PLACES OF INTEREST
The Citadelle Art Foundation
Built in 1910 as the First Baptist Church, this property was purchased in 1977 by Dr. Malouf and Therese Abraham and restored as a private residence. In May of 2009, the Abraham's donated their home and their extensive private art collection to the community as a publicmuseum. Open Thurs-Sat 11am – 4pm and Sun 1pm – 4pm. Located at 520 Nelson Ave.
River Valley Pioneer Museum
The museum serves to preserve Canadian’s pioneer and turn-of-the century heritage. The museum contains Period Rooms as well as Photograph and Glass Negative collections from the late 19th/early 20th centuries. It also holds geological, archeological, and Native American Exhibits. Open Tues-Sat 9am – 12pm/1pm – 4 pm and Sat-Sun 2pm – 4pm. Located at 118 North 2nd Street.
Restored and updated, this theatre boasts a digital projection system that is one of only 300 in the world. It is also the only THX approved theatre in the Texas Panhandle. New releases shown nightly with a matinee on Sundays. Located at 210 Main Street.
Texas Crown Performance Hall
The newly restored auditorium at Canadian Middle School hosts a variety of touring theatrical and musical performance. Located across from The Citadelle.
A creation of Gene Cockrell, the 50 foot dinosaur sits atop a mesa south of Canadian on Highway 60/83. Aud is named after Gene’s wife Audrey. The one ton mass of steel, wire mesh and concrete is visible from the highway at distances up to three miles north and south. Aud made her first appearance in April of 1992 and has been an area attraction every since.
Canadian River Walking Bridge
Originally built in 1915, this bridge became a part of SH 33 (now US 60/83) in the early 1920s. Today, its total length is 3,255 feet and is part of a scenic hiking and biking trail over the Canadian River Valley and wetlands habitat. The bridge is a great area for walking, jogging, bird watching and wildlife viewing. Located North of Canadian city limits.
Lake Marvin and Black Kettle National Grasslands
Combining natural beauty, fascinating history, pristine native habitat and awesome wildlife and bird watching opportunities, with both driving and hiking trails, the 575 acres of grasslands and riparian areas capped by the 63-acre Lake Marvin qualifies the Black Kettle National Grasslands as the crown jewel of panhandle nature sites. The site includes a beautifully rustic lodge as wells as primitive and RV full hook-up style camping, fishing and limited boating. Reservations for the Lodge are made through the Chamber of Commerce. Camping is first come, first serve, with an honor system on-site fee box. Located 12 miles northeast of Canadian on FM 2266. After crossing the Canadian River Bridge northbound, take FM 2266 to the right.
Monday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM