Letter from the Mayor

Thanks for choosing Shamrock as a stop in your travels or business. Hopefully your schedule will allow you to enjoy some of the attractions and experiences Shamrock has to offer. You should make your plans now to also be in Shamrock March 15-18, 2018, as our entire town turns Irish for St. Patrick’s weekend. Shamrock’s St. Patrick’s Celebration is the official St. Patrick’s Celebration for the entire State of Texas. Shamrock’s location is referred to as the “Crossroads of America” where Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 83 intersect. It’s the only crossing of two major border to border highways in the United States which makes us easily accessible to industrial shipping, commerce and tourism.

One of Historic Route 66’s most photographed landmarks is Shamrock’s renovated art deco-style Tower Station and U-Drop Inn. Youngsters will certainly recognize the Tower Station and U-Drop Inn as its likeness is featured in the Walt Disney movie “Cars I, II & III.” Its likeness is also the souvenir shop at Disney’s recently opened Cars Land. Tourists from all over the world have visited this landmark built in 1936 which is located in the heart of Shamrock at the corner of Highway 83 and Historic Route 66. This  top Route 66 attraction is also Shamrock’s Information Center and features an expanded Route 66 and Texas gift shop.

While in Shamrock, a trip to our downtown district will be a fun and interesting visit. Take your camera because in addition to shopping, antiquing and restaurants history comes alive in downtown Shamrock. Water Tower Plaza  features the history of  the construction of  Texas’ Tallest Water Tower plus a  90-foot mural of Shamrock history. New to Shamrock’s downtown is Blarney Stone Plaza displaying a section of Ireland’s mysterious stone plus a historical marker acknowledging the Shamrock St. Patrick’s Celebration. Also in the downtown area at 204 N. Madden (One Block East of Blarney Stone Plaza) is the Pioneer West Museum Complex where you can relive historic Texas. Downtown Shamrock’s Texas Theater features first run movies on the Texas Panhandle’s largest screen presented in hi-def, digital and 3D every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We invite you to check out our web  sites shamrocktexas.net or shamrockedc.org where you will find  information about our community  and what you can experience.

Your Shamrock hotel stay entitles you to a free round of golf at the Shamrock Country Club or free admission to most events that are scheduled during your stay with us. I hope you enjoy your stay in our town and will come back to see us again.

Buc Weatherby
Mayor of Shamrock