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Recreation & Tourism


From shopping and dining to hiking and hunting, there’s something fun to do in and around Pecos year-round. Our residents and visitors enjoy community parks, tennis courts, a skateboard park, an athletic center and a nine-hole golf course. In coming months Pecos also will see the completion of an all-new water park, a state-of-the-art sports recreation complex and a $1.8 million dollar expansion to develop our existing golf course to 18 holes.

Livestock shows, sporting events, concerts, rodeos, parades, BBQs—these are just a few of the festive events hosted in Pecos each year.
Pecos Calendar of Events


Pecos is proud to share its local charm, and has created many opportunities for visitors to learn about its early beginnings and the people and places that make up our history. We carry the braggin’ rights to being “home of the the world’s first rodeo,” held July 4, 1883. This western tradition continues annually with the West of the Pecos Rodeo, held at the Buck Jackson Arena. Today it’s one of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s top 40 prize-money rodeos.

Pecos also is home to three museums, including the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame, 17 churches, the Reeves County library and a historic hotel/saloon with real bullet holes preserved in the walls from an Old West gunfight. Our cemeteries are the final resting place for many cowboys and outlaws, such as Clay Allison, the “Gentleman Gunfighter.”

Soon to come is a one-of-a-kind public art project, and our civic center has undergone a recent $4.2 million renovation securing Pecos as a place of interest for concerts and other events. La Nortena’s world-famous tamales is right here in Pecos as well, as is Pody’s BBQ—named "One of the 50 Best BBQ Joints” by Texas Monthly. Make a day of it in Pecos!

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