Explore "The Staked Plains"
The Llano Estacado (A Spanish phrase literally meaning "The Staked Plains") is the name for the high plains region in the south-western United States; it covers northwestern Texas and parts of eastern New Mexico. It is so barren that settlers and explorers used stakes to mark their traveling routes across the empty vast plains. Later, windmills were used as landmarks to navigate across the plains.
Enjoy our diverse collection of geological and archaeological artifacts! Explore the exhibits that highlight the natural wonders of the region! Check out our displays, which include a larger-than-life Columbian mammoth skull, and many Native American artifacts (such as arrowheads, stone tools, pottery, jewelry, and clothing)