Commemorative Air Force Museum
On the grounds of the Graham Municipal Airport, the Commemorative Air force Museum offers visitors a glimpse of life during WWII. Many of the items on display have been donated from former active-duty soldiers, veterans and their families. Open by appointment only.
Only a hand full of these once-abundant outdoor theaters are operating today. Graham's Drive-In theater offers first-run and recent movies from May to October. It's a must-do if visiting in the summer months. Call 940-549-2077
At over a mile in circumference, Graham's historic town square is the largest in America. The beautifully restored downtown area features public art, museums, and excellent shopping at a wide variety of shops and boutiques.
Graham Memorial Auditorium
Built in 1929 in classic art deco architecture, Graham Memorial Auditorium was dedicated to the veterans of WWI. It is a jewel of the city, hosting everything from little girls' dance recitals to Grammy-winning artists. The facility seats 780 patrons which includes a balcony and large proscenium stage.
GMA's annual schedule includes seasons for the Graham Concert Association, Kaleidoscope Children's Theater and Graham Regional Theater. The auditorium also features a Steinway concert piano which was donated in 1929.
GMA is currently undergoing a three-year renovation to revive and restore its beauty while updating it to modern standards. The project is a $2 million renovation of the current structure, which will include:
- Renovation of foyer, lobby and stairs
- Construction of new restrooms, dressing rooms and eastside vestibule
- A new elevator with wheel-chair access to the basement, ground and balcony levels
Graham Regional Theater
On the west side of the Downtown Square, the National Theater was built in 1919 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is beautifully restored with three screens showing first-run movies. Call 940-549-2077.
Old Post Office Museum & Art Center
Located within Graham's former U.S. Post Office (1937-1992), the Old Post Office Museum & Art Center is an education in the history and culture of Young County. Focusing primarily on the time period of 1850 to the present, the museum provides historical exhibits that help visitors understand the struggles and triumphs of those who developed the North Texas frontier. Inspiring fine art displays capture the essence of Young County's culture and growth, including a 1939 mural by famed regional painter Alexandre Hogue titled "Oilfields of Graham." Call 940-549-1470 for museum hours and information.
The Young County Courthouse
The reorganization of Young County in 1874 made Graham the county's second seat. In 1884, the county embarked on building its third courthouse; a $68,000 structure that was paid for over a 20-year period. The building was razed after the present courthouse was completed in 1932, but the iconic sandstone arch of the entrance was preserved and is a centerpiece of the Downtown Square.
Young County Courthouse
Young County Veteran's Memorial
The Young County Veteran's Memorial honors an entire century of men and women from the county who served in the armed forces. Spanning the years of 1900 - 1999, the stone wall displays the names of over 5,400 veterans who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and peace time. The center section honors those killed in action.
Wildcatter Ranch & Resort
Wildcatter Ranch & Resort offers luxurious accommodations with Texas flare and a touch of local history. Excellent amenities, outstanding dining, and a wealth of activities make it the perfect place for a conference or a North Texas getaway. Call 888-462-9277 to learn more.
Young County Arena
The region's biggest tourist draw, the Young County Arena is a multi-purpose facility that plays host to exciting and entertaining events throughout the year. The versatile site offers two different arenas - one a fully enclosed, climate-controlled indoor arena.
Rodeo and equestrian competitions and shows dominate the calendar, bringing all the action of roping, riding, and wrangling to Young County. But the arena also plays host to special events like concerts, dances, dog shows, circus performances, motor cross, and athletic competitions, as well as to meetings, conventions, reunions, receptions, and other private events. Call 940-521-0434.
Young County Arena