Wichita Falls, Wichita Falls

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Adjacent to I-44 South, coming from N part city 761-7490

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  • Wichita Falls
    by SugarShane1986
  • Wichita Falls
    by SugarShane1986
  • Wichita Falls
    by SugarShane1986
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    Fun at the Falls and Beyond

    by SugarShane1986 Written Nov 19, 2013

    These 54' Falls were man-made back in 1988 because the original falls washed away in a flood in the late 1800s. The city did a year-long campaign to raise money for the building of the new falls and decided to move them near the highway so passing motorists could catch a glimpse as they were passing by. The jogging trail that crosses the bridge directly in front of the falls stretches most of the way around the city and will be completed in 2014. Taking a picture in front of the falls has been a tradition since they were turned on. You can access the falls through Lucy Park and get on the jogging trail for the short walk to the falls, or you can park on the access road under the highway and walk to them.

    Something I like to do is go to where the original falls were located about a mile downstream. The city has deemed the area "Barend's Landing" and has erected one of the nation's largest bronze Native American statues to symbolize how Wichita Falls was named such. It is called the Wee-Chi-Tah Statue and is really beautiful work done by a local artist. At Barend's Landing is an ATV Track, indoor rock climbing in an old Grain Elevator, a Cycle Shop and a very old steel bridge that is only open to foot traffic. It makes for great photography as well!

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

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    Picnic at the Falls

    by jayshell00 Updated Aug 26, 2005

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    Wichita Falls is known for it's man made falls. And they are quite nice. But there also part of a great park. It has a really large walking trail that begins in Lucy park and ends in Reilly Park. There are some great covered Picnic spots. If you go on around the way a little there is a pool and playground equipment. Not to mention some great grass in the city of concrete.

    Family at the falls

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