Downtown Canyon Texas

April 5, 2019

Some of the best adventures and discoveries on a vacation are when you take a detour. Sometimes you end up finding something totally unexpected. While in Canyon Dad and I were looking for the local post office when we came across the old courthouse and small downtown district. I love being in the heart of a small town and this one was no exception. 

The first thing we noticed was the huge courthouse with an awesome looking statue out front. We decided to stop and get a closer look and ended up walking around the block. The road around the courthouse is still made of brick which adds to that old country town charm along with the many little shops and eateries across from the courthouse. One place in particular caught our attention so we decided to check it out.

Located in a shopping strip directly across from the courthouse is the Rock and Roll Soda Shop. From the outside it doesn't look like much but when we walked inside we were taken back to the 1950s when malt shops were the popular hangout for teens and adults alike. There was so much old school memorabilia inside the building that my dad said it reminded him of his childhood. We sat at the bar and ordered a good old fashioned chocolate malt and took in the scenery and nostalgia before heading to our next destination. 

If you are ever in Canyon to visit Palo Duro Canyon State Park then a stop at this local shop is a must. They serve food as well as drinks and dessert so you can make this a lunch or dinner stop to compliment your trip. I highly recommend at least stopping in downtown Canyon to snap pictures of the beautiful courthouse before heading on your way. You won't regret it....especially if you appreciate architecture. 

Things to Know:
-There is free parking all around the courthouse
-Canyon is home to Palo Duro Canyon "the grand canyon of Texas"
-The Rock and Roll soda shop also has a little barber shop in the back
-The malts at the shop are AMAZING!

Until the next adventure, 

Melanie ❤

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