Texas Lakes Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

to the Lakes Trail Region

Unique museums, state parks, restored courthouses and quaint towns dot the Texas Lakes Trail Region. Come spend a day or a weekend.

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  • Fort Worth Stockyards Historic DistrictFort Worth Stockyards Historic District
  • Parker County Courthouse, WeatherfordParker County Courthouse, Weatherford
  • Eisenhower Birthplace, DenisonEisenhower Birthplace, Denison
  • City of Farmers BranchCity of Farmers Branch

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  • Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker Exhibit

    This traveling exhibit of over forty rarely seen photos is making it's way around Texas. 

  • Bankhead Highway

    The Bankhead National Highway, from Washington, D.C. to San Diego, California, was the nation's first all-weather, coast-to-coast highway.  The southern road skirted the western mountains and was largely free from ice and snow, so it could be...

Upcoming Events

    • December 5, 2015 - 7:00am to 9:00am

      1st Saturday Bird Walks
      7:00AM -9:30AM
      FREE TO ALL!!!!!
      If you have them, bring binoculars and a field guide to stroll
      along and learn with Billy Teels.
      How many species will YOU see?
      Fun for Everyone!!!!

    • December 5, 2015 - 9:30am to 10:30am

      Not all birds fly south for the winter. You could say, "This weather is for the birds!" Let's go birding!! At this program you will discover that anybody can be a “birder” and it can be done with little expense and anywhere you go...

    • Christmas tree in the Sam Rayburn House.

      December 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

      Enjoy free, guided tours of the Sam Rayburn House decorated with period appropriate holiday finery.

About the Lakes Trail Region

The Texas Lakes Trail is a 31-county region in North Central Texas that features world renowned museums, historic downtowns, and western culture. Anchored by the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, the region has the best of both worlds; rural and urban. As you travel the roadways throughout the region, you will be following the paths others have traveled throughout history. Many of the roadways follow historic trails and early highways such as the Bankhead Highway, Chisholm Trail, Butterfield Trail, Shawnee Trail, and the Great Western Trail. There are museums, brochures, and markers to help tell the stories of the early travelers. The cattle trails have definitely left their mark on this region from the countryside to the city. Communities are proud of their western heritage and you can see it on display in the most urbane areas of the region. When you visit the Lakes Trail, you will have an authentic Texas experience accompanied by hospitality that can’t be beat.

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Our Partners

The Lakes Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.