Whiteside Museum of Natural History
Seymour Sound Garden
Seymour Memorial City Park
Baylor County Free Museum
Salt Fork River Golf Complex
Tom Lea Mural in US Post Office
City Hall Cinema
“Open Road” FM 1919
Baylor County Free Library
Lake Kemp & Millers Creek Reservoir
1. Whiteside Museum of
Natural History & Zooseum
Before T-Rex ever reared his head, Dimetrodon roamed the land as the “Terrible LIzard” of the Permian Era. The town of Seymour is only a stone’s throw from one of the greatest Permian bone beds in the entire world; it only makes sense that the creatures of the Permian – Seymouria, Dimetrodon, Edaphasaur, and Eryops (just to name a few) – should be the stars of the show. West Texas, and Seymour in particular, is home to some of the best Permian skeletons in existence, and the Whiteside is privileged to show off these fantastic discoveries. Visitors will feel like they’ve been transported to 288 million years ago as they rug shoulders with the titans of the age.
2. Seymour Sound Garden
The City of Seymour has applied and received grant monies to develop a pocket park just north of City Hall. The park features sound equipment from Free Notes Harmony Parks. These musical instruments are fun for all ages and stages of development. The idea was inspired from the sound installation at the Perot Museum in Dallas Texas.
The park will also offer free wifi, native landscaping, and seating made possible through memorial donations. This is a handicap friendly park with continuous flat surfaces and ample navigation walk paths.
3. Seymour Memorial City Park
The Seymour City Park has facilities for a complete family gathering or outing with 26.5 acres of fun available to you! The Portwood Pavilion is adjacent to the park area with picnic tables, a meeting room with a kitchen and bathrooms are also available. The park has playground equipment as well as three covered pavilions. In addition to the park facilities, a public swimming pool is located across the street with a manager and lifeguards on duty. The pool operates June through August. Private outings can be arranged. A Disc Golf courses is located in the Seymour City Park. A one mile walking track is also present in the park.
4. Baylor County Free Museum
The Baylor County Museum is located in Seymour with history and memorabilia from the first settlers of Baylor County to those citizens of Baylor County who have served our nation in the armed forces during various military campaigns.
5. Salt Fork River Golf Complex
Seymour also has an excellent municipal owned nine-hole golf course located 2 miles south from downtown on Highway 187/287 toward Throckmorton. Salt Fork River Estates also has a tennis court. Meeting rooms and a kitchen area are also available for rent. Cart rentals and a Golf Pro Shop is located in the club house. Fishing is also available to the public.
6. Tom Lea Mural at U.S. Post Office
Artist Tom Lea was contracted in April 1941 to paint a mural for the Seymour Post Office.
The painting was designed to depict early life in Seymour and Baylor county when Comanche Indians were an integral part of life. The oil and canvas painting was completed for $950 and installed in 1942. Tom Lea and his wife Sarah Lea were declared, by proclamation of the Mayor of Seymour, to be honorary citizens of Seymour on October 19, 2000.
The Post Office was recently renovated to accommodate the physically handicapped and will remain a part of Seymour for years to come.
7. City Hall Cinema
Come enjoy a blast from the past and a portal to the future all rolled up into one! The restored 1924 building is a site to see and performances make the best impressions here with our fantastic acoustics. If movies are what you are looking for, come spend the 2nd and 4th weekends with us for FREE! Winter Shows: Friday at 7pm and Saturday 6pm & 8pm. Summer Shows: Friday & Saturday at 8pm. Contact Lauren Bush for titles or join our facebook page and group. 800+ visitors in 60 days can’t be wrong!
8. Cruise the “Open Road” FM 1919
The “Open Road” FM 1919 has miles and miles of true terrain free of electric poles and with only a few side roads. It’s a beautiful drive day or night. Wildlife is abundant in this area so please pay close attention to possible animal hazards. Keep down this road towards Crowell and you will Find Copper Breaks State Park!
9. Baylor County Free Library
The library boasts over 25,000 items in their collection of books, DVDs, magazines, reference titles, books on tape, e-books and CDs. Almost 10,000 visitors entered the library last year to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit or attend one of the Library’s many events. Our friendly and professional staff and volunteers are eager to serve you. Welcome to the Public Library!
10. Miller Creek Reservoir & Lake Kemp
Location: On the Wichita River north of Seymour, off US 183
Surface area: 15,590 acres
Millers Creek Reservoir
Location: 77 miles southwest of Wichita Falls
Surface area: 2,212 acres
Seymour Chamber of Commerce banquet is held the 2nd weekend of February annually. Check with the Chamber for event details by calling 940-889-2921.
The 3rd weekend in March marks our annual Texas Independence Celebration downtown with a chuck wagon meal, art, dancers, parade, and gun slingers!
Ag Day is held the first Tuesday in April Annually. This event celebrated Ag in our community, offers CCEU credits, booth vendor spaces, demonstration opportunities, and a Health Fair too! For more information please contact the Baylor County Extension Office at 940-889-5581.
First Weekend in June, in the Red River Valley area, North Texas and Southern Oklahoma there will be yard sales, garage sales, sidewalk sales, farmers markets and flea markets LOCATED WITHIN participating communities covering 425 miles of the Highway 82 and Highway 287 corridors and beyond! From as far as New Boston in the east, to Munday and Seymour in the west, south to Henrietta and north to Quanah, and Frederick, Oklahoma points in between, you are sure to find lots of treasures.
December’s 2nd Thursday is the Lighted Christmas parade downtown and the Seymour volunteer Fire Department’s annual Hamburger fundraiser at the fire hall. Hamburgers begin at 5pm and the parade begins at 7pm.