in attractions that hark back to this agricultural powerhouse such as farmer’s markets and historical trails and this is a great place to begin a tour of the panhandle area of the United States.
Let’s explore the best things to do in Wichita Falls:
1. Lucy Park
Nestled in a bend along the mighty Wichita River, Lucy Park is one of the best places to come to take in the natural majesty of this part of the United States.
Within the park you will find a large duck pond that features not only the resident ducks but also geese, and picnicking is popular in the area.
You can pack a picnic and dine in the middle of one of the best green spaces in Wichita, and when you have finished al-fresco dining then you can you can take advantage of all the other outdoor activities that Lucy Park has to offer, including disc golf, a large swimming pool, and playgrounds that will delight younger visitors.