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The Tee Pee’s vintage neon sign (made of porcelain) on East Business 59 once again welcomes travelers as it did in the 1940s.
Wharton is 50 miles southwest of Houston at Texas 60 and US 59. For more information, call the Wharton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 979/532-1862; www.whartonchamber.com. The area code is 979.

Attractions

20th Century Technology Museum, 231 S. Fulton St., 282-8810; www.20thcenturytech.com.

Wharton County Historical Museum, 3615 N. Richmond Rd., 532-2600; www.whartoncountymuseum.org.

Morris Ranch and Carriage House, 2110 CR 117. For tours, call 979/532-0101.

The Southern Pacific Railroad Depot is on N. Sunset St. Contact the chamber for more information, 532-1862.

The Plaza Theatre, 102 S. Houston St. The Traveling Lady, a play by Horton Foote based on the fictional town of Harrison, Texas, takes place Apr. 11-28 (Fri.-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2:30 p.m.). For ticket information, call 282-2970; www.whartonplazatheatre.org.

Shops

Blue Moon Antiques, 138 S. Houston St., 532-0029; www.bluemoonantiqueshop.com.

Miss Hattie’s Place, 129 S. Fulton St.; 531-1175.

Dining

Milam Street Coffee Co., 200 W. Milam St.; 531-0940.

Pat A Cake, 119 S. Fulton St., 282-8000; www.patacakeonthesquare.com.

Hinze’s Bar-B-Que, 8229 US 59; 532-2710.

Los Cucos Mexican Cafe, 211 E. Elm St.; 531-1961; www.loscucos.com.

Lodging

Tee Pee Motel & RV Park, 4098 E. Business US 59R, 282-8474; www.teepeemotel.net.

Events

For more information, contact the chamber at 532-1862.

Wharton Hidden Garden Tour, May 3-4, 10-11; www.whartonhiddengardentour.com.

Wharton County Freedom Fest, June 27-28.

Fiesta Hispano Americana, Sep. 13.

Wharton Cowboy Christmas, Dec. 6-7.

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