Local Attractions

Front view of Wichita Falls Museum of Art near Sikes Lake.

Thursday Excursions

Archer City Outing

Transportation will be provided for a quick roadtrip to Archer City, Texas, home of Larry McMurtry and setting for The Last Picture Show.  We will leave Wichita Falls around 1:00pm, and after a visit to McMurtry's bookstore, Booked Up, travelers will take a tour of the Royal Theater, watch a clip from the film, and learn about the town's, film's, and theater's shared history.  We will return around 5:00pm.

Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Tour the Wichita Falls Museum of Art and enjoy a gallery talk from 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. with Dr. Todd Giles, Associate Professor of English and Mr. Danny Bills, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, as they share their experience working on the Poets, Painters, and Paper: Post-World War II American Avant-Garde Art exhibit. 

Live at the Lake

After exploring Archer City, touring the Museum of Art, or just enjoying downtown Wichita Falls, wrap up the evening with live music and food truck dining at the Ruby and Robert Priddy Pavilion on Sikes Lake.