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Texas Lakes Trail Region

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

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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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Highlights


  • 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


    • July 25, 2014 (All day) to July 26, 2014 (All day)

      Visit Bonham and see hundreds of beautiful quilts. In addition to lovely quilts there will be demonstrations, games and vendors selling all types of quilt and fabric related items.

    • July 25, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

      The Sam Rayburn House Museum's collection of quilts are the focus of the annual Quilt Hop. The museum staff will offer free, themed tours of the house with special focus on the quilts covering the beds throughout the home.

    • July 26, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

      The Sam Rayburn House Museum's collection of quilts are the focus of the annual Quilt Hop. The museum staff will offer free, themed tours of the house with special focus on the quilts covering the beds throughout the home.

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.