Top 10 Things to See & Do
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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.
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!
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!
Location: On the Wichita River north of Seymour, off US 183
Surface area: 15,590 acres
Location: 77 miles southwest of Wichita Falls
Surface area: 2,212 acres
Seymour also has an excellent municipal owned nine-hole golf course located 2 miles south from downtown on Highway 187/287 toward Throckmorton. The Salt Fork 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 rub shoulders with the titans of the age.
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 first Saturday in May hosts our Fish Day Bass Tournament located at Miller Creek Reservoir.
The annual Wild Pig Pedal is our local bicycle race covering miles and is held the last Saturday in June.
In December business stay open late the first Thursday of the month for the Mistletoe Market Tour offering a great night of local shopping and socializing!