1700 Fifth St.
Wichita Falls, TX 76301-2118
Phone: (940) 761-1889
Fax: (940) 761-1505
In the auditorium, where artists like Elvis, Will Rogers have performed, every show must be a memory. The memorial auditorium now plays host to the newer bands as well, some names include Randy Travis, Garth Brooks and many others. Both artists and viewers alike are happy with the service provided by the auditorium management. Call ahead for more details.
The Kay Coliseum is a part of the Wichita Falls Multipurpose Events Center. Excellent facilities for live performances are available at Kay's. Even major sport events like tennis, soccer, hockey, basketball and other indoor sporting events are organized. And if that is not enough, rodeos, agricultural and motorcycle events including tractor pulls are held often - phew! 10,000 people can be seated with huge overhead doors at every end so as to provide easy entry and exit for audiences. The Wichita Falls Wildcats play hockey here, on ice of course!
J. S. Bridwell Agricultural Center is spread across 50,000 square feet and has space for holding livestock. There are around 500 stalls and the seating arrangements hold a little over 1200 people. Though it may seem like a place where only cattle related events are held, many cultural events are hosted here as well. Call ahead for more details.
River Bend Nature Center at Wichita Falls, is an excellent space that abounds with nature. The center offers its visitors not only an opportunity to explore the many natural wonders within its grounds but also organizes educational programs and events that help spread awareness regarding nature conservation and environmental issues. The center features a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces so as to meet the varying preferences of visitors of every age. Peyton's Place (butterfly enclosure), Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and the Bryant Edward's Learning Center with its live exhibits are some of the center's most popular attractions. There are a number of nature trails, a picnic area and even a library, making this not only a valuable educational resource, but also a great place to spend a relaxing day in the lap of nature without having to leave the city.
Backdoor Theatre was founded in 1971 where the entrance of this basement theater was through a back door. Hence the name. They have been housed in their present address since 1976 and is set in a historic 1920 ice-house. Backdoor features two stages and has hosted numerous performances and concerts. You will find an eclectic array of shows ranging from Broadway to musicals and comedies that will keep you engrossed.
Every region needs a creative space that plays a dual role of entertaining patrons plus providing a platform to its artists, The Kemp Center for the Arts serves this purpose. This events center covers a wide scope of arts and encompasses different forms of art like performing and visual arts; it houses the Arts Council and The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra too. Apart from the stream of events held here, another major attraction at this center is its sculpture garden. Home to the sculptures by various local artists; it features eighteen structures, (eight are fixed and ten are by invitation that are put up for almost a year). You can also hire the on-site spaces for private functions and parties. For information on concerts, dances, visiting exhibits and other events held at Kemp Center, check website or call ahead.
With 16 spectacular lanes, special events, an in-house restaurant and bar, light shows, and live music, Village Bowl at Wichita Falls is a fun and exciting place for the whole family. From day to night, the alley easily adapts from a family-friendly space, to a great, lively hangout at night for adults and youth. Apart from serving open players, the Bowl also caters to bowling league tournaments and private group bookings so be sure to call ahead and check for availability before you stop by. Bubbling with life at all hours and filled with the gleeful voices of the bowlers, Village Bowl promises its patrons bundles of fun.
If you are looking for a healthy way to de-stress, a place to hang out with friends, or just a fun day out, then Field of Honor Paintball Games & Supplies is the place for you. This marvelous arena of strategic skill features a wooded play area called woodsball alongside the speedball area boasting a number of man-made obstacles. The covered picnic area, snack bar, target practice space, and on-site paintball equipment store and rental make this an ideal place for amateurs and more experienced players alike. Special group bookings can be made for private parties, and every weekend the venue hosts open paintballs games where individual players and groups are welcome. Promising oodles of fun, Field of Honor offers its customers an opportunity to dive in to the fast-paced and crazy world of paintball. Keep in mind that reservations are required on weekdays, and all players must register for a free membership the first time they visit.
West End Pub & Pool Hall is a humble space with lots to offer. With a bar serving a fine selection of beers and drinks alongside pool tables, darts, and other games, the pub is a nice place to hang out at with a group of friends. Forever bubbling with life, the pub can get a little crowded at times, however this only adds to the fun-filled atmosphere it sports.