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Things To Do

Recreation and Leisure

play2-golfYoakum County Golf Course: Yoakum County offers an oasis of the west in its 18 hole golf course. The course is always well maintained and rivals that of bigger cities. Carts are available for rental and course fees are reasonably priced.

Denver City Heritage Museum: For history buffs, the Denver City Museum offers a plethora of cultural and civic history dating back to the founding of Denver City and the first discovery of oil in Yoakum County.  Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1-4.  Private tours available.

West Texas Lifestyle & Rehab: For those with fitness in mind, WTLR offers state of the art equipment, racquetball courts, a swimming pool and trainers on staff.

Denver City Senior Citizens: A hot meal and dominoes! What could be better?

Denver City High School Sports: Each year, DCISD offers competitive sporting activities that delight locals.  From Basketball to Volleyball, Football to Golf, there is always something going on at DCISD.  Visit for additional details.

Denver City High School Arts and Music: With award winning Bands and Theatre departments, there is always a performance going on at DCISD.

July 4th Celebration at Stuffy Moorehead Park.

Christmas Parade: The local community comes together with floats and Christmas spirit to put on a wonderful parade hosted by the Denver City Chamber of Commerce.

Local Swimming Pool: Free to the public, the pool offers a refreshing way to beat the heat!
Summer Recreation: Sporting activities for the month of June at DCISD.

Summer Arts Program: Summer Reading Program at DC Library

Yoakum County Watermelon Roundup: Slated the Saturday before Labor Day every year, the Watermelon Roundup draws crowds from afar.  Enjoy free, sweet watermelon, two stages of area bands, arts & crafts booths, car show, kid's  activities and great fair food.

Parks: Our small town offers 6 local parks for fun and recreation for the kids.

Other Area Recreation Opportunities


Contact Hobbs Recreation Office

Zia Park Horse Racing and Casino: 3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs, NM 88240   For more information on Penn National Gaming, Inc., visit


Located just 192 miles west of Denver City, there are always things to do in the beautiful resort Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico — hiking, horseback riding, museums, concerts, dining, shopping, casinos — attractions for everyone! If your destination is Ruidoso, New Mexico and the cool Sacramento mountains, your quickest route will lead you through Denver City, Texas!  Just take Highway 214 North from Denver City traveling to Plains, Texas.  At Plains, turn left (West) on US 380 and continue your travel through Tatum and Roswell, New Mexico, to your final destination of Ruidoso.



While in Denver City, please stop and fuel up and enjoy a delicious meal at one of our fine restaurants. Or spend the night at one of our hotels/motels. We welcome you to our wonderful city and the marvelous folks who live here. Stay a while! And travel safely.