HISTORY IS WHO WE ARE
In Wichita Falls, preserving our history is an important part of who we are as a proud Texas city. Visitors and locals alike can learn about the town by visiting our many historic places. One of our most beloved historical buildings is the Kell House Museum. Built in 1909, it was the former home of founding father Frank Kell. With original family furnishings, decorative arts, textiles, and historic clothing, the Kell House is one of the most historically and architecturally significant buildings in Wichita Falls. Guided tours are available. The Museum of North Texas History contains exhibits of the area’s Native American history, as well as cowboy history and gas and oil industry history. The Newby–McMahon Building was featured in Robert Ripley’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not! syndicated column as “The World’s Littlest Skyscraper,” a nickname that has stuck ever since. Visit 701 La Salle to learn the scandalous past of this historic building. Take a trip back in time and enjoy the immersive, educational experiences that our historic sites have to offer.